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  • #41106

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Nose piece, depends on how narrow you want to run the front width. If you can get your tires to be under 38″ from outside to outside, then look into getting a new nose piece. If not, stick with the 40″.

    Not sure on the pipe, but it depends on the engine and gearing you are utilizing. Something that is for top end is better, depends on what you have.

    Tires are open, and depends on what you prefer. Some use the 5″ wheels, some use 6″. Hoosier seems to be among the popular brands now.

    #40858

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Thanks Brian. Forgot to add in the Michigan Kart Club dates. I haven’t been to MIS since the early 90s. I will miss it again this year, as the RoboPong 200 at New Castle is scheduled the same weekend. See you when you come up for Grattan in May.

    #40706

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Carl,

    You are never too old to be karting. The United States has drivers older than 60 and even 70 years old still racing. Karting, as a sport, is a hobby for about 95% of the people involved. The other do it as a profession, or as a building block toward professional motorsports.

    Success in karting will not happen overnight. It takes hard work and determination, just like anything else. If you don’t have the funding, I would stick with ‘Arrive & Drive’ until you can afford to purchase your own kart to race competitively.

    #40704

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Hi Josh,

    WKA is going through a transition period right now, with the President and other personal stepping down. We are hoping to have an interview with new President John Ferris in the near future.

    #40667

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Hello Carl,

    I am not sure what tracks in the UK have it, but there are ‘arrive and drive’ options available, or what we call ‘rental’ karts. I would contact the guys at http://www.karting1.co.uk/ to see what is available in your area.

    #40561

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Bump

    #40520

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    How the heck are you able to watch the show?  I’ve tried truTV.com but when I open the video it acts like it’s loading but after 5-10 minutes still loading.  I tried the iPad but don’t see where you can download it?  I even tried the truTV app but I don’t see the show being listed?  Help?

    I’m having the same issue with ATT Uverse. It won’t load. Trying to get a DirecTV login.

    #40450

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    I’ll assume those facilities make their money on the big events, so they can afford to not ‘gouge’ the club racers at AMA tracks. And once again, to build a dirt track costs much less than a pavement track, thus the initial cost is not comparable. Hell, Grattan built one with a couple of earth movers, that’s its. Spend some money on water and the equipment upkeep, and you have yourself an AMA course.

    Everything they brought in was profit. No overhead costs, nothing. You look at the 2-mile road course, they spent thousands of dollars to pave the road course, so prices go up, and up and up to rent the track, especially operating only from April to October.

    #40443

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Sorry, I forgot to include the most important difference between AMA, Dirt Late Models and other forms of motorsports to karting – Spectators.

    Tracks can make their money on charging $10-20 per person to come and watch an event. AMA, they get thousandths of spectators, so plenty of revenue there. Oval tracks, most local programs can get anywhere from 100 t0 500 depending on the size of facility, weather, location, etc. 500 people at $20 a ticket is an easy $10,000. There is your purse for racing.

    Karting, pit pass money goes toward paying the insurance, anywhere from $3-5 per pass, about the same goes to the track for their insurance program, and then the rest goes to the series/promoter to help pay costs, or to fund the trophy fund.

    Is national karting expensive, yes, it can be when you include all the travel costs and equipment to be at the best it can be. Are promoters making million$ on hosting events. No, they are making decent living while taking the risk of promoting events.

    #40420

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Those programs you listed all have more support from within the industry to host events. AMA has Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha all behind the sport. Late Models have a huge list of engine builders, parts manufacturers, etc all supporting the sport.

    Looking at dirt oval karting compared to sprint oval is like apples and oranges. The track rental is much less, as you can build a dirt oval in your own backyard. To do a sprint track, you are looking at a much larger piece of land, a lot of money dropped into pavement. So rental fees for clubs/series to go into a dirt track is much, much less than a sprint track.

    Example: WKA Daytona KartWeek – entry was $240 for a trophy class. That includes practice, qualifying, two heat races, a Prefinal and Final. Say you get 5 sessions of practice, that’s around $24 a session, not counting the two warm-up sessions. That’s pretty good considering indoor karting is around $15 a session.

    Example: Rotax Challenge of the Americas for Senior Max is $1095. That includes the following:
    Friday Practice
    Saturday Race Entry
    Sunday Race Entry
    1 pail of race fuel* ($75)
    1L XPS oil* ($20)
    Race tires** ($276×2)
    Driver Pit Pass ($25)
    1 Pit spot for trailer – you’ll need an extra pit spot if you want a motorhome on the paddock. ($100)

    If you look just at Friday-Sunday Entry, that’s $323. Break that down by the session, 5 on Friday, 4 Saturday, 4 Sunday, that’s $24 a session.

    #40393

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Depends on the series and/or promoter.

    The first major cost is the track. Each facility has different rental fees, and then you have to understand what comes with it, and what doesn’t. Certain facilities may need you to bring in security, or a front gate person to sell the pit passes. You may need to source out your own Ambulance or medical personal.

