Karting Event in Maquoketa
On Sunday, May 22nd, about a dozen chapter and associated family members braved the threatening weather forecast and met at the Decker House Hotel in Maquoketa for brunch. The hotel provided a very tasty and amplespread!
Once our bellies were full, we departed for the track at 61 Kartway, about 9 miles south of Maquoketa near Delmar, where we were met by a few additional chapter members. This karting facility is just south of Maquoketa in Delmar. This track has over a half mile of twists, turns, chicanes, sweepers and intense elevation changes, including a 45 foot uphill change in less than 100 feet at the end of the longest straight!
After a short briefing and walking tour of the track, we split into three run groups for the rental karts. There were also some ringers among us that brought their own karts, including a wickedly fast shifter kart. Once all three rental run groups finished their first session on the track, everyone’s best lap times were reviewed, and used to distribute doorprizes. Once everyone’s competitive fires were stoked, we returned to the track, with lap times improving through the afternoon.
The track facility and staff was very welcoming and appreciative of the chapter’s attendance and would be glad to have us again. Check out additional photos from the event in the chapter website photogallery at www.bmwia.org.