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KRA Series Race #12 - Sunday, September 7th


New Castle Motorsports Park and Kart Racers of America News

Archive June 08 thru December 08

12/5/08 - The KRA Season Points Champion jackets are back from the embroidery company. If you are a KRA Points champion you can pick your jacket up at Comet Kart Sales.

11/21/08 - For 2009 KRA will go to the Briggs Animal only in the Briggs Senior Class. We will no longer offer a Flathead Briggs class for the road course series. The rules for the Animal class are on the classes page which include some tire/wheel changes for that class. The F-200 class will still be offered in 2009.

11/20/08 - Full width rear bumpers will not be mandatory at 2009 KRA Series races. Some organizations are making full width rear bumpers mandatory in 2009 but it is only optional for KRA.

11/10/08 - NCMP is closed as of today, Monday November 10th, for the season. Any garage owners that need into their garage, please email us and you will be contacted by email or phone (if you email us your number) so arrangements can be made. Have a great off season and holidays. Thank you all for your support!

11/5/08 - There have been rumors that KRA is looking to add Junior Classes to the 2009 series. Just so the facts are known, at this time the Junior classes will remain the same in 2009. If this were to change refer to the website first, don't invest into new equipment on the rumor mill.

10/29/08 - Beginning Monday November 3rd, NCMP will be open Monday through Friday from 11am to 6pm. Weekend hours are unchanged.

10/27/08 - The points have been updated for a couple KRA classes where the points were incorrectly calculated. This should take care of all points issues found this season.

10/21/08 - Kyle's viewing will be at Erleweins Funeral Home in Greenfield on Thursday from 4pm until 8pm (Erleweins is due west from Comet Kart on US40 about 1 1/2 miles). The funeral will be on Friday at 10am at Brandywine Church in Greenfield which is located at New Road and Blue Road.

10/20/08 - Sadly we must report that NCMP employee Kyle Wickliff was killed in a single car accident on his way to a friends house early Saturday morning. We will post viewing and funeral information when we know more. Please keep the Wickliff Family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

10/16/08 - The 2008 KRA Series Points have been posted. Please check your results before the banquet!

10/14/08 - The banquet forms for the KRA Banquet are going out in the mail this week, they can be mailed or faxed back. The banquet will be held on Saturday November 1st, doors open at 5:00pm, dinner starts at 6:00pm with the banquet starting at 7:15pm. The banquet dinner will be Pot Roast, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Rolls, Dessert and Soft Drink, it is $21.95 for adults and $14.95 for children 12 and under. Here is a PDF download of the RSVP, they are also going out in the mail.

10/6/08 - The 2008 KRA Season is in the books! Thank you to all the racers, spectators and volunteers that make the KRA Series and season a success! The 2008 KRA Series banquet is scheduled for Saturday November 1st, we will post more information on the banquet soon.

9/30/08 - This weekend is a KRA Series double header with the makeup race for Race #4 on Saturday (the day was cancelled for lightning and was never started so anyone can enter the race) as well as Sunday being the Season Finale for the KRA with race #14. The online entry form is up and running on the website if you wish to preenter online.

The 2008 Mazda Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone is now in the books and it was another exciting race! Results are available online and thanks to ekartingnews for being on site all weekend and providing a complete race recap on their website.

9/23/08 - Average Joe's Sports Pub in Broad Ripple has put up $250 for the Pole winning team for this weekend's Mazda RoboPong 200 Presented by Bridgestone!

ImageWorks in Indy is paying $100 bonus to the team that is leading the Mazda RoboPong 200 Presented by Bridgestone at the halfway mark!

The 2008 KRA Series Banquet has been rescheduled so it will not conflict with the Whiteland Endurance race. The KRA Banquet will be on Saturday November 1st.

9/9/08 - Starting Monday September 15th, NCMP will be open Monday through Friday 11am to 8pm. Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm for practice and rentals.

9/8/08 - The 2008 Mazda Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone is only 20 days away! For more information check out the rules page with the current entry list and the entry form.

9/2/08 - The KRA Series runs this coming Saturday September 6th. The online entry form is up and running on the website if you wish to preenter online.

8/26/08 - NCMP will be open on Sunday and Monday (Labor Day Weekend) from 10am to 6pm for open practice and rental karts.

8/25/08 - Round 12 of the KRA Series is this coming Saturday August 30th. The online entry form is up and running on the website if you wish to preenter online.

The remaining KRA Series races will be a combination of backwards track layouts and some use of the new sections of race track.

8/20/08 - The 2008 Mazda RoboPong 200 Presented by Bridgestone is just a little over a month away! Check out the rules page for more information, current entry list and the entry form.

8/14/08 - The 2008 WKA Manufacturers Cup Race is back this weekend at NCMP. Even if you aren't racing in the Cup race come on out and watch the action on track as some of the best karters in country race wheel to wheel!

