Affordable Family Entertainment!
Bring your family, neighbors and friends out to the track for a fun and affordable afternoon of exciting, close open-wheel racing right here in your neighborhood. Pit passes are just $5 per person!
GCKI - Houston's Motorsport Bargain!
GCKI membership is $325 a year and gives you unlimited access to the track whenever a race or other official track function isn’t scheduled. This is the greatest motorsports bargain in Houston!
Cadet Grid On Raceday
Cadet grid preparing to race at Gulf Coast Karters.
We have race categories for all ages!
Kid Karts - 5 through 7
Cadets - 8 through 12
Juniors - 12 through15
Seniors - 16+
Masters - 30+
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By popular demand, GCKI is planning to hold the annual Winter-Blast, non-points, fundraiser, fun race. The planned date is Sunday January 4th. The event will be conditional upon two factors – the weather and the willingness of people to volunteer. If the prediction is for rain or temperatures below 45 degrees on Sunday per the “Weather Bug” forecast on Friday January 2nd – the race will be cancelled.
All current 2014 class rules and driver eligibilities will apply to this event.
Memorial West Community Club - Click to enlarge map
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial West Community Club
700 North Kirkwood Rd, Houston, TX 77079
Food and soft drinks will be provided. If you want a voice in your club, this is the meeting to attend!
What’s on the Agenda??
- Election of officers
- Adoption of 2014 race schedule
- Race rules for 2014 will be discussed and set
- Membership and financial reports
- Other important issues you don’t want to miss!
Everyone is welcome. You must be current in membership dues to vote. We look forward to your participation in this important event!
2014 Season Awards Banquet Jan 24th @ Dave & Busters, 6010 Richmond Ave, 6pm-10pm
Dave & Busters - **RICHMOND Location**- 6010 Richmond Ave, 713-952-2233
Dinner at 6:45 p.m.
Awards at 8:00 p.m.
All GCKI Current Club Members Welcome
- Before 1/17/2014: $25 adults, $15 children 13 & under
- After 1/17/2014: $30 adults, $20 children 13 & under
- Spring Series Points
- Fall Series Points
- Season High Points
- Season Fast Laps
- Track Records
Door Prizes! Don’t miss the Grand Prize Drawing, valued at over $300!!! Must be present to win!
Dave and Busters map - Click to enlarge
Created on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:28
Gulf Coast Karters is pleased to announce a new sponsor Joe Bauhs Motorsports!
Joe Bauhs Motorsports is a family owned kart service company with a direct focus on bringing quality services and products to the Houston karting community.
Joe has been racing and tuning karts for over 20 years, having himself won many Regional and National Titles and Events, he has worked as a tuner for novices through Pro drivers in karts and has experience working with Formula Ford, Spec Racer Ford, Legend and Late Model Sprint cars.
JB Motorsports has grown from simply helping people at the track, then providing chassis tuning and maintenance services to now being a full service company. Today JB Motorsports is an authorized Intrepid dealer, providing new and used Intrepid chassis and parts support, turnkey engine and chassis packages, track side services, maintenance services, full arrive and drive services and indeed now also offers engine repair and rebuild services. Through some of our associates the team can also provide driver coaching and data analysis at the track.
JB Motorsports is here to serve our customers first, not just on club race weekends but also during private test sessions where you just want to get out to the track and test to find the right set-up or work on driving technique. Our team works with the youngest drivers all the way through to seasoned drivers running in Masters classes, but in each case our customers are people who love to race and want to enjoy what they are doing to the fullest.
At JB Motorsports, our passion is racing, we are here because we love to do this and love to be around other people who share the same passion. For us it's not about the business it's about the friends we make and enjoy being around while doing this! Our focus is to bring quality, fairly priced services and products to the karting community. If you didn't enjoy Karting you wouldn't be doing it, we enjoy helping you so that you can enjoy it even more! This is our motivation.
~ Joe Bauhs.
Created on Friday, 21 February 2014 11:56
Written by Scott Boone - Membership Director
Changes are underway at GCKI. We are working hard to streamline the membership registration and renewal process. The www.racekarts.com website has been updated to allow new members to register online. This speeds the process and reduces the time GCKI volunteers spend entering the membership data into the database and time to process payments.
