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  • #25081

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    I had hesitated to begin this thread, but since some people are beginning to bring up the subject on another thread (see KART MARRS @ Afton) better begin it so we won’t have info in two different threads. 

    I am quoting “The Man” from the other thread: “Being one who puts that schedule together, if there is enough interest in ANY particular class that KART does not offer and someone asks to add it, we normally add them as long as we don’t get into having to add to many races to the daily schedule. We currently have room in our current schedule that we can add some classes to those races and not cut practice time which we don’t like to do.
    As for a SPRINT STOCK HONDA class at HPT. I have had a few people request it (Chris Hegar as 1). The feedback that I have been getting is that adding this class would allow those racers who run a stock honda to be able to run both classes if the schedule allowes to split them into different races which gives them a place to run twice a day, this I can do!!!! I do ask that if we do add classes, that those who ask for a class, to help get class sponsors which is a must for me to add classes. All classes run for the same awards as what the normal KART classes do so this is why sponsors are needed.
    Anyone can look at our current schedule we use for our series and get a pretty good idea on how the HPT schedule would be. From it, we work with adding classes to those current races if possible. Also, we normally have 1 -2 races at the end of Friday practice for certain local option classes. Usually are 1 – 30 & 1 – 45 minute race.”

    As Kelly stated, we seek class sponsors for this event separate from the KART MARRS’ class sponsors and if someone is interested in sponsoring a class at this event, they can either contact “The Man” or Jim Edgington @ 316-305-8361. I believe class sponsorship will again include a reserved pit spot on the “coveted” lower level.

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #25082

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Brad Johnson said: “Maybe I can roust up a few Texas guys to come along.”

    That would be great. I did see on another post that I can’t find right now that a group of shifters from MI were planning on putting HPT on their calendars too. Don’t know if these were Stock Hondas or what, but regardless it would sure be great to see the shifters in force.

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

    • #25222

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      Additional classes requested as of today:

      Sprint G-125 (Similar to CES) Came from racers in MI.

      Sprint stock 125 honda (Checking on rules) Came from Chris & Brad

      Sprint Yamaha Jr. ( 8-11, Yamaha/small carb/4-hole can, 230#) Ran this in the past.

      2 other possible classes (These would possibly run on Friday at the end of practice):

      Yamaha pipe heavy (410#, Yamaha, any fixed pipe) Ran this in the past.

      Controlled Spec (Looking into rules. Similar to WKA)

      Again, these are just REQUESTS!! Once we see what people request then we will look at a schedule to see if they can be fit in without difficulties. End of June the latest I would like to have the list of classes so I can play with a schedule.

  • #27409

    Gilbert Blair
    Participant

    In the Sprint Yamaha Jr class will the chassis have to be cadet size, or full size. And will this class be run in August at the Hallett race.

  • #27465

    David Cole
    Keymaster

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    David Cole
    Keymaster

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  • #27484

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Gilbert, Kelly asked me to reply to your post ’cause for some reason he can not reply on ekn presently. He said to tell you that the Jr. class is any sprint chassis w/ CIK bodywork, and YES, this class will be run @ the August Hallett event.
    Also, he said if you had any other questions you can call him @ 316-218-3645.

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #27510

    Gilbert Blair
    Participant

    Thanks Linda looking forward to racing with the group again.

  • #27993

    Kelly Read
    Participant

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  • #28016

    David Cole
    Keymaster

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    • #28017

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      THE MAN is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Had to download a different browser (Firefox).  I hate computers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thanks Linda for posting to Gilbert.

      • #28701

        Kelly Read
        Participant

        I have finished the KART/RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES road race national championships event schedule for HPT October 3-5, 2014. I have sent it to the directors for there approval. Once approved, I will post it so you can see how the schedule will be.

        FYI,

        Here are what classes that we will be running. ALL classes (KART & LOCAL OPTION) will run for the TRIAD. (note: I runs on Sat.,  II runs on Sun.).

