MBK Update 11/5/12
We are into the process and if all goes according to plan we will hold all Club races at Laguna Seca in 2013 ! Watch this site for dates!
Because of the major impact that the City of Marina / FAA demands would have placed on MBK to use the North Tarmac for our remaining three races of 2012, we had no choice but to stop operations at Marina airport. There was no option to remain at Marina airport in 2013.
Last week, MBK members were asked if they would like to try to finish our 2012 season at another track – and only 7 people responded. Yes - so the MBK board has canceled the remainder of the races scheduled for 2012.
Watch this site for information on the MBK Banquet & future race dates & work days.
Thanks for your support as we start a new chapter in the life of Monterey Bay Karters.
MBK Club Meeting Oct 23 6:00pm
There will be an MBK meeting ( all interested racers ) at the Seaside round table
at 6:00pm Tue Oct 23 .
We need to talk as a club about how we will finish the season and about what the future holds
yes there is positive news!
MBK Club Race Oct 13/14 and Oct 20/21 cancelled
Negotiations and discussions are still undergoing, and more time is needed.
We are working hard to get everything sorted out.
Please stay tuned.
MBK Update 09/18/2012 - Club Race #6
Our scheduled Practice / Race weekend slated for September 22 & 23 has been cancelled. We have a hearing set with the FAA on October 1st. We have set a tentative schedule for the balance of the season predicated on a positive response from the FAA. Schedule to be as follows:
1) Oct 13/14 - Practice / Race# 6
2) Oct 20/21 - Practice / Race# 7
3) Nov 10/11 - Practice / Race# 8
We will update the website following our conference with the FAA on Oct 1. Thanks to all of you for your great support and understanding during these tough times.
MBK Update 09/06/2012
Last night, Monterey Bay Karters were on the City of Marina's docket for the City Council meeting.
After Staff gave its report to the Council and Mayor, MBK took the floor and put our best foot forward with our presentation to City Council, Staff and the Mayor.
When our presentation was over, we fielded questions from the Mayor and Council.
When it was all said and done, the Council voted unanimously to support MBK by setting up a meeting with the FAA for reconsideration.
MBK would like to thank all members of the Marina City Council: Nancy Amadea, Jim Ford, Mayor Pro Tem Frank O'Connell and David Brown for their much valued support.
MBK would also like to thank Mayor Bruce Delgado, City Manager Douglas Yount and the Honorable Sam Farr's office to include Alec Araga for their immeasurable support as well.
Though we face tough times ahead, I think all supporters of MBK left the Council meeting last night with a positive outlook on our immediate future.
It is very likely our September Club Race #6 will be postponed, we will make an official announcement within the next week.
It is also worthy to note that we faced zero opposition from the community as well.
Many people who regularly attend City Council Meetings and are divided on most issues ALL supported MBK last night, truly amazing.
We will update when we have a date set with the FAA.
Thank you for all of your support.
Alan Freese, President, Monterey Bay Karters
MBK needs your support
Dear MBK Members, fellow Kart racers,
On Aug 27th a letter from the city of Marina and the FAA was received by Alan Freese indicating that MBK can no longer hold races at our long time Marina airport track. This is effective immediately.
Since 8/27 Alan Freese, Ross Merrill and Tom Agan have met with the Marina Mayor, staff & attorneys and are working feverishly to find a way to at least finish this season. Sam Farr's office is actively involved and we hope to have a meeting with the FAA is the near future.
There is a Marina city council Meeting On Wednesday 9/5/12 at 6:30pm . Please try to be there to support our club's last ditch effort to save our club track. Wear a black shirt & bring your kids (they're the ones really hurt in this deal!!)
The address is : 211 Hillcrest Ave. Marina, CA. There is parking on Cypress Ave & Del Monte Ave. very close to the Marina city hall.
Please watch the MBK web site for updates or email a board member.
WKA West Super Series Round 5, August 3-5 2012
1) PARKING AVAILABLE THURSDAY NIGHT 5PM TO 7PM
2) TRACK OPEN FOR TEST & TUNE
FRIDAY 9AM TO 4:30PM
(MUST PURCHASE 2DAY PRACTICE PASS@ $70 - CAN NOT JUST PRACTICE FRIDAY)
2DAY PRACTICE PASS ALSO INCLUDES 1 FREE LUNCH COMBO TICKET GOOD SATURDAY OR SUNDAY,
3) GATES OPEN 7AM FRIDAY, REGISTRATION OPEN @ 7:30
4) GATES OPEN SATURDAY @ 6:30, REGISTRATION OPEN @ 7AM,
TRACK HOT SATURDAY 8:30 TILL 4:30
5) GATES OPEN SUNDAY @ 6:30, REGISTRATION @ 7AM, CLOSES @ 8:30AM.