    Pit pass, parking, entry fee and practice fee all go towards that initial cost. The money left over goes to paying the staff hired to put on the event. That money left over is to pay for prizes and other items.

    There is a long list of costs that the normal racer does not see when someone or a group is putting on an event. It takes a lot of work and time, and is not something you can just pick up and do at any moment.

    From experience in Road Racing here in Michigan, I believe our break-even point was around 250 entries, depending on the year. If we had less, the club lost money. If we had more, we made money to be able to buy year-end trophies and save for a rainy day.

    #40318

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Complete coverage can be found at the EKN Event Page.

    Listen to all the race calls of the main events in the daily reports, or on the EKN Youtube Page

    #40294

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Masters Max Sunday Final

    1. Paul Bonilla +0.419
    2. John Crow
    3. Joey McGuire
    4. Scott Falcone
    5. Ken Maxfield
    6. Perry Needham
    7. David Pergande
    8. Christopher Patterson
    9. John Breidinger
    10. Chad Wallace

    #40287

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    DD2 Sunday Final

    1. Michael Ilavia +0.119
    2. Sabre Cook
    3. Matt Jaskol
    4. Bailey Murphy
    5. Christian Bird
    6. Ben Schermerhorn

    #40282

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Micro Max Sunday Final

    1. Diego LaRoque +0.079
    2. Josh Pierson
    3. Cole Keith Cotham
    4. Ashton Torgerson
    5. Leland Honeywell
    6. Noah Warren
    7. Jace Gessel
    8. Carson Morgan
    9. Paden Hall
    10. Ethan Ho

    #40280

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Senior Max Sunday Final

    1. Brenden Baker +2.562
    2. Christian Brooks
    3. Mason Marotta
    4. Louie Pagano
    5. Luke Selliken
    6. Jake Craig
    7. Cedrik Lupien
    8. Carlee Taylor
    9. Phillippe Denes
    10. Jonathan May

    #40277

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Mini Max Sunday Final

    1. Sebastian Alvarez +4.878
    2. Austin Torgerson
    3. Griffin Dowler
    4. Marco Kacic
    5. Jak Crawford
    6. Payton Durrant
    7. Cooper Becklin
    8. Filip Niemkiewicz
    9. Oliver Reed
    10. Corbyn Andrews

    #40275

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Junior Max Sunday Final

    1. Nick Brueckner +1.266
    2. David Ilavia
    3. Sting Ray Robb
    4. Trey Brown
    5. Jeff Fulham
    6. Toni Breidinger
    7. Matt Keyes
    8. David Rafailov
    9. Kellen Ritter
    10. Dante Yu

    #40272

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Masters Max Sunday Prefinal

    1. Paul Bonilla +4.820
    2. Joey McGuire
    3. John Crow
    4. Scott Falcone
    5. Ken Maxfield
    6. Jim Carey
    7. Kurt Fisher
    8. John Breidinger
    9. Ed Quinn
    10. Chad Wallace

    #40270

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    DD2 Sunday Prefinal

    1. Sabre Cook +0.833
    2. Michael Ilavia
    3. Bailey Murphy
    4. Matt Jaskol
    5. Christian Bird
    6. Ben Schermerhorn

    #40269

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Micro Max Sunday Prefinal

    1. Ashton Torgerson +0.037
    2. Josh Pierson
    3. Cole Keith Cotham
    4. Leland Honeyman
    5. Noah Warren
    6. Carson Morgan
    7. Diego LaRoque
    8. Jace Gessel
    9. Paden Hall
    10. Ethan Ho

    #40267

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Senior Max Sunday Prefinal

    1. Brenden Baker +1.567
    2. Mason Marotta
    3. Blaine Rocha
    4. Christian Brooks
    5. Cedrik Lupien
    6. Carlee Taylor
    7. Phillippe Denes
    8. Jake Craig
    9. Louie Pagano
    10. Jonathan May

    #40265

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Mini Max Sunday Prefinal

    1. Sebastian Alvarez +1.263
    2. Griffin Dowler
    3. Austin Torgerson
    4. Jak Crawford
    5. Filip Niemkiewicz
    6. Marco Kacic
    7. Cooper Becklin
    8. Grant Langon
    9. Corbyn Andrews
    10. Alexis Apodoca

    #40264

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Junior Max Sunday Prefinal

    1. Sting Ray Robb +0.865
    2. Nick Brueckner
    3. Kellen Ritter
    4. David Ilavia
    5. Trey Brown
    6. Jeff Fulham
    7. Matt Keyes
    8. David Rafailov
    9. Max Fedler
    10. Justice Lepe

    #40260

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Masters Max Sunday Qualifying

    1. Paul Bonilla – 51.989
    2. John Crow
    3. Scott Falcone
    4. Joey McGuire
    5. Christopher Patterson
    6. Michael Middleton
    7. Ken Maxfield
    8. Perry Needham
    9. David Pergande
    10. Chad Wallace

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