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  • #6426

    Rob Miller
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    The first annual Texas 500 Kart Endurance Race will be held at North Texas Karters in Denton, Texas on October 26 & 27.  This is a joint event between The Texas Lone Star Grand Prix and NTK.  Chondas (Clones) and Yamaha KT 100s will race for 5oo laps on the technical 1/2 mile track on Saturday and Shifters and TAGS will race on Sunday.  The maximum number of team members is 4.  The last NTK Chonda Endurance Race hosted 25 teams and early feedback indicates that the Texas 500 will be significantly larger than that.

    To keep costs down each team will purchase one set of MG Red tires from LSGP and teams will be required to run the whole event on one set of tires.  Logistics are still being worked out but registration will open on 9.1.13 via a link on the LSGP website.  The link will go up in the next couple of weeks.  Please mark your calendars to join us and follow us here and on Facebook for the latest news.

    Classes will be limited to 25 karts each.  An entry list has been created.  If you would like to reserve a spot early please send us an email at lsgp2012@gmail.com

    #6454

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Minimum weights are now posted for The Texas 500 Kart Endurance Race.  Please see the FB Event Page for more information.  Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/399276606843166/

    #6752

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    The Pit Stop Competition at the TX 500: Pit Stop Teams will consist of 2 members. So far the competition will include removing and installing a complete set of tires from a kart. The kart will be on the ground when the competition begins. The team members will put it on a stand and share no more than one impact wrench. This is a timed competition that will probably happen in two stages during the race so that more folks have an opportunity to participate. We are working on prizes. If we all like how the contest goes we will consider a similar contest at LSGP 2014. We welcome your comments and suggestions on The Pit Stop Competition

    #6825

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Prize package so far: MG Tires, VP Fuel Products, Power Plus Synthetic Oil, RPM Motorsports Gift Certificates.  More coming.

    #7320

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Here is the link to enter The Texas 500 online: https://tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/TGP/Online/default.asp

     

    #7755

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: -webkit-auto;”><span style=”text-align: left; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);”>The starting grid for the 500 will be established by the order in which we receive your entries.</span></p>
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    <p style=”text-align: -webkit-auto;”>If we receive more than 25 entries per class we will start a waiting list based upon order of entry. If the class that is running at the same time yours is does not have 25 entries we will increase the number of entries so that we have up to 50 karts on the track at a time. For instance, if we only receive 20 Yamaha entries we will allow up to 30 4 cycle entries.</p>
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    <p style=”text-align: -webkit-auto;”><span style=”background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);”>If you are racing a 4 cycle other than a Chonda or Animal in the 500 please send us an email at lsgp2012@gmail.com. We will adjust weights based upon differences in horse power. Tha</span><span style=”font-family: ‘lucida grande’, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;”><span style=”line-height: 17px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.292969); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: #ffffff;”>nks.</span></span></p>

    #7756

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Sorry about all the junk in the post above.  It was a cut and paste and looked fine until I hit enter.

    #8724

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Because we are getting significant interest from both classes we will run the Chonda (Clone) and Briggs L0206 classes together but score them separately.  In stead of a 4 cycle class we will have a Chonda Class and a Briggs L0206 Class.  Both race on Saturday.

     

    #9054

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    We are looking at providing a Chonda Arrive and Drive program for the 500.  If you interested send us an email at lsgp2012@gmail.com

     

    #9791

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Arrive and Drive Chonda karts are available from Core Karting for The 500.  Please contact Mr. Chance Kelly at ckelly@corekarting.com if you need one.  http://corekarting.com/

    #10282

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: -webkit-auto;”><span style=”text-align: left; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);”>LSGP is pleased to announce that it is looking very likely that Mr. Dave Broun, President of the Eastern Goldfields Kart Club, in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia will be racing a shifter in The Texas 500 Kart Endurance Race. Welcome Dave. We hear that some racers from California are coming as well.</span></p>

    #10353

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    RPM Motorsports will provide $750 worth of gift certificates as prizes in the race.

    RPM and Core Karting will have parts and supplies available at the track for the race and both have access to Arrive and Drive Chonda karts.

    #10630

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Racers from Australia and Canada now confirmed to race The 500 in the Yamaha and Shifter classes.

     

    #11699

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Reminder:  The price of entry for the 500 goes up at midnight tomorrow.  Enter at http://www.lonestargrandprix.us

    #12718

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Racers,  We have revised the system for determining weights for The 500.  Please follow this link to take a look.  https://www.facebook.com/events/399276606843166/?ref=5

    #12757

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Online entry for The 500 ends at midnight tomorrow.  Enter at http://www.lonestargrandprix.us to receive the remaining discount.    See you in a  couple of weeks.

    #12854

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Racers,  We will only score this race electronically.  Please make sure that your transponder is working.  We will only count laps that are logged electronically.  While we would like to be able to have a visual backup it is just not possible in a race like this.

    #13006

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Racers, We are placing the tire order today.  If you haven’t registered and want to race please send us an email at lsgp2012@gmail.com so that we will have tires available for you.  Thx.

    #14037

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    The first annual Texas 500 Kart Endurance Race is now in the books.

    Thank you North Texas Karters for a great facility and great staff to work with.  Your support of our events makes them possible.

    Here are a few quick facts about the race:

    1. 0 tire failures in 500 laps for 4 different classes of karts: Shifter, TAG, Yamaha and Chonda

    The MG HZ tires had life left in them after the race.

    That is a big compliment to MG for a great product and to the drivers for great tire      management.  The fastest lap of the race was set in lap 492.

    2. 0 crashes because of contact.  This is a huge compliment to the very talented drivers who drove this race.  The drove respectfully and fast.  The race lasted nearly 6 hours.

    3. 0 red flags

    4. 2/3 of the field completed the race

    5.  Nick Lucido returned to kart racing after a sabbatical for college.

    6. Mitch McKie stood on the top spot of the podium for two classes driving 230 laps between the two.

    7. Mike Finley came out of retirement yet again for a LSGP event.

    8. The Shelby Automotive Technology Team pulled off a podium finish in their first official racing event.

    9. Racers raced on both a dry and moist track because of a brief shower late in the race.

    Finally, thank you to all of the partners who provided prizes for our racers: MG Tires, Core Karting, RPM Motorsports, VP Racing Fuel, Power Plus Synthetic Lubricants, and others.

     

    #14084

    Rob Miller
    Participant

    Here is the link  to Shofner Films’ video of The Texas 500.  We really like it.  http://vimeo.com/78009217

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