        LOCAL OPTION:

        Sprint G125 shifter ( I, II) (420#)

        Sprint 125 stock Honda (I, II) (390#)

        Controlled Spec (I, II) (400#)

        Sprint Yamaha Jr. (I, II). (8-11) (230#)

        Sprint Tag 60cc Jr. (I, II) (8 – 11) (230#/240#)

        Sprint 125 shifter heavy (Friday) (400#)

        Sprint Tag Sr. (Friday) Per 2014 TAGracing road race weights)

        Yamaha pipe heavy (Friday) (410#)

        B-Stock (465#)

        KART:

        Sprint 80 cc shifter (I, II) (370#)

        100cc open (Sat) (370/390/410)

        Piston Port (I, II) (390/410)

        Yamaha 4 hole can (I, II) (12 – up) (325/345/360)

        B & S Animal sportsman (I, II) (410)

        Sprint stock Leopard (I, II) (385)

        Sprint CIK Yamaha (I, II) (350)

        Sprint 125 shifter (I, II) (385)

        Sprint stock Leopard 40+ (Sun.) (385)

        Sportsman (I, II) (400)

        Unlimited (I, II)

        A-Limited (Sun.) (like open but with 1″ maximum carb, same weights as open)

        With these classes, there should be no reason that every road racer in the country and outside (excluding 4-cycles outside the Animal class) should not want to attend this years KART/RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!

        I have already received a few class sponsors and am accepting sponsors as of now. If you are interested, cost is $200.00 per class. You get a reserved pit spot, name on all your class awards, name on advertisements (including the event schedule) PLUS, YOU get to be a very important part of a SUPER event!!!!! I will say don’t wait.  One thing I am good at is getting sponsors and I can assure you that no class will go without sponsorship!!!!!

        You may contact me at:

        316-218-3645

        donnaandkelly@hotmail.com

        kelly.read@westarenergy.com

        THE MAN

         

         

         

  • #28814

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Sure looks to me like you have everyone covered, Kelly. Thanks for the effort I know it has taken to put the schedule together.

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #28824

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Wanted to remind everyone that KART MARRS is again hosting the Saturday night BBQ and Awards’ presentation @ HPT. Plan on it!

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

    • #28843

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      Linda,

      THANKS!!!

      You know what it takes and it isn’t easy!!!!!!!! Adding classes is easy, making them all work is the tough part.

      THE MAN

       

  • #29070

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    Please add Hegar Manufacturing as a class sponsor for Stock Moto 1. Looking forward to racing open again, it’s been years.

  • #29451

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    For any interested parties we will be running all open and stock cik classes at this event. I know some of our old friends still have karts sitting around collecting dust like ours, drag em out dust em off and come play. Were not traveling much anymore so were looking forward to getting off the left coast for this adventure. I don’t know why but my brother has received an officer presented speeding award every time we drive into the great state of Kansas, I’m looking forward to testing that once again.

  • #29966

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Wasn’t able to figure out how to post on here the KART/MARRS – RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES ROAD RACE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS so, Maysha will be putting it along with the entry form on the KART web (www.kart.org) any day now.

    As for this event,  I have 20 of the 34 classes sponsored already. If you would like to sponsor a class, contact me at 316-218-3645 or by e-mail (donnaandkelly@hotmail.com). Don’t wait to long as I will have all classes sponsored by the end of July so don’t wait!!  Fee is $200.00 per class. Gets you a preferred pit spot (not including power), name on all the awards of the class you sponsor, event T-shirt.

     

    THE MAN

  • #29970

    Bernie Baldus
    Participant

    Chris,

    If you are bringing the Open laydowns that is really exciting.  With all the Reed Jets and Opens running at this event I believe it could quite possibly make HPT the largest “Open” event anywhere this year.

    You will love the track layout, everything is the same as the last time you guys came except the front straight and rear straights are a little different, and the track is smooth because SCCA takes great care of it.  You are gonna have some fun, HPT makes for great racing whether in a CIK kart or a laydown.

    We usually have a big dinner for all Saturday Night up at the Pavillion.

    It will be great to see you guys again.

    PS.  Speed limits are probably higher now so hopefully you guys can avoid those issues.

     

    Bernie

    • #29996

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      The KART/MARRS-RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES ROAD RACE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS event and entry forms are now on the KART web site (www/kart.org).

