Welcome to the New Home of Kart Racing in West Michigan!
Our goal is to sanction and promote affordable, club level kart racing in West/Central Michigan.  We will be sanctioning kart races for drivers from age 7 all the way up to adult driver classes.


Thanks to everyone who came out to our annual West Michigan Kart Club Winter Meeting!  We had a great time at Grand Rapids Grand Prix, Keith Cardosa had the fastest time of our group 29.2 and the 3rd fastest time of the day.  The new GRGP layout is great!

A BIG Thanks to Grand Max Motorsports for sponsoring the Junior Class for 2021!  These sponsorships help to provide end of year awards to our drivers!   The Grand Max Motorsports team is a huge supporter of 4 Cycle Karting and we appreciate their support for 2021!  Ben Beckwith and Keith Cardosa were re-elected as WMKC Board Members for 2021. 

A couple rules adjustments for 2021, the Junior Weight will now race at 315 pounds (compared to 310 pounds last year).  Back Up Karts WILL be Legal in all classes, BUT use of a Back Up Kart will require the driver to start ALL of the days remaining races Last, on their OWN ROW.  So if there are 6 karts in the race, they will be starting on the inside of row 4.  We will be implementing Worker Points for the Adult Class only.  This is a way for Adult Racers to earn some championship driving points if they Work a full WMKC race day.  Working an event is voluntary, but highly appreciated.  We will allow 2 dropped races this year, so best 5 races out of 7 count for the Championship.  And Finally, if a racer (especially a new racer) fails to make post race weight, they will be eligible for Last Place Points for the race with the understanding that they need to make weight as soon as they can for future races.  After a grace period if the WMKC board members feel a racer is purposely running under weight then they reserve the right to award 0 points to the said racer.  It’s almost time to line em up!  4/1/21 BB

Winter Meeting is Thursday, 3/25/21 at Grand Rapids Grand Prix.  6pm.  3/23/21 BB

WINTER MEETING DATE CHANGE!  We have Postponed the Winter Meeting/Get Together to 3/25/21.  All other details remain the same, 6pm at GRGP, only the date has been moved to 3/25/21.  Sorry for the Confusion!  3/11/21 BB

2021 WMKC Winter Rules Meeting and Get Together is scheduled for 6pm on March 25th at GRGP!  We will have a brief meeting POSSIBLY outside in the parking lot to accommodate any Covid Cautious folks.  After the meeting we plan to go inside GRGP and get in a few sessions of electric karting!  The agenda for the meeting is currently VERY light and this meeting is not at all required.  BUT, if you have questions about the club or would like to see some tweaks made for the 2021 season than by all means come out to GRGP so we can talk karting! If you can’t make the meeting but have some discussion items please message us and we can put it on the agenda.  Please remember, the minimum age to drive an electric kart at GRGP is 14.  GRGP is not affiliated with the West Michigan Kart Club.  3/9/21 BB

2021 Racing Calendar has been Released!  Round #1 of the 2021 WMKC Season is May 1.  We are planning a Rookie Day / Open Practice Day on April 17, 2021.  The Rookie Day is not required but would be informative for a new team or driver.  ELKT will offer other Open Practice Days as well.  If you would like to be on our email blast, please send me an email at bennybigb@hotmail.com  Stay Tuned for more news as the season gets closer.  2/22/21 BB

Trophy Award Pictures have been uploaded to our Website! (see Photos tab) Stay tuned to the website and/or Facebook Page, we hope to be releasing our 2021 Race Calendar Soon!  Also look for information regarding our annual winter club meeting.  Spring is right around the corner!  1/25/21 BB 

