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  • 19 Mar 2024 2:13 PM | Denise Langum (Administrator)

    This is from Josh with Gold Rush

    Gold Rush Weather update!

    As you all know we have been watching the weather forcasts closely. Because Gold Rush is a money race we want to make sure we put on the best series we can for the racers as well as the spectators. Right now the weather is looking like it will prevent everyone from having time to practice on Friday and Saturday with the looming threat for potential showers Sunday. We have a drawing where anyone who competes in all 5 events will be eligible to receive a brand new Praga rolling chassis. Because they are calling for snow all weekend over the donner pass this will make it very difficult for the Northern Nevada racers to make it and would exclude them from that drawing. Add the Tire supply issues to all this and it may make for an event that is less then ideal as a start to our regional series. With all of this in mind we have decided it is best to reschedule the Blue Max Kart Club Gold Rush event to June 9th.

    For any one who pre-orderd tires we will be reaching out to discuss options. Please know that we were looking forward to this first race more then anyone and this decision has not come easy but we are dedicated to making the Gold Rush series the most it can be for the racers this season. We will continue to work towards the next event which will be at the Kinsman track in Dixon.

    Thankyou all for your understanding and if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Josh direct.


  • 15 Mar 2024 11:58 AM | Denise Langum (Administrator)

    Weather Permitting this is our schedule for the weekend of March 23th & 24th, Look for our updates on Wednesday the 20th PM.

    Schedule

    Sat.

    Practice 9am to 6pm

    Pre Tech & Reg. 3pm to 5pm at the Scale house

    Welcome back Pot Luck 6pm

    Sun.

    Registrations 7am to 8am

    Workers Meeting 8am

    Drivers Meeting 8:30am

    Start Time 9am, Some classes could be combined

    Kid Karts

    Jr. 1 Pilot Lo 206

    Jr. 1 Lo 206

    Jr. 2 Lo 206

    Sr. Lo 206

    Ms. Lo 206

    GM Lo 206

    80 Shifters A

    80 Shifters B

    Pro 4 Cycles

    Tags, Clone, Ghost, F100

    Practice 5 minutes per group

    Qualifying green, white, checkered

    Heat 1 – 10 laps

    Heat 2 – 12 laps

    Lunch 30 Minutes

    Main – 18 laps

    Awards & Raffle prizes Please Drive Home Safely


  • 23 Feb 2024 9:27 AM | Denise Langum (Administrator)

    BMKC BOARD PRESIDENT’S UPDATE ON POINTS FOR NON-MEMBERS:

    Having raced with Blue Max for 26 consecutive years, I have seen a lot of changes to the make-up of the Board, and watched the club grow and shrink back-and-forth over the years.  The thing I like best about Blue Max is that it is truly a members’ club and very much family-oriented club.  Among other things, the Board recently voted NOT to allow non-members to receive points or garner year-end trophies and championship jackets.  A particular challenge the Board faces is to keep the cost of participation reasonable.  We actually lose money at each race, so it is membership fees that pay the freight for things like trophies and championship jackets at the end of the year.  The members also help to defray cost by volunteer participation in regular and annual maintenance and repair of our track facilities.  Having been a school board member, and officer of a great many volunteer organizations over the years, I see that commitment is an essential foundation for success.  At the same time, we also believe that inviting non-members to come and see what Blue Max is all about, is a potential pathway to growing our membership.  Presently the Club policy regarding awarding championship points to non-members is intended to strike a balance between respecting our existing members and growing our membership.  The current policy provides for tracking points for all participants, with a concurrent requirement that non-members pay more for race registration as well as commit to membership prior to the 4th race of the season in order to vie for a class championship.  This year, since our 3rd and 4th races are a “double-header”, the commitment to membership will be delayed until one week prior to the 5th race. This makes the deadline June 1st. This policy has been affirmed by the vote of multiple Boards, by the way.  The Board is always interested in considering improvements to the way the Club operates, and at the last Board meeting I invited consideration of a modification to this policy, possibly one where we have three “categories'” of participants, those being; 1.  non-members just interested in racing at Blue Max, 2. those non-members interested in racing for points with the intention of becoming a member before the racing season ends, and 3. regular paid members who love the Club and also want to compete for points and awards.  We would envision that such a potential structure would include different race and membership fees for each category of participants.  Any change in policy will be implemented prior to our first race of 2024.  I trust that this insight into the activities of your Board will be of assistance to the membership.  With the very best regards, Jim Waltz, President BMKC.

     

    James P. Waltz, P.E., CEM, FAEE, DABFET, FCABE(UK)


  • 8 Feb 2024 10:04 AM | Denise Langum (Administrator)

    We are trying something different at the track this year. We have 4 different configuration that we can run, forward (counterclockwise) and backwards (clockwise). Please take a look at the list below and let me know which ones you would like to race.