      As for the local option classes rules, I have asked Maysha to post them on there also. More then likely it will be added to the other forms as a page 3??  As for KART rules, if you are not a current KART member or not sure of the rules, call or e-mail me and I can let you know the rules for your particular classes.

      Remember, you draw for your starting position for this event.

      Look forward in seeing everyone there October 3-5.

      THE MAN

       

  • #30065

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    Sorry Bernie I lose my password to this site about every other time I log out, I could see your post but I was FORBIDDEN to reply.

    No laydowns for us but we will have cik opens in hand. I have not seen an actual open laydown here out west in at least 15 years. Couple of stock appearing show up from the midwest if we have a national but nothing else 100cc, it’s all 80cc laydown or nothing. We have Ital 100cc motors but they just sit until we refurbish our twin then it’s on!

    The track looks great from the video’s I’ve seen and much faster than before. Just hoping we see no rain in the forecast at that time, that would probably be the only thing that might shut down the program from here. Not that were afraid of rain but an older wiser fella says screw that vs the younger dude that didn’t care about wet socks or rusty kart parts. Looking forward to it!

    • #30231

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      The LOCAL OPTION class rules are now on the KART web (www.kart.org).

      SPONSORSHIP:  There are only 8 classes left needing sponsors as of to date!!  If you or someone would like to sponsor a class, let me know ASAP. I’m in the process of filling these last few spots as we speak.

       

    • #30392

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      FYI!!!!!!!

      Due to the response I have received, we will be adding one last local option class  (B-STOCK) to the schedule to race 8 on Saturday. The  weight is 465#. If they want to run on Sunday, they will run in the UNLIMITED II class in race 10 on Sunday.

      Maysha will get the schedule changed and re post it on the KART web site.

    • #31047

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      UPDATES:

      1) We have added B-STOCK to race 8 on Saturday. It will run/scored separately with the Unlimited, Control Spec I and Sportsman I classes.  UPDATED event schedule will be posted within the next few days on the K.A.R.T. web site (www.kart.org). B-stockers will be combined with Unlimited as ONE class on Sunday.

      2) Those pitting where electrical power is, cost is $30.oo per day. There are only 2 spots left available on lower level. These will be saved for possible sponsors needing electrical. Track management or myself will come by during the weekend to collect.

      3) Local option rules (excluding B-STOCK and SPRINT TAG SR.) are now posted on the KART web site along with the event information. Here are B-stock and Spring Tag Sr. rules:

      B-STOCK: 18+, gas/oil, 465#, 2 x 100cc controlled motors.

      SPRINT TAG SR.: 16+, gas/oil, CIK bodywork (14″ max width driver’s fairing).

      WEIGHTS:

      PRD FIREBALL – 350

      PARILLA LEOPARD – 360

      ROTAX MAX FR125 – 380

      IAME – 30 – 390

      PARILLA DRAGON – 400

      VORTEX TT – 405

      MOTORI SEVEN – 415

      SONIK TX125 – 415

      4) Out of 35 classes, ONLY 3 left that need a sponsor. $200.00 per class.

    • #31448

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      UPATE:

      Only 3 classes left needing a sponsor. You or someone interested in sponsoring a class, let me know (donnaandkelly@hotmail.com or 316-218-3645). $200.00 per class. You get a reserved pit spot (if you wish), T-shirt, name on that class awards, announcements. Let alone being a major part of one hell of a event!!!!!!!!!

      I’m very impressed with the comments that people have e-mailed or text me that they can not wait for this event to happen. As some of these racers said, MT POCKETS and other KART/AMARRS racers have traveled to various parts of the country over the years and supported those events so it’s time to go to there event and support them.  Yes we have always enjoyed those events and just from us, we are happy to see some of those racers coming back to our play ground.

      • #32295

        Kelly Read
        Participant

        UPDATE:

        1) We have added a SPRINT BRIGGS LO206 class. 16+, 375#, sprint chassis/CIK bodywork (14″ max nassau panel), gas (NO ETHANOL), engine rules per 2013 B & S LO206 rules. RLV 5506 or 5507 pipes with RLV 4104 (B91XL) silencer only.  This class will run in the same races with the B & S Animal Sporstman and jr classes. Runs for it’s own awards including the famous TRIAD like all the classes will be running for.

