Friday, July 28, 2017

The Formula 100 Karting Series - Status Update

Dear F100 Racers,

Following the event last weekend, I’m sure many of you are wondering about the status of The Formula 100 Karting Series.

First, I would like to sincerely apologize for the cancellation of the race at Apex on July 22nd.  I understand this caused a great deal of disappointment and was a significant inconvenience to you all, and for that I sincerely apologize.  Like F100, each racer puts a great deal of time and effort into an F100 race day, and I would like to sincerely apologize for my inattention to the dedication, effort and energy that all of you show to F100.

As most of you know, our dedicated karting community came together and the event at Apex went on.  The event captured the full spirit of F100 with fantastic racing by dedicated and passionate racers who banded together to have a race day despite obstacles.  The enthusiasm and energy shown for F100 by all of you was fantastic and a testament to the success of F100's mission.  F100 is by Racers for Racers, and the Apex event was a testament to this.  This show of unity is akin to how F100 started and has succeeded for so long and the fact that after all these years our racers still feel the same desire and passion for F100 that was present at the beginning is a great indicator for the future of F100.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to making the Apex event happen - your dedication and efforts are greatly appreciated.

The vision and intention of The Formula 100 Karting Series has and will continue to be one that encourages and nurtures a fun, competitive, and PURE RACING experience.
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I am excited to announce that F100 has brought together experts in the karting community to assist in building from our solid foundation to provide each of you with the uncompromising racing experience you deserve.  This Board of great people and fellow racers will assist in the management of the series to ensure F100’s success as the series grows and continues to build momentum toward the future.

I hope you will continue to support The Formula 100 Karting Series and enjoy the PURE RACING experience F100 has always intended to provide.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The status of The Formula 100 Karting Series is as follows. Currently, the race schedule REMAINS EXACTLY as previously published on F100karters.com. We will have announcements in the coming weeks.

Please stay tuned for information regarding our event last weekend.


Sincerely,

Sebastian Bacon 
President - The Formula 100 Karting Series

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

F100 SoCal Championship Round #4 is SATURDAY, JULY 22nd at Apex!

On SATURDAY, JULY 22nd, F100 heads to Apex Kart Track in Perris, CA for Round #4 of the 2017 F100 SoCal season. 

Pre-entry is NOW OPEN.  Pre-entry closes THURSDAY, JULY 20th at 11:59pm.  Please see the following link to pre-enter:



INTRODUCING new discounts for racers; the BRING-A-FRIEND DISCOUNT and the FIRST TIME RACER DISCOUNT.  The BRING-A-FRIEND DISCOUNT is open to all racers that have raced with F100 or F206 previously who bring a friend that has never raced with F100. This discount may be used multiple times throughout the season, there is no limit, but your friend must be a new to F100 or F206 racer each time in order to receive the discount. The FIRST TIME RACER DISCOUNT is open to all racers that had never raced with F100 or F206 previously who participate in their first event with F100 or F206. Discount may only be used once for first time F100 or F206 participants only. With the advent of these new discounts/credits, racing with F100 or F206 is more affordable and rewarding than ever!

Please use the forms linked below to request the appropriate discount after the race and to view the requirements to receive each discount:



Please see the following link for directions to the track:



F100 is designed to provide a competitive, fun and cost-effective racing environment for all our racers.  F100 firmly believes in clean and safe racing on track in order to ensure that all racers are able to compete on a level playing field in order to maximize racing fun and limit expensive repairs.  In order to help facilitate clean racing on track, F100 has created the following video that explains the basics of what F100 expects from our racers on track.  Please see the following link:



Maxxis SLR tires, the spec tire for most Level 1 classes, are available from your local F100 supporting shop or from Goldspeed USA.  We recommend all racers order their tires as soon as possible to ensure we have enough supply for race day.  If anyone is having trouble getting tires for the race, please contact F100 directly.  To order your tires directly from Goldspeed, please see the following link.  Shipping charges and additional fees may apply:



Please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for an important tech update and reminder:



F100 has released a quick guide to our class structure to help alleviate possible confusion when choosing an F100 class to race in.  Please see the following link:



Also, please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for a reference page for all the recent F100 SoCal 2017 announcements:



The race day schedule, as well as other information about the race day, is now available.  On race day, gates will open at 1:00 pm, Additional Practice starts at 1:45 pm and the Driver's Meeting is at 3:45 pm.  Racers must be at the track by 3:15pm.