    A - Full Track, forward B - Full Track backwards

    C - No Hair Pin, forward D - No Hair Pin, backwards

    E - Short Shoot, forward F - Short Shoot, backwards

    G - Short Track, forward H - Short Track, backwards

    The Short Shoot is the cross over before the top of the hill.

    The Short Track is No Hair Pin and the Short Shoot together.

    I am looking forward to your replies. Thank you.


  • 29 Jan 2024 11:18 AM | Denise Langum (Administrator)

    As we get ready for the 2024 racing season. Please keep in mind, that your driver is the right age for the class and is set up with the right equipment. All of this information can be found at www.bluemaxkartclub.com just scroll down the home page to see it all. 

    Track Clean up/Work day is March 9th and 10th

    The time has come for a workday at Blue Max Kart club. We are going to have a two-day work weekend and we hope everyone can make it to help out for our favorite track. There are a handful of projects that we will need some special skills to do. We will need people to do construction, we would like to rebuild the play structure and surrounding area and then General painting, weed eating, and cleanup of the pit and grid areas just to name a few. Thanks so much for your help. Please keep in mind this will be a No Go Kart weekend, with all the work that needs to be done it is for the driver's safety. 

    We hope everyone can make this as our first race will be less than a month away from the cleanup day! 


  • 4 Jan 2024 12:51 PM | Denise Langum (Administrator)

    Registrations are now open! Pre-registration for the entire season is

    open. You can register one time for the full season and get one race

    FREE. Don't worry about preregistering for every race or hope that you

    get to it on time, this is a one and done deal. Go to Blue Max Kart Club

    website, then to the Calendar, under our 1st Race you can Pre-register

    for the entire season. Hope to see ya'll soon.


  • 30 Nov 2023 8:37 PM | Denise Langum (Administrator)

    Now is the time to renew your membership for 2024. One of the benefits of being a member is that you can go on the track any day you like except Wednesday. Please keep in mind that the combination will be changed 1\1\24. To enjoy the track at your leisure you need to be a member and get the code. 

                          Also new for 2024


    The Board has decided to have Premium pits for Rent, the cost is $250 for the year. This is for Race Weekend only Friday through Sunday. All unmarked pits are available. To hold an open pit you need to park a trailer or vehicle in the spot. Cones, chairs or writing your name in the pit stall will not be honored/aloud. A red R will mark the pits that have been paid for. To reserve your spot log on BMKC website home page. In the menu bar far right is Members, below you will see pit spot rental click on it, you will see the spots that are for rent. Scroll down to find the spot that you want click on it to add to cart then pay for your cart.

      Also a Full Year Pre-Register option (only offered online before the first race.) Pre-register one time for the full year and get one race free. Get 6 races pay for 5.

    Prices are changing Race fees are now $50. for members,     $65. for non-members and $35. for any day practice. 

    •  2024 Season

    Below is the schedule for Blue Max Kart Club!


    January 1 - Polar Bear Fun Day


    February 24 & 25 - Swap Meat

    March 9 & 10 - Clean up - All members are encouraged to help.

    March 24 - Blue Max Race #1 / Gold Rush #1

    April 21 - Blue Max Race #2 


    May 18 & 19 - Double Header Race #3 & #4

                              Potluck on the 18th

    June 9 - Blue Max Race #5

    July 7 - Blue Max Race #6

    September 15 - Make-up date if necessary

    Each race day will have a full practice day the day

    before.


  • 12 Nov 2023 7:50 PM | Denise Langum (Administrator)

    Sorry we missed you, if you didn't make it to the End of the Year Banquet and was getting a trophy, I'll have it at the track at the first race. To all that did come out Thank You, we had a great time.

  • 10 Jul 2023 8:39 AM | Dan Langum (Administrator)

    Due to the extreme heat in July the Board has decided to reschedule the next race on July 16th to Sept. 10th.

    We truly thank each and every one of you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Please stay safe.

     


  • 3 Jul 2023 8:43 AM | Dan Langum (Administrator)

    Ray Zarick and Steve Kemp have decided to resign from office, at the end of the year. If you are interested or know someone that is interested in running for the Board. Please take note of all of the qualifications and duties. Bylaws Article III and V. You can find the Bylaws on our web site. Go to Blue Max Kart Club, under Contact you will see By-Laws.

    Nominations will begin Oct. 11th voting Nov 1st and Announced at the End of the Year Banquet Nov. 11th. This will give nominees the time that they will need to make the 4 Board Meetings.

    Board meetings are 7pm the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Round Table Pizza, party room at; 2150 Town Center Plaza F-180 West Sacramento. 

    3.07 All Board nominees must be an active paid member having been a Blue Max Kart Club member for one (1) full year and attend four Board meetings prior to their nomination.


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