        (Maysha will get the event schedule located on the KART web revised and re-posted soon). She will also have the classes sponsors with each class. Keep these people in mind and be sure to thank them at the least.

        2) ALL classes including the above now have class sponsors!!!  THANK YOU ALL who sponsored a class. 37 classes total and all having a sponsor is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        No reason anyone can not make this event now!!!  Only thing left would be a weed eater class NOT!! LOL

        3) All LOWER parking is full.  Plenty of parking up on the UPPER level but no electrical.

         

        THE MAN

        • #32571

          Kelly Read
          Participant

          Racers have asked if the garages up on the 2nd level are available??

          YES!!  $100.00 per day. Includes electrical & air (no hoses I think). If you are interested, contact one of the track managers (Dwight) when you arrive and they will take care of you.

          I THANK all those who have PM, e-mail, text or talked to me in person on what I have put together to make the 2014 KART/MARRS RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS event something special. Seeing 300+ entries will make it worth it!!!!!!!!!!! Come on racers you will not want to miss this event.

          FYI, We should have RADIO.COM at this event.

          THE MAN

  • #32577

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    So what is RADIO.COM? Are you saying we will be on the radio, or there will be an announcer on the PA, or we will be able to tune a radio to that FM station and hear the announcements in our pits?

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

    • #32580

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      Isn’t that what it is called that we can watch on our computers on like we did for Mid Ohio??   If not, correct me!! This could be my first mistake?? LOL

  • #32581

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Are you talking about Race-Monitor.com Kelly?

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

    • #32666

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      David,

      YES that word!!!!  U knew what I meant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

  • #32636

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Yes, that is Race Monitor, and WOW. I’m excited!

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #32682

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Kelly, I don’t know how anyone could assume that when you said RADIO.COM you were talking about Race Monitor!

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #33020

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    wtf

  • #33021

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    This site is having a spaz when I ask questions

  • #33022

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    Test

    test

    • #33062

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      Chris,

      U R a SPAZ!!!!!!  LOL

      Lyle,

      Would you like to sponsor a class???  I sponsored one myself and would be more then glad to give that one up if you do. If so give me a shout at 316-218-3645.

  • #33033

    Lyle Clark
    Participant

    Kelly, do you have sponsors for all classes?

     

    Lyle Clark

    Trailer-Alarms.com

  • #33072

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    I’ve got something you can sponsor.

  • #33091

    Lyle Clark
    Participant

    Chris, if I wanted to sponsor old and slow, I wouldn’t pick you. LOL. I’ll stick with Kelly.

     

  • #33131

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    I’m hear for the long haul I don’t need to be fast I will just outlast them!

     

    By the way the Super 8 Forbes is down to just rooms with King size beds. Pile on boys it’s gonna be a long night.

  • #33338

    Joe Street
    Participant

    Here is a Teaser video for this years Nationals at HPT. Thanks to everyone who allowed me to use their videos to make this. Stay tuned for a track Preview and a race preview. Anybody with videos or photos of their class and would like to contribute them for the other 2 videos, please let me know.

    Joe

    • #33382

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      Joe,

      Didn’t catch it earlier but it is FRIDAY – SUNDAY. SORRY!!!  It still  AWESOME!!!!!!

      As far as this video you put together, as a representative of KART/MARRS, BIG THANKS of what you put together here for our event. Nice to have people out there that want to promote road racing no matter where they are from!!!!!!  THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      To all,

      As for parts going to be available at the track, RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES, HEGAR MFG, HE ENTERPRISES, MISI KART PRODUCTS to name a few, will be there and should have parts. There will also be racers like MT POCKETS, BALDUS RACING  that will have certain parts if needed.  Keep in mind RUSSELLS is not far from HPT and if you let them know any last minute items you have forgotten, give them a call by Thursday of the event as I know they would be more then happy to deliver parts to you at the track.

       

  • #33350

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    That’s cool.

