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November Happenings

What's New For Prairie City in 2015

Hi All,

As we mentioned at the drivers meeting last weekend, we have good news! After three months of negotiating with the State of California, we have finalized our contract. The contract requires us to pay a higher rent. We have been very lucky to have paid the same rent over the last 15 years. However, our luck is at an end. Our new contracted rent has forced us to reevaluate and implement new track use fees beginning next calendar year. Please note that practice fees have not increased in a very long time and we wish there was a different solution. Here are the changes for next season.

Membership for families - $200
Memberships for individuals - $180
Yearly expense for trailer spots - $200
Practice Fees for members - $25
Practice fees for non-members - $35

We realize that this is going to be a hardship for many members. Because our rent has nearly doubled, we must charge higher fees moving forward. We appreciate everyone's understanding and once again please keep in mind that there has not been an increase in fees in over 15 years.

A word about trailer spots for next year: Trailer spots on the pavement and the rear dirt lot will only be available to those that will be racing the 2015 race season and/or practice here at least once a month.

We will no longer have pit spots available for storage in the back of the property. Those members who currently have a pit spot have the option to renew it until January 15th. A waiting list for available pit spots will be started December 1st. Trailer spots will be assigned starting January 16th. Please call or email me, Paula, at the shop to get on the list. They will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Membership applications are now being accepted. If you sign up before December 31st you will receive 2 FREE practice passes. That is a $50.00 savings. Applications are at the front desk or can be printed from our website on the racing page.

At our last driver’s meeting, we mentioned our plans for next year and for the regional series, which will be an extended Gold Rush Series, to no longer have an affiliation with either IKF or WKA. One way for us to reduce additional expenses of running club races is to no longer affiliate with these sanctioned organizations. Currently, there are five tracks that have agreed to this series and we will be able to formally announce more details shortly. We are looking forward to running a series that is in the best interest of the racer. We hope to have the 2015 race schedule out by December 1st, if not sooner. Watch for emails with the new schedule.

We would like you to think about one potential change to the year end points for next year’s season and would like to gain input from our members. The change is to award an end of season bonus point amount, of between 50 - 100 bonus points, for those who have attended the entire series, minus the drop. We have been speaking to other track promoters and this seems to be very positive, please let us know your thoughts.

Winter Hours: Please remember that because of the recent time change, we have moved to our winter hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm, Sat & Sun 9am to 4pm, closed on Wednesday. For those who are new to the track, we are open during our winter hours throughout the season and we only close if the weather is forecasting rain. If anyone has any questions about the track being open please call the shop line 916-355-0116 and we will be able to give you a live update on track conditions.

Rear Bumpers: ALL go karts, whether practicing or racing, will need a "Full Width Rear Bumper". The bumper must cover up to half of each rear tire and can be made of metal or plastic. There are no exceptions.

Many of you are aware that we have always tried to keep a few used kart stands around for those that may not have one or forget theirs. They have been available for loan for the day. Unfortunately, after the Gold Rush race last weekend we seem to be missing a few stands. I am sure this was a misunderstanding and maybe someone grabbed the wrong one when loading up at the end of the day. If you could please return them the next time you come to the track that would be greatly appreciated.

We would like to thank everyone for your support and another great year at Prairie City Kart Track

Thank you,
Bill & Paula McCallister

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