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  • #45155

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    This kart is designed for oval karting. I don’t have experience with it, but my guess is that no, you can not make this a non-oval kart.

    #45144

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    First off, racing is dangerous no matter the speed, the venue or the type of kart. To state the ‘road racing’ is much more dangerous then sprint or oval is being blind. Racing in general is a risk, even as a solo driver in a parking lot. Walking down the street is a risk, flying a plane is a risk. That’s not the question here.

    I’m really confused with your stance on this subject. You support a program that does NOT require dual brake systems, then when another program makes it an option, you feel they are not listening to their racers?

    The WKA officiers, Board of Trustees, and hell, even most racers in 2000 when this rule was put in place are a lot different from now. Back then, there was not even a Stock Leopard class, or TaG class. Things change, and looking at lap times, we really haven’t gotten that much faster in the same karts after 15 years. So what’s to say we can’t change things now.

    Road America and RWYB are completely unrelated to this topic.

    We are looking at 5 categories, and changing the rules in which they follow. WKA is not TAKING away dual-brake system, they are just making it an option to not run dual-brake system.

    The main issue we should be looking at is educating racers on the proper way to do things in the sport – driving, maintenance, etc.

    At Roebling Road, a young driver who had never made a single lap in a kart, raced at a WKA National event. That is just wrong. It put that driver in danger, and the others in danger, and should never happen.

    What is safe is getting people to learn about the sport first before taking them to places like Road America, Mid-Ohio, Daytona, and other big facilities. There are plenty of driving schools at the sprint tracks across the country. Hell, even learning to drive in a ‘rental kart’ is better then just throwing someone out into a pack of experienced drivers and saying ‘Go for it.’

    Next, how about a real mechanical person doing safety tech, and making sure karts actually have the working components in place. I have been guilty of thinking my kart was ‘safe’, and went out and lost the steering shaft. Thankfully, I nor anyone else was not hurt. But that goes to show you, Safety Tech NEEDS to be done by a professional, not the person who volunteers to put stickers on a kart.

    I love this sport, and always will. The last three months have really made me question why. People continue to think one direction is the only direction to go, otherwise, it’s wrong. Well, it’s not. Karting is as diverse as the world. So many different types and forms, and there is not one single format that you can follow that will cover them all. In this topic, it should really come down to what the driver wants, and feels comfortable knowing what they can do.

    #45126

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    As a Stock Leopard racer, I am for allowing single brake systems in our class. If a racer feels they need to have a dual system, they are still allowed to use it. Otherwise, a single system will work. IMO.

    This ruling should have been broken down by the classes, as it seems the 4-Cycle racers do not favor this.

    Karts are generally made with a single system. It has worked for years, and I don’t see why it can not be made an option to each single racer.

    #45098

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Cisco,

    Please do not drive the kart around the neighborhood. Karts should be reserved for proper facilities and not the city streets. Start out with that. Atlanta Motorsports Park has practice days, where you can take the kart there and just drive, not race. Again, PLEASE do not drive the kart around your neighborhood.

    #44915

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Looks like the East bracket will be a deciding factor, with current leader Kyle Kalish selecting Louisville and Michigan State to move on to the Elite 8, along with Duke and Gonzaga in the South.

    #44884

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Still a chance there Scott. Nothing over until it’s done :)

    #44799

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Thanks Derek. Most people edit or update their ads to say SOLD in the subject line, and really should delete the information as well. It is up to the poster to do so, as it is their responsibility. If they do, users will know to not click on that ad. Eventually, we will be able to purge out the sold ads down the road.

    Thanks.

    #44483

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Event added to WKA Schedule for 2015, see HERE

    #44267

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    March Madness is here, and it’s time to match karter versus karter…
    Join the EKN group on ESPN Tournament Challenge

    PW: eknbball

    Awards on the line:

    1st – EKN Longsleeve Shirt/T-Shirt/Hat package
    2nd – EKN T-Shirt/Hat package
    3rd – EKN Hat

    If you have any questions, please let us know.

