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  • GCKI History
  • Mission Statement
  • Become a Volunteer
  • Officers & Trustees

 

GCKI History

 

In 1970, Gulf Coast Karting Association, Inc. (GCKA), was organized for the purpose of owning and operating facilities for the sport of kart racing.

The corporate charter of Gulf Coast Karting Association, Inc. provided that if it ceased to operate its assets would be divided among the Regular Members of the corporation. The Regular Members of Gulf Coast Karting Association, Inc. had guaranteed the payment of the debt to purchase the property and construct the original track and constituted the Board of Directors, which were not subject to removal, or election. All other members were Associate Members who only had such rights as given them by the Board of Directors of Gulf Coast Karting Association, Inc.

Though the years the Regular Members dwindled to five members, being Joe Dunlap, Bobby Vance, Tom Dunlap, Bobby Crisp and Bob Dunlap. In the mid 90's karting became more popular and the GCKA grew to enough members that the Regular Members of Gulf Coast Karting Association, Inc. felt they (the members) should have more say in the conduct of the business of the club. So, for that reason, Gulf Coast Karters, Inc. (GCKI) was organized and the Executive Trustees are the remaining five Regular Members of Gulf Coast Karting Association, Inc. These Executive Trustees have been involved with this track for up to 35 years and have a dedicated interest that it will always remain a kart racing facility.

If any of our present members think that Joe Dunlap owns (or acts like he owns) Gulf Coast Kartway, you’re right that he did own this track (partially, anyway). But, he and the other Regular Members of Gulf Coast Karting Association, Inc. gave up their ownership for the benefit of the present racers. After its incorporation, Gulf Coast Karters, Inc. assumed all property and assets and debts and obligations of the former Gulf Coast Karting Association. In the transaction Gulf Coast Karters, Inc. paid the remaining Regular Members $15,000.00, for moneys that had been loaned to Gulf Coast Karting Association, Inc. by the Regular Members to pay its debts and obligations. Other than that obligation Gulf Coast Karters, Inc. received ownership of this track and about $12,000.00 in cash to continue to operated the facilities.

Kart technology has improved substantially through the years and with that technology we’ve seen speeds increase and lap times drop. With a major pit upgrade and track expansion, Gulf Coast Karters, Inc. is making room for increased membership and participation at our race events. The future looks very bright for the sport and for Gulf Coast Karters!

 

 

GCKI Mission Statement

 

Gulf Coast Karters, Inc. is a member-owned and managed kart club that is focused on safety, family fun and sportsmanship while promoting the sport of Karting in the Houston area. Our members are committed to providing a safe environment to practice or race karts, entertain spectators, develop our young drivers, and enjoy the camaraderie that Karting delivers. We are dedicated to growing our membership and improving our facilities while keeping our membership costs reasonable. This is why we believe a GCKI membership provides one of the best values in motorsports!

 

 

How to Become A Volunteer

GCKI Kart Racing in Houston

 

Putting on races takes people and Gulf Coast Karters relies on our members and non-members to fulfill the roles required to run the Club and our kart racing events. We welcome and encourage this participation because without volunteers there simply would be no racing.

In addition to opportunities to volunteer and make a difference, race workers are required for each race event. You don't have to race to be involved in kart racing at Gulf Coast Karters. You can be a Corner Worker, Grid Marshall or work the Concessions Stand on race day and get paid for your service to GCKI. You don't have to be a member to serve as a race worker.

To volunteer, please contact one of our Club Officers or Board of Directors.  Being involved as a volunteer or as a race worker is fun and rewarding.

 
GCKI Officers & Trustees

 

GCKI Mailing Address:
Gulf Coast Karters, Inc.
P.O. Box 19827
Houston, TX 77224

Track Phone: 281-978-3710

 

GCKI Club Officers:      
President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 832-407-6545
Vice President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 630-453-0834
Treasurer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Phone: 281-384-7019
Membership Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 713-882-8735



GCKI Board of Directors:    
Board member & Treasurer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 281-384-7019
Board member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 713-623-9712
Board member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Board member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 713-203-9615



Track Committee:
Track Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 713-828-7429
Asst. Track Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone 832-407-6546
Race Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone 832-364-1493
Race Secretary Kyle and Kelly Dyer Phone:  
Assistant Race Secretary Kyle Dyer    
Starter Austin Johnson    
Timing & Scoring Michael Hopkins    
Concessions Elise Yelton    



Trophies and Awards:
Michelle Watts    



Championship Points:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   832-600-0172  



Sponsorship Committee
Rick Guerro - Team Coordinator
Brian Warwas
Gerald Dasbach

 

 

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