History - Grassroots Racing
Starting with a conversation at the lunch table, Dirt Squirts Kart Club is grass roots racing by definition. In 2018 a few guys sat around talking about racing Go Karts, Peter Austin #88 and Jeff Conklin #25 were the first drivers to buy Go Karts, and by that fall, these two guys were already racing around trying to get a layout for their first track. 2019 was the first full season, we had a total of 5 races that season, including the one and only race at Jones Pond, and our final race on the original BlueStone Oval. In 2020, Dirt Squirts added an unbelievable 10 new drivers which lead to our first Exhibition race to kick off the 2020 season. After that we held 6 points races, which included introducing HomeStead Speedway, running Conklin Glen backwards, and our very first Night Race on the new BlueStone Oval.
In 2022 our expectations have grown even larger. Our club has expanded the driver registration to 20 allowable racers for each raceday, 3 times the size of our biggest group from our first year. We have added 3 new tracks to our schedule, including a race at Action Park East, Penn Can and Champion Speedway. This season we will have a total of 11 points races and the expectation is we will be able to maintain and grow the fan base that has added to the excitement of our sport.
Our Founding Five members for the 2022 Season include two original members, Peter Austin #88 and Jeff Conklin #25, as well as our original flagman who simply couldn’t resist getting a Kart of his own, Alan Gary #33. Our two newest founding five members joined at the beginning of the 2020 season and both had great success, including being voted in as new representatives of our growing group, Shaun "Cooter" Krause #01 and Shane Lewis #3. We welcome you to join us as a spectator, or as a driver if you think your interested, just look us up on Facebook and send us a message. You can check out our rules by clicking on the Rules link at the top of the page.