We had a Great 2020 West Michigan Kart Racing Season!  Congratulations to our Class Champions: Christophe Wakefield (Sportsman Ages 8-12), Jaylynn Kerr (Junior Ages 12-15) and Zach Watts (Adult 4cycle).  Special Thanks to our GREAT Sponsors: DeSal Excavating 616-772-6990 in Holland and Keith Cardosa Realtor in Caledonia.  Also, all of our volunteers deserve a HUGE Thank You!!  Of course we couldn't organize the races without your help!  Also a thank you to the East Lansing Kart Track for always providing a wonderful place to race (and the burgers are pretty good too!)  It's time for the off season and time to prepare for next year's Kart Racing.  Check back to our website and Facebook Page during the winter to get information regarding our annual Winter Rules Meeting.  If you are interested in joining the fun, don't hesitate to reach out to us (Contact Us).  See You At The Track!!  9/28/20 BB

It was a cool, slippery track to start the race day on Saturday, but the teams quickly dialed in their machines and we had some great kart racing!  In the Sportsman Class, Isabella Simpson wins her 3rd Feature Race of the season.  Christopher Wakefield finishes in 2nd place and retains the Sportsman Points Lead.  Leif Beckwith earned his first podium of the year!  Junior Class saw Ben Smith FLYING, taking his 2nd Feature Race of the year, but Jaylynn Kerr retains the JR Class Points Lead with her 2nd place finish.  The Adult Class saw 2019 Champion Ben Beckwith win his first race of the season, Zak Watts finished 2nd in the Feature Race and jumps from 3rd to 1st in the Points Standings, Keith Cardosa rounds out the podium.  Join us Saturday 9/26/20 for the Final WMKC race of the Season!  All 3 classes still have Championships to decide, it will be an exciting day at the races!  9/14/20 BB

Join us Saturday, September 12th for Round #5 of our 2020 Season at East Lansing Kart Track!  Gates Open at 10:00am.  Race Registration goes from 10am to 11am (be sure to Register at the WMKC Table AND the ELKT Window).  Practice Starts at 10am.  WMKC races start at 12:00 Noon!  See You At The Track!!  9/9/20 BB

We saw 9 Sportsman Karts take the grid Saturday afternoon for Round #4 of the West Michigan Kart Club season!  Christopher Wakefield and Isabella Simpson both picked up Heat Race wins, but it was Lincoln Olson taking the Feature Race Win!  Christopher Wakefield moves into the Sportsman Class points lead with a 8 point advantage over Brendan Cameron.  Ben Smith made a clean sweep of the JR Class on Saturday.  In the Adult 4 Cycle Class, Jeff Peoples took his first Feature Win of the season, followed by Brandon Vandermar in 2nd and Ryan Harper rounding out the podium in 3rd.

SPECIAL THANKS to all of our workers on Saturday!  Team Simpson, Team Olson, Team Holewski and Team Cameron, THANK YOU for providing Track Side support so we could race safely!!!  And of course our regular workers, Team Cardosa and Team Wasson/Kerr make it happen every race weekend for us.  Thanks Everyone!!

We take a month off to gear up for our next race on 9/12/20 at East Lansing Kart Track.  See You At the Track!!  8/11/20 BB

Please Join us for Round #4 of the 2020 WMKC Season this Saturday August 8th!  The weather looks great for raceday!  If you are able, Please help work a corner or bring an extra person to the track to help work a corner or score the races.  A couple of our Board Members are out this weekend so the staff is going to be pretty thin, please help out if you can.  See You At The Track!!  8/6/20 BB

Round #3 of the 2020 season is complete and we had a couple new faces in Victory Lane!  In the Sportsman Class, Brendan Cameron and Christopher Wakefield battled hard all day, but it was Brendan Cameron taking his first Feature Win of the season!  Christopher Wakfield finished a close 2nd place in the Feature and WMKC newcomer Drew Warner grabbed the final podium spot.  Jayelynn Kerr passed EVERYONE in the Junior/Adult combined race and took the overall victory in that run group.  Keith Cardosa won the Feature Race for the Adult Class, his first Feature Win in quite some time!  Zac Watts Finished 2nd in the Feature Race and has jumped into the Adult Class Points Lead!  We have a couple weeks off, but please join us for Round #4 on August 8 at East Lansing Kart Track!  7/20/20 BB

