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  • #54963

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Both the KART & WKA officials would like to invite ALL ROAD RACES to the first ever combined event between these two top notch organizations at NCM located in Bowling Green Ky October 23-25.

    Both organizations along with representatives from the BIG SOUTH & MARRS groups have worked hard and long to make this event happen so that no one would want to miss it.  With race directors Robby Harper & Kelly Read behind this, this event is sure to be AWESOME!!!!

    With a total of 79 classes available, there is a place to run from a CIK sprinter to a fully blown Unlimited. Both organizations have put similar classes together in the same race and to start together so that the competitors can see just how they match up to the other organizations racers. Competitors will still race for there own organizations awards & points but, will have bragging rights over all!!!

    Event information & entry forms are on both the KART & WKA web sites.

    Questions or comments, contact one of the names listed on the event schedule.

    THE MAN (Kelly)

    THE KING (Robby)

    #54969

    bo rougeou
    Participant

    What makes you think you two can get along for three days and nights?

    #54970

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bo,

    Now that’s funny and I don’t care who you are!!!! LOLOLOLOLOL

    For the record, I personally gave Robby my word that MT POCKETS RACING and/or there associates would NOT pull any pranks at this event like other events we got accused of doing (Barber, HPT). It be in his court now!!!!

    #55383

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    FYI to ALL who will be attending this event!!!

    Awning poles and trailer jacks need to have wood between them and the asphalt. Be sure to bring what you need.

    #55573

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Let the COUNTDOWN begin!!!!  72 hours from now, the gates at NCM will open to start one of or if not, the best road race event that has happened in years!!!!

     

    #55740

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    79 classes…. wow.

    #55766

    Clark Gaynor Sr.
    Participant

    Ya’ Chris, on the face of it, it looks crazy!!  79 classes!!!  But in reality, WKA has something like 27 or so REAL classes.  Kind of like SCCA.  For instance, Stock Leopard Final 1 and Final 2.  It’s actually one class which runs two races per event for a single year end championship.  Let’s say there are 6 nationals during a season.  Leopard would have 12 races counting toward the championship, not a Final 1 champion and final 2 champion.

    But you’re right, there are still TOO many classes!!

    Clark Sr.

     

     

    #55771

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Clark, shouldn’t you be there? My dad is looking to race the best Stock Leopard racers there this weekend.

    David Cole - eKartingNews.com Managing Editor -
    @DavidColeEKN

    #55786

    Clark Gaynor Sr.
    Participant

    I know, but my Son is running out of vacation and Bowling Green is a long ride!!  We’d really like to be there.  And as you know it’s a WKA and KART event, so I’d guess it will be pretty neat!

    Oh well, maybe next year.  I know there’s at least a couple WKC Leopards going, so I’m sure your Dad will have a good time!

    Take care,

    Clark Sr.

    #55795

    Johnny West
    Participant

    Amount of classes too many? Well yes. However there are guys that want to run thier kart and the kart they have the class has all but gone away but for a few guys. I think the WKA as well as other kart clubs do this so they can get more $$ to pay for the track and it also give the “FEW” a place to play with thier toys.
    Please remember it for fum and a family sport. There are other events that you can hit that are highly competive such as the VEGAS race and SKUSA.

    I am happy they gave me a place I can still run my 250 Twin. and I thank the clubs for that. Looking at the weather for the NCM race, I was not to work today but that changed. So Joey and I can not make it. I hope the weather holds out for everyone.

    IMHO

    West Racing
    Johnny West

    #55833

    Brian Wilhelm
    Participant

    It was an excellent event! A big thanks to everyone that made it happen. Really cool track, with ZERO bumps. Looking forward to this one in 2016.

     

    #55879

    Glen Critchett
    Participant

    Living in KY, I waited for this event since it was announced over a year ago. I was not disappointed.

    The cooperation and commitment to work TOGETHER for the greater good of the sport,  was a breath of fresh air which Road Racing desperately needs. This is in stark contrast to the “I’ll take my ball and go home” attitude that exists in some circles. To K. Read, R. Harper, B. Long etc….and the many others who made this event possible I say – take a bow.

    Despite some challenging weather, every scheduled race was run, and to my knowledge, there were NO red Flags the entire weekend. Well done to the drivers for behaving themselves, (acknowledging that I was punted in the pit lane at start of Sat. race, but never mind) and hopefully making a good first impression on the folks at NCM.

    I really hope this race weekend was well received by all concerned and that WKA/KART whomever can book another date in the future. Again, great weekend of racing and a welcome treat for the Road Racing crowd –  always good to race at a new venue.

    #55916

    bo rougeou
    Participant

    I can’t believe that the brain trust(dare I say) came up with the idea to run the KART classes in the rain so the track would dry so the WKA races could follow.

    Brilliant move that let practically every one run their selected classes for Sunday.

    Quite the spirit of cooperation.  I’m sure both Read and Harper take credit for it…..and so they should.  Great race!

    #55936

    Kelly,

    Do you know what that finally entry count was for the weekend?

    #55977

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    First off, THANK YOU ALL for the compliments given both here and at the event. That makes all the work before, during and after well worth it!!!!!!

