Starting with us and our race eventsStarting with us and our race events
So easy! Just join our races. That's it.
To participate in any my-kart events, you need to create an ID on this website (click here) and then append your name onto the pre-registered participants list for the relevant upcoming event (click here) thread. We organise events for members and invited guests. Communication and member interaction is primarily at this website http://club.my-kart.org/ - so visit often.
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** event race fees ranges from RM100 to RM250 as there are various categories and race formats
*** for first time registrations, please provide inform the moderator (necessary to eliminate spammers):
- how you found about my-KART
- your background (location and occupation)
- your karting / racing experience
Reference materials are found on the my-KART information menu bar and About my-KART.
Changes for 2011 agreed with CityKartingChanges for 2011 agreed with CityKarting
The my-kart committee members (Edwyn, Mark, Naza, Mizi and Fazz) met with Citykarting Enterprises Sdn Bhd (Ah Piau) on the 19th December 2010 to discuss changes for 2011.
Citykarting had recently agreed to the changes on Sunday 26th December 2010.
The following were some points of discussion and agreements:
my-kart DRIVERS series 2011 - K1 category
- CK will prepare 15 karts for the now combined K1 category (K2 is abolished). All drivers will get Rotax Junior 125cc on CRG rebels chassis with Maxxis tyres.
- CK will prepare additional karts if there is demand, but CK must be given at least ONE week's notice.
- The 15 karts would constitute 30 seats.
- The 15 karts would include spares - up to my-kart to determine how many spares are needed.
my-kart DRIVERS series 2011 - K1 pricing
- K1 entry is only applicable to paid my-kart club members
- We agreed that prices for the K1 series will remain as per current 2010 levels - which is RM230 per driver per event.
- However, CK is offering drivers to pay RM2,000 up front for 10 races in 2011 - which amounts to RM200 per driver per event.
- Transfer of the paid seats is up to my-kart and the participants involved.
- CK will further offer RM1,800 up front for 10 races for each driver if my-kart "purchases" all the 30 seats up front. This point is yet unclear upon subsequent reflection, as the 30 seats representing 15 karts includes spare karts. Ah Piau suggested that my-kart provide an offer on this for him to consider. The committee may need to evaluate how many seats will be "purchased" up front.
- Once the seats are purchased, my-kart can then "on sell" the seats to other participants at either the standard walk in rate of RM230 or RM2,000 for full year participants. But in this case, my-kart carries the risk of unsold seats.
K3 DRIVERS series 2011 pricing
- K3 pricing will remain at RM90 per driver (paid my-kart members only - non members remain at RM100 per driver) per event.
- However, CK is also offering a similar up front pricing arrangement for drivers who commit to 10 races in advance. Drivers will need to pay RM800 for the 10 race up front commitment.
DRIVERS series venues
- AP advised us that CK will likely be operating the Sepang Kart Circuit from 1 April 2011. SIC had agreed to this and CK had even paid the deposit, and ordered the additional 20 units 4-stroke rental karts for Sepang Kart Circuit.
- my-kart can propose to have some races run at Shah Alam and some at Sepang. Initial proposal is for 6 DRIVERS series races at Shah Alam and 4 DRIVERS series races at Sepang and 1 Grand Finale race in Sepang.
- To save transport costs, we agreed to have only ONE switch over from Shah Alam to Sepang after the 6th round. Hence, transportation is limited to RM300 one way from Shah Alam to Sepang and RM300 return after the final race of 2011.
- The transport costs will need to be incurred for the 15 K1 karts.
- For the K3 category, drivers will use the new 4-stroke karts in Sepang.
- If my-kart wishes to bring the 80cc karts to Sepang, this will incur additional transport costs (not quoted).
- If K3 is run on the 4-stroke karts, the pricing will remain the same as the 80cc 2-stroke karts.
LANGKAWI once off race
- CK has a strong desire to run my-kart events at Langkawi.
- Dates have yet to be determined.
- my-kart will propose date and further details.
Free days for kids on weekdays during school holidays
- AP offered my-kart to scheduled certain days exclusively for school children during school holidays (but only on weekdays and not on public holidays).
- CK will not charge for the event if my-kart can organise for a large group of school children.
- my-kart will consider the offer, and propose.
Finalisation of my-kart event calendarsFinalisation of my-kart event calendars
for those people who have been asking me to change the dates for round 06/2009: all i have to say is, i'm sorry i will not change the dates on account of requests from a few. the calendar had been fixed since the beginning of the year, and it is intended that the calendar remains for better planning in the greater scheme of things. it is naturally possible that some of us will miss the odd race or two... which is why we only count the best 8 scores out of 10 rounds.
having a firm calendar is important as we speak to outsiders / external parties and talk about what my-kart is about. having firm calendars as opposed to tentative or changing ones gives us more credibility as a race series promoter, and not just another social event organiser.
so let's put this issue to rest and let the event run its course.
for the 2010 calendar, lets get forward views of all important dates in 2010 early so we can plan the calendar accordingly. as i have indicated before, in the open-source spirit of my-kart, let's work together to review the future calendars before we finalise in january of that year.