Perfect weather for Round #2 of the 2020 West Michigan Kart Club season saw Jayelynn Kerr and Isabella Simpson SWEEP their respective classes for the day.  Ben Smith notched a season high 2nd place in the Junior Feature Race, while Christopher Wakefield and Brendan Cameron rounded out the Sportsman Podium.  In the Adult Class, Zach Watts took the Feature win after a fierce battle with eventual 3rd place finisher Ryan Harper.  Roger Little scored his best ever finish with a 2nd place in the Adult Class on Saturday!  Congratulations to all of our Podium Finishers!  The WMKC is back in action on 7/18/20.  Please join us for some kart racing fun at East Lansing Kart Track!  6/30/20 BB 

It was great to get the 2020 West Michigan Kart Club season started on Saturday!  We had great weather and a great field of competitive karts!  Congratulations to our Feature winners on the Day, Isabella Simpson (Sportsman), Jayelynn Kerr (Junior) and Liorah Peoples (Adult 4 Cycle)!  Each Feature Race came right down to the wire!  I would also like to congratulate our Heat Race winners on the day, Brendan Cameron (Sportsman), Christopher Wakefield (Junior) and Jeff Peoples (Adult 4 Cycle).  The Championship Points have been updated, it looks like it's going to be a fun year, join us for our next race on 6/27/20 at East Lansing Kart Track!  6/21/20 BB

With Covid-19 Restrictions being lifted, we WILL be able to have our first race of the season on 6/20/20!  The WMKC Board has decided that we will not be able to make up the two May races that were lost due to Covid, therefore we will have a 6 Race Championship in 2020 with the best 5 races counting towards the end of season points total.  6/12/20 BB

A Big Thank You to DeSal  Excavating of Zeeland MI for once again sponsoring our Sportsman Class for 2020!  Call them at 616-772-6990 for all your West Michigan excavating needs.  6/3/20 BB

5/30/20 Race Weekend has been Cancelled and is now a Test and Tune session.  Reservations are required for this event as entry is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions.  5/28/20 BB

We are expecting the 5/30/20 Race to be Postponed as the Stay at Home order is still in effect.  If you are interested in practice time this Saturday please message me directly.  Bennybigb@hotmail.com  5/27/20 BB

The Stay at Home order has been extended in Michigan, and we are unsure how this effects our planned 5/30/20 Race.  We are still planning on the 5/30 race and prepping for it, but we hope to make an announcement in a couple days as we find out more regarding if the race is a Go.  Stay Tuned...  5/24/20 BB

As of 5/22/20 Things are looking good for our Season to Start on 5/30/20.  Stay tuned for Updates right here or on our  facebook page, but right now things are looking good for getting our season under way on 5/30/20!  5/22/20 BB

Race #1 is Postponed.  With the Stay at Home Order still in effect through May 15th, we will be unable to host our 5/2/20 Kart Race at ELKT.  4/28/20 BB

Rookie Day/Test & Tune Day 2020 has been Cancelled due to Covid-19.  Unfortunately due to the recent COVID-19 Pandemic and related Social Restrictions we are forced to cancel our 2020 Rookie Day/Test & Tune that was scheduled for 4/25/20.  We still plan to start the season on 5/2/20 depending on the current COVID-19 Situation.  Rookies are still very welcome to race with us in 2020, we will spend a little extra time going over the safety rules and procedures with any new Kart Driver or Kart Team.  I can't wait to see you all at the track soon!  4/13/20 BB

Rookie Day 2020/Practice Day!  Well it has been a crazy 6 weeks since my last entry, but as of today we are planning Rookie Day/Practice Day at East Lansing Kart Track for Saturday 4/25/20.  Our Rookie Day event is subject to change based on current COVID-19 Regulations and Safety Guidelines.  
      In addition to regular practice sessions, The Rookie Day agenda will be learning the flags, learning proper race etiquette.  Lots of talk about Safety AND having Fun.  When, where and how to enter and exit the track.  Tech Inspection Review, Questions and Answers, Kart Maintenance Help and Lots and Lots of seat time!  Even if you don't have a kart but are curious about Racing Karts this is a great opportunity to gain a bunch of knowledge about karting!  Hope to see you there!  And this event is open to Non-Rookies as well.  3/24/20 BB 

