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    Bill Wright
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    I recently had the privilege (for the second time) to co-announce the British Superkart Grand Prix. First time was 2009 at Cadwell Park. This time at Snetterton. Both circuits owned by Jonathan Palmer and both fantastic in their own way.

    This event featured the British Superkart GP and two rounds of the 2013 CIK Superkart Championship for Division 1 (250cc twins)

    The GP had separate races for Division 1 Superkarts (250cc twins), National 250/450 (250cc singles, and 450cc single four cycles), and F125 Open (125cc with rotary valve and KZ).

    You can watch the GP races here:

    http://www.digitexvideo.co.uk/webtv/index.php/video/119/british-superkarts-grand-prix-2013-snetterton/

    The 125 race was OUTSTANDING!! Well worth a view.

    Enjoy……..

     

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    Ray Lovestead
    Participant

    Awesome!  I wish we had the fan base and advertisement interest ($$$) to have this kind of quality coverage for our racing.  Most Americans don’t even know this kind of thing exists.

    Ray

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    Bob Baldwin
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    Bill : Thanks for posting that link . I’ve always admired the superkarts since the first one I saw . Never figured out why they did NOT take off as much here as they did on the other side of the pond . Cost factor probably being the biggest issue . That and TOO many other CLASSES in KARTING . lol I had kind of thought that the F-125 superkart class might have had a chance here in the USA but it has yet to happen . At different venues they have run as support for F-1 events .

    Perhaps IF that had happened here with Indy Cars at RR tracks it MIGHT have made a difference .

    Not that I am getting KINKY thinking about Three-somes LOL but have you , Rob Howden  and Ken Walker Collectively ever called a race together ?That would be unique !!! Heck you guys could probably sell it on PAY-TO -LISTEN !!!

    CONTINUED SUCCESS IN YOUR KARTING ENDEAVORS AND WHAT YOU DO FOR THE SPORT .

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    Bill Wright
    Participant

    Awesome! I wish we had the fan base and advertisement interest ($$$) to have this kind of quality coverage for our racing. Most Americans don’t even know this kind of thing exists. Ray

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    Hi Ray,

    Glad you liked it. And it is very good coverage, indeed.

    I can assure this coverage would not occur without the direct/personal support of the officers of the British Superkart Club. They make it happen. True patrons.

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    Bill Wright
    Participant

    Bill : Thanks for posting that link . I’ve always admired the superkarts since the first one I saw . Never figured out why they did NOT take off as much here as they did on the other side of the pond . Cost factor probably being the biggest issue . That and TOO many other CLASSES in KARTING . lol I had kind of thought that the F-125 superkart class might have had a chance here in the USA but it has yet to happen . At different venues they have run as support for F-1 events . Perhaps IF that had happened here with Indy Cars at RR tracks it MIGHT have made a difference . Not that I am getting KINKY thinking about Three-somes LOL but have you , Rob Howden and Ken Walker Collectively ever called a race together ?That would be unique !!! Heck you guys could probably sell it on PAY-TO -LISTEN !!! CONTINUED SUCCESS IN YOUR KARTING ENDEAVORS AND WHAT YOU DO FOR THE SPORT .

     

    Hi Bob,

    Nice to “see” you. Hope all is well.

    2009 at Cadwell Park was my first exposure to these karts. I was shocked at how hard they race each other, even at the speeds these karts achieve! Brilliant!!!

    Rob and I have announced many SuperkartsUSA events together, and quite a few FWT events, too. I’ve many fond memories of our times together. “GRRR BABY!!”

    Ken and I have announced the British Superkart GP twice, and of course Ken and I have announced many FWT events together.

    Ken and Rob have been announcers at the same events many times, but I don’t think they have ever announced the events together. Sometimes Ken is the PA announcer and Rob is doing a broadcast, but more recently Ken is doing a KRN broadcast and Rob is the PA announcer. I’m sure Rob can tell us if I’m wrong?

    IMO two is always better than one, and I think Ken and Rob would make a brilliant pairing. Who knows, it might happen sooner-rather-than-later! PanAm? RMCGF? FWT?

    Time will tell………

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