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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.


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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.