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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ken's Indoor Racing League (KIRL)

Some of you might be interested in this. This is an open racing league for anyone interested in competing in very competitive go karts over the winter. It started out as a group of circle track racers that wanted to keep fresh over the winter, and it has now spread to include SCCA amateur racers, vintage guys, NASA, and a number of others. There aren't a whole lot of motorcycle racers, but I have ran into a few. We typically get over 60 people and run four different classes based on weight. It runs the first Sunday of every month, and generally alternates between CIR two locations. We are running today at Addison at 5 (be there at 430), and the next one is on January 8th at Buffalo Grove.

Cost is $70, and includes three 15 lap races, and one 30 lap race guaranteed, and the fastest from each class then go into a 30 lap super finale. This is very cheap seat time!

If you're interested in running today, just show up. Once you go once, you'll get e-mails from the guy who organizes this giving you updates on standings and reminders of the upcoming events.

Here's the website: www.kirl.net

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You guys should talk them into letting you run bikes. We've got a league up here for that in the winter.

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You guys should talk them into letting you run bikes. We've got a league up here for that in the winter.
One thing at a time

First we need to show that motorcyclists can be good customers...

Plus, the MN indoor go karting places suck, hence the need allow customers to bring their own vehicles (I'm originally from Coon Rapids).

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Few questions for you.

Do you have to pay all the CIR fees to race? I'm assuming you can use CIR gear. How late does it run?

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what are the weight classes? i didn't see them listed on the website.
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what are the weight classes? i didn't see them listed on the website.
I was curious about this also but they probably weigh everybody then just split it up 4 ways.

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They weigh everyone and then split it up. I've been weighing in around 195 with gear and am ending up in middle weight. Last year I usually ended up in heavyweight. There are also lightweight and super heavyweight classes.

I'm pretty sure it's just $70 - no additional CIR fees - but if you're really concerned you could give them a call. I'm not affiliated with the race organizer or CIR. I'm just spreading the word to get more motorcyclists involved.

CIR provides all gear except shoes. I bring my motorcycle helmet so I don't have to wear a head sock. Gloves aren't provided or required, but I would recommend them. I usually wear some older motorcycle gloves. Probably 1/3rd of the field just wears their own racing suits.

The House league is running next Monday, and I'll be at that, too. Check the CIR website for details on that if you're interested. It's harder to explain than KIRL and is a bit more expensive, but competition is just as good. It's a lot more newbie friendly, though.

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