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We are a non profit racing club that is geared towards family
and fun!  Our success in these two goals are proven by how many
entire families are involved at the Glen Morgan Track. The Race
track is a 1/4 mile asphalt road course and fast to get around. It
also incorporates a 1/8 mile Speedway oval.

First Race Report - New Track Records!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 02:59 Written by Dave Smitchger Wednesday, 18 June 2014 06:16

New Track Records Set at Newly Re-Paved Glen Morgan Raceway


Opening weekend at Glen Morgan Speedway just north of Star, ID is now in the books. The Father’s Day Classic is complete! The new pavement delivered as promised with growing kart classes and long absent drivers came back to the Snake River Karters (SRK) facility! Names like, Tim Ross, Sting Ray Robb and others made their return to the technical sprint track. The inaugural laps were made on Saturday during practice and track officials held the ribbon cutting ceremonies on Sunday morning.


Long standing track records fell to very fast times in most of the classes as the newly laid pavement held the MG tires to the racing surface like never before. Although the configuration is basically the same, the surface is smoother, faster, and delivers a completely different feel with the new updates. Many drivers recognized the changes to the famous “Hair Pin” corner where karts can use the progressive banking to ‘hang it all out’ on the outside of their competition. A silky smooth transition onto the straight from a banked, downhill, left hand, 2.8g lateral corner made for passing, the newly named “Foster” sweeper can be viewed as one of the best racing corners in the North West.


SRK produced growth in each of the kart classes from 2013. Very exciting racing on Sunday began with drivers attempting to master the new entry and exit points during practice. One driver found air underneath each of his four tires as he exited the “S” corners and launched onto the unused center of the back stretch infield. Each class provided the line of spectators on the outer fence and grandstands a different perspective. From the small and affordable Kid Karts to the fast and loud Rotax and 125cc Shifter Karts, fans were treated to fantastic racing action!


Eighteen 125 Shifter karts registered for the event. It is very possible to have twenty or more for the next event in July, which is typically the largest event of the season in the 125 Shifter class. The return of the 1/8 mile oval in the center of the track saw some tight four cycle racing action. The track will continue to be updated with more curbing, paint, and many other exciting improvements! Driver Point Standings will be updated soon.


James O’Brien
Snake River Karters
Media Communications Coordinator
Phone (208) 863-7319
Fax (208) 936-3321

2014 Combined Sprint & Speedway Rules

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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:16 Written by Dave Smitchger Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:49

Download PDF Containing 2014 Combined Sprint & Speedway Rules Here

125 Shifter Karts Promotion

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Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 13:59 Written by Dave Smitchger Monday, 09 June 2014 13:53

Newly Paved Glen Morgan Raceway

promotes growing class of 125 Shifter Karts

 

Download Complete Press Release Here

SRK Strategic Plan

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Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 09:10 Written by Dave Smitchger Friday, 14 February 2014 09:01

The SRK Board of Directors and officers have come up with a new document outlining the SRK Strategic Plan.

Click HERE to check it out. 

2014 SRK Schedule

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Last Updated on Saturday, 10 May 2014 08:52 Written by Dave Smitchger Monday, 13 January 2014 08:54

2014 SNAKE RIVER KARTERS RACE AND EVENT SCHEDULE
Check the schedule regularly for updates and additions!
   
January 26th SRK 2013 Awards Banquet, At Fast Lane 9:00 AM
April 13th SRK Swap Meet, Fast Lane Indoor Karting Parking Lot - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 May 3rd  Kart Display and Recruiting at Meridian Speedway  5:00- 10:30 PM
SPRINT & SPEEDWAY RACING SCHEDULE  NOTE: FOR 2014 SPRINT AND SPEEDWAY (OVAL) RACES ARE BOTH ON SUNDAY
May 17th Sprint & Speedway Tech & Tune / SRK Open House / 2nd Swap Meet
May 18th SRK Sprint & Speedway Points Race #1
May 17 & 18 race dates have been cancelled
June 14th Sprint & Speedway Tech & Tune / SRK Open House / Swap Meet
June 15th SRK Sprint & Speedway Points Race #1 (Happy Fathers Day)
July 19th Larry Kurpiewski & Doug Lindemood Memorial Pot Luck Picnic (6:30)
July 20th SRK Sprint & Speedway Points Race #2 (Larry Kurpiewski Memorial Sprint Race & Doug Lindemood Speedway Challenge)
August 17th SRK Sprint & Speedway Points Race #3
August 30th Kart Display and 50/50 Raffle Fund Raiser at Meridian Speedway  5:00 - 10:30 PM
September 7th SRK Sprint & Speedway Points Race #4
September 21st SRK Sprint & Speedway Points Race #5
October 5th SRK Sprint & Speedway Points Race #6
October 19th SRK Sprint & Speedway Points Race #7
   

2014 SRK Membership Form

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:42 Written by Dave Smitchger Wednesday, 08 January 2014 14:17

The updated 2014 SRK Club membership form is now available for download.

UPDATED FEBRUARY 18, 2014 WITH SRK POST OFFICE BOX ADDRESS

Link to JOIN SRK

   

2014 Helmet Info

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 16:21 Written by Dave Smitchger Wednesday, 08 January 2014 15:46

There has been some discussion about whether IKF will change any helmet rules for 2014.

The following is from the 2013 IKF rules manual and we have confirmation that the 2014 IKF rules will be the same. The following are the helmet specifications that will still be allowed in 2014.

Per IKF 105.1.6.1 HEAD GEAR: Full coverage (full face) helmets designed for competitive motorsports use are mandatory and must comply with one of the following:

 

Snell Foundation Specifications Legal Until
2005 SA and M 12/20/2015
2005 K 12/20/2015
CMS 2007 (youth helmet) 12/20/2015
CMR 2007 (youth helmet) 12/20/2015
M 2010 12/20/2020 Go-karts only. Not approved for Champ Karts
SA 2010 12/20/2020 Go-karts and Champ Karts
   
SFI Specifications Legal Until
24.1/2005 (youth helmet) 12/20/2015
31.1/2005 12/20/2015
41.1/2005 12/20/2015
24.1/2010 (youth helmet) 12/20/2020
31.1/2010 12/20/2020 Go-karts and Champ Karts
41.1/2010 12/20/2020 Go-karts only. Not approved for Champ Karts

  

The Helmet rating should be on the inside of the helmet, but sometimes is hard to find. Here is a link for searching for Snell ratings for several helmet models.

  http://www.smf.org/cert

   

Update from Rules and Scheduling BoD Meeting

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 11:03 Written by Dave Smitchger Monday, 06 January 2014 11:09

Quick update from the Board of Directors meeting for rules and scheduling….

No real serious rule changes, just spent a lot of time cleaning them up and attempting to eliminate redundancy and ambiguity.

Pending a final board vote it is looking like we will have 8 races and 1 throw-away race this season. Will post the dates when finalized. In order to have 8 races we are actually scheduling the 8th race on what would normally be the “Rainout day/Fun day” What this would mean is if any of the races are rained out, we would not have a rain make-up day. 2013 was the first time we have had a rainout in several years so may not be so risky and is the only way we could fit in 8 races.

SRK is staying with MG tires which is aligned with Region 6 Gold Cup.

That is about it for now…

   

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