A Big Thank You to everyone who attended our Winter Rules meeting last night!  Here are the details of the meeting; Craig Wasson, Keith Cardosa and Ben Beckwith were reelected as board members.  Feature Races are now worth Double Points, so 1st Place=20pts, 2nd Place=18pts, 3rd Place=16pts and so on.  Heat Race Points remain the same.  The new weight for the Junior class is 310 Pounds.  We hope to have a Club Practice Day at ELKT prior to the start of the season, stay tuned for details on that.  2/7/20 BB 

2020 Winter Club Meeting has been Scheduled for Thursday, 2/6/2020 at Grand Rapids Grand Prix!   Kart Meeting will be at 7:00pm, plan on getting there at 6:30pm if you would like some seat time in the GRGP electric race karts.  We should also have time after the meeting to drive the GRGP electric karts.  REMEMBER, drivers at GRGP must be 14 years old.  Their Kitchen is open until 8:00pm.
      On the Agenda we will finish 2019 club business.  Elect or Re-elect Officers.  Discuss any possible rule changes for the 2020 Season and go over our Club Finance Report.  I hope to see you at the meeting and at the track! 1/22/20 BB
The 2020 WMKC Race Schedule has been released.  Race #1 is Saturday, 5/2/20 at ELKT!  See the Full Schedule on our Calendar Tab.  12/19/19 BB

2019 Season Has Concluded.  Thank You to all of our Members, Partners and Racers for making 2019 a Success!  
During the off season we will have our Annual Winter meeting to discuss the 2020 season.  Please check back to this site or follow us at https://www.facebook.com/RMPKC/ for updates regarding our Winter Meeting.  See you at the track in 2020! 10/24/19 BB

9/28/19 Final Race and Season Recap:  The West Michigan Kart Club concluded it's 2019 season on a very tricky wet East Lansing Kart Track on Saturday.  Sportsman Points Leader Isabella Simpson and Leif Beckwith entered the day separated by a single Championship Point!  Isabella was able to stretch her Championship Lead as she won both Heat Races.  Leif Beckwith struggled on the Wet Track and was not able to keep pace.  The track had mostly dried in time for the Feature Race and Leif regained his form and was able to squeak out the Feature Win with Isabella RIGHT on his bumper.  With her two Heat Race wins, Isabella Simpson was able to secure the 2019 Sportsman Championship, winning by 5 points over Leif Beckwith.  Nate Cardosa had one of his best races of the year, earning a couple 2nd place finishes in the Heat Races and picking up a Podium Finish in the Feature!  Nate Cardosa finished the year 3rd in Points.  
    The Junior Class saw Jayelynn Kerr win both Heat Races in the rain, but it was Ben Smith taking the Feature Win on the Drying track.  Ben Smith wins the 2019 Junior Kart Championship, Jayelyyn Kerr finishes 2nd in the Points and Violet Townsend finishes the year 3rd in Points.  Great racing all day in the Adult 4 Cycle Class, with Keith Cardosa continuing his late season rally, earning a Heat Race win.  During the Feature Race it was Ben Beckwith coming from behind to win his 50th Feature Race!  Keith Cardosa has his best finish of the year placing 2nd and Erick Simpson finishes Third.  In the Adult 4 Cycle Points, Ben Beckwith wins the Championship, Erick Simpson finishes 2nd and Keith Cardosa rounds out the top 3.  9/30/19 BB

End of Year Party is Scheduled for 9/28/19 at ELKT, Following our Final Race of the Year!  Pot Luck Style Party on 9/28/19 at ELKT!  Come out, race and stay for the End of Year Party.  If you finished in the top 3 of your Class in the Points Championship, and competed in 5 races, you will be receiving a Trophy!  We will have a signup sheet for items that we need, but the Burgers and Brats are all taken care of.  For more information email bennybigb@hotmail.com.  9/20/19 BB 