Please see the following link for more information regarding Additional Practice:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

F100 Club Challenge Round #2 Race Recap

F100 Club Challenge Round #2 is in the books!  Another great day of F100 racing with close competition on the track and camaraderie and fun in the pits!  F100 would like to thank all the racers who took part in the second Club Challenge race of the season and would also like to congratulate all our podium finishers!

F100 would like to thank Bakersfield Kart Raceway, their kart club and their racers for hosting F100 Club Challenge Round #2.  The race day was very well organized and the staff did a great job of ensuring that all racers had an enjoyable race day.  We look forward to working with Bakersfield Kart Raceway in the future and we hope to see some Bakersfield racers at future F100 SoCal events!

Updated points standings are now available.  Check out all the info at the links below:

Updated points standings are now available, please see the following link and click on the Points Standings button to view:

Please note, if there are any mistakes in the points standings they are unintentional.  We apologize for any misspellings and/or any calculation errors. Please contact F100 to discuss if you believe a mistake has been made.


Our next race, F100 SoCal Championship Round #3, is Saturday, July 22nd at Apex Kart Track in Perris, California.  A big turnout and fierce competition is expected for this afternoon event.  Stay tuned for more info!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

F100, F-206 Club Challenge Round #2 is SATURDAY, JULY 8th in Bakersfield, CA! COME RACE UNDER THE LIGHTS!

On SATURDAY, JULY 8th at Bakersfield Kart Raceway in Bakersfield, CA, F100 hits the track for the second round of the 2017 Club Challenge season! F100 expects another large turnout in the traditional F100 classes, as well as continued growth in the F-206 classes. You don't want to miss it!

The gates open at 10am. There will be open practice from 10am to 7pm. Open practice is free if you register and pay for the race. Racing starts at 7pm. There will be two heats and one main event. The main event grid will be set by the average finishing during the heats (Peapick). $65 entry fee and $10 for pit passes. No transponder is needed for this event.

Please see the following link for directions to the track:



WHAT IS THE CLUB CHALLENGE?

The Club Challenge harkens back to the early days of F100, when F100 was a traveling group that ran only a few classes as part of local club races. For the Club Challenge, F100 and F-206 will join with local clubs for their club events. Local clubs will run the show. This means that racers will register the day of the race (pre-entry is not offered by most host clubs) with the club and the clubs will be responsible for the entirety of the race day. F100 will be on-site to provide support to the club and racers, as needed. F100 and F-206 will give racers in the applicable F100 and F-206 classes points towards the Club Challenge Season Championship for each and every official Club Challenge race. 

There will be no daily trophies awarded through F100 directly, but if the host clubs provide trophies F100 and F-206 will make sure those are handed out. F100 and F-206 will award year-end championship trophies at the end of the Club Challenge season. 

The Club Challenge is a great way for all racers to join in on the F100 and F-206 fun while supporting local clubs!

WHO CAN RACE AT THE CLUB CHALLENGE?

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Subject to certain limitations, everyone is welcome to race at the Club Challenge. THIS INCLUDES ALL LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 racers. The goal is to have very large fields to add to the local club races and to have a fun day of racing for all participants and we welcome all racers to participate!

WHAT CLASSES ARE OFFERED AT THE CLUB CHALLENGE?

Only certain classes are offered at the Club Challenge. FK2, FK1 Senior, FK1 Masters and LO206 classes will be offered. If there is enough demand prior to the race, we will also run the FC2 and FJ2 classes.

FK1 Senior, FK1 Masters and LO206 classes are the only classes that will be given points towards the Club Challenge Season Championship.

The Club Challenge is designed for racers to enjoy a fun, friendly and competitive day at the track!

WHAT ARE THE TIRE RULES FOR THE CLUB CHALLENGE?

The Level 1 classes utilize the Maxxis SLR as their spec tire. If you do not have Maxxis SLR tires you will not be eligible to race in the Level 1 classes, however, you will be eligible to race in the regular Level 2 classes. The regular Level 2 classes utilize an approved tire rule. LO206 classes utilize the Bridgestone YLC tire.

For more information, please visit the Club Challenge page on the F100karters.com website and the Club Challenge class structure on F100karters.com/rules.


ATTENTION BRIGGS LO206 RACERS: Come race in the new Formula 206 set of classes within the Club Challenge, SoCal Championship and California Shootout, specifically for Briggs LO206 racers. For more information on the Formula 206 classes please see the following links:



F100 is designed to provide a competitive, fun and cost-effective racing environment for all our racers. F100 firmly believes in clean and safe racing on track in order to ensure that all racers are able to compete on a level playing field in order to maximize racing fun and limit expensive repairs. In order to help facilitate clean racing on track, F100 has created the following video that explains the basics of what F100 expects from our racers on track. Please see the following link:


   
F100 2017 Memberships are now available! If you wish to become an F100 member and take advantage of all the benefits that membership provides, including number priority, inclusion in the season points championship, and race day entry fee discounts, please purchase your membership by visiting the following link.



