IMPORTANT!!! 2017 SCHEDULE CHANGES **NEW**
Due to the continued wet spring weather, the club has made several 2017 schedule changes. You can view these changes on the Club Schedule page. These changes include:
• On-Track Rookie School has been moved to Saturday, May 6th. Note: There is no change to the classroom session on April 27th.
• Open Test & Tune has been moved to Sunday, May 7th
• The season will now begin with Race #1 on Saturday, May 20th and Race #2 on Sunday, May 21st
THE USE OF RACECEIVERS FOR THE 2017 SEASON **NEW**
The EDKRA will be moving ahead with the use of RACEceiver for on-track communication with racers this year. The expectation for the 2017 season will be that each race team purchases at least one receiver. The receiver will work with any earbuds that use a standard 3.5mm jack.
EDKRA RACE TRACK WORK BEE **POSTPONED**
The club will be holding a work bee on
Sunday, April 23rd to get the race track and facilities ready for the 2017 season. This is an excellent way to fulfill your volunteer hours and help make this another great race season. Watch for this event to be rescheduled.
EDKRA 2017 SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE **NEW**
The EDKRA 2017 Supplemental Regulations & Club Procedures are now available on our Classes/Rules page. Click here to view page.
ANNUAL ROOKIE RACE SCHOOL 2017 **NEW**
The annual Rookie Race School classroom session will be held on April 27th @ 6:30pm at Westgate Chevrolet – 10145-178th Street in Edmonton. (Please go to the Service Department Drive Thru on the south side of the building) The Rookie Race School is required for any new member or returning member who has not yet completed the course. Potential new members are welcome to attend without any obligation to become a member. Junior drivers are encouraged to re-attend as a refresher but are not required if previously completed. New members must complete and submit the EDKRA Mandatory Licensing Program Form found on the Forms page at the start of the session. If you have questions about the Rookie Race School, please contact Earl Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 RACING SEASON CLUB MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATIONS **NEW**
If you haven’t yet registered for the 2017 race season, you will be able to do so on April 22nd during the Annual Swap Meet and on April 27th between 6pm and 6:30pm before the Rookie Race School begins. As always, you can register anytime online at MotorsportReg.com. After April 27th, registrations will only be accepted online. All forms required for registration can be found on the Forms page.
LOOKING FOR INTEREST IN LADIES ONLY CLASS FOR 2017 SEASON
The EDKRA is looking into the possibility of offering a “Ladies Only” class for the 2017 season. If you would be interested in racing in this class, please contact Earl Wong ASAP at email@example.com.
2017 ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE CANADA REGULATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
The 2017 Rotax Max Challenge Canada Sporting and Technical Regulations including the Micro Max and Mini Max Appendix is now available. They can be viewed on the EDKRA Classes / Rules web page or by visiting the Rotax Max Challenge Canada Regulations web page.
RV SPOTS – RENEWALS AND WAITING LIST FOR 2017/2018
The Executive has set a deadline of April 30th, 2017 to renew your RV spot on-line. Any renters from 2015/2016 who do not renew by the April 30th deadline will forfeit their existing spot and be required to enter a waiting list if they wish to renew after that date. Due to popular demand, for 2017 the EDKRA is also expanding the RV area to add some additional spots for full-year rentals, as well as for out-of-town “weekend” guests. Accordingly, we have created a priority waiting list for those interested in obtaining a new 2-year rental. Click here to renew your spot or be added to the waiting list.
ALLEN BERG RACE SCHOOL 2017
Allen Berg will be offering his race school at the EDKRA track again this year. There will be a one-day session for DD2 drivers on June 17th and a two-day session for Junior drivers on August 6th & 7th. Click here for registration information for DD2 drivers. Click here for registration information for Junior drivers. PLEASE NOTE: The EDKRA track will be closed to all other drivers on these dates.
K&K WEST RACING KART OFFERS 2017 WESTERN CANADIAN CHALLENGE
K&K West Racing Kart will be hosting a 2017 Western Canadian Challenge with podium cash payouts for racers using a K&K chassis this summer. The “Challenge” will be held in conjunction with various western karting track events including Edmonton on July 30 and August 19/20. Please note: K&K West is entirely responsible for all administration of the “Challenge”. Any inquiries should be directed to K&K West. Click here to view the event poster. Visit their website for more information and for contact information.
CALGARY KARTING EVENTS
Friday, May 12 – CKRC and Overdrive Motorsports will be hosting a Shifter Kart driving school from 1pm until 6pm. The session will help to build basic shifter driving skills including standing starts, braking techniques, and close racing. The fee is: must be a CKRC or EDKRA member and pre-pay one entry fee to either club in the Shifter class.
Saturday, June 10 / Sunday, June 11 – Overdrive Motorsports and Aim Sports will be hosting a Mychron Learnfast Data Seminar. Roger Caddell will be instructing a classroom session on Saturday (location TBA) and supporting racers at the CKRC event on Sunday.
Contact Joey Guyon at Overdrive Motorsports for more information and to sign up.
KART NUMBERS – NEW MEMBERS PLEASE READ!!
For all new 2017 members needing a kart number, please refer to the “Kart Numbers” page located on the Racer Info menu for the list of kart numbers that are currently reserved by other racers. Once you choose an available kart number, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be approved and claim that available number.
BRIGGS & STRATTON RACING SERIES 2017
The EDKRA is excited to announce that EDKRA LO206 racers will again have the option in 2017 to participate in the popular B&S weekly racing series. Details can be found at Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series. This was a very popular series in 2016 and the EDKRA encourages more participation from its racers in 2017.
VACANT CLUB EXECUTIVE POSITIONS FOR 2017
The Club is in need of a Tech Director and a Secretary for 2017. If anyone has interest, please forward your name to Earl Wong or Kevin Dowler for consideration.
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