Restructuring all our karting seriesRestructuring all our karting series
my-kart today is into its 10th year of organising amateur karting series for all enthusiasts like us.
the idea is to make racing affordable & accessible, fun & exciting, safe & professional and sustainable & relevent.
we are proud that the my-kart family has grown over the years, with many great people who above all are passionate about the sport and keen to help each other out.
in order to sustain this idea and philosophy for the next 10 years and more, we need to do a major rethink.
i would like to invite all of you to join us in rethinking the my-kart formula. we need a major refresh, new blood, new ideas and new people. the old folks like me - will need to step aside to give opportunities for others to take ownership of my-kart.
of late, we have seen more my-karters organising events using new and exciting formula - which has proven to be successful.
but we also need to ensure that the many new events do not clash or stretch the same enthusiasts.
we are currently exploring expanding the my-kart product range to focus specifically on the following categories:
1- CADET category
2- ENTRY LEVEL category
3- INTERMEDIATE category
4- ADVANCE category
our friends mike siva, baharin, iskandar and francis have recently introduced the Karting & Racing Development (KRD) series running on cadet karts, 80cc and 125cc (private and rental) karts (usually last Sunday of the month). facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/KRD/277090602349223
likewise, our friends syamsul razmin, zul atfi and hasmi izan are organising the Initial Karting Competizione (IKC) series running on 100cc yamahas at the Plus Speedway circuit (usually second Saturday of the month). facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Initial-Karting-Competizione/…
In a meeting on 3rd March 2012, the group agreed to combine (streamline) all the above categories into one event (or product) for each category. The effective date of this is to be decided further upon decision on:
1- combining the calendar of events
2- dealing with the points system of more than one series
Subsequent to the above meeting, further discussions were held on 11th March and 14th March. Unfortunately, it was not possible to combine all the events under KRD into the my-kart umbrella. Nevertheless, we will respect KRD's decision on this matter and we wish them all the best in their plans.
The my-kart team (inclusive IKC members Syamsul, Hasmi and Zul Atfi) will be working together to re-introduce the 125cc rentals, as well as expanding the 100cc rentals. So stay tuned.
As such, the revised series streamlining will be as follows:
[table category|old series|old series dates|new my-kart series|new series dates
ENTRY LEVEL|DRIVERS series K3|first saturday|K80|first saturday (DRIVERS series calendar)
INTERMEDIATE|IKC 100cc Yamahas|second weekend|IKC100|second weekend (IKC calendar)
ADVANCE|DRIVERS series 2012 K1 (150cc*)|first saturday|K125 (rental)|first saturday (DRIVERS series calendar)]
*the 150cc 4-stroke machines will be re-positioned for the INTERMEDIATE series and help expand the options for the new my-kart IKC100 series.
naming of the series are still being refined. feel free to provide ideas.
feel free to discuss.
my-KART banking detailsmy-KART banking details
Any payment to my-kart for membership fees, damage deposits / top-ups / costs, event participation costs can be made to the as follows:
Name|mykart Promotions Sdn Bhd
Receipt|Email the scanned bank in slip to: Yusnee (email@example.com) or Naza (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fazz (email@example.com) or Shahrul Azlan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Others|it is best that the receipt is scanned and emailed immediately as above. preference is for scanned receipt.]
DISCUSSION DRAFT: membership benefitsDISCUSSION DRAFT: membership benefits
please feel free to comment my suggestions. Please pardon my "not proper" business english as I have never written a business proposal before, all my techincal proposal only at point forms :D
1. Racing events
1a. K1 - The K1 class will be one of the final stepping stones to a racing career / more serious karting. Initially, we do not expect many participants in K1, but it is still a go status. This class will entail further guidance and allow drivers to move up the ladder in their racing hobby (or career).
The K1 class can be run together with the K2 class if participation falls below 5. This is possible as K2 drivers are somewhat experience and ethical drivers. It is likely to have the JGTC format to allow K1 start ahead followed by K2 karts at the back.
There are currently many owner-karters at CityKarting who do not have an reasonably affordable platform to race their karts -practically running aimlessly- and eventually drop out themselves. The K1 class can be targeted to this group and promote my-kart to even wider coverage.
This class shall start with kart owners. Moving forward, my-KART will be exploring some form of easy ownership scheme, to increase interest particularly from the K2 and K3 drivers. This task is assigned to my-KART Promotion. See below for more on easy ownership.
The K1 series may not run over 10 events -unlike the K2 and K3 series- in order to be easy on the pocket of the K1 drivers.
1b. K2 â€" maintain as current, and promote K2 new blood promoting capable K3 drivers
1c. K3 â€" Beginners and also promotion of capable K4 drivers
1d. K4 â€" NEW. definition needed for K4
If more of the classes created, longer time needed for a day event that should be necessary. Extra activities at lunch time can be organized (subject to discuss)
1e. Endurance - night endurance will be a good and relatively new event to start off. Many of the night karters may not know there is existence of my-kart, it will be a good area of to explore. Suggestion that out of the 6 MEs planned, 1 or 2 should go night endurance.