    #44158

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Just edited that section, please re-read.

    #44128

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    We will set up a bracket tomorrow or Tuesday, with a list of prizes. Thanks.

    #44116

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Senior Max Sunday Final

    1. Mason Marotta +0.996
    2. Luke Selliken
    3. Christian Brooks
    4. Bryce Choquer
    5. Phillippe Denes
    6. Zach Pettinicchi
    7. Jard Higham
    8. Carlee Taylor
    9. Walker Hess
    10. Corrie Hiatt

    #44114

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    DD2 Sunday Final

    1. Michael Ilavia +0.036
    2. Sabre Cook
    3. Ben Schermerhorn

    #44113

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Junior Max Sunday Final

    1. Michael Michoff +0.061
    2. Nick Brueckner
    3. Zoey Edenholm
    4. Annie Breidinger
    5. David Ilavia
    6. Kellen Ritter
    7. Dante Yu
    8. Max Fedler
    9. Toni Breidinger
    10. Spencer Kunz

    #44112

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Mini Max Sunday Final

    1. Grant Langon +2.062
    2. Sebastian Alvarez
    3. Jak Crawford
    4. Jonathon Portz
    5. Griffin Dowler
    6. Austin Torgerson
    7. Hannah Greenemeier
    8. Oliver Reed
    9. Bianca Bustamante
    10. Cooper Becklin

    #44111

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Masters Max Sunday Final

    1. Scott Falcone +1.493
    2. Paul Bonilla
    3. Billy Cleavelin
    4. John Crow
    5. Ken Maxfield
    6. John Breidinger
    7. Perry Needham
    8. Chad Wallace

    #44108

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Micro Max Sunday Final

    1. Diego LaRoque +0.454
    2. Leland Honeyman
    3. Ashton Torgerson
    4. Carson Morgan
    5. Noah Warren
    6. Garrette Randolph Jr.
    7. Enzo Scionti
    8. Tuesday Calderwood
    9. Josh Pierson

    #44107

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Senior Max Sunday Prefinal

    1. Brenden Baker +1.214
    2. Louie Pagano
    3. Mason Marotta
    4. Phillippe Denes
    5. Luke Selliken
    6. Bryce Choquer
    7. Stepanova Nekeel
    8. Carlee Taylor
    9. Walker Hess
    10. Zach Pettinicchi

    #44106

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    DD2 Sunday Prefinal

    1. Michael Ilavia +0.071
    2. Sabre Cook
    3. Ben Schermerhorn

    #44102

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Junior Max Sunday Prefinal

    1. Michael Michoff +0.786
    2. Annie Breidinger
    3. David Ilavia
    4. Carter Herrera
    5. Nick Brueckner
    6. Kellen Ritter
    7. Mason Cohen
    8. Zoey Edenholm
    9. Toni Breidinger
    10. Spencer Kunz

    #44101

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Mini Max Sunday Prefinal

    1. Grant Langon +0.303
    2. Jak Crawford
    3. Sebastian Alvarez
    4. Austin Torgerson
    5. Filip Niemkiewicz
    6. Jonathon Portz
    7. Griffin Dowler
    8. Marco Kacic
    9. Oliver Reed
    10. Payton Durrant

    #44100

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Masters Max Sunday Prefinal

    1. Billy Cleavelin +0.477
    2. John Crow
    3. Chad Wallace
    4. Roman Alekseenkov
    5. Paul Bonilla
    6. Scott Falcone
    7. Ken Maxfield
    8. John Breidinger
    9. Perry Needham

    #44099

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Micro Max Sunday Prefinal

    1. Diego LaRoque +5.288
    2. Leland Honeyman
    3. Ashton Torgerson
    4. Josh Pierson
    5. Carson Morgan
    6. Noah Warren
    7. Enzo Scionti
    8. Garrette Randolph Jr.
    9. Tuesday Calderwood

    #44098

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Senior Max Sunday Qualifying

    1. Brenden Baker – 