    NOT ONE RED FLAG!!!!! GREAT job goes to ALL the racers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I will say that MR ROBBY and his associates had better have eyes in the back of there heads!!!!  PAYBACKS ARE HELL!!! That day will happen, GUARENTEED!!!!

    Glen,

    As for NCM, they were very impressed with how well this WKA/KART event went. I was told by the track staff that we can come back there anytime !!!!

    Bo,

    Robby who???. I think he was sleeping most of the time!! LOL. As for the rain, KART runs in the rain but keep in mind, there is rain and there is a down pour in which we don’t run in a down pour. Heck, our racers wanted on the track earlier then they did (idiots-LOL). I was hoping by putting the KART racers on the track that it would make it possible for the WKA racers to race in which it did. My understanding by some people on the wall that Jeremy Lightwine in the sprint 125 shifter class was only 8 seconds slower then he was on Saturday with a dry track.

    Jackie,

    I know it was over 300. KART themselves had 124 which was awesome in my mind!!!!

    Again, from myself and I’m sure I can speak for everyone else that was behind the scene that made this happen, THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND SUPPORTED this event!!!

    THE MAN

     

     

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by  Kelly Read.
    #56128

    Glen Critchett
    Participant

    Does anyone know if/when Mylaps will be posted?

    #56217

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Glen,

    Robby tells me that they are working on that as we speak.

    #57236

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    I have spent untold time trying to locate the mylaps for this event to no avail.  I hope that if I am just missing them, or if they ever get posted, someone will post a link to them here.

    I’m done looking!

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

    #57284

    Scott Sigafoos, Jr.
    Participant

    Unreal.  Every other organization has MyLaps posted in a few days.  It’s been basically  6 weeks.  Everyone wonders why enduro karting is just awaiting the final nail in the coffin.  No coverage, no results or even a response, and manufacturers/ suppliers are extinct.  I remember days when there were 5 vendors at the races, people cared, etc.  Sadly, things change.   We are a suffering bunch.   I remember when I didn’t need to bring extra belts, oil, tires, etc. to the track because there were 5 vendors there.   Now we can’t even get the “governing body” to post results within 2 months.

     

    Where is the little “rolleyes” emoji?

    Sig

    #57618

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    OK, I have NEWS re: mylaps for this event.  WKA says the scoring computer is in the repair shop.  They will let me know when they get it all taken care of.

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

    #58104

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    UPDATE on mylaps:  Not happening.  Jeremy talked to the WKA office and “Everything was lost when they had computer problems!”

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

    #58119

    Jeff Wesell
    Participant

    Don’t feel bad.  WKA has yet to “repair” a finishing order debacle due to improper tech procedures at Daytona LAST December.  Competitors in the particular class were also told they’d receive letters of explanation and apology.  Only thing I’ve received from them is my membership renewal form and sponsorship request letters.

    Streeter Super Stands
    "Roll with The Best!"
    streetersupertands.com

    #58126

    James McMahon
    Participant

    That sucks. You can never cover yourself 100% from computer woes but here’s what I have recommended for CES…

    Orbits backup made after each day of racing to dropbox.
    Leverage race monitor and race hero so that (provisional) results get posted and stored online during the event without even having to think about it. (Requires internet\hotspot of course)
    Have a backup laptop available, configured for the same network as your decoder and ready to go with the same dropbox account as your primary.

    #58130

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Hopefully, I will be voted in as Trustee and this will be one area of the sport that will get my attention during my three-year term.

    Scoring is really not that difficult if you know what the system does. Just like anything, practice makes perfect.

    My feeling is results should be uploaded after each day, as they are always ‘Unofficial’ Post official results to the website, so there is record of it and people can download the PDF later to save for themselves.

    Hey James, be sure to work on the Race-Monitor issue in 2016 😉

    WKA needs to do the same, and run Race-Monitor at all their Road Racing events.

    David Cole - eKartingNews.com Managing Editor -
    @DavidColeEKN

    #58137

    James McMahon
    Participant

    I can only guide them! Apparently hotspots are a hot commodity at CES races.  I happened to be at one of the Blackhawk this year so I used my phone, otherwise it’s been up to staff on the day at the track.

    To me, results are essential, especially on road races where the entry fee for racers tends to be much higher than a sprint track. I think it’s very reasonable for them to expect timely results and ideally a live feed from race monitor. It needs to be a priority for all orgs, including CES.

    <span style=”color: #444444; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 21px;”>My feeling is results should be uploaded after each day, as they are always ‘Unofficial’ Post official results to the website, so there is record of it and people can download the PDF later to save for themselves.</span>

    That’s what I really like about race hero, it does that automatically at the end of each session (sans PDF’s). I think USPKS used it last year?
    I agree, how hard is it to do a mylaps upload after each day too? Yes it’s busy in the tower but all your hard work is for nothing if you cant get folks their results.

     

    Sidenote, I started doing timing for swimming races to get a feel for it. Running that stuff is intense and frantic, 60+ races in 5 hours and there aint no track pickup in between sessions!

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by  James McMahon.
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