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2016 Winter Series Schedule

Published on December 24, 2015

The 2016 Winter Series Schedule has been released! It’ll be a TRIPLE HEADER THRILLER each day at the Red River Valley Winter Shows building in Crookston, MN! The first race of the series will be Saturday, February 13th. Gates open at 10am, Hot laps at 11am and Racing at 11:30am.

Prices: Driver + Kart = $50 (All day pass)
Pit Members & Grandstands = $10 (All day pass)
NO EXCEPTIONS

Saturday night – The Club has 10 rooms blocked off at the Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Crookston. The rooms will be under the Red River Kart Club. Call 218-470-1111 to make your reservations. Call early! The hotel has a pool for the kids and so it should be a fun night to hang out with all the race teams.

Hotel Cost: $114 but we get a 10% discount. *NOTE: Each room only has 1 king sized bed. Rollaway beds aren’t available so please consider bringing an air mattress or sleeping bag to accommodate extra people.
(Website: www.staycobblestone.com/mn/crookston)

There are also rooms available at the Crookston Inn for $82 per night. Visit www.crookstoninn.com for reservation details.

Then on Sunday, February 14th, we’ll finish off the weekend with another triple header. Start times will be the same.

The 2nd and final weekend of the Winter Series will be on Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th with all the same start times and prices. *NOTE: The hotel rooms for the March event will have double queen beds. Cost: $119 with a 10% discount.

(Click HERE to download and print the schedule)

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A New Partnership

Published on December 23, 2015

The Red River Kart Club would like to announce a newly formed partnership with our neighbor to the south, the Red River Valley Speedway. In a press release earlier this week, it was announced that Nick Skalicky was named the Chief Operating Officer and Competition Director of the Red River Valley Speedway. This will be in addition to his regular duties as President and Competition Director of the Red River Kart Club. His plate will be full running both tracks but he’s looking forward to the winter and summer karting schedules coming up in 2016. (Speaking of the winter schedule, that will be posted tomorrow.)

Here is the official press release:


Red River Valley Speedway Set To Reopen In 2016

WEST FARGO, ND – (December 21, 2015) Friday night racing is back at the Red River Valley Speedway. JS Bitker LLC reached a 3-year agreement with the Red River Valley Fair Association to hold a full schedule of races starting in 2016. JS Bitker LLC will be operating the track with the first race slated for Friday, May 6, 2016 with a start time of 7:00pm. 13 race dates are scheduled for the 2016 season with the following tentative classes: IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks and INEX Legend cars. One of the season’s highlights will be a special race during the Red River Valley Fair on July 17th featuring the NOSA (Northern Outlaw Sprint Association) Sprint Cars presented by the Red River Valley Fair Association and Buffalo Wild Wings. Nick Skalicky has been named the Chief Operations Officer and Competition Director of the Speedway.

“The future of racing starts with go-karting and we want to provide the next step in racing for those kids just starting out in the sport,” says Jake Bitker co-owner of JS Bitker LLC. “The Red River Kart Club is where they learn the fundamentals of racing and the Red River Valley Speedway will be the perfect place for them to grow further into the sport in their own backyard.”

“We’re looking forward to working with Bryan Schulz and the Red River Valley Fair Association on this project,” says Nick Skalicky. “We’ve had a great working relationship over the past 6 years with the Red River Kart Club.”

The Red River Kart Club is a non-profit go-kart racing group formed in the spring of 2010 by Nick Skalicky. It’s a 1/10 mile asphalt race track located on the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, ND. Skalicky has 2 daughters, Kaitlyn and Emily and co-owns a plumbing and heating business with his brother.

JS Bitker LLC is owned and operated by Jake Bitker and his wife, Sharnel. The Bitkers have 4 daughters, Lillian, Elzetta, Sharlet and Adeliza and farm near Halstad, MN. They also operate the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN and own Performance Auto located in Fargo, ND.

Red River Valley Speedway opened in 1972 as a 1/2 mile dirt track on the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, ND. In 2010, it was reconfigured to the current 3/8 mile track. The last race held at the track was on August 25th, 2012.

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For more information:
www.redrivervalleyspeedway.com

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Main Entrance U-turn For Westbound Traffic

Published on October 18, 2015

 

Construction had to make things interesting one last time this season. This is how to get into our main entrance (Gate 4):

– If you’re traveling East and coming from Interstate 94, no problems. This is the best way to get in.

– If you’re traveling West on Main Avenue, you’ll have have to make a U-turn about a block past Gate 4 and then head eastbound which will take you to Gate 4. (See map below)

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Race Details:
Sunday, October 18
Gates Open: 1:00pm
Race: 2:00pm

Cost:
Driver + Kart $20
Pit Members (All ages) $10
FREE admission to the grandstands!
Note: The Concession stand will be CLOSED.

– Located on the Northwest corner of the Red River Valley Fairgrounds
– The Drew’s Garage Frisbee Toss – Purchase a Frisbee at the track and throw them into the center of the race track for a chance to win prizes. The pot has grown to $550!
– Purchase 50/50 tickets for your chance to win 50% of the pot in cash.

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Sunday Sunday Sunday! – The 18th

Published on October 9, 2015

We’ve added another race date! Sunday, October 18th at 2pm. (Please pass the word to those out of town that might want to visit our track for the first time.) So far the weather has been pleasant this October and we’re hoping that continues. It’ll be a regular program with 2 heats and 1 feature race. We’ll have 50/50 tickets available and the Drew’s Garage Frisbee Toss which the pot is up to $550! The Concession stand won’t be open so please plan ahead. We’re also working on our Crookston Winter Series schedule which will likely happen in February and March. Look for that schedule to come out this fall.

Reminder: Sign-up for our news alerts by texting the keyword “KARTING” to 84483 to receive the latest schedule announcements on your phone.


Race Details:
Sunday, October 18
Gates Open: 1:00pm
Race: 2:00pm

Cost:
Driver + Kart $20
Pit Members (All ages) $10
FREE admission to the grandstands!
Note: The Concession stand will be CLOSED.

– Located on the Northwest corner of the Red River Valley Fairgrounds
– The Drew’s Garage Frisbee Toss – Purchase a Frisbee at the track and throw them into the center of the race track for a chance to win prizes. The pot has grown to $550!
– Purchase 50/50 tickets for your chance to win 50% of the pot in cash.

#rrkartclub

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Thank You

Published on September 28, 2015

Thank you to everyone that came to the 2015 Awards Banquet last night! It was a lot of fun socializing with all the families along with having a great meal. The kids were very excited to receive the year-end awards and the Bob Sailer Memorial awards. To view the class pictures, they are posted HERE. Thanks to J Style Photography for taking those.

2015 was another successful year for the club. It wouldn’t be possible without the teams, families, friends and track workers that come to the track every week. THANK YOU!

As always, the racing never stops for us. If the weather stays warm, we’ll try some weekend races in October. Keep up with any schedule announcements through our social media outlets and our text alerts. We’re also planning on doing some indoor dirt racing this winter in Crookston. Stay tuned for more details as we get further into the year.

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