YEAR END BANQUET RECAP

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

 

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YEAR END AWARDS BANQUET

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

Phone: 763-656-4400

www.hielkriver.com

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Holiday+Inn+Minneapolis+Nw-Elk+River/@45.2843378,-93.565387,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x52b3690b266c301d:0x2d827eaa8026b52f?hl=en

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!!

 

         

      

 

 

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DATES & INFO

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!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Holiday+Inn+Minneapolis+Nw-Elk+River/@45.2843378,-93.565387,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x52b3690b266c301d:0x2d827eaa8026b52f?hl=en

 

April 24th – Spring Meeting in Rush City, MN @ Flickabirds.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Flickabirds+Resort/@45.6764497,-93.0549948,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x52b251aac177b0b3:0x36a19147c4679176?hl=en

The Year End Season Points are listed under the results tab.

 

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GARRISON, MN RACE RECAP

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

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***FOREST LAKE RACE IS MOVED TO GARRISON, MN***

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.

Lake Access:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/46%C2%B017’30.2%22N+93%C2%B049’28.0%22W/@46.291733,-93.8250055,150m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

VFW:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//VFW+Post+1816,+27234+Monroe+St,+Garrison,+MN+56450,+United+States/@46.2943572,-93.8287376,17z/data=!4m12!1m3!3m2!1s0x52b151e3204c72d3:0x9fd346f49025bf99!2sVFW+Post+1816!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x52b151e3204c72d3:0x9fd346f49025bf99!2m2!1d-93.828067!2d46.296014?hl=en

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
  • Briggs
  • 120’s
  • Champs
  • F1’s
  • 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—
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GARRISON RACE RECAP

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.

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GARRISON, MN RACE

Things are all set for the race in Garrison, MN. It is going to be a Saturday/Sunday race with each day being it’s own race day with awards to follow after each race at the Y-Club.

We are having two tracks, a North track and a South track. Saturdays race is going to be on the South track so please stay off the North one as it will be used for Sundays race.

A $10 per racer, per race day will be charged for the ice shaving.

Lake access directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/46%C2%B017’30.2%22N+93%C2%B049’28.0%22W/@46.291733,-93.8250055,150m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

Y-Club Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Y+Club/@46.2960007,-93.826708,581m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x52b151e45ad1285b:0xa71add997dcd50cf!6m1!1e1?hl=en

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
  • Briggs
  • 120’s
  • Champs
  • F1’s
  • Pro Stock

Drivers Meeting: 9:15

Racing Start: 9:30 on the SOUTH track


Sundays schedule will be as follows:

Hot Laps – 8:00 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
  • Briggs
  • 120’s
  • Champs
  • F1’s
  • Pro Stock

Drivers Meeting: 8:45

Racing Start: 9:00 on the NORTH track

Times subject to change.

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RUSH CITY RECAP

What a crazy weekend of racing! All I can say is WOW, what a great group of people in KPI!

With the rain on Friday making the track more like a lake, to the work that was done on Friday night into Saturday morning/late afternoon and with the help of the weather we were able to put on a race that most would of gave up on!! Again, thanks to those that put in all the effort and made the best out of a bad situation.

Next race is in Garrison, MN and it is going to be a Saturday/Sunday race with each day being it’s own race day with awards to follow after each race at the Y-Club.

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
  • Briggs
  • 120’s
  • Champs
  • F1’s
  • Pro Stock

Drivers Meeting: 9:15

Racing Start: 9:30


Sundays schedule will be as follows:

Hot Laps – 8:00 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
  • Briggs
  • 120’s
  • Champs
  • F1’s
  • Pro Stock

Drivers Meeting: 8:45

Racing Start: 9:00

Times subject to change.

 

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****RUSH CITY IS A GO FOR SUNDAY!!****

The word just came in that the track is looking great for tomorrow. We spent the majority of the late morning/early afternoon removing a lot of soft top ice and things are freezing up nicely.

Although the ice is freezing nicely, parking will need to be spaced out across the track so please keep adequate space between each other.

Times for the race day will be as follows:

Hot Laps – 8:30 SHARP / For those running KC’s and 120’s, pick one class to Hot Lap so we can get the morning going and to help maintain the ice.

  • Kitty Cat
  • Briggs
  • 120’s
  • Champs
  • F1’s
  • Pro Stock

Drivers Meeting: 9:15

Racing Start: 9:30

Start times and race order/laps may be adjusted to accommodate the race day conditions.

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RUSH CITY IS POSTPONED

The race today is postponed till Sunday. A decision will be made by 8PM if we’re a go for Sunday.

Check back often for updates.

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