Thank you to Nate and Amanda Anderson for hosting this event. Not only did they sign up many potential new members, they sold over 1500 raffle tickets for our group. Thank you to the Engnes family for helping setup. Thank you to the Christenson family also for your assistance. Next up is Princeton Outlaws. Put the wheel kits on and come grass drag or do the woodchip ovals for the kids! If you plan on volunteering please let us know we need many on Saturday for the kids races we are hosting. Please contact me if you can assist at all for this event.
Grantsburg watercross is here!. Stop by the KPI booth to see what Kids Ice Oval racing is all about.
Check out http://grantsburgwatercross.com/ for the complete weekend schedule!
Hope to see you there!!
We had a great day of dismantling and organizing trophies! We ended up with 3 trailer loads of trophies. At least 6 weeks of trophies boxed and ready to use!!! A big thank you to the Betterman’s for hosting the event!!!! Also a thank you to all that attended and donated trophies over the last few months: The Morens, Speltz, Sumptions, Beltrands, Christensons, other Christensens!, Sears, Willies, McPhees, and Lundgrens, Would also like to thank former KPI members Jeff and Kim Nelson for dropping off a cube van full of trophies for us!!! Next up is Grantsburg Watercross…………Hope to see a lot of you there!!
What a great weekend had by all. It was a great time getting together to catch up after a long-short race season.
Congratulation to all the class champions and special year end awards winners. It sure was fun watching the excitement on the kids faces as these were announced!
Once again the raffle was a huge success, a lot of great donations were brought forth this year!
DZ Photography once again took a bunch of awesome photo’s, you can view them here https://dzpics.smugmug.com/Sports/Winter/2016-KPI-Awards-Banquet/ Also included is this year’s group photos including the fun group photo to the end of this gallery along with a copyright release if anyone would like to make prints. Families can use these prints however they wish from sharing online to making prints.
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 officers:
President: Jon Solomonson
Vice President: Sam Christenson
Secretary/Treasurer: Sara Sumption
Head Scorekeeper: Deb Moren
Head Tech: Kent Christensen
Kitty Cat Techs: Darin Gutting & Andy Speltz
120 Techs: Brian McCurdy & Mark Engnes
Track Director: Travis Betterman
Assistant Track Director: Don Lundgren
Assistant Scorekeeper: Cheryl Engnes
Are you ready for a great weekend? Please join us for the 2016 Awards Banquet:
Saturday, April 16
Holiday Inn Mpls NW / Wild Woods Waterpark
9200 Quaday Ave NE
Elk River, MN 55330
The schedule for the day is:
- 10AM-11AM Check-In
- 11AM-12PM Board Elections
- 12PM Raffle ticket sales begin
- 12:30PM Lunch Buffet (Cash Bar available)
- 2PM-4PM K ids Pro Ice Awards
- 4PM Raffle items awarded
This is a HUGE fundraiser for Kids Pro Ice so remember your raffle items and of course your money, you cant win the awesome items if you don’t but the tickets!!
As the month of March nears it’s end, don’t forget about our upcoming events in April!
April 16th – Year End Banquet in Elk River, MN @ The Holiday Inn. At this banquet we will be conducting officer elections and presenting our year end awards. We also will be doing our raffle fundraiser so remember to bring your raffle items!
April 24th – Spring Meeting in Rush City, MN @ Flickabirds.
The Year End Season Points are listed under the results tab.
Once again we defied the odds and ended our season before Mother Nature unleashed its spring weather….WAY to early!!
What a wonderful day of racing we had on Saturday! Between the awesome driving, the fast track, the point chases in some classes coming down to the last race (the last corner for some), and the FUN races among the parents and kids we could not of ended our season any better!
Thanks to the families that came and raced with us from WKCR, it is always a pleasure to have your kids on the track!
THANK YOU to all the sponsors, families, kids, and relatives that made this season one to remember! Only 300 (close too) more days till we kick off the 2016-2017 season!
Next Up: Year End Banquet, Saturday April 16th
Saturdays race will be in Garrison, MN. The race day is going to be a full one!
We will be having a Potluck at lunch, and then fun races at the end of the day. Please be ready for your class so we can keep the day going and enjoy the fun throughout the day! We will be going to the Garrison VFW for the awards ceremony after the races.
If you plan on racing Junior Novice please contact Deb @ 763-442-2448 to register as we do not have it listed in Series Tracker, you can pay for this class on race day when you register. All other classes will need to be registered and payed for via Series Tracker.
A $10 per racer Ice Shaving Fee will be applied for this weekend.
Saturdays schedule will be as follows:
Hot Laps – 8:30 SHARP / For those running KC’s and 120’s pick one class in each to Hot Lap so we can get the morning going.
- Kitty Cat
- Pro Stock
Drivers Meeting: 9:15
Racing Start: 9:30
Fun races will consist of the following:
- Buddy Race
- Parents Briggs Pro 206
- Parents Champ
- Parents Stock 120
- Mechanics Race – 2 person (Adult Team) 2 laps/valve spring change/2 laps — STOCK GEAR & CLUTCH—
After another warm weekend of weather we had 2 great days of racing in Garrison, MN! We even had an Alumni Pro 206 race to cap off the long weekend!
It was great to see all the past KPI members and catch up and see what racing life is like after KPI!
As we near the end of the season it looks like the temps are going to cooperate with us to allow our last race to take place. At this point that location is undetermined until we get the final word on permits for the potential race locations which are Forest Lake (1st Choice) and Garrison (2 Choice).
Stay tuned for more information, I will post the race location as soon as I can to allow for hotel accommodation to be made.