8/4/08 - This weekend will see the WKA's Great Lakes Sprint Series running at NCMP. If you are running the WKA Manufacturers Cup race on August 15th-17th then the GLSS is a great test and tune opportunity, if you are not running the Manufacturers Cup race the GLSS still features some great racing and competition!

7/28/08 - After a two week break the KRA Series will return for the eleventh of fourteen rounds. The online entry form is up and running on the website if you wish to preenter online.

7/24/08 - Thanks to all the competitors, crews, spectators and volunteers for another GREAT Race for Riley event!

7/21/08 - This Wednesday July 23rd is the 2008 Race for Riley charity event! For the karters with their own racing karts we have 6 classes available for entry. We also have an entry form to enter to race John Andretti on the NCMP rental karts. See additional information visit the Race for Riley website.

7/16/08 - This weekend's event is the Great Lakes Pro Series, they will be running a double header weekend at NCMP with a 100 lap Moto Shifter race! You don't have to be a member to run with the GLPS and if you are not running for the purse or awards you don't have to have MG tires on the kart. See the GLPS website for additional details.

7/7/08 - The 2008 Race for Riley is on Wednesday July 23rd at NCMP! For the karters with their own karts we have 6 classes available for entry. We also have an entry form to enter to race John Andretti on the NCMP rental karts. See additional information visit the Race for Riley website.

7/2/08 - NCMP will be open for practice and rentals on Friday July 4th, come on out!

6/30/08 - The Ironman 150 is in the books with veteran karter (and now Ironman) Travis Firing taking the win and $4000 winners check! Complete results are available for viewing. Ekartingnews.com also has an article on the Ironman 150 race.

This weekend the Route 66 Series will run on Saturday with a fireworks display taking place on Saturday night and the Kart Racers of America Round #9 on Sunday.

6/24/08 - The Ironman 150 is this Sunday! We will be running part of the new track and part of the original track, the overall length is just over 1 mile, the race will be 140 laps (150 miles) on that layout. The Ironman layout will not be open for practice until Saturday morning.

We will have plenty of free spectator areas to watch the Ironman 150.

Wagner Race Products will be giving away $500 to the driver that leads the most laps in the 2008 Ironman race!

The top 4 qualifiers for the Ironman will compete head to head in a double elimination Wagner Race Products RS1000 Race Simulator race with the winner receiving $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $75 and 4th $50.

RacefanRadio.com will be on site at the Ironman 150 for a live race broadcast. Check out RacefanRadio.com for more information.

The race weekend schedule for the Ironman 150 is available.

6/17/08 - The 2008 Ironkid 30 Yamaha Junior Sportsman race has been cancelled due to a low entry count. The Ironman 150 TaG Endurance race will continue as scheduled but there will be no last chance race with all entries competing in the Ironman 150. Click here to enter the 2008 Ironman 150 Endurance Race.

6/10/08 - So you think the Ironman is definitely a young drivers race or for the tough older drivers? Well NCMP has put up more incentive for Masters drivers 35 years and up to sign up for the Ironman 150 endurance race! The top 3 masters aged drivers that finish in the top 15 of the Ironman will receive an additional $400 bonus along with the normal purse payout. In the event that a masters aged driver wins the race the driver will receive a $1000 bonus! Click here to enter the Ironman 150 Endurance Race.

KRA Points are updated from this weekend.

6/7/08 - Todays KRA Series race has been postponed until Sunday due to lightning.

The schedule for Sunday June 8th is as follows -

8am - Start practice, one round only

After Practice will be Qualifying, this will set the field for both feature events later in the day.

First Round of Races, Standard KRA Schedule, immediately following the last KRA class we will have another round of races just like the KRA Schedule. This will allow us to get the double header completed this weekend. The kid karts will not run until the end of the second round of KRA races, we will run a double kid kart program one right after the other.

The track will still be backwards for the KRA classes (except kid karts) and will include part of the new track if weather permits.

6/5/08 - Just over a week left to preenter the Ironman 150 Endurance Race and avoid the $50.00 late fee!

So you think the Ironman is definitely a young drivers race or for the tough older drivers? Well NCMP has put up more incentive for Masters drivers 35 years and up to sign up for the Ironman 150 endurance race! The top 3 masters aged drivers that finish in the top 15 of the Ironman will receive an additional $400 bonus along with the normal purse payout. In the event that a masters aged driver wins the race the driver will receive a $1000 bonus!

RacefanRadio.com will be on site at the Ironman 150 for a live race broadcast. Check out RacefanRadio.com for more information.

Next week there will be a concrete pouring company out at NCMP adding an additional 5 feet to the pit roads that are used in NCMP endurance races, this will make the pits much easier to navigate during pitstops.

6/2/08 - This weekends KRA race is a double header weekend with KRA racing on Saturday and Sunday! The online entry form is up and running on the website if you wish to preenter online.

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