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  • #71814

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    OK racers who went to the WKA, start posting those GoPro videos. Want to see what its like around there. The videos WKA were posting make the track look fast and exciting to drive.

    David Cole - eKartingNews.com Managing Editor -
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    #71831

    Andy Kiker
    Participant

    I don’t have a video but this place is awesome. It’s like a big roller coaster. The elevation changes are huge. also had a great race against Darrin Cuthbertson in the unlimited class. We went back and forth for the lead several times during the race. I got passed him on the last lap only to have him come back by me side by side at the finish line. He got me by half a kart at the line. It was the kind of race you hope for when you go to a race track. Congratulations to Darrin and his Dad, and team on their eagle. If you ever get a chance to run this place go you will not be disappointed.

     

    #71837

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Good to see you behind the wheel again Andy!

    David Cole - eKartingNews.com Managing Editor -
    @DavidColeEKN

    #71953

    Sid Danals
    Participant

    We were treated like family from the club members @ AMP from the time we arrived, until the final trailer was loaded and headed toward the gate!

    The facilities @ AMP were very accommodating, kuddo’s to Buddy and the whole WKA staff for pioneering the Grand National event!  The track is a “roller coaster” to quote Andy Kiker, literally, with four story elevation changes and some of the most technical twists and turns imaginable.

    The course is 16 turns with one main straight over a hillside to a sic 180 degree left turn 1, and a half mile sweeper that will test your stamina, there were also many golfer’s in the rough, but no track incidents for the entire event!  (the sandmen will get this, lol)  This track produced some of the best racing of the season, with several close finishes, and last lap lead changes!

    The Unlimited Class was a spectacular climax to the end of Saturday racing with a 0.067 sec margin of victory, by two of the finest drivers in the business.  The crowd gathered swiftly to cheer them on in the upper deck on the paddock!  Darrin Cuthbertson and Andy Kiker swapped the lead several times before the race being decided on the final lap, what a race to the flag!

    Congratulations to both Darrin and Andy for making memories for all of our families!  [Look for youtube posting of videos.]

    I was fortunate enough to follow these two lap after lap, thinking to myself, how are they able to breathe?  Need to boost the stamina for the next visit!

    The B-stock race also produced some great racing , with the top three driver’s reversing the finishing order on the last lap as well!  Nail biter!

    After speaking with several driver’s, all came to the same conclusion that we should come back for future events.

     

     

    SidtheSquid

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    Brian Wilhelm
    Participant

    I couldn’t agree more with Andy and Sid. Fantastic facility and very helpful staff, great location, motels and food not far away, and the track is freaking awesome! A big thanks to WKA, Buddy, Sissy, Marie, Robby, Phil, Tom, and everyone who worked to put this race on.

    Events like this, at facilities like this, WILL help to fuel growth in Road Racing.

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