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Photos of GCKI Spring Race 5 by RPM Motorsports

Here are some podium pics from GCKI Srping Race 5 by RPM Motorsports

Photos of GCKI Spring Race 6 by RPM Motorsports

Here are some podium pics from GCKI Spring Race 6 by RPM Motorsports

GCKI Spring Race 3 by RPM Motorsports Photos

Here are some podium pics of GCKI Spring Race 3 by RPM Motorsports

GCKI Spring Race 1 Podium Pics

Here are some podium photos of the GCKI Spring Race 1 by RPM Motorsports.



Congratulations to all the podium finishers!

GCKI Spring Race 2 Podium Pics

Here are some podium photos of the GCKI Spring Race 2 by RPM Motorsports.



Congratulations to all the podium finishers!

GCKI Plans 2014 Winter Blast

2014 GCKI Winter Blast flyerClick to enlarge flyer

By popular demand, GCKI is planning to hold the annual Winter-Blast, non-points, fundraiser, fun race.  The planned date is Sunday January 5th.  The event will be conditional upon two factors – the weather and the willingness of people to volunteer.  If the prediction is for rain or temperatures below 45 degrees on Sunday per the “Weather Bug” forecast on Friday January 3rd – the race will be cancelled.

All current 2013 class rules and driver eligibilities will apply to this event.

Additionally, we will need the following positions filled – (2) volunteer corner workers (we already have 1 volunteer), assistant race secretary (wristbands), scales, grid.  Please respond to this posting with your willingness to commit to one of these positions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Workers will qualify for 2014 Spring Series worker points for the driver of their choice.  If the roles are not filled by Friday January 3rd with volunteers – the race will be cancelled.

GCKI Fall 6 Photos

Here are some podium pics of the GCKI Fall 6 race 10/14/12

GCKI Fall 5 Photos

Here are some podium pics of the GCKI Fall 5 / Texas Ca$h Shootout race 09/30/12

GCKI Fall 4 Photos

Here are some great photos of the GCKI Fall 4 race taken by High Velocity Productions


When you visit the HVP website be sure to check out the TPKC DVD ~ Only $15, it includes all the TPKC race videos with a 15 minute Main Presentation and a digital copy of the DVD cover! The DVD will be for sale at the TPKC BBQ Banquet & Awards Ceremony September 29th!

GCKI Fall 2 Photos

A big "Thank You!" to all the racers that attended Fall 2 and everyone is invited to attend Fall 3 next weekend on August 19th. If you can't make it out to the track be sure to watch the live timing & scoring here on the website with live chat also to give your favorite driver a shout out!

Live Timing From GCKI Sunday Aug 19th

kart11Come out to the track to watch the second race of the Gulf Coast Karters 2012 Fall race season Sunday August 19th. Qualifying starts right after the driver's meeting at noon.

If you can't make it out to the track be sure to watch the Live Timing & Scoring here on the website to see how your favorite GCKI driver is doing!  We have live chat also if you have any questions about the races or just want to give a shout out to your favorite driver!

An Introduction to Kid Karting - A New Racer's Dad's Perspective

This is a great time to become involved with the GCKI Kid Kart program for young racers age 5 to 8. There are several new 5 year olds currently starting, and the more involvement we can get generated now, the more even the playing field will be the rest of the year. Growing our organization will also insure outstanding possibilities for next year’s young drivers. We consider Kid Karting an exhibition class, and all finishers earn trophies at the awards ceremony held after each race. I can tell you the kids get the full fledged experience in every aspect that any professional racer would feel. This has by far been the single best sport I have been involved in with my son and one that has held his attention the longest. It has taught him patience, confidence, dedication, and discipline, which he has been learning together with the other youngsters at the track. I had the same concerns any parent would have about his safety by allowing him to get behind the wheel of what resembles a miniature Indy car. However, GCKI makes safety as a top priority which is such an important consideration for us all. Everyone at the track has been fantastic about sharing information, emphasizing safety, and making the karts competitive and fun to drive. At GCKI we found a great group of people and a wonderful club to be a involved with. One of my favorite parts of joining GCKI was that we had access to the track anytime and could arrange practice with equally experienced drivers via the forum and email. The times we’ve shared the facilities with more experienced drivers they were all fantastic about taking turns on the track so I never had the worry of my son making a mistake or being intimidated by a faster driver.  GCKI encourages the use of their forum, where many more questions can be answered. Our club membership has paid off in ways I cannot begin to describe.

