Thanks to everyone who came out and braved the weather for GCKI's first race of the Fall Season. We had a pretty impressive turn-out all things considered, and those competitors who raced in the changing conditions looked to be having a blast. GCKI is fortunate to have several high-quality photographers supporting us this year. Many thanks to Ryan Hollis from "RTH Photography" and Kenny Lau from "Awesome Shots" who come to the track to shoot the action at GCKI. Please continue to support them by visiting their sites.
At the club’s May board meeting, membership totals were tallied. As of mid-May, GCKI now enjoys 336 total members (master members and associates.) This far eclipses the club’s old record of 300 total members set in March of 2010 (before the global economic downturn.) It also represents a greater than 10% increase in our total membership from just the start of this year. The surge in membership is attributed to a number of factors – the excitement surrounding the Texas Pro Kart Challenge, the growing field of Chonda and Chonda Cadet classes as well as the hard-work and dedication of a core group of club members to make GCKI the best karting experience in the United States.
GCKI is grateful to all who continue to support the club. Please help spread the word. Like lap records – this is one record, we hope will continue to be broken over and over again!
GCKI On Channel 39 - Anything That Rolls!
Sunday, October 03 2010 23:00
Jennifer Vogel of KIAH TV Houston's local Channel 39 came out to Gulf Coast Kartway to feature the kart club on the TV show "Anything That Rolls". Come out to GCKI on a race day to see for yourself how much fun it is to race and watch close open wheel racing at Gulf Coast Kartway. Check out our Race Schedule for race dates. Spectator passes are only $5 per person. We look forward to seeing you at the track!
Gulf Coast Karters...
The Best Motorsports Bargain in Houston!
Gulf Coast Karters offers racers of any age the opportunity to go wheel to wheel in high-tech, high performance racing machines. Our recently expanded 0.7 mile kart road racing track provides the challenge. You provide the kart, the skill and the mettle against the best the Houston area has to offer.
Located just northwest of Katy, Texas, Gulf Coast Kartway is Houston's oldest kart racing club with an exceptional racing facility and annual memberships available at a very low cost. With your membership to Gulf Coast Karters you get virtually unlimited access to Gulf Coast Kartway on non-race dates for practice or just to go have fun. There are a wide variety of racing classes available, from 30 MPH "Kid Karts" for young kids, all the way up to 48 HP, 0-60 MPH in 3.5 second "125cc Shifters" that rival any car on the street. Check out our year-round racing schedule and more about Gulf Coast Karters on the links provided above.
Get off the couch, stop watching and START RACING! You'll see why ALL of the top road racing drivers in Formula One, Champcar, IRL and NASCAR got their start in kart racing.
CLICK HERE to learn how to become a GCKI Member! It's the best motor sports bargain in Houston!
GCKI Race Fans have it Made in the Shade
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Thanks to the heroic efforts of a volunteer crew of GCKI members, race fans attending upcoming events at the GCKI track will be able to view the excitement in total comfort. A new awning has been installed completely covering the new aluminum bleachers in most welcome shade. The new awning system features a high-tech remote control enabling the covers to be opened for races, then retracted to preserve them from wind and sun damage. The effect on anyone sitting in the bleachers is very dramatic. The sun is totally blocked while completely preserving the excellent viewing lines of the track. So fear not the Houston summer heat - come out and watch the next races under the shade of our newest track improvement.
GCKI Fall 5 Photos
Saturday, October 06 2012 00:00
Here are some podium pics of the GCKI Fall 5 / Texas Ca$h Shootout race 09/30/12
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.
And in other news
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.