Wednesday, March 28, 2007

2007 MSOKC Season Preview

Originally sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 1:36 AM

Well, unfortunately, Conor will not be able to use the new kart we acquired for him this season. We went to see the neurosurgeon we had been referred to at University of Iowa's Children's Hospital in Iowa City over Spring Break. He was able to give us a more complete description of Conor's condition. Surgery is scheduled for May 17. Conor is expected to be in the hospital for two to three weeks and in a neck brace for an additional six months. He is in reasonably good spirits but is obviously very disappointed about being out for the season. At this point, missing the season seems insignificant compared to having him in good health again.

We're going to try to do as many races as we can with Henry and Peter in 2007. Henry's engine is off being freshened up by his engine builder and Peter's kart has been totally reconfigured for the Junior Sportsman II class he will contest this season. The track has been open for practice for several weeks now, but we haven't been able to get there yet. We hope to do be able to do this at least a couple of times prior to the start of the season. The 2007 MSOKC race schedule is as follows:

Race No. 1 - Sunday, April 22
Race No. 2 - Sunday, May 6
Race No. 3 - Saturday, May 26
Race No. 4 - Saturday, June 9
Race No. 5 - Sunday, June 24
Race No. 6 - Sunday, July 8
Race No. 7 - Sunday, July 22
Race No. 8 - Saturday, August 11
Race No. 9 - Sunday, August 26
Race No. 10 - Sunday, September 9
Race No. 11 - Sunday, September 23
Race No. 12 - Sunday, October 7
Rain Date - Sunday, October 14