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  • #73020

    Ben Lewis
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    I’m trying to start up some interest in bringing shifters to Stockton CA for their club races in 2017. Yes, I know there are more shifter friendly tracks in the bay but I was quite disappointed to be the ONLY shifter at the last club race. The reason I’m doing Stockton club races is cost and ease. We are run in the ‘open class’ so it is less strict and cost effective. My goal is to have fun and have a little competition. However it’s not as fun or competitive when you’re by yourself!

    125’s,  80’s …whatever you’ve got collecting dust. Take the winter to get things freshened up and ready for spring. Do some google, find their website (I can’t promote) and see if it interests you. Even if you only show up for 1 or 2 races that’s great! The schedule for 2017 is not up yet but there is still good info out there. If you’ve been thinking about racing this is a good start.

    PLEASE NOTE: make sure that you are following WKA and track rules, you still need to be teched and safe in operation. Please do some research and make sure you have a race ready kart. If we all show up rude and unprepared it will be pointless and hurt the class. Please comment I hope we can get a discussion going and get questions answered. Thanks!

    " Turd Ferguson is real and he will pass your a** "

    #76535

    Robert Tifft
    Participant

    I’m located in San Jose and getting into stock moto. I’ll race at any track that has a consistent field. At the moment, I’m most likely going to race at Sonoma this season.

     

    Bob

    #76568

    Ben Lewis
    Participant

    Cool Bob thanks for the reply. You say you’re getting into stock moto? That’s basically what I run. Except I use Wiseco rebuilds cause they’re cheaper. Have you ever run a full series before, moving from TAG?

    My whole point is I know that Infineon will always be a better track esp for the shifters. But, because right now shifters are run in the ‘open’ class at Stockton the rules are a lot more flexible so it’s a great venue to shakedown your setup or have fun racing on a budget. Problem is there is no consistent shifter field except me. I’ll be doing at least 6 events hopefully more. Hope you make it out to at least one race!

    " Turd Ferguson is real and he will pass your a** "

    #76656

    Dave Holstein
    Participant

    I know you already have your engine package, and don’t know either of your ages, but IMHO, the 80 Masters (32 and up) class at Sonoma  should be considered.

    #76739

    Ben Lewis
    Participant

    Ok I feel like the point is being missed here. Yes I know about Sonoma and I go there all the time. I also know about every track and series run in CA. This thread is for people who might be interested in showing up w/ their shifter for some more relaxed, fun, and cheaper racing at STOCKTON. All shifters right now are being run in the open class and as of the last race I was the only shifter in a field of 40-50! The point is I don’t want to have to pay the huge cost of a race weekend in any of the major series not to mention to get a legal engine package would be 3-5K alone. I know there are plenty of weekend warriors out there looking for a chance to dust off that 80 or 125 shifter (heck bring your Tags) and race without going through the huge cost to be competitive in the major series and chasing points.

    " Turd Ferguson is real and he will pass your a** "

    #76887

    Jack Cook
    Participant

    I would be willing to come with my 80 to stockton. Norcal shifters is running 6 races at the smaller tracks. Stockton is one of them. I can never find the schedule for stockton

    #76982

    William Keyes
    Participant

    I know that Prairie City Kart Track is exploring the addition of 80 Shifters to their program. Contact Darci at darci@allstarkarting.com and express your interest, I am sure it will help visualize the potential of doing this.

    As for 125’s, unless that population of local racers grows they will likely run at the back of an 80 field. In any case most racers will want to encourage that, as Ben pointed out, that the equipment is safe, but, from a competition standpoint, the engine package will need to be legal. If not, the series you hope for will empty like a bar at closing time.

    Best of Luck

    #77950

    Robert Tifft
    Participant

    I’m in my early 20’s, so no masters for me. Now that you mention it, that does sound like a good way to shake the kart down, I’ll check out the schedule. How about this since shifter numbers are a little low in our area: post in this thread if youre considering an upcoming race. Maybe that will help us being scattered across different tracks. I know I’ll be at the first Sonoma race for sure. Will update if I decide to go to a Stockton race too. I have a stock moto 125 and an icc I can run.

    #77973

    Ben Lewis
    Participant

    Cool Rob thanks for the reply. Yeah I think that would be a good idea for (Norcal) shifters to put up a note on what local races they’ll be at. But only for club races. I think we can assume people are going to show up for a SKUSA event 🙂

    The Stockton 2017 schedule is up search ‘Stockton little 99’ and go from there. The first race is March 05 so it’s coming up. It’s a coin flip whether it’s going to rain or not. Personally if it’s raining I won’t go. Not worth ingesting water into my new rebuild engine.

    " Turd Ferguson is real and he will pass your a** "

    #78856

    Robert Tifft
    Participant

    Bummer on the weather this weekend. Anybody looking to run the Monterey race next weekend? I think I’ll be practicing there Saturday at the very least.

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