Indoor Kart Racing 1/25

motoron photo

WRAPUP:  Thrills, chills and speed!!  Everyone had a fabulous time at this years event. The racing was close and mostly clean, and what wasn’t clean makes for fun bench racing stories.   The format was a little different, with two person teams and 45 minutes of time, but it actually allowed for a bit of additional racing time, and it is always fun racing on the full size combined track.

The overall Race winners Adam and Scott were awarded gift cards courtesy of Ridemakerz 

If you have any photos or video of the event, please send the link (not the actual pictures) to steve@chicagominiclub.com and I will link them here.

2009 Race Results

Pictures by: Gabe |

Back by popular demand, we will again be doing our annual Indoor Kart racing event at Chicago Indoor Racing’s facility in Buffalo Grove.  This is absolutely the most fun you can have on four wheels indoors.

Here are the details for this year

Where: 301 Hastings Drive Buffalo Grove, Il 60089 [Map Link]

When: Sunday January 25th

10:30-10:45 Arrival

10:45-11:45 Registration + Briefing; Suiting up in locker room

11:45 – 12:00 Team huddle & Strategy

12:00-12:45 Race time

After:  Results and hang out time for anyone interested.

Format: This year we will again do combined 1400 foot large track running 18 teams of two, chosen at random for 45 minutes of racing.

Cost:

Club member plus 1 guest will get a discount rate of $50 each.
New Club members joining after December 15th will get a discount rate of $50 for themselves only.
Non-member or additional guest rate is $60

How to Register: Print and fill out This Registration Form and mail in your check to the PO box listed on the form.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation letting you know your spot(s) are locked in.

IMPORTANT: You may reserve a spot for up to 1 week by adding a comment to this post.  Your spot is not locked in until your form is recieved from the PO box.  There are only 36 positions available so you must respond soon.

WARNING and important information from Chicago Indoor Racing: Any Guests wishing to race must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and possess valid government issued identification (this must be available for inspection during the registration process). Drivers over the age of 16 and possessing a valid state issued Driver’s License and attending with their legal parent or guardian will be permitted to race upon submission of a completed Parental Release & Waiver of Liability. Closed toed shoes are required for safety purposes and all Guests must be aware of CIR’s zero tolerance policy regarding alcohol and/or drug use. Any Guest wishing to race that fails or refuses to take a breathalyzer or appears to be under the influence will not be allowed to race and will not be entitled to a refund. This decision will be at the sole discretion of CIR.

Questions?  Add a comment, and ask away.

  • Dave Z

    I’m in.

  • Paul

    Me too. See you at the track.

  • I’m in also.

    Really looking forward to it!!!

  • Ken E.

    I’m in plus a possible guest.

  • Steve D.

    I’ll be there and I may have a guest

  • LTL M CPE

    I’m in with a guest.

    Jim

  • Adam

    I’m in!!

  • Marco

    I am also in.

  • Count me in too. Plus I am inviting a guest. BTW-Awesome Ginger-Bread cookies, Steve! Taylors wife forced me to take some home, wish I had taken more than just four. I need that recipe.

  • BTW-Awesome Ginger-Bread cookies, Steve!

    Thanks Chris!! The cookies were made from Linda’s secret family recipe, but I should be able to get it for you.

  • mike&sharon

    sounds like fun, will download reg. form right now and will be there. Mike

  • ed & teresa

    we’ll be there. sending the form tomorrow.

  • Rick S

    I’m in +1 …If it’s getting close to the wire and you need more participants, I have other interested parties.

  • ed & teresa

    sorry something came up and are retracting our RSVP

  • If it’s getting close to the wire and you need more participants, I have other interested parties.

    Other interested participants is good at this point. There are about a dozen spots open, but not everyone has gotten their money in yet (and I haven’t checked the PO box since Friday) so the numbers may change a bit..

  • Jason

    I would like to go (and join the CMMC) along with my wife. Are there stills spots available?

  • I would like to go (and join the CMMC) along with my wife. Are there stills spots available?

    Yep, you are good!! I’ll hold a couple spots for you.

  • willy

    miata guys welcome? Former mg guy, still a bugeye guy

  • miata guys welcome? Former mg guy, still a bugeye guy

    Hi Willy

    Yes you are, and thanks!!

  • Matt

    Are there still spots available for this event?

  • Are there still spots available for this event?

    Yes there are..

    Not everyone has sent in their checks to lock in, but there are about 10 open spots as of right now including the reserved and not locked people. This event has been opened up to a few additonal car groups so more spots will fill very soon.

    I’ll reserve one for you if you like, it would be great to see you there!!

  • Matt

    Excellent, I’m in, probably plus one.

  • Marco

    Steve, im sending out my check this weekend. I did not reserve a guest spot, can i still do so?

  • Yep, got you marked for 2 now.

  • Chris

    Holy cow I can’t believe I didn’t reserve a spot yet! I am totally in + one guest.

  • David Lieb

    David Lieb and Willy Thompson would like to sign up if there is still room. How many spots left?

  • It will be fun to have you join us again David!!

    At this point there are only 4 open spots remaining, although not everyone has locked in yet.

  • Adam

    Hey Steve, i am sending in my check tomorrow, so if my spot isnt still reserved i would like to re-reserve it.

  • David Lieb

    Our check is in the mail!
    I just wish we didn’t have to have teams. I feel sorry for the poor soul that gets stuck with me…

  • willy

    Dave, put on some shoes and you will be fine!

    I have never done this, Im sure I will be DFL! btw, can we bring our own gear? I have an sa helmet, that is current, and would just as soon not put on a “loaner” if I didnt have to.

  • Hi Willy,

    You can bring your own helmet, several people do. I have once seen a helmet refused (no faceshield), and the person then needed to use the supplied helmets and headsocks.

  • Chris

    Hey Steve-

    My guest cancelled, so count me in for just myself.

  • Can’t wait!

  • Doug

    Any open spots remaining? How would I get registration done prior to attending if snail mail is slow? Can I complete everything and bring it with, if there is an opening? Thanks.

  • Huge thanks to everyone (club members, guests and friends of the Chicago MINI Motoring Club) for making this event so much fun!!

    I had a blast as always. The bruises will heal soon. Looking forward to next years event!!

  • Dan

    Steve thanks for putting a great event and being a great driving partner along with setting the fastest lap for us! Had a great time as always.