TRACK WILL BE HOT FOR 1ST RD PRACTICE @ 8AM.
DRIVERS MEETING TO BE BEFORE QUALIFYING.
6) RUN ORDER AND TENTATIVE SCHEDULE TO BE POSTED SATURDAY
7) WORLD FORMULA DRIVERS - WKA IS ALLOWING MAXXIS TIRES FOR YOUR CLASS ONLY.
8) MARINA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT WILL BE ONSITE SAT & SUN FOR BREAKFAST AND
LUNCH - VERY GOOD FOOD - PLEASE SUPPORT THESE PEOPLE.
9) PLEASE CALL ALAN @ (831)595-4720 WITH PIT SPOT REQUESTS, TEAMS AND SPONSORS
OF WKA WILL HAVE PRIORITY PIT SPOTS BUT MUST CONTACT ALAN NO LATER THAN
WEDNESDAY AUG 1 WITH REQUESTS.
10) NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED ON AIRPORT PROPERTY
11) CAMPING IS AVAILABLE JUST OUTSIDE TRACK GATE, CONTACT ALAN FOR NEEDS.
12) GATES WILL SECURE @ 7PM EACH EVENING PER AIRPORT CURFEW.
13) BRING A WINDBREAKER, IT CAN GET A LITTLE COLD SOME DAYS AS WELL AS SUNBLOCK
14) HAVE A GREAT TIME AND THANKS FOR SUPPORTING MBK
IKF R11 Marina July 7&8 Info
Gates will open @ 3pm Friday for early bird parking.
Registration will be open Friday 5pm to 7pm
Gates open Sat & Sun @ 6:30
Registration open both days @ 7:30
Saturday will be Open Practice Day ($40), everybody is welcome, run together with Regional practice.
For those racing on Sunday, the practice fee will be $35.
Marina Volunteer Firefighters will be serving Breakfast and Lunch both Days...Really good food and very reasonably priced (Cheeseburger, Chips & Soda $5.50)
Fuel and tires available @ track
Trackside support from Fastech Racing and Cambrian Karts
Camping available just outside track gate
No Alcohol @ Track per FAA regulations
Dogs must be on leash
Weather should be good but bring a windbreaker and sunscreen to be safe
Teams / Sponsors please contact Alan Freese directly for reserved pit spot availability
This Event counts as a "Punch" towards the 2013 IKF Grand Nationals.
MBK Work Day
Saturday June 16th 9am to 3pm
MBK is having a work day and the club needs your help,
to prep up the track for the upcoming races.
Come on out if you have a couple of hours to spare. It's appreciated.
MBK's Second Annual Swap Meet
Saturday March 10 8am to 3pm
- gokarts - minibikes - parts -
* BUY * SELL * TRADE *
free 10x10 swap space
$5 per person admission
** kart practice day, $40 per driver **
*** no 'fun' karts allowed on track ***
!!! must meet all safety requirements (kart&driver) !!!
Pictures Syd White Memorial Enduro 2012
Thanks to Lola (aka Kati Kattanek) for taking some
Thanks to Logan for coming out and providing more
Syd White's meaningful journey
Karting Has Lost a Special Man in the Passing of Syd White
SWM Enduro Rules update
The weight rule has been updated. Kart Teams are now subject to an average weight.
Clone class is 2012 IKF/WKA rules.
Please see Enduro Rules for further details.
Syd White Memorial
The first ever 'Syd White Memorial' 4 cycle 4 Hour Enduro
will be on Sat,Sun Feb 25/26 2012
- More information and Enduro registration -
- Saturday: Practice,Qualifying - Sunday: Race day
- Classes: World Formula, WF Masters, Animal, F200 & Clone
- Valuable Prizes will be awarded for all five classes. More to come!
- BBQ & food all day. Really high Fun Factor!!!
- You’ll never get more laps this cheap!
MBK 2012 calendar
The club race dates/weekend for this year have been finalized.
MBK Club Luncheon And Championship Awards
Race Karts! Inc added an additional day, Fri 17th for the Clinic
and will honor same discount of $295 (Reg. Price $475).
Same format as Feb. 18th class for anyone who wants to sign up. Coaching
will also be available for those with their own karts and we can determine
pricing for them based on amount of hours they'd like coaching.
*) more info
Fri Feb 17th Race Karts! Clinic
Sat Feb 18th Race Karts! Clinic
Sun Feb 19th MBK Open Practice (available to everybody)
Monterey Bay Karters is celebrating on January 14, 2012 the annual Luncheon and Championship Awards for the 2011 season.
There will be a 'silent auction' for very special 'item' as well as an extensive raffle.
Awards Info .
*click for 2011 news*