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  • #36328

    Mark Morrison
    Participant

    Registration is now open for NCK ‘s Western States Road Race Classic at Sonoma Raceway on Nov. 29

    For more info go to nckroadracing.com

     

    #36509

    Larry Dobbs
    Participant

    Weather is going to be perfect!  Bring a jacket hat and gloves for when you are not racing.

    High 56° RealFeel® 49°
    Wind  N 15 mph
    Sunny

    Lo 36°RealFeel® 30°

    #36543

    Larry Dobbs
    Participant

    Electric karts entered in a roadrace?!  How cool is that?!  I can’t wait to see what they look like and how they run.

    #36568

    Ray Chiappe
    Participant

    Larry you forgot “What they sound like”?

    #36622

    Larry Dobbs
    Participant

    I guess I forget a lot of things;)

    #36632

    Mark Morrison
    Participant

    Ray not as load as Larry lol

     

    #36661

    Larry Dobbs
    Participant

    Wooo Hooo I am back!  Thanks for all your help Mark! I have brakes again!  Wait a minute . . . How come you help me with my brakes but not my motor?!  Hmmm . . . . Oh well I am stoked for Sonoma!  It is going to be a beautiful day of racing with an awards pizza party after.  I can’t wait!

    #36681

    Mark Morrison
    Participant

    Let’s see I don’t think you want me touching your motors!

    #36857

    Larry Dobbs
    Participant

    Yeah you are probably right but me touching my motor is just as bad!

    #37329

    Larry Dobbs
    Participant

    Man, I need to go racing bad!  I hope everyone knows the weather and the racing are going to be awesome!  What are you waiting for, get registered! http://www.nckroadracing.com

     

    #37439

    Michael Korody
    Participant

    Can someone explain to me the difference between west coast super stock Honda and the super stock Honda classes? both are listed at 400 lbs…  is wc race 1 and regular race 4/7?

     

    Looking forward to racing Sonoma with you guys… by far my favorite track in California!

    #37442

    FREDDY SANDOVAL
    Participant

    Man! you guys are lucky!
    I have a local race the same weekend
    Do you guys hit Laguna Seca also? I’m planning to go there in January.

    #37443

    Michael Korody
    Participant

    yes freddy.  We raced laguna earlier this year and it was awesome, very close racing with alot of fast and smart drivers.   as for your earlier question i don’t run a pump around and had no problem with fuel cuts/ burnt pistons after/ during that event… and i went leaner than the others mentioned in this post earlier… its all relevant to the airbox, weather and set up… even oil/fuel ratio

     

    heres my write up and some video of laguna… as is the way my gopro craped out on me for the main race’s but its still a taste of what it was like.  Cant wait for January.

    http://buildraceparty.com/shifter-kart-racing-laguna-seca/

     

    #37469

    Larry Dobbs
    Participant

    Michael, the classes are identical and are there to give you two times to race the same rules/class.  Stock CR125’s:  class #20. in race 1 (single 25 minute race) and class#19. races 4/7 (two 20 minute heats).  Here’s the schedule:

    NCK Race Day Schedule

    Mandatory Drivers Meeting at 8:15

    Practice runs until 10:30

    11:00 a.m. – Race 1 (25 Minute Race) WALL START

    04. Unlimited / FKE III (400 -475) – 20. WC Super Stock CR125 (400)

    15. Formula 125cc Ltd Heavy (420) – 16. Formula 125cc (385)

    13. TaG Light (370 -385) – 05. TaG Enduro (365 -410)

    31. Rotax Max DD2 I (400) – 26. Formula 80 Sprint II (360)

    11:45 a.m. – Race 2 (30 Minute Race) WALL START

    06. 80cc Laydown (410) 02. Yamaha KT100S Heavy (400)

    09. Yamaha Limited Heavy Sprint (360) – 60. Junior 100cc I (320)

    21. World Formula Medium (365) – 54. 4 Stroke Open I (365) – 56. 4 Stroke Open Heavy I (390)

    62. Junior 4 Stroke Open I (320) 44. 125cc – 150cc Open / FKE II (360 – 400)

    40. VKA/VKCA Vintage I – IV (TBD)

    12:15 – 1:15 p.m – Lunch Break

    1:15 p.m. – Race 3 (Heat #1 – 20 Minutes) ROLLING START

    47. Formula E (FE) (475) – 07. Inter -Continental -E (465) – 48. Super ICE (465)

    49. 125 Gearbox Superkart (450) – 18. Formula 80cc Sr. (360) – 10. Formula 80 Jr (320)

    12. TaG Heavy (400/415) – 32. Rotax Max DD2 II(400) – 11. Rotax Max Jr (320)

    1:50 p.m – Race 4 (Heat #1 – 20 Minutes) ROLLING START

    19. Super Stock CR125 (400) – 27. Sprint Stock CR125 (385) – 14. Formula 125cc Ltd (385)

    2:25 p.m. – Race 5 (30 Minute Race) WALL START

    45. 125 -150cc Open/FKE II II (360 -400)