  • #33378

    Bryan Norman
    Participant

    Anyone interested in purchasing Hoosier tires at HPT, I will have some available to sell.  If you know what you want and would like to place an order I can order and deliver to the track.  I will be putting an order in this week or next.

    I currently have some 22150 in R60 & R60A & 22450 in R60, which is what most laydowns run.  Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing some tires for the nationals.  I only have a limited quantity remaining, so if you think you will need some Hoosier tires at HPT, feel free to let me know and I can get you taking care of.  Feel free to PM me via this site or you can contact me direct at 785-304-9701, please leave a message if I don’t answer.

    Thanks

    When it's raining I'm drinking!

    Hoosier Tire Dealer

  • #33405

    Joe Street
    Participant

    Yep, my bad, sorry, I believe I do have the dates correct, but it is Friday to Sunday. Will work on a fix and re-post. Also working on a track Preview.

    • #33440

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      Joe,

      On youtube.com, put in brad read in search bar and there is a video there from HPT 2013. Good video of the piston port race at least until a rock cracks his go pro lens.

      • #33766

        Kelly Read
        Participant

        REMINDER!!!!!

        On the KART web (www.kart.org) is the revised event schedule and the revised local option class rules.

        Event schedule: Added the Briggs LO206 class and each class sponsor. BE SURE TO THANK THESE SPONSORS as they are a major supporter of this event. Keep in mind, BALDUS RACING sponsors the class champions ball caps and they are REAL NICE!!!!!

        Local option rules: Added Briggs LO206 rules. Be sure to read them carefully if you run this class or any of the local option classes.

        FYI,

        Per posted on the KART web site 9/10/2014 under news, the JICA SWIFT motor will not be allowed to participate at the 2014 nationals in the piston port class.

        As for the KART PISTON PORT R&D CLASS:  I’m waiting to hear the final verdict (should know within a day or 2) from the directors as they are waiting on ones feedback but if it passes by what the other two said, these will be the rules for this class at HPT.  Comer P51 weight at 410#, HPV 4 or 5 pipe at minimum of 10″ flex length. Yamaha weight at 385#, any 1 3/4″ fixed pipe/ flex length. ALL OTHER piston port motors will run at 400# with any 1 3/4″ fixed pipe/any flex length.

        NOTE: As questions are asked, I will post them here. As of now, here is what has been asked.

        1) When can we get in: Thursday (2nd) starting at 5:00pm. REMINDER, lower level is full and I have a couple spots on top level reserved for sponsors. See me before you unhook.

        2) Can we come and go: As long as you have a pit pass.

        3) Fuel tech/available at track: K.A.R.T. uses the meter set at -75, cannot go positive AND, other tests deemed necessary!!!! Fuel is available at the track by credit card but they used to have one octane that didn’t pass our tech which I will be testing Thursday for verification.

        4) Can we join K.A.R.T. at the track: YES. If you join at HPT, your membership will be good through 2015 including the 2015 nationals.

         

        THE MAN

  • #33904

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    What octane is available at the track?

     

    • #33943

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      Chris,

      They have Sunoco 100 Unleaded, 110 and 112 Leaded.  The 100 is what I’m thinking would not pass in the past but I will be checking it that Thursday when we get there.

      Sam Linhardt normally brings some VP 110. Need some. text me how much and I can make sure he brings plenty

       

      PISTON PORT CLASS RULES: The board had a meeting and voted to run the above rules at the 2014 nationals.

       

  • #33949

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    Sunoco will work just fine, thanks.

  • #34022

    Mike Ray
    Participant

    What time will gates open on Friday?

  • #34043

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Here’s a link to the entry form and schedule: http://www.kart.org/Forms/2014_Oct_HPT.pdf

    It says the gates open @ 7:00 on Friday.

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #34052

    Maysha Denny
    Participant

    Please note the OFFICIAL rule and updates are posted on the KART website (www.kart.org).  Please refer to the website for OFFICIAL rules and updates.