So what is different? New members can process their membership online and pay membership using Paypal. Paypal lets you use a credit card or paypal account. Good news, by using Paypal, GCKI does not get involved in handling credit card data. For those who absolutely refuse to use the online system, you can still download and print the paper version of the application form, fill it out, enclose a check and send it to the address on the form. We will not process credit card numbers through the paper forms anymore so you will be limited to checks by mail. Please note, mailed forms will add a minimum of 1 week additional processing time to receiving your membership.
Membership cards: All members will receive new cards in the mail within the next few days, they were mailed out on Thursday February 20th. These new Membership cards will also change for the first time in 40 years! We will no longer be hand laminating the cards. We bought a card printer that allows us to print a professional looking card for all master and associate members 16 years and older. The card will have membership data on both sides and will also include helpful contact information etc. New cards will be coming to all members of record February 1st. Watch for this new card because the gate combination will be changing effective Feb 23rd.
Another change in the works....In these membership packets, we will include two kart tags that include the master member information. These cards will be stamped by the tech inspector on race days when the member submits a signed tech form for the kart. This tech tag will be valid for the race season. Additional member and non member kart bands will be available on race days but all karts racing on track on race days will be required to have a tech band prior to entering the track.
Included in the letter with your new membership cards and kart tags are three GCKI glossy brochures. We are asking members to hand out the brochures to friends, work colleagues and neighbors that you think may be interested in karting and becoming members of GCKI. More members means more fun with more racers and more money to put into improvements at our track. Please let us know if you need more brochures and we will gladly provide them. There will also be some available at the track if you would like to pick up some extras on race day.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the track and will be on hand on race days to help you with these changes.
Race Day Schedule
||9:30am - 11:30am
||Spectators are welcome. There is a $5 fee for anyone over 5 years of age, and a wristband must be obtained in the club house.
*Practice time at race directors discretion.
Gulf Coast Karters welcomes and encourages members and non-members to volunteer to help run our kart racing events. You don't have to race to be involved in kart racing at Gulf Coast Karters. You can be a Corner Worker, Grid Marshall or work the Concessions Stand on race day and get paid for your service to GCKI. You don't have to be a member to serve as a race worker. Come and join in the action! Sign up to work in the Worker Forum Thread.
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GCKI Track Weather
Katy, TX, United States
59°F, Windchill: 59°F
Wind: 9 mph NE
Visibility: 0 mi
pressure: 30.02 in steady
Sunrise: 7:11 am
Sunset: 5:26 pm
Hi: 70°F, Low: 55°F
Hi: 59°F, Low: 48°F
Hi: 60°F, Low: 45°F
Hi: 62°F, Low: 47°F
2012 GCKI Class Champions
- Chonda - Anthony Severson
- Chonda Cadet - Cade McKee
- Micro Max - Maxwell Waithman
- Rotax Mini Max - Max Hewitt
- TAG Senior - Diego Villafani
- TAG Masters - Paul Jones
- S4 Stock Shifter Mstr - Jim Garvin
- S3 Stock Shifter - Kyle Books
- S5 Stock Shifter Jr - Andretta Young
- Chonda Cadet - Jak Crawford
- Chonda Senior - Patrick Roth
- Mini ROK - Max Waithman
- Rotax Mini Max - Brandin Warwas
- Rotax Intl - Blane Toce, Jr
- TAG Senior - Scott Boone
- TAG Masters - Paul Jones
- S4 Stck Shifter Mstr - Andres Suarez
- S3 Stock Shifter - Cordell Secrest
- S5 Stock Shifter Jr - Andretta Young
- Kid Kart - Kade Brown
- Kid Kart - Nicholas Lofland
- Kid Kart - Brandon Tucker
- Kid Kart - Marcus Rodriguez
||Derek Scott Jr
|Komet PP Jr
||Graig Alvarez Jr
||Derek Scott Jr
|G1 125 Mstr
|S1 125 Sr
|S5 125 Res
|S4 125 Mstr
|S3 125 Spec
|S2 125 Stock Sr
Worker Sign Up - Earn 110 Points!
Please post on the Worker Forum Thread to volunteer to help staff the GCKI club races. Support the club and earn 110 points for yourself or your favorite driver!
Substitute workers accepted.
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