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Road Racing is a type of automobile racing that was originally conducted on existing roads. As road racing grew in popularity and safety became more of a concern, "natural terrain" road courses were built which followed the ground they were built upon, turning left or right, going up and down hills, etc. The majority of road racing events are held on these dedicated closed courses such as Mid-Ohio, Road America (in Wisconsin), Watkins Glen (in New York), and Laguna Seca (in California). Others are held on road course layouts set in the infield areas of large oval tracks such as those at Daytona or Phoenix. A few events are held each year on temporary circuits on city streets, public parks and airports.

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CKR Members compete at Spring Sprints
Posted May 19, 2015, 12:30 am in Road Racing News
The Great Lakes Region held their first regional event with the running of the Spring Sprints at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI. Three CKR members competed. Spencer Rutherford competed in Spec Miata and placed 11th and 15th in a strong field. Jared Smith competed in the 1st and 2nd round of the Hoosier Tire US Formula First Series finishing in 2nd place on Saturday and finishing 1st on Sunday after qualifying on pole and setting a new class track record. Win Smith picked up two wins in the GTA class and also set a new GTA class track record on Sunday.
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CKR Drivers Race in V8 Stock Car Series
Posted April 1, 2014, 7:04 pm in Road Racing News
Three CKR member drivers competed in this past weekend's Buck Muse Memorial, the opening round of the Crane Cam V8 Stock Car Series, at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw SC. Greg Walker, Randy Walker and Win Smith all competed in the GTA class, featuring the high horsepower, tube frame, fiberglass bodied race cars. Saturday started with a rain soaked practice and qualifying session in which all three CKR members chose not to participate due to poor track conditions. Saturday afternoon found a drying track surface in time for racing. Unfortunately luck was not on the Kentucky trio's side as all three retired early with mechanical issues.
 
Sunday's event of the weekend doubleheader saw a sunny but windy day and much better track conditions for the high horsepower race cars. The minor issues with the cars were corrected and the finish in GTA saw Greg Walker take the comeback win in his Monte Carlo after taking a break from racing for the past few seasons. Randy Walker finished 3rd in his Camaro and Win Smith ended up in the 4th slot driving his Mustang. Overall a good showing for the three Kentucky GTA racers.
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Smith Scores Two wins at Gateway
Posted October 23, 2013, 7:11 pm in Road Racing News
CKR SCCA member Win Smith picked up two wins in the GTA class at the Octoberfest event at Gateway Motorsports Park located in St. Louis this past weekend. Smith also set a new track record in the class in his self built Howe chassis 2013 Ford Mustang.
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Ohio Valley Sprints see Central Ky Region Connection Success
Posted October 7, 2013, 7:12 pm in Road Racing News
The Ohio Valley Sprints at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course saw several Central Kentucky Region members have success. SR Racing (owned by Jim Schings) driver Bill Bonow finished first overall in Group 2 and first in FST on Saturday in a rain soaked event, while CKR member Matt Gordon finished 4th in his self owned FST race car. Doug Sontag, CKR member in another SR Racing entry picked up a 5th place finish in horrible track conditions. Sunday's event saw long time SR driver Rob Clark finish 1st in another rain slick event with Bill Bonow finishing 2nd. Matt Gordon backed up his Saturday finish with another 4th place finish on Sunday. This was the final event of the Hoosier Tire Formula First Championship for 2013.
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CKR Members Prepare for US Formula First Championship
Posted May 15, 2013, 10:09 am in Road Racing News
The first 2 rounds of the Hoosier Tire US Formula First Championship Series will take place at the Milwaukee Mile on June 1st and 2nd and several CKR members are busy in preparation for the event. SR Racing which of course is one of the strongest supporters of the series will have four cars entered in the event including 2012 points runner-up Rob Clark of Rochester, MI who will again be in an SR prepped Evolution, while CKR member Jared Smith of Lexington, KY will be driving an SR XTC.
CKR member Matt Gordon, also of Lexington, KY makes his return to the series after a few years driving his own Adams race car that he purchased and rebuilt over the winter. Expect a strong showing from these racers.
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