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  • #39086

    David Cole
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    Brandon, getting together with Dan is a great idea. He’s worked with a number of drivers over the last decade.

    Yeah, why is there not a track in the DC area????

    #39055

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    My recommendation would be to start out in Briggs LO206.

    You stated you had no budget, I am assuming, since you said the budget was ‘none’. Briggs LO206 is among the most affordable program in karting, and teaches you the basics to help you to progress to the faster, more technical categories.

    GoPro Motorplex has a Briggs LO206 program at their track. Not sure if NJMP does.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

    #39052

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Hi Brandon,

    Welcome to the sport.

    First off, what is your age? That has a lot to do with where and what you start with.

    There is not much sprint karting that I know of in your area. Your best bet is either in North Carolina or New Jersey.

    The Woodbridge Kart Club is in your area, and they do ‘Road Racing’ at larger facilities like Summit Point Raceway and Virginia International Raceway.

    #38894

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    They are in Brazil. They are used for the Granja Viana 500 event. At least five Americans raced this weekend – two from USPKS, two from SKUSA and Josh Lane – thanks to MG Tires. There are a few of the bodies in Florida. They run 4-cycle engines, but the chassis just like normal karts with the body added.  

    #38881

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Very Cool. Thanks Gene. I assume it will be on Race Monitor?

    #38820

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Very confusing. My guess is that either the 362 Engine section is a typo or the 620 heading is a typo. Contact WKA office to be sure.

    #38779
    #38610

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    http://ekartingnews.com/2014/12/08/behind-the-laptop-10-years-and-still-going/

    You just need to scroll down to the Columns section of the site to see them all

    http://ekartingnews.com/category/columns/

    #38603

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    I touched on the schedules thing in my column today. A few years ago, it was something everyone was working together to do. Now, it seems a battle for the prime weekends. Right now, there doesn’t seem to be a conflict on major events. COTA and FWT still have a good working relationship. The summer months are always the toughest.

    In the coming weeks, we will be talking with more teams about what their plans are for 2015, and what dealers are looking to support. It really depends on what their customers want to do, IMO.

    Club racing really needs to focus on the entry level programs. Big numbers there will help feed the faster, higher cost programs in the future.

    #38466

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Check out https://www.facebook.com/AdrenalineFixKarting if you are looking to start out in something like LO206, just to get your feet wet.

    If you are looking to go national racing in TaG or Shifter, go with Checkered Motorsports – if you are looking to stay with shops in Ohio.

    Like you said, Comet Kart Sales at New Castle is another great option, with an assortment of karts available through there, and a really strong club program.

     

    #38367
    #38364

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    It’s simple, a class WITHIN a class. If you want to keep racing Rotax, pool together enough racers and ask your promoter/series/club to create a class within the Senior Max category for drivers over 190lbs. Karting is mostly racing for a trophy, if you can get enough racers together, maybe they will offer up a first place trophy.

    Otherwise, continue to work hard and improve as a driver against the Senior drivers. If you can get to within 10 to 15lbs., it is realistic to be competitive. Many drivers have done diets and training to lose weight for racing.

    #38077

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    http://live2014.kart-data.com/RGF/ they have the standings after Friday, but do not have an updated result for the Nations Cup after Saturday’s Finals. South Africa won with Australia second and Spain third. Not sure where Team USA finished. Some reason, official results are hard to find unless at the facility. 

    #37984

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Update from GoRotax: Alan Rudolph was promoted to fifth (provisional) after two drivers finishing ahead of him were removed from the results post race

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    #37913

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Breaking News from GoRotax – Dan Roeper receives 10 second penalty for contact on top of his LCQ finish dropping him well down the order and out of a transfer spot into tomorrows competition.

    #37912

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    DD2 LCQ

    6. Nick Neri
    12. Jonathan Kotyk

    #37910

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    DD2 LCQ Starting Spots

    Nick Neri – 11th
    Jonathan Kotyk – 27th

    #37909

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    DD2 Masters LCQ

    6. Alan Rudolph
    11. Mike Jones
    25. Derek Wang
    30. Ken Maxfield

    #37908

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    DD2 Masters LCQ Starting Spots

    Derek Wang – 13th
    Mike Jones – 16th
    Alan Rudolph – 25th
    Ken Maxfield – 31st

    #37907

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Senior Max – LCQ

    3. Jake Craig
    5. Dan Roeper
    21. Mason Marotta

    Both Craig and Roeper move on to Saturday’s action

    #37906

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Junior Max – LCQ

    11. Austin Garrison
    18. Ryan Norberg
    23. Austin Versteeg

    #37816

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    He should, it’s what he does for a living ;)

    #37809

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    We were told that it was because he checked the wheel tightness on the false grid. No tools or working on the karts is allowed before you leave the grid. They would not let him on the track for qualifying. Rogero suffered the same penalty.

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