Maxxis SLR tires, the spec tire for the Level 2 Clubman classes, are available from your local F100 supporting shop, through F100 directly or from Goldspeed USA. The total cost for a set of tires purchased through F100 supporting shops is slightly lower than a set of tires purchased from Goldspeed. To order your tires directly from Goldspeed, please see the following link. Shipping charges and additional fees may apply:



F100 has released a class name explanation to help alleviate possible confusion. Please see the following link:


Sunday, June 4, 2017

F100 SoCal Round #3 Race Recap

Another great day of ultra-competitive, fun, fair and affordable racing at F100 SoCal Rd #3!  F100 would like to thank all of our loyal racers and staff for another great race day!

Results, photos and updated points standings are now available.  Check out all the info at the links below:

Updated points standings are now available, please see the following link:
PLEASE NOTE, updated points standings should be available the day after all SoCal Championship events at the above link.  Please feel free to check the points standings at the link above the day after event for an up to date version.

Please also note, if there are any mistakes in the points standings they are unintentional.  We apologize for any misspellings and/or any calculation errors.  Please contact F100 to discuss if you believe a mistake has been made.


Results from the event are available at the following link:
Photos from the event are available at the following link:

http://www.f100karters.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=16076676

Bring-a-friend Discount Motorsportreg account credit request form:


https://goo.gl/forms/9Cyfs7VOJbh5AUOl2


First-time Racer Discount Motorsportreg account credit request form:


https://goo.gl/forms/MlxCNBFobh8ybJRa2


F100 SoCal Round #4, is Saturday afternoon, July 22nd at Apex Kart Track!  F100 Club Challenge Round #2 is Saturday night, July 8th at Bakersfield Kart Raceway.  Stay tuned for more info for both events!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

F100 SoCal Championship Round #3 is SATURDAY, MAY 27th at Grange Motor Circuit!

On SATURDAY, MAY 27th, F100 heads to Grange Motor Circuit for Round #3 of the 2017 F100 SoCal season.  With a strong turnout and excellent racing at Round #2, Round #3 promises more great action, with fierce competition on track, and camaraderie and fun in the pits.  This is the first race of the season at Grange Motor Circuit.  If you have never been to Grange, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.  The road to the track is dusty, but the tarmac that awaits is well worth the journey.  You don't want to miss it! 

Pre-entry is NOW OPEN.  Pre-entry closes THURSDAY, MAY 25th at 11:59pm.  Please see the following link to pre-enter:



F100 2017 Memberships are now available!  If you wish to become an F100 member and take advantage of all the benefits that membership provides, including number priority, inclusion in the season points championship, and race day entry fee discounts, please purchase your membership by visiting the following link.



INTRODUCING new discounts for racers; the BRING-A-FRIEND DISCOUNT and the FIRST TIME RACER DISCOUNT.  The BRING-A-FRIEND DISCOUNT is open to all racers that have raced with F100 or F206 previously who bring a friend that has never raced with F100. This discount may be used multiple times throughout the season, there is no limit, but your friend must be a new to F100 or F206 racer each time in order to receive the discount. The FIRST TIME RACER DISCOUNT is open to all racers that had never raced with F100 or F206 previously who participate in their first event with F100 or F206. Discount may only be used once for first time F100 or F206 participants only. With the advent of these new discounts/credits, racing with F100 or F206 is more affordable and rewarding than ever!

Please use the forms linked below to request the appropriate discount after the race and to view the requirements to receive each discount:



ATTENTION BRIGGS LO206 RACERS: Come race in the new Formula 206 LO206 Senior class within the SoCal Championship, specifically for Briggs LO206 racers.  For this event, F206 is offering special race day pricing to all F206 racers.  All racers who are new to F206 will pay the member pre-entry price for race entry if LO206 is the only class they are registering or, if registering for multiple classes, the LO206 class can be added as an additional class to any Non-Member Entry Fee for only $1.  Along with this, the additional class entry fee for member pre-entry is now only $1!  So if you're an F100 Member and you have an F100 and an LO206 kart, bring both to the track and race in two classes for a great price!  And F206 racers can also utilize the "first time racer discount" to save even more!  The "first time racer discount" is an account credit applied to the racers Motorsportreg account after the race to be used towards paying fees for a future event.  This makes racing two classes with F100 easier and more affordable than ever!  For more information on the Formula 206 classes please see the following link:



