Schedule

 2022 Schedule

 

Sign-up for Opening/Closing:  click here for link

Sign-up for Concessionclick here for link

 

Sign-Up for August 28, 2022 Try Ride: click here for link

Sign-in cost per car $25.00

Courtesy laps:  5 laps

 

 

OPENING DUTY MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE THE TRACK OPEN, CLEAN & READY TO PRACTICE BEFORE DRIVERS MEETING

TRACK IS OPEN FOR PRACTICE UNTIL DRIVERS MEETING ON RACE DAYS EXCEPT SATURDAY - TRACK OPEN FOR PRACTICE ON SATURDAY AFTER RACES CONCLUDE

 

 

FRIDAY RACE FORMAT

Sign-ins: 5:45pm-6:30pm

Drivers Meeting: 7:15pm

Races begin: 7:30pm Heats & Features - time limits on all races

 

SATURDAY RACE FORMAT W/O ROOKIE TRAINING

Rookie open practice 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Sign-ins:  9:00am-10:00am

Drivers Meeting: 10:30am

Practice: 10:45am 

Heats & Features 

 

SATURDAY RACE FORMAT WITH ROOKIE TRAINING

Rookie Sign-ins:  8:30am - 9:00am

Sign-ins all other drivers: 9:00am - 10:00am

Drivers Meeting with Practice immediatley following bring cars to meeting: 10:30am

Heats & Features

 

RAIN DATE IS SUNDAY FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY RACES 

 

RACE DAY FUEL IS 87 OCTANE FROM LOVES: 7900 Adobe Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.  TURN LEFT OFF EXIT IF COMING FROM THE SOUTH ON 131.   TURN RIGHT OFF EXIT IF COMING FROM THE NORTH ON 131.

2022 Little Kalamazoo Speedway Schedule - schedule is subject to change based on weather and other events

Saturday, April 2Track Opening
Saturday, April 9Rookie Day/Fun Race
Friday, April 29Friday Club Race #1 Combo Series
Saturday, April 30Saturday Club Race #1 Combo Series

Sunday, May 1

Try A Ride/LKS Fun Race
Saturday, May 7Saturday Club Race #2/Quad Cities Series
Friday, June 10Friday Club Race #2 TRIPLE THREAT
Saturday, June 11Saturday Club Race #3 & #4 TRIPLE THREAT
Sunday, June 12Try A Ride/LKS Fun Race
Friday, July 8Friday Club Race #3 TRIPLE THREAT
Saturday, July 9Saturday Club Race #5 & #6 TRIPLE THREAT
Friday, July 29Friday Club Race #4 Combo Series
Saturday, July 30Saturday Club Race #7 Combo Series
Friday, August 12Friday Club Race #5
Saturday, August 13Saturday Club Race #8
Saturday, August 20MIDWEST THUNDER Saturday Club Race #9
Friday, August 26Friday Club Race #6 Combo Series
Saturday, August 27Saturday Club Race #10 Combo Series
Sunday, August 28Try A Ride/LKS Fun Race
JanuaryBanquet
  
 Quad City Series 4 out of 4 (Rain Date on that Sunday)
 Saturday, April 23 CQMA- Lansing, MI
Saturday, May 7 Little Kalamazoo Speedway QMC
Saturday, May 21 MMRA- Waterford, MI
Saturday, June 4 NOQMRA- Toledo, OH
 
Rookie Training Schedule:Wednesdays (6pm): 4/6; 4/20; 5/4; 5/18; 6/1; 6/15; 6/29; 8/10
 Saturdays (9am): 4/9; 4/30; 5/7; 6/11; 7/9; 7/30; 8/13; 8/20


RAIN DATE FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY RACES WILL BE ON SUNDAY UNLESS VOTED UPON TO RUN DOUBLE FEATURES ON SAT.  

IF BOTH DAYS RAIN OUT THEN SUNDAY WILL BE DOUBLE FEATURES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF IF SUNDAY RAINS OUT THERE IS ONE RE-SCHEDULE FOR . 

ANY RAINED OUT RACE DRIVERS THAT DID NOT RACE BUT SIGNED IN WILL BE AWARDED 54 POINTS.  EX. JR HONDA RACES THEY WILL GET FINISH POINTS BUT SR HONDA DID NOT THEN THISE SIGNED IN DRIVERS WILL ALL GET 54 POINTS.

1ST THRU 3RD IN POINTS OF EACH SERIES WILL BE AWARDED TROPHIES AT THE YEAR END BANQUET.

LKS or LKS ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ONLY WILL BE INCLUDED IN POINTS AT THE MIDWEST THUNDER - ALL OTHER RACES ALL POSITIONS WILL BE INCLUDED.

example:  1st LKS member finishes 4th they receive 1st place points, 2nd LKS member finishes 7th they receive 2nd place points. 3rd LKS member finishes 2nd B Main they receive 3rd place points. 4th LKS member finishes 4th D Main they receive 4th place points and so on. 

