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  • #6485

    Mike Prokup
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    Wka pit board has details…

    #6623

    Gary Lawson
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    Not sure why if they are going to open up the rules they don’t just allow either or and mix match if necessary. Any bodywork. Either style seat. Max width of 55″ for all karts. What harm would it cause? Then people are not limited in any way regarding chassis. Just have any 5″ wheel. engine compliant to the rules and race! the more rules you have the more people get left out.

    #6696

    Walt Gifford
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    I guess nothing is sacred anymore.

    Gif

    #6705

    Tim Koyen
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    The lack of discussion here seems to indicate that this isn’t a big deal to many.

    #6735

    Greg Wilkinson
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    Our 4 cycle guy has some questions. Maybe someone in the know (WKA person) can answer.
    1. What is a CIK kart.
    2. Does this mean a man cup chassis (CIK ?) can bolt on a 4-cycle engine and race?
    3. Will a 4-cycle kart be allowed to run 50mm axel?
    4. What is the definition of a Conventional kart.

    #6737

    Steve Baker
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    It is my understanding that yes you can bolt on a 4 cycle engine to your current Man Cup CIK chassis and race it in the WKA Gold Cup series.

    It is also my understanding that yes you can now use a 50 mm axle in your current 4 cycle chassis.

     

    #6756

    Gary Lawson
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    Our 4 cycle guy has some questions. Maybe someone in the know (WKA person) can answer.
    1. What is a CIK kart.
    2. Does this mean a man cup chassis (CIK ?) can bolt on a 4-cycle engine and race?
    3. Will a 4-cycle kart be allowed to run 50mm axel?
    4. What is the definition of a Conventional kart.

     

    CIK karts have CIK  bodywork and nerfs/bumpers. Also the typical situp seat. Yes, a man cup kart can just bolt on an engine now and race as is.

    I’m assuming the 4cycle karts can run a 50 but they will need to run CIK bodywork, situp seat, and the narrow wheels.

    The conventional karts are the standard 4cycles you see with laydown seat, large nose, and wide wheels with 40mm or 1 1/4 axles.

    #6822

    Mike Prokup
    Participant

    hope this change gets more people out racing…sad when today 20 kart fields get people excited. we used to get more than 20 a class at our local club. Now I think total entry counts are under 40.

    #6823

    Gary Lawson
    Participant

    An interesting point to think about is how many changes being made to the gold cup are to make racing more cost effective. Switching to more stock gas powered engines that last longer between rebuilds without loss in power. Makes sense. Bolting an engine that costs less than $1000 onto a now $4000+ go kart with a 50mm axle doesn’t make much sense though. If someone shows up and dominates the next race on a 4800 OTK kart I don’t think the reaction will be to go buy one, it will be to quit. On the other hand, if the expensive Euro karts are not competitive they won’t waste their time competing either. The more I think about it the more it just seems pointless.

    #6824

    Mike Prokup
    Participant

    Gary…u might be right…

    #6898

    Nick
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    From the Pit Board:

    <span style=”color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 20px; background-color: #ffffff;”>”All conventional WKA karts (non CIK style karts) competing in Gold Cup are still limited to a 40mm axle running at a maximum 50” width.”</span>

    Details on what a CIK kart is obviously lacking.  Doesn’t have any details, for example, saying it requires homologation.  As I read this, assuming what I believe to be a ‘conventional WKA kart’,  I couldn’t put a 50mm axle on a Coyote, Bandit, MGM or a Razer or run it at 55″.  And I couldn’t even guess what the rule means for a Margay.

    This pit board release is lacking many details.

     

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