9/14/19 Round #7 Race Recap:  Another day of great racing and great weather!  Karts competed on the East Lansing Kart Track "S Track" configuration for Round #7.  After 4 consecutive 2nd Place Finishes, Leif Beckwith was able to pick up his first Feature Win of the Year in the Sportsman Class!  Lincoln Olson and Isabella Simpson were a very close 2nd and 3rd in the Feature.  With the win, Leif Beckwith is now only 1 point behind Points Leader Isabella Simpson.  This championship will be decided on the final race of the season on 9/28/19!  In the Junior Class, Ben Smith had an eventful day as he took home the Feature Win and he extends his points lead in the class.  In the Adult Classes, Keith Cardosa showed renewed form in his CRG SuperClone, but chain issues kept him out of the winners circle, it was Ben Beckwith scoring the Feature Win with Erik Simpson in 2nd place.  Roger Little picks up his first Podium of the year!  Join us of for the final race of the season on 9/28/19!  9/17/19  BB

Round #6 Race Recap:  Another great day for Kart racing at East Lansing Kart Track!  Perfect weather, tight racing and a good grid of karts for Round #6 of the 2019 Season!  Super tight racing all day in the Sportsman class eventually saw Brendon Cameron pick up his 1st Feature Win of the season!  Leif Beckwith takes 2nd Place in the Feature for the fourth time in a row and cuts the points lead down to 7 points behind Points Leader Isabella Simpson.  Nate Cardosa had a good day going in the #25 Clone kart but in the feature he got shuffled back and went on to finish 4th.  In the Junior Class Ben Smith ran strong and challenged for the feature win but it was Jayelynn Kerr holding onto the top spot for her first Feature Win of the year!  The adult class saw Ben Beckwith take the Feature Win, Erik Simpson and Keith Cardosa battled hard with Simpson earning the runner up position and Cardosa rounding out the Feature Podium.  2 races left to decide this year's championship!  9/3/19 BB

SCHEDULE CHANGE!  Round #6 is Rescheduled for 8/31/19!  Round #6 has been moved from it's original date of 8/24/19 to the Saturday of 8/31/19!  8/13/19 BB  

Round #5 Race Recap: We had PERFECT weather for Round #5 of the WMKC Season!  3 New Drivers (to WMKC) joined the Series' Regular Drivers for a fantastic day of racing!  Sportsman Driver and WMKC newcomer #28 Lincoln Olson snapped Isabella Simpson's Feature Win streak in the Sportsman Class.  Leif Beckwith notched yet another 2nd place finish in the Feature and Isabella rounded out the Podium.  Brendon Cameron and Nate Cardosa finished the day with Top 5 Results.  The Junior Class saw #61 Violet Townsend sweep the day and extend her points lead over Ben Smith and an ill Jaylynn Kerr.  Speaking of Townsend Sweeps, Chuck Townsend swept the Adult class in his Eagle L206 Kart.  Ben Beckwith and Richard Buckley earned podium finishes in the Adult Class.  Erik Simpson, Keith Cardosa and Roger Little completed the Adult Feature on Saturday.  Join us 8/31/19 for Round #6 of the 2019 Season!!!!  8/13/19 BB

Potential Schedule change for Round #6.  Hello WMKC Racers!  It looks like we need to move Round #6 away from the original date of 8/24/19.  Saturday 8/31/19 appears to be the best replacement date for Round #6.  We will be asking for member input at the 8/10/19 Drivings Meeting regarding this Date Change.  If you would like, you can also message me at bennybigb@hotmail.com regarding this or any other kart related items.  8/5/19 BB    

We had some HOT Racing for Round #4 of the 2019 Season!  Saturday was one of the warmest days of the summer, but we still managed to put on some great racing in each of our 3 classes.  Isabella Simpson extends her Purple class points lead with a feature win, while Leif Beckwith held off a charging Brendan Cameron to claim 2nd Place in the Feature.  We had great racing in the Junior class with Violet Townsend winning the feature race and taking sole position of 1st Place in Junior Points Standings.  Jayelynn Kerr scores 2nd place in the feature while Ben Smith brought his kart home 3rd.  In the adult race, Chad Overbeek dusted off his #21 Briggs kart and took top points for the day.  Ben Beckwith and Erick Simpson took 2nd and 3rd points for the day.  We have the next couple weekends off, so get those karts prepped and join us for Round #5 on Saturday August 10th!  7/24/19 BB 