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OR ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF LKS TO EARN YEAR END TROPHIES.  

FRIDAY POINTS SERIES WILL COUNT 5 o

SATURDAY POINTS SERIES WILL COUNT  8 of 10

COMBO SERIES - MUST RUN 5 OF 6 RACES - COUNT 5 FOR POINTS - CHAMPIONS AWARDED AT BANQUET - 2ND & 3RD AWARDS AS WELL AS PARTICIAPTION AWARDS FOR ROOKIES - CAN COMBINE DATES IF MOVE UP THROUGHOUT SEASON.

YOU MUST RUN AT LEAST 50% OF THE RACE DATES TO QUALIFY FOR YEAR END CLUB AWARDS. (8 races)

YOU MUST RUN THE MINIMUM RACES FOR EACH POINT SERIES TO QUALIFY FOR TOP THREE TROPHY OR CHAMPIONSHIP 

Opening Duties

Sign-ins, Track & Hot Chute area blown off,  Flags put out at flag stand,  Turn power on for flag stand,

Hang Fire Extinquishers,  Put out yellow corner worker vests,  Put up Victory Lane sign, 

Garbage cans moved to postitions in parking lot and by concession stand & bleachers,                          

Open scale shed and take out items to make easier to go thru for scales & tech,

Closing Duties   

Closing items are just opposite of opening.   Put Garbage cans all together near end of hot chute, 

Pick up trash left around fence line, under bleachers & parking lot,  put away flag stand, have switch to off,

Put away fire extinquishers, corner worker vests,  Take down Victory Lane sign if not racing the next day, 

Put everything back in scale shed,  lock track gate, turn power off for flag stand & track ligihts if on.

 2022 Midwest Thunder Race Series Schedule    Trophies award to top 3 finishers in each class at an event.   End of year trophies awarded at the banquet to top 10 finishers.  All drivers earn an award that run 4 events. Points based on 5 out of 6 races.   Entry fee:  $50.00 per car.

Date

Event

June 25Mini Indy Super Regional, Indianapolis, IN
July 16Miami Valley- Xenia, OH
August 6Northwest Ohio QMC-Toledo, OH
August 20Little Kalamazoo Speedway- Kalamazoo, MI
September 10Kokomo, IN
September 24Buckeye QMC- Columbus, OH
 Nov. Banquet - Kalahari- Sandusky, OH

 

2022 National Schedule

Date

Track

Location

Event

February 24

June 2

June 29

August 11

September 1

October 7

Auto Club Speedway

Tri City Junior Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

West End QMRC

Darlington Speedway

Eldora Speedway

Fontana, CA

Granite City, IL

Indianapolis, IN 

Gilbert, PA,

Darlington, SC

New Weston, OH

Round 1 Pavement National Tour

Round 1 Dirt National Tour

Round 2 Pavement National Tour

Round 2 Dirt National Tour

Round 3 Pavement National Tour

Round 3 Dirt National Tour

Meatball flag:  allow raceceiver to be switched to retain spot only if new one works otherwise will get a strike & go to tail with the 5 lap courtesy rule if the caution was  thrown for you along with the meatball flag.

Late out rule is same as MWT & National as long as down and rolling will be allowed out before leader is at start finish line on one to go

Class size will remain 12 car A Main field for 2021 season if only 12 cars otherwise will run lower main and have 10 cars

Any driver that is deemed intentionally causing a caution can be considreed unsportmanlike conduct per USAC rule book.

An engine DQ from tech can not be used as a drop along with tires & fuel and will incur the USAC suspension as well.

Red Rookie will not be charged a dot violation unless they advance their postion.  Red rookie must run locked.

all in-car video cameras will be allowed if securely mounted within the roll cage or downtubes on the right side of the driver and behind the centerline of the helmet. Both the mount & holder must be secure.

Fuel vent line must run out the left side of the car above the boom frame rail, but no more than 1" above belly pa,n must extend a minimum of 2" and be securely fastened.

 

 

OPENING DUTY MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE THE TRACK OPEN, CLEAN & READY TO PRACTICE BEFORE DRIVERS MEETING

TRACK IS OPEN FOR PRACTICE UNTIL DRIVERS MEETING ON RACE DAYS EXCEPT SATURDAY - TRACK OPEN FOR PRACTICE ON SATURDAY AFTER RACES CONCLUDE

 

Practice is one car on the track at a time and is allowed for all full time members and associate members that are planning to do all membership duties  9:00am - dusk Monday - Saturday, Sunday Noon- dusk with the exception of Rookie training dates, race days when sign-ins close & days track is closed for the big track.  Only need to text Amy to let her know for insurance reasons at 269-330-2765 or Facebook message.

Tuesday night additionally has from 6:00-9:00 a controlled practice.  Which means the caution lights, flags, beacon can be used to allow more than one car on the track. This is the only time lights are allowed during practice as well as having access to flags & beacon.