logo on white 1Gulf Coast Karters and SpeedSportz Racing Park have collaborated to create some great local racing opportunities for 2018. Coordinated race schedules, class structures, and an inter-club championship will be part of this exciting new year. Each track will host it’s own ten race series for 2018 with separate awards for it’s clubs champions. In addition, GCKI and SpeedSportz will co-host the Greater Houston Race Series, an inter-club championship constructed by combining five scheduled races from each club’s series. This series will have its own champions and awards. Some of the highlights for 2018 include:

  • No overlap of club race dates.
  • Coordinated class structures.
  • Combined two races per month.
  • Each track will run one race per month.
  • Each month a Greater Houston Race Series designated race will be run at alternating tracks.

The goal of the coordination is to provide the racer the opportunity to race at different venues without schedule conflicts.  With the coordination of schedules and the addition of the imbedded Greater Houston Race Series, racers will be able to tailor their racing to meet their needs.  With up to 20 different club races available in 2018 between the two tracks, along with the concurrent inter club championship, the racer has the opportunity to participate in up to three different local championships in 2018.

 

logo on white 1 2018 GREATER HOUSTON RACE SERIES SCHEDULE
GCKI RACES SPEEDSPORTZ RACES
  GCKI Race 1* 2/4/18 Speedsport Race 1 1/28/18
  GCKI Race 2 3/4/18 Speedsport Race 2 2/25/18
  GCKI Race 3 4/8/18 Speedsport Race 3 3/18/18
  GCKI Race 4 5/6/18 Speedsport Race 4 4/22/18
  GCKI Race 5 6/3/18 Speedsport Race 5 5/19/18
  GCKI Race 6 7/8/18 Speedsport Race 6 6/23/18
  GCKI Race 7 8/5/15 Speedsport Race 7 7/28/18
  GCKI Race 8 9/9/18 Speedsport Race 8* 8/18/18
  GCKI Race 9* 10/28/18     Speedsport Race 9 9/29/18
  GCKI Race 10 12/9/18 Speedsport Race 10* 11/3/18


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denotes Greater Houston Race Series (10 race series)
*Schedule change

 

Update on the 2018 Inter-Club Championship


Now that the other regional and national series have solidified their schedules, we have made three date changes to accommodate racers and eliminate overlap. The February 11th race at GCKI has been moved up a week to February 4th to eliminate a conflict with the SKUSA Winter-tour. The August 25 SpeedSportz club race has been moved up to August 18th as the Texas Sprint Race Series will be at GCKI the weekend of August 25th. The third change is the October 14th Series race at GCKI has been moved up to October 7th to eliminate a conflict with a TSRS race on the 14th. 


Scoring, awards and classes for the Greater Houston Race Series


The good news is there is no added step or cost to race the Greater Houston Race Series. Just sign up for the designated local club race in a recognized class and you will be scored for the championship. Final standings for the GHRS will be based on the total points from the best four of the five designated races from each track (4 of 5 from GCKI, 4 of 5 from SpeedSportz). Awards will be presented at the last series race at SpeedSportz on October 27.


The classes that will be eligible for awards for the Greater Houston Race Series are those that are common to both local track series. Those are as follows:


Classes

Kid Kart Age 5 thru 8 BOX Stock Honda Engine GXH50 only
     
SKUSA Classes  
Micro Swift Age 7 thru 10  
Mini Swift Age 9 thru 13      
X-30 Junior Age 12 -14 Iame X-30 only
Iame Senior Age 15+ Iame X-30 or Iame Leopard (original and MY09)
Iame Master Age 30+ Iame X-30 or Iame Leopard (original and MY09)
Senior Shifter      Age 15+ Stock Moto
Master Shifter Age 30+ Stock Moto
     
Briggs and Stratton Classes
206 Senior Age 15+  
206 Heavy Age 15+  


We will be putting together a separate Greater Houston Race Series Page (or website) that will contain rules, standings, class details, and any other important information in the future.

Race Day Schedule

Practice* 9:00am - 10:30am 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.
Driver's Meeting 11:00am
Qualifying All classes
Pre-Final All classes
Final All classes
And in other news

kart_1aGulf 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 8 & GHRS 8 - 8/18/19

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johnwick Pro Shifter
GraigAlvarez LO206 Senior
BarryPeel LO206 Senior
CooperShipman Mini Swift
AdenRudolph X30 Junior
ZaneGoff LO206 Senior
MarkAustin LO206 Master
WayneTurpin IAME Master
NoahBaker X30 Junior
TannerGarvin X30 Junior
Brooke Berry LO206 Junior
JohnBerry IAME Senior
SantiagoDuran Mini Swift
HelioMeza Mini Swift
RileyRoberts Kid Kart
BobSimmons LO206 Senior
JimGarvin IAME Master
TylerRoberts LO206 Cadet
Ragan Saville Mini Swift
CristianShort LO206 Cadet
BrettMitchell LO206 Senior
Davis Cunningham Mini Swift
EvanHumphries Micro Swift
JeshuaAlianell LO206 Senior
JoseyChambers LO206 Cadet
WillVasser IAME Master
RobertSchneider LO206 Senior
PaulTorre Miscellaneous
JayKleinheinz IAME Master
DrewBlehm Kid Kart
EvaBlehm LO206 Cadet
RyderBaker Micro Swift
AustinRoy Micro Swift
BobbyKlein Micro Swift
DavidPergande IAME Master
BryceFrank LO206 Junior
ScottBoone IAME Master
WilliamLarkin KA 100 Junior
ChrisMcGuigan Kid Kart
AstonWyatt Kid Kart
CharlieIliffe Kid Kart
JackIliffe Micro Swift
OscarIliffe Mini Swift
StevenHanson LO206 Senior
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2018 GCKI Class Champions

  • 2018
  • '18 Fast Times
  • Kid Kart - Eva Blehm
  • Micro Swift - Ragan Saville
  • Mini Swift - Oscar Iliffe
  • IAME Senior - Jim Garvin
  • IAME Master - Paul Jones
  • Lo206 Cadet - Josey Chambers
  • LO206 Senior - Barry Peel
  • LO206 Master - Travis McCartney
Class Name Time
Kid Kart Eva Blehm 57.359
LO206 Cadet Josh Spurr 47.519
LO206 Senior Cade McKee 46.541
LO206 Master Travis McCartney 47.800
Micro Swift Ragan Saville 44.905
Mini Swift Davis Cunningham 43.940
IAME X30 Junior Hayden Lane 40.953
IAME Senior John Berry 40.068
IAME Master Paul Jones 41.618
S4 Allan Page 40.186
S2 Michael Ilavia 38.849

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