    03. 100cc Open / FKE I (360 -400) – 01. Yamaha KT100S Light (370)

    08. Yamaha Limited Light Sprint (330) – 61. Junior 100cc II (320) – 22. World Formula Heavy (390) 55. 4 Stroke Open II (365) – 56. 4 Stroke Open Heavy II (390) – 63. Junior 4 Stroke Open II (320)

    41. VKCA/VKA Vintage I -IV II (TBD)

    3:10 p.m. – Race 6 (Heat #2 – 20 Minutes) ROLLING START

    Same as Race #3

    3:45 p.m. – Race 7 (Heat #2 – 20 Minutes) ROLLING START

    Same as Race #4

     

    #37506

    Doug Ring
    Participant

    Michael,

    Race 1 is run as a standing start from the hot pit, while races 4 and 7 are rolling starts.  Starting positions for races 1 and 4 are based on time/date of entry, while starting positions for race 7 are based on finishing positions from race 4.

    For races 4 and 7, you need to run the same set of tires.  For cost reasons, many of us use used tires for race 1, and a new set for race 4 and then carry over to race 7.  Having said that, new tires for race 1 is nice, as the tracks are usually cooler and lower grip.  However, if you try to run the same tires for all 3 races, it will be hairy by the end of R7 – particularly at SP and LS, which are just like big sprint tracks.

    You can run the exact same kart in all three races – most of us do that.  Having said that, please check the IKF rule book, as classes 19 and 20 allow use of non-CIF front fairings (nose and sidepods must be CIK).  As a result, the front runners all use the larger, more aerodynamic Hegar front fairing.  If you want to stick with the CIK front fairing, enter classes 16 and 14 – these classes are designed for SKUSA-spec bodywork, and run at 385#.

    I’ll be working on the GP this weekend, loading the trailer on Tuesday….

    #37561

    Michael LaGrone
    Participant

    Well said Doug,

    Race #1 is winner take all one heat race. Race 4/7 is a two heat race combination with the second heat race dominant. Meaning If I finished a 1-2 Total of a 3, and Doug finished a 2-1 total of a 3 Doug will get the tie break because the 2nd heat is dominant. Racing 1,4/7 is an ALL DAY event and the last heat race of the day is where the fun begins… God Luck as I look forward to it. Lots of fast guys are entered for this race.

     

    #37702

    Jason Santander
    Participant

    Anyone need a garage? i have one reserved and am not looking to run anymore, the forecast is a high probability of alot of rain, not just a little.

    and im not really interested in running drenched cold, dont define that as fun.  what a bummer, such a good track.

     

    So Garage is available, see Joe Hollinger.

    Birel CR32SR Complete roller $2k
    set of new tires on wheels, extra set wheels, freeline large & small rad, tons of freeline components

    TWO CRS ICC motors complete- rebuilt $3k
    Custom Pit Cart

    #37730

    Larry Dobbs
    Participant

    Looking forward to racing this Saturday.  So what if the weather might not cooperate!  I have raced here rain and shine and it is a blast either way!  Get some vinyl over clothes and some antifog for your visor and bring a change of socks!  We live in CA!  We put a wet suit on to surf in the ocean too!

    #37915

    Larry Dobbs
    Participant

    Ok racers the rain is parting for our race day!  Cold air means maximum horsepower! Let’s get out there and forget everything else and enjoy the purest form of motor racing, Karts 😉

    #38159

    Ray Chiappe
    Participant

    Thank you NCK! Sonoma is the best!

     

    #38172

    Doug Ring
    Participant

    To those who skipped the race – you missed a great racing day.  Yes, it did rain in the morning, and races 1 and 2 needed wet tires (no active rain, but the track was still damp), but after lunch the track was fully dry and fast – I think our (Super Stock 125) fastest lap was quicker than last year, when we ran in perfect weather.

    #38208

    Larry Dobbs
    Participant

    I have to agree with you Doug!  Tony and Dean maintained a blistering pace in the Superkart final heat 1:40 and change is so fast I don’t know what to compare it to!  Well done Roger, Mark, Jim and all the hard working folks who put on a fantastic event.  Congrats to Rhonda who was presented the coveted Jeff Edwards award.  Todd you are a lucky man!

    #38212

    Michael LaGrone
    Participant

    I think our stock moto fastest lap this year was a 1:48.9…. me 🙂

    #38220

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    In 2012 MyLaps shows 1:46.5 as a fast lap for stock and I know we turned 1:44.5 with the ICC cars, a green track like you cats had always feels fast but it’s pretty tough to gather grip.

    #38238

    Michael LaGrone
    Participant

    1:46.5 Chris…. wow thats flying… good job. happy you did not show up..:-)

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