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Aug 12 Club Meeting Highlights

August 13th, 2019|

Aug 12 Open Board Meeting

Minutes have been published to the Member Area for the August 12 Meeting

Highlights are summarized here:

  • The Board of Directors election has concluded with 45% of the membership voting.  The following candidates were elected, and started 2 year terms:
    • Bill Scheets
    • Scott Jackson
    • Scott Cebulski
    • Rich Alten
  • The Board elected Cindy Lacotta President.  Bernie Lacotta will remain Vice-President, Bill Scheets will remain Secretary, and Tom Rodie will remain Treasurer.
  • We will continue the Friday night ban on beginners, and the Wednesday night Rental focus.
  • The 2020 Winter Season Race schedule was set:
    • Race 1:  11/3
    • Race 2:  11/17
    • Race 3:  12/1
    • Race 4:  12/15
    • Race 5:    1/5
    • Race 6:    1/19
    • Race 7:    2/2
    • Race 8:    2/16
    • Race 9:    3/1
    • Race 10:  3/15
    • Rain Date:  3/22
  • PKRA Memberships can no longer be purchased at the track.
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Summer Race #7 Results – July 8 Meeting Highlights

July 15th, 2019|

Summer Race #7 Results and Summer Points through Race #7  have been posted.  Report any issues to  points@pkra.com.  

Due to the extended period between races, Practice will run the Full Track CW configuration until August 4, when it will change to Vintage CW in preparation for race #8.

Minutes for the July 8 meeting will be posted shortly.  Highlights include:

  • Nominations for the 4 open board positions:
    The election will be held electronically and begin July 22

    • Bill Scheets
    • Rich Alten
    • Micah Hendricks
    • Scott Jackson
    • Scott Cebulski
    • Curtis Ruth
    • Rich Bowen
  • The following rate Increases will take effect Oct 1:
    • Bronze Membership – $300  (System will show $235 + $65)
    • Silver Membership – $750    (System will show $685 + $65)
    • Family Member Driver – $65
    • Practice for Bronze $15.
    • Front Row spot  $300,  Per Race $25
    • Race Pre-Entry:  $100 Non Member,  $60 Member
    • Onsite Race:       […]

PKRA Club Race Registration Through MotorsportReg

June 28th, 2019|

PKRA Club Race Pre-Registration Instructions for MotorsportReg

  • PKRA is using MotorsportReg for online Club Race Pre-Registration.
  • Registration must use the profile of the particular driver.  This is easily done if your account relationships are set up correctly (if you have an issue with this, please contact membership@pkra.com). Registration will use the contact information (including birth date for age verification), emergency contact information, and vehicle transponder from your profile. Please make sure this information is current.
  • You’ll need to create at least one vehicle – we’ll pull the transponder number from it.  If you rent your transponder, you’ll still need to have a vehicle with a blank transponder number.  This needs to be done only once, and you can do it on the fly during registration.
  • Registration will force unique Kart numbers within a class.  Members may request kart number reservations at kartnumbers@pkra.com ( Driver, Class Kart Number).
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June 10 Open Board Meeting Highlights

June 23rd, 2019|

Minutes from the June 10 Open Board Meeting have been published.
Highlights:

  • We will be starting Saturday night racing one hour later starting June 22.  We will continue to have the dinner break after qualifying, but will have an additional 15 min break after the Heat.
  • We changed to “Minor” pit passes 2-17 for $5 instead of the current Child 2-10 for $5 and Adult 11+ at $10.  This will be implemented July 1 in conjunction with the move to MotorsportReg.
  • We will implement the IKF rule change regarding transponder location beginning with the Winter season.  The transponder will need to be on the back of the seat, with the bottom 25cm from the ground, +/- 5cm.
  • The board agreed to officially rescind the surcharge for Wed night.  We will continue the Friday night ban on beginner rental customers and the Wednesday focus on those rental customers, but there […]
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PKRA Migration to MotorsportReg

June 20th, 2019|

PKRA is in the process of migrating from our current web purchasing to MotorsportReg.com.

Reasons for Change
Our previous product, Magento, has not been upgraded in years, and as is will not meet credit card processing requirements (PCI certification) this fall.  Upgrading and ongoing support for Magento are cost prohibitive.  Several functions in our implementation are currently broken, and it’s not practical to fix them.

Rewriting with a different tool was explored, but would ultimately suffer from the same support issues. Using a third party product will significantly reduce our support requirements and overall risk. MotorsportReg was evaluated against it’s nearest competitor and was found to better meet our needs and at lower cost.  Many other karting and autosports groups use MotorsportReg, and user account/driver profile information may be shared aross the multiple organizations.

We previously managed memberships manually in a spreadsheet, and there was no intelligence in the […]