For more information on getting started, please contact any of the GCKI volunteers or you can contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - I'd be glad to help you get started, the same way others have helped me.

It has truly been an awesome experience for my son and me!

John and Brandon Rucker #5

Photos from GCKI Fall Race 1

Thanks to everyone who came out and braved the weather for GCKI's first race of the Fall Season.  We had a pretty impressive turn-out all things considered, and those competitors who raced in the changing conditions looked to be having a blast.  GCKI is fortunate to have several high-quality photographers supporting us this year.  Many thanks to Ryan Hollis from "RTH Photography" and Kenny Lau from "Awesome Shots" who come to the track to shoot the action at GCKI.  Please continue to support them by visiting their sites.
 
Links to pictures can be found here: 
 

http://rthphotography.smugmug.com/

 

http://awesomeshots.photoreflect.com/store/thumbpage.aspx?e=8587761

GCKI Fall 1 podium pics

Continuous Investment & Improvement at GCKI

Joe Bauhs & Bryan JoplinJoe Bauhs & Bryan Joplin - Spreading the parking lotThis week a dedicated team of GCKI volunteers worked very hard to make improvements to our facility.  Mike Hewitt arranged for 45 tons of crushed concrete and 75 tons of granular asphalt to be delivered to the track.  Bill Choice, Bryan Joplin and Joe Bauhs did the "heavy lifting" using much slower machinery than we usually have racing around our grounds. The goal was to fill in the low spots in our paddock area to improve drainage and reduce the puddles we've seen this year on our rainy race weekends.  Anyone coming out to this weekend's races will surely notice an improvement.  We will be calling for a few work days ahead of the big TPKC races, and are hopeful many of our other members will be able to join us.

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  • Affordable Family Entertainment!

    Bring your family, neighbors and friends out to the track for a fun and affordable afternoon of exciting, close open-wheel racing right here in your neighborhood. Pit passes are just $5 per person!

  • GCKI - Houston's Motorsport Bargain!

    GCKI membership is $325 a year and gives you unlimited access to the track whenever a race or other official track function isn’t scheduled. This is the greatest motorsports bargain in Houston!

  • Cadet Grid at GCKI

    Cadet grid preparing to race at Gulf Coast Karters.
    We have race categories for all ages!

    Kid Karts - 5 through 7
    Cadets - 8 through 12
    Juniors - 12 through15
    Seniors - 16+
    Masters - 30+
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GCKI Promo Video by Colby Novak

Watch It then come out to the track to experience the excitement of close open wheel racing LIVE! Spectator passes are only $5 each so bring your family and friends!

Gulf Coast Karters Welcomes ARC Racing as a Club Sponsor

ARC Racing logoARC Racing is your one-stop source for CHONDA (a.k.a. “Clone / Box Stock Project”) engines and parts.  The CHONDA and CHONDA Cadet classes at GCKI are two of our fastest growing segments, and the excellent products for sale and informative videos posted on the ARC Racing website make it easy to put together an inexpensive and competitive kart for practice fun or serious racing.  When you order from ARC Racing, please let them know you appreciate their support of GCKI.
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Awesome Shots joins GCKI as our Official Photography Partner

Awesome Shots logoGCKI is pleased to welcome Awesome Shots as our official photography partner.  Anyone who attended the Southwest Regional Cup races at GCKI saw well-known local motorsports photographer, Kenny Lau positioned strategically around the track taking great (awesome) action shots of the competition.  Kenny will be permitting GCKI to use some of the shots as promotional pieces for the club, and we will use his photos to highlight our year end banquet.  If anyone wants to view or purchase pictures from the SWRI Sunday race they can be previewed via the link below.  Kenny will be attending GCKI club races whenever possible to capture all of the racing action. http://www.photoreflect.com/store/thumbpage.aspx?e=8170933

Upcoming Events

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Aug 10 2014

GCKI Fall 2 by RPM Motorsports - Challenge

SEP
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Sep 07 2014

GCKI Fall 3 by RPM Motorsports - Challenge

SEP
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Sep 13 2014 - Sep 14 2014

TX Mini Grand Prix

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Sep 28 2014

GCKI Fall 4 by RPM Motorsports

OCT
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Oct 03 2014 - Oct 05 2014

TPKC Rounds 2 & 3 @ GCKI

GCKI Track Weather

Katy, TX, United States

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