East Lansing Kart track is a very special venue to me, as it's where I learned nearly everything I know about racing. My successes this season wouldn't have happened AT ALL had it not been for Bobby Haun and the East Lansing Kart Track. Bobby helped me personally nearly fifteen years ago at the ELKT drivers school, and tought me valuable lessons that I still remember today. Bobby gave kids and adults the oppourtunity to race wheel to wheel at a reasonable cost, and kept the track open each and every year, despite being hit hard by the economic downturn. I doubt this track turned a profit the last five years, but Bobby did everything he could to make sure kids were able to keep racing. While I only made it out to race once in 2012, and twice in 2011, I was always greeted with open arms by Bobby and the ELKT staff whenever I returned. Bobby never forgot his racers, even after not seeing them for 5+ years.
Bobby attended the PRI show in Orlando this past weekend, and was struck by a truck while walking on the shoulder of the road. Probably the worst news I've heard all year. I'm not sure too many Waterford drivers came from Kart Racing, but for any that did, I'm sure you're aware of ELKT, and Bobby Haun.
I'll likely be at the services this Saturday:http://www.karttrack.com/news.php