Round #3 Results are in from the July 4th weekend race.  We had great racing for Round #3 over the July 4th Holiday Weekend.  It was great to see Liorah Peoples back in her Yamaha kart and it was great to see the Smith family come out for their first WMKC race in their Junior 4 Cycle Kart!  Feature winners on the day were Ben Beckwith in the adult 4 cycle class, Isabella Simpson in the Sportsman 4 cycle class.  Ben Smith and Liorah Peoples both took top points in their feature race as well.  Join us for Round #4 on July 20th!  7/9/19 BB

Thank you to DeSal Excavating of Zeeland, MI for Sponsoring the Junior Class at WMKC!  Call them at 616-772-6990 for all your excavating needs.     

Former Ravenna Motor Park Kart Racers are allowed a 2 Race Weekend Exemption on their tires.  Just announced this past weekend, if you are a former Ravenna Motor Park Kart Racer, your RMPKC Legal Tires (Vega Red or Dunlop SL4) are allowed a 2 race weekend exemption at ELKT.  For your 3rd race weekend you will be required to run the spec MG Red Tire purchased from ELKT.  6/10/19 BB

Round #2 of the 2019 WMKC is complete.  Isabella Simpson picks up her 2nd Feature win of the year in the Sportsman Class and Chuck Townsend returns to kart racing to win the Feature race in the Adult 4 Cycle class with his Briggs 206.  Our Junior racers took a week off due to some school functions but we look to have a good Junior Grid for Round #3 on July 6th.  6/10/19 BB

Join us this Saturday (6/8/19) for Round 2 of the 2019 WMKC Season!  Gates open at 10am at East Lansing Kart Track, races start at 12:00 Noon.  We will be hosting 7-12 Year Old 4 cycle kart racing, 12-15 Year Old 4 cycle kart racing, Ages 15 and Older 4 Cycle Kart Racing and Lets Get Our Yamahas Out There This Week!  See you at the track!

Round #1 of the 2019 WMKC Season is in the books!  Congrats to our Feature race winners, Isabella Simpson (Sportsman 7-12), Violet Townsend (Junior 12-15) and Erick Simpson (4 Cycle Adult).  The points standings are updated, Round #2 is Saturday June 8th.  Lets get more karts on track for round #2!  

First Race of the Season is this Saturday, May 18th!  Gates Open at 10:00am, Pre-Race Tech is at 11:00-11:30am.  Mandatory Drivers Meeting is at 11:40am.  Racing Starts at 12:00 Noon and Concludes at 3:00pm.  Open Practice from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.  See you at the Track!

Join members from the West Michigan Kart Club this weekend on Saturday, May 11 at the East Lansing Kart Track for a session of test and tune and let us go through your kart with you to make sure you are ready to race this season. Open practice is from 10am - 5pm. We will be offering a bit of a "pre tech" session to see if there are any safety concerns that might be present on your equipment and give you an opportunity to correct, or if you have any set-up issues to resolve we can work on those with you as well.

WMKC members will be at East Lansing Kart Track on 5/4/19 and 5/11/19 for practice. 
If you have any questions about the club, the classes or joining us for some races please look for Ben or Craig at the track.  We can also help you get your young "Rookie" driver ready for racing with us, by going over rules and the flags with them.  Season starts in 3 weeks!

The 2019 Season begins May 18, 2019 at East Lansing Kart Track! 
Gates open at 10am race day morning.
Practice from 10am-11:40am
Pre-Race Tech at 11am
Drivers Meeting at 11:40am
Races start at 12:00 Noon. 
For Pricing Information please see the "Calendar" Tab.

We have an 8 race championship planned for 2019 with races scheduled at East Lansing Kart Track.