GCKI is pleased to welcome Awesome Shots as our official photography partner. Anyone who attended the Southwest Regional Cup races at GCKI saw well-known local motorsports photographer, Kenny Lau positioned strategically around the track taking great (awesome) action shots of the competition. Kenny will be permitting GCKI to use some of the shots as promotional pieces for the club, and we will use his photos to highlight our year end banquet. If anyone wants to view or purchase pictures from the SWRI Sunday race they can be previewed via the link below. Kenny will be attending GCKI club races whenever possible to capture all of the racing action. http://www.photoreflect.com/store/thumbpage.aspx?e=8170933
It is not typical that we issue a news release when we get a new member to the club. (With GCKI approaching 300 members I’d be a pretty busy guy!) But then Robby Mott is not a typical new member. In case you haven’t heard about Robby, (and chances are good that you probably have) he is a multiple U.S. national karting champion and also the founder of karting safety device manufacturer, Ribtect. Given GCKI’s emphasis on safety, having Robby in our midst will serve as a daily reinforcement to that goal. From their website: “Ribtect is committed to providing the karting industry with the most effective, functional safety equipment possible.” If you’d like to learn more about Robby, here’s a great link to his story and his mission: http://www.ribtect.com/About_Ribtect.html When you see him out at the track practicing or competing in the upcoming Southwest Regional Cup races, stop over and say “Hello.” He won’t be hard to spot – just look at his safety gear!
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 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!
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.
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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.