    Reason posting this is that Kelly stated above:

    As for the KART PISTON PORT R&D CLASS:  I’m waiting to hear the final verdict (should know within a day or 2) from the directors as they are waiting on ones feedback but if it passes by what the other two said, these will be the rules for this class at HPT.  Comer P51 weight at 410#, HPV 4 or 5 pipe at minimum of 10″ flex length. Yamaha weight at 385#, any 1 3/4″ fixed pipe/ flex length. ALL OTHER piston port motors will run at 400# with any 1 3/4″ fixed pipe/any flex length.

     

    THIS IS INCORRECT!!!!  This is the correct rule update for the Piston Port R&D Class (off the KART website)

    <span id=”yui_3_16_0_1_1411065765197_2093″>On 9-16-2014 starting at 9:50 am and ending at 10:50 am a phone conference was held with Administrative Director Jim Edgington Road race Directors David Munden, Austin Henry and Ted Hite. The Piston Port class was the topic of discussion. A vote was taken to allow the K 71 to run a open fixed pipe at the weight of 400 lbs for the remainder of the 2014 season. Austin Henry abstained from the vote due to a conflict of interest. Jim Edgington voted in his place. The vote was two for and one against. Those voting for were Jim Edgington and Ted Hite, David Munden voted against. The vote passed.</span>

    • #34225

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      More questions:

      1) How is the grid line-up determined ? By draw. Draw a number per class and line-up is determined from low – high number. Noon each day is the deadline to enter and draw. After noon, you go behind those who drew in the order you entered.

      2) Are dual/4 wheel brakes required ? Above 100cc stock (A-limited – up for both sprint and laydown). The break teather is not mandatory at this time.

      3) How do  the shifters start ?  Standing Formula 1 style start. We pre-grid them back a ways and start them and they pull down to the flagman. Once last kart stops, the flagman gives them all a signal then raises the flag. 10 secs later he drops the flag and first class leaves when multiple classes are running together. He does the same 10 sec flag for the remaining classes as well.

      All other classes do the normal Lemans standing start.

      4) Is practice split into groups ? Only if needed. This is determined of the amount of traffic. Has been done both ways. FYI, We will have 2 sessions Sat/Sun for Jrs. (8-11) and the Animals. Normally the first session is 1/2 way through practice and second one is at the end of practice. Friday will be the same but will give the Jrs. & Animals 4 sessions most likely.

      5) Transponders available to rent ?  YES. $10.00 for the weekend.

      6) Is there pump gas with no ethanol available ? Yes. There is a HY VEE located at 29th & Wannamaker which is on the N.W. side of Topeka where most of the motels and easting establishments are located. I have a co-worker looking for other stations and will post them what he finds out which will probably be Mon or Tues.

    • #34484

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      Here are a couple of things for food for thought.

      1) I personally have purchased some very very nice items from one of our class sponsors to go as a silent auction to be given away Saturday nite at the awards/meal ceremony. I have 2- Hitch receiver locks, 2 – trailer wheel locks, 2 –  trailer locks and 1 – trailer door lock. These will be on display in registration along with bid sheets. If interested, put your name and what you want to bid on each items bid sheet. Top bidders get the item they bid the highest. GREAT NEWS is that, those who bid will receive a ticket for a special drawing!!!  The drawing will be for CASH!!!! Here is the deal, once the amount it cost to purchase these items have been meet, then that amount will be deducted from the total income and the remaining balance will be given to some lucky person who bid on any/all the items. Just for bidding and you are the lucky winner, you are guaranteed a minimum of $25.00 even if I have to pay it!!!!

      2) It has been requested to have a “CALCUTTA” race. This is where people buy a particular racer in a particular class and if that racer wins, then the buyer wins the pot including what they bought in for. As of now, the 100cc Controlled I class on Saturday has been suggested. I will talk to people Thursday nite thru Friday morning to see if there is interest.

       

       

  • #34504

    Joe Street
    Participant

    New Preview video for Nationals. This is a video of the Heartland Park Track with detailed track review. Thanks to all who contributed video.

    • #34524

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      Joe,

      As I told you on the PM, this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      A BIG THANKS from all of us from KART and MARRS!!!!!!!!!!  I owe you big time!!!!!!!!!!

      Racers,

      Another reason why all of us who road race are such a tight family!!!!!!!

