Letter From The President
Well crew, it's time to start our Spring Race Series! Everyone should have their membership dues in by now, because if you haven't paid by Spring Race 1 you won't be eligible for series points at that race.
You will need to have your kart inspected for safety along with your driving togs and a current helmet rating. Remember all drivers 15 and under have to wear a neck brace. All of this is for your safety and the safety of other drivers. Safety wire, cotter pins, e-clips, locking nuts (locking nuts should not be re-used after one time usage), brake safety cables, weights double nutted or safety wired, axle clips or set screws in hubs should be in place and so on.
Drivers and parents of youth drivers, personal attitudes will be being watched closely. So be friendly on and off the track. Keep a cool head and mind your manners.
Remember this is not a contact sport or NASCAR, so as far as defensive driving as in blocking or other irregular moves on the track are concerned, black flags will be used as warranted. No pushing, swerving, bumping, corner diving at the last second, banking off the other driver in a turn and running them off the track, spitting, cussing, or other shows of temper will be allowed. Throwing your helmet down in disgust will be allowed, but only if it has an expensive custom paint job on it.
Best of luck to all this year. Drive safe and above all have fun!
Respect the Kids
If you see a Kid Kart waiting to go on the track to practice, please wait and let the drivers currently on the track exit, and give the Kid Kart their time. If you see the parent of a Kid Kart racer giving you the one-lap-left sign, please exit the track so they can get some time in.
We have setup a Facebook group for open discussions, classifieds and general mayhem. It's getting great usage.
Please visit the following link or search for North Texas Karters Group in Facebook and click the "Join" button.
NTK Spring Race Series
I don't know about you, but I'm super excited about the Spring Race Series. This is when we all get back in the swing of things. Karting improves your reflexes, strengthens your body, quickens your mind, releases stress and is just plain fun.
Race 1 will be coming up this Saturday, March 10th. My phone tells me that the weather will be spectacular.
Register here: https://www.ntkarters.com/register/race-registration.html
Garage & Storage Available
NTK has the following available options to any member that needs one:
- Garage available ($100.00 a month)
- Storage Units available ($50.00 a month)
These are directly behind the tech barn. Contact Bob Schabel at 940-230-4334 for information.
Membership Renewal Deadline!
The locks will be changed and the gate cards for those who have not renewed their membership will be deactivated at the conclusion of Spring 1.
Membership will be available to take renewals and issue keys at the general member meeting this Thursday, March 8th. Cash, checks, or credit cards will be accepted at the meeting.