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  • #78353

    Ian Krueger
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    Thought I’d share my first kart build, I’ve had this chassis for many years but caught the road racing bug as many of you all have as well. Here’s some progress that might inspire someone else. This isn’t my B-stock (obviously) but i will be building one of those later this summer 8)

    Just started working on the body which is oh-so lovely. But i found using a wizzer with just a regular metal cutting wheel works phenomenal for roughing out the shapes. Then you sand it afterwords to make it smooth. Im widening the nose by cutting and rivetting the bottom of the nose cone to spread it apart about an inch so it covers the wheels a little better, But it’s getting there

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    • This topic was modified 4 months ago by  Ian Krueger.
    #78364

    Tim Landon
    Participant

    Good luck.  Looks good so far.  I just finished my enduro today.  You goin to Roebling Road?

    #78371

    Ian Krueger
    Participant

    nope, i live too far. However I will be at VIR, Summit Point, and Daytona. And Mid Ohio if the WKA ever returns there someday. Yeah I am in New Hampshire and it is about 20 hours to georgia which is a bummer

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    #78377

    Eric Stockford
    Participant

    Why wouldn’t you go to Mid Ohio this year?
    Dart Kart Club puts on a great program and Mid Ohio is one of the best track that is offered to us.

    Eric

    #78416

    Ian Krueger
    Participant

    Oh I did not know of them, perhaps I will check them out. Thanks!

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    #78427

    Eric Stockford
    Participant

    It is usually one of the biggest races of the season. Tons of track time.
    AKRA is the sanctioning body, same one that insures you at NHKA. AKRA has a very cool practice procedure, if its not too crowded they will do an open practice. If it has a lot of people the break it down to two groups, and so on depending on how many karts. It may not seam like a big deal but if you are making changes and just want to run a lap or two and make another change you have the ability to try tons of stuff in a short amount of time.

    Last year i believe they had more entry’s than Daytona. In the Piston Port Sprint class there were 17 entry’s.

    What are you planning on putting on that sprinter for power?

    Eric

    #78463

    Ian Krueger
    Participant

    I am just running in the Yamaha class i think. I do have a KPV however I was planning on saving that and trying to set it up for my twin engine laydown someday, If i decide to stick with twin piston ports. But yeah I will be in the yamaha sprint I suppose, If i enter in WKA sprint I would most likely get smoked by the Reed engines, but It’s all about fun for me, It’s my first year of road racing so it is going to be a big learning curve

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    #78464

    Eric Stockford
    Participant

    Ian,

    there are no reed jets in WKA sprint or Piston port sprint {AKRA}

    guys have done very well with the Yamaha in the class so if your set up is good and you tune well you will be very competitive in the class. You get a pretty good weight break so make sure your sprinter is as light as possible.
    you will want to add a floor pan to your sprinter.

    Eric

    #78572

    Ian Krueger
    Participant

    yes, floor pan is up next. Thankfully next to my work is a sheet metal shop and they are going to break a piece of .062″ aluminum the size i need so I can get that underway. That’s next on the list

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