       

    • #34702

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      Questions/answers:

      1) Can we get in after 10:00pm Thur ??  NO. We will not have anyone to be able to sell passes after 10pm. SORRY!!!! gates will open at 7:00am each day.

      2) Concessions available  ?? Yes. They will be serving lunch all 3 days along with having a breakfast menu Sat/Sun.

      In case you don’t know, Saturday after the races (Approximately 5:30), MARRS is hosting the awards ceremony for the Friday/Sat. classes and there will be plenty of good old BBQ and beverages (both non alcoholic and alcohol). We want EVERYONE to attend this as it’s not just for those who are receiving awards. Come have a good time!!!!!!!!!!!

      Also, Lindsay (my daughter) who works in the HR department that owns the Carlos O Kelly’s in Topeka has set it up for us to come enjoy some good old Mexican food on Friday nite if you are interested. There is no special pricing that I am aware of but, she was able to get them to sponsor one of our classes  and several racers plan to go there around 7:00pm to show there support.  Everyone is invited. It’s easy to get to and Lindsay will be available to give anyone directions.

      • #34737

        Kelly Read
        Participant

        FYI,

        If anyone needs a motel room, I have 1 -dbl available at the Super 8 which is right down the street from the track. If you want it, let me know by 6:00 today (Wednesday) and I will give it to the first person who contacts me. At 6:00, I will be calling to cancel it. Contact me at 316-218-3645.

        Most likely this will be the last time I check this forum out before leaving tomorrow morning to head to HPT. You need something, contact me at the number above.

        EVERYONE have a safe trip!!!!!!

        THE MAN

  • #34619

    Joe Street
    Participant

    Here is the last of 3 videos previewing the upcoming Nationals. Again, thanks to all who allowed me to use their in-kart videos.

  • #34792

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    It is time.

  • #34900

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Another KART National Championships is history.
    So great to see old friends from the east and west, along with a lot of faces I didn’t recognize. They, along with a lot of hard-working folks, make our event the success it was.
    Thanks to all.
    (P.S. Those Hegar guys are FAST!)

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

    • #34921

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      A BIG THANX to EVERYONE who attended!!!!!!!! I can speak for all the KART/MARRS racers, officials when we say THANK YOU for all the kind comments for such a fine event let alone the Saturday nite festivities. And speaking of Saturday nite, the special award that was presented to myself was a major shock to me if you didn’t notice!!!!! THANK ALL OF YOU from the bottom of my heart who were involved.

      Outside of mother nature on Friday morning which gave us a small delay, it was super weather the rest of the weekend. Even with rain Friday morning, we still had plenty of practice time by what racers told me. As for the races, SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!

      CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CHAMPIONS!!!! Several had finishes that where the main flagman had to call the finish.  It was a major disappointment that this event was not on Race-monitor.com as Maysha had IT issues and tried several times to get it fixed so we are sorry for that. That’s OK though because you had to be there to see the tight racing!!!!!!!

      SUPER NEWS: NO RED FLAGS ALL WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU ALL for racing hard and clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      To the HEGAR family (Chris/Ryan): Next trip back you need to grow some hair and party with the REAL partiers!!!!!!!  LMAO.

      B-STOCK group: See how we are, treat us right and we treat you right!!!!!!

      Hope to see all who were there this year and more at next years event.

      SINCERELY,

      THE MAN

       

       

  • #34929

    Lindsay Read
    Participant

    Huge Thanks to everyone who came to support our National event! Dad has put in hours of hard work to make it the best possible! So thanks for making it all worth it!  And Thanks dad for doing it!

     

    Chris and Ryan, what dad meant to say. . is get your act together so next time your here with us, your mother will let you out of the hotel for a little fun with the Midwest Cool Kids!  :-D Great meeting you guys! Can’t wait till next time! Thanks for making the trip!

  • #34930

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Kelly, it’s Race-Monitor.com – all the cool kids are using it…HAHA

    That looked like a big Stock Leopard field. Maybe we’ll have to make this an EKN Trackside Live stop next year. I wouldn’t mind stealing a Triad from the Hegar boys if they come back.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #34932

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    My momma says yall need to stop pickin on her baby boy.