We have had quite a few LO206 racers express interest in attending this event and future events throughout the 2017 season, and we expect a solid turnout of LO206 racers.  If you have an LO206 powered kart, come and race with F100 and F-206!  Please see the link below for more information about our LO206 incentives, new discounts available to all F100 and F-206 racers who are new to F100 and F-206, our new "additional class entry" pricing, and the possible addition of an LO206 Junior class:



CLASS CONSOLIDATION: F100 has removed FK2 Clubman, SKC Shifter Open and FK125 TaG Masters from our class structure, at least temporarily, due to lack of interest. These classes may be added back at a future time if demand is sufficient.


Please see the following link for directions to the track:



F100 is designed to provide a competitive, fun and cost-effective racing environment for all our racers.  F100 firmly believes in clean and safe racing on track in order to ensure that all racers are able to compete on a level playing field in order to maximize racing fun and limit expensive repairs.  In order to help facilitate clean racing on track, F100 has created the following video that explains the basics of what F100 expects from our racers on track.  Please see the following link:



Maxxis SLR tires, the spec tire for most Level 1 classes, are available from your local F100 supporting shop or from Goldspeed USA.  We recommend all racers order their tires as soon as possible to ensure we have enough supply for race day.  If anyone is having trouble getting tires for race, please contact F100 directly.  To order your tires directly from Goldspeed, please see the following link.  Shipping charges and additional fees may apply:



Please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for an important tech update and reminder:



F100 has released a class name explanation to help alleviate possible confusion.  Please see the following link:



Also, please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for a reference page for all the recent F100 SoCal 2017 announcements:



The race day schedule, as well as other information about the race day, is now available. On race day, gates will open at 7:30am and the Driver's Meeting is at 9:10amRacers must be at the track by 8:45am.


Please see the following link for more information regarding Additional Morning Practice:

Friday, May 12, 2017

F100 SoCal Class Consolidation: FK125 TaG Masters

Due to low participation in the FK125 TaG Masters class at the first two F100 SoCal events of the 2017 season, F100 is removing the FK125 TaG Masters class from the F100 SoCal Class Structure for the remainder of the 2017 F100 SoCal season.  F100 will consider adding the FK125 TaG Masters class back to the F100 SoCal Class Structure for the 2018 season.  If you are a TaG Masters racer, or know a TaG Masters racer who is interested in racing their TaG engine with F100, please have them reach out to F100 to express their interest in adding the FK125 TaG Masters class back to the F100 SoCal class structure for the 2018 season.

For more information on The Formula 100 Karting Series and F100 SoCal, please  visit F100karters.com.

Monday, May 8, 2017

F100 SoCal Championship Round #2 Race Recap

An excellent turnout of racers took to the track at F100 SoCal Championship Rd #2, the first afternoon race of the season, for a great day of ultra-competitive, fun, fair and affordable racing!  F100 would like to thank all of our loyal racers and staff for another great day at the track!

Results, photos and updated points standings are now available.  Check out all the info at the links below:

Updated points standings are now available, please see the following link:
PLEASE NOTE, updated points standings should be available the day after all the SoCal Championship events at the above link.  Please feel free to check the points standings at the link above the day after event for an up to date version.

Please also note, if there are any mistakes in the points standings they are unintentional.  We apologize for any misspellings and/or any calculation errors.  Please contact F100 to discuss if you believe a mistake has been made.


Results from the event are available at the following link:
Photos from the event are available at the following link:

http://www.f100karters.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=16073154

Bring-a-friend Discount Motorsportreg account credit request form:

https://goo.gl/forms/9Cyfs7VOJbh5AUOl2

First-time Racer Discount Motorsportreg account credit request form:

https://goo.gl/forms/MlxCNBFobh8ybJRa2


Round #3, is Saturday, May 27th at Grange Motor Circuit!  Stay tuned for more info!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

F100 2016 Season Awards Ceremony - April 29th at Adams Motorsports Park

F100 will be awarding 2016 Season Championship Trophies at the driver's meeting at F100 SoCal Championship Round #2, to be held on Saturday, April 29th at Adams Motorsports Park. We encourage all F100 racers to attend! The driver's meeting begins at 3:55pm. Congratulations to our 2016 Season Champions and we look forward to honoring you as well as our podium finishers on April 29th!

FC1 - Logan Meyer
FC1 Comer - Hayden Huelsman
FK1 Senior - Michael Milesi
FK1 Masters - John Shepherd
SKC - Robby Heck Jr