PPIR Is One of The Best Kart Racing Facilities Ever!

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    Gerald McCrackin
    Participant

    :~ Pikes Peak Kart Racing Club (PPKRC) put on a race this weekend at Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) today that has no equal anywhere. PPKRC provided not one, but two corner workers at all critical sections of the track. The recovery vehicle was only used after all kart racers were safely back in the pits. Wrapped, super light straw bales were used to designate infield corners, and while you definitely didn’t want to hit one, they seemed to cause no damage to persons or karts when bumped.

    PPIR is a world class racing facility designed with IRL and NASCAR in mind. They take pride in providing top notch amenities to the drivers, crew members, and families such as clean restrooms that even have showers. The pit spaces were huge, and paved! The racing surface was perfect, as well it should be since the agregate they use on the racing surface is the same as they use at the Indianapolis 500. Tire wear, and grip could not have been a better balance. PPIR has more than ample run off areas that are flat, smooth, and in most cases paved. The walls at PPIR were nowhere near the infield racing area that we used. The garages that were available for rent, and will be next time too, are a wonderful, cool, clean, shaded oasis. They even have power available to charge your kart batteries in between heats.

    This was one of the safest, nicest, best organized, and most fun races that we’ve been to in our short 3 years of karting in Colorado. I would encourage everyone check out the next race for yourself. I’m sure that you will be as impressed we were with both PPKRC and PPIR.

    Gerald, Dena, and Breanna McCrackin :~

    #64285
    Joe Rosse
    Participant

    I agree that this was an excellent weekend of racing (even if we did go through 3 motors–is there a record for such things?? :bang ) Fun facility, extremely well-organized, and great hospitality–this was as professional as some national events we’ve attended, yet with a very fun and relaxed feel. Pat and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves despite our rotten luck. Special thanks to Gunter for all his encouragement (and loan of a kart and motor), to Mark Krivanek for his help and advice, and to Bob and Dale Kistler-Collins for their help (and loan of another motor!) Looking forward to the next opportunity. Well done PPKRC!!

    #64286
    Terry Von Tilius
    Participant

    I have to agree. One of the best facicities I have been to for a kart race. I was well taken care of during my “incident”, when I dislocated my knee, while pushing my kart out of the way. Two corner workers per corner… WOW. They made sure I and the guys on the track were safe.

    My knee is pretty messed up. I hope to see the specialist today.

    #64287
    Chris Wogrin
    Participant

    Terry, very sorry to hear about your knee, hope your prognosis is a swift and speedy recovery. Glad to hear the event was so sucessful.
    The Wogrin’s

    #64288
    Ian
    Participant

    I had a great time. Kudos to the team at PPKC and PPIR. :banana left my kart stand over by the grid. If anyone has seen it please contact me at 303-434-0971.

    See you all soon,
    Ian

    #64289
    stacey cook
    Participant

    Sounds like it was an awesome event, wish we could of been there but we had a club race. Hopefully next year.

    #64290
    Greg Welch
    Participant

    This is GREAT to hear! It is good to see all programs in Colorado elevating their game. The weekend at IMI was without doubt one of the smoothest run there since I first came to IMI in 1997. I will have to make it down to PPIR… next year.

    #64291
    gunter desanti
    Participant

    Ian,

    You have my vote for DO-Nut Champ. :trophy
    BTW, I have your kart stand.
    The ransom demand is, a six pack Corona. 8)

    Gunter

    #64292
    Curt Kistler
    Participant

    @Ian wrote:

    I had a great time. Kudos to the team at PPKC and PPIR. :banana left my kart stand over by the grid. If anyone has seen it please contact me at 303-434-0971.
    See you all soon,
    Ian

    Ian,
    Stop by the house tomorrow, I have a six pack of Corona you can bring to G.D. :zombie

    #64293
    Ian
    Participant

    Gunther,

    Is that all, I got you covered. Many thanks! :clap: where do you live, Kansas?

    Respect,
    Ian

    #64294
    Ian
    Participant

    To all,
    I am still smiling from the fun I had being a racer again and not an official. I am soooo out of shape. Regardless, I had a great time going back to my younger days. I will try to do an event like that once a year, $$$$$ permitting.

    Thank you all for making me feel welcome and giving it back when I lost my mind in the pits. TEAM BILLETT :hypno

    Race Safe and Respect,

    Ian

    #64295
    [email protected]
    Participant

    Sounds like a great event….. nice to “hear” all the smiles.

    Ian, glad you got to put on your race face again.

    #64296
    Dewey Benson
    Participant

    To everyone at PPKRC;

    We had a GREAT weekend even with bad luck on Sunday. The race track was one of the safest one we have ever been on. Yal know that I will not let AJ race on anything not safe.
    The officials and all the help did a REAL GREAT JOB (pat on the backs to all of you). 🙂 Thanks to PPIR for a GREAT TRACK.
    Hope there are more races scheduled for next year that we can be at.

    Thanks Again
    Benson Racing
    Dewey, Karen and AJ the Shark :~

    #64297
    Ian
    Participant

    Gunter,

    I got your Corona. You have the stand? Where is the meeting place? Come unarmed. I’ll hold off the heat. 😆 😆

    Your Friend,
    Ian

    #64298
    gunter desanti
    Participant

    Ian,

    Saturday, The Track, no funny buisiness. If I see Cops the kart stand gets it in the tires 8)

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