2. Workshops and Clinics
2a. K1 especially, many of karters looking forward to tune to their personal preference, this is where the area we should look into. Workshop or clinic basically is owner karters gather to have sessions sharing tuning information, just extra activities other the normal Kx 10 races series. Should there is easy ownership scheme offered by M-kart promotion, this workshop/clinic session will be a good bundle and more persuasive activity.
2b. K3 workshop, a separate session conducted by â€œseniorâ€ karters, a simple lesson of track driving with additional time tracking progress (on the same kart). This will be more to personal attention session to beginners. The session can be aided by the 2 seater kart (yellow tanker) at the practical session. Of course kart renting shall be born by trainnees themselves. This is where the special discount rate offer to members from CK comes about in handy. 2 ways beneficial that my-kart trains beginners and also trainers.
2c. Clinic mainly aims for fine tuning, that it has be conducted by experienced karting racer either from inside my-kart (licensed racers, so far can think of 2 they are Jules and Tarmizi), if necessary, hire or honorary invitation.
2d. K4 workshop, similar to K3 workshop.
This aims family gathering. Young driver accompany by parents that helps to promote my-kart for any forth coming events and updates. Is also brings to opportunity to train up new trainer from K3 to be prepared to promote to K2 or K1.
These workshops and clinical session are going to worth the membership drive even so members are not participating any single series at all. Workshop and clinical series work conjunction with special discount rate from CK. Additional benefits to members if we have special deal with other track operators like speedway, sepang and etc. honestly I am more looking forward to langkawi track.
3. Activities and outings
Family outings like convoy to Cameron trip, PD over night stays and etc. With conjunction of these, we could have piggy-back media for the promotion, such as magazine and etc. (leaving this portion to commercial and marketing). MY-KART is registered club, it can seek for relevant authorities to assist convoy ie PDRM.
AAM affiliation is a MUST; we can see that is the ultimate request from â€œpotentialâ€ members (including myself). Members will gain grand and formal race experience if should my-kart impose rigid regulations towards major events in conjunction with racing governing body such as AAM and or etc. Addtional my-kart will also helps members in acquisition of racing licenses such as MME and sanctioned karting events.
Looking at the direction of car related sponsorship pertaining to my-kart is motorsports orientated. We may not necessary looking for funding. At any major event will be looking forward to variety of sponsorships, banners and or trophies. Hence this will put up good portfolio of MY-KART. These portfolios will benefit to My-kart promotion of invitation to more serious sponsorships.
We can create a link or badge of sponsorship at the main page of forum or even printing new sponsorship on latest updated version of T-shirt, cap and etc. I believe that stimulate at merchandising area a fair bit. ïŠ
6. Easy ownership scheme for K1
In reference to the K1 series mentioned above. my-KART will be exploring forms of easy ownership schemes to encourage K2 drivers to take the next step up the karting ladder. One approach is through raising sponsorship which will be done by my-KART Promotion.
The rough idea is to get investors for the 125 karts (can be used karts). The aim is to run K1 series at a reasonable price point and with sufficient commitment and fair returns to all parties: (i) the driver, (ii) my-KART Promotion and (iii) the investor / funder.
The role of my-KART Promotion Sdn Bhd (as distinct from Kelab my-KART Selangor) will be to engage in the commercial activities towards expanding the my-KART vision and mission. The company will be the owner of the my-KART brand and responsible to commercialize it. The company will use the club as an advertising / brand building platform and raise other funders & sponsors. These funds could be channeled towards the easy ownership scheme.
As the ultimate objective of my-kart will be event driven club, merchandizing keep to lower priority, however, the standards goodies have to be there like T-shirts, badges, cap or hat, stickers and etc.
How do I register at my-KART.org?How do I register at my-KART.org?
In my recent race invitation, I requested that responses be done online. The reason for this is simple:[list]
[*]reduce email traffic - don't want to be accused of spamming ;)
[*]easy place to see first come first serve[/list]
I will allow a transition so don't worry if you could not respond via the website... but please do let me know so that I can assist where I can.
Anyway - many of you will note that I had refreshed the website. This will include you having to re-register in order to post on the website. Registration is simple... just go to:
Type in your userID and valid email - your password will be sent here.
Please give me some time to respond as your account will need to be activated (to avoid phantom members and spammers).
I would like to encourage more usage of the website as opposed to the emails. In time, I would like to use the YahooGroups mailing list for notifications only. All interaction, responses to events, reports will be on the website (http://www.my-kart.org/).
Important my-KART locations on WikimapiaImportant my-KART locations on Wikimapia
folks, let's start building a list of all important my-KART related locations on wikimapia.
this thread shall include locations the we should know for -
ii. shopping (auto-related or otherwise)
iii. F&B + hang outs
iv. meeting places
v. member homes
go to wikimapia and locate the relevant places and post to this thread.
Website mattersWebsite matters
This FAQ section concerns website FAQs. More details follows.