  • #34962

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    David,

    What are you smokn??? That’s what it says!!!!! As far as the leopard class, EXACTLY!!!! And they put on a great clean race. And as for the HEGAR boys, I held our boys back from winning until the final shifter race  so they would feel good. Now they have to come back and even bring there laydowns. LOL

    Chris,

    Linsday not pickn on Ryan (youngest)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! looked to me like mommy has to keep a eye on the oldest!!!!!!!!

    Lindsay,

    THANKS!!!! U and the rest of the family who live under our roof truly know what it took to make this event happen. I worked on this event so much that I forgot to get things done for my own Afton event until the week before it. WELL WORTH IT…………….

  • #35106

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Here’s a link to the Animal I race on Saturday from the eyes of Doug Kittelson, the eventual winner. It is so much fun, I can’t imagine that it wouldn’t get everyone’s heart pumping! Sure proves you don’t have to go that fast to have a blast.

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

    • #35126

      Kelly Read
      Participant

      FANTASTIC RACE!!!!! Had to be the most fun anyone could have.

      1) See the hand signals when they were coming up on slower traffic?? Super sportsmanship by them all!!

      2) Mike, we need to talk about spinning out!!  LOL

      3) Doug, banging on the steering wheel coming to the checkered must have done it!!!  LOL

      GREAT job all you ANIMAL racers!!!!

  • #35136

    Craig Dori
    Participant

    Results??

  • #35137

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Here’s the link to the mylaps results: http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1087322

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #29086

    John Benson
    Participant

    Hello, can someone give me the basic rules for unlimited ? I didn’t see a ICE class, do all superkarts run together ( twins , singles)?I couldn’t log into the kart website to see the rules. Thanks.

  • #29110

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    BIG THANKS on the sponsorship!!!  If you are lucky, I will reserve your pit spot right next to THE MAN”” LOL

    John,

    As for the KART – Unlimited class:

    45 minute race.

    Weights are:

    250 gear box: 465#

    250 GB single: 460

    RZ350: 465

    125 GB: 420

    2 x 150 open: 425

    2 x 100 open: 400

    1 x 150 open: 390

    Tag (sprint or laydown): 390

    The twin 100 & 150 opens, single 150 open can run open fuel, all others are on gas/oil. Single karts have a 97″ maximum kart length and twins @ 110″.  55″ maximum kart width on all (Unlimited).

  • #29384

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    The event schedule I had put together after some revisions has been approved. Once I get someone smarter then me to post the schedule here (if possible), It will be on here soon. If not, I will have Maysha go ahead and post it on the KART web site (www.kart..org) and let you all know.

    Pits will be open from  5:00pm – 10:00pm on Thursday.  REMEMBER, NO ONE goes in until WE (Jim/I) say it is time to go in. We have pit spots we need to mark off for our sponsors before anyone goes in.

    As for the rules, I am putting together the local option class rules as I speak and will have them posted here soon. IF you have any questions on them or any KART rules, call me at (316-218-3645) or e-mail me at donnaandkelly@hotmail.com.

    FYI,

    If you haven’t made hotel reservations yet, you might want to ASAP!!  Topeka has a hockey game both Friday & Saturday nites against there rival Amarillo Tx. and I have been told some racers have already made there reservations.

    As for hotels, Google hotels in Topeka ks.  Scroll to the link that has the maps of where they are. Here are a few. I have stayed in most of these between business and other races when I have been in Topeka and they are fine under my standards.

    Super 8 (Forbes). 1 mile from track and where THE MAN is staying: 785-862-2222

    Straight north on Topeka Blvd.(hwy 75):

    Econo Lodge: 785-267-1681

    On Wanamaker (15 minutes away and where eating places are):

    Days inn: 785-272-8538

    Comfort suites: 785-246-6777

    Clubhouse Inn & Suites: 785-273-8888

    Super 8 (haven’t stayed here): 785-273-5100

    Hampton Inn: 785-228-0111

    Holiday Inn Express: 785-228-9500

    Sleep Inn & Suites: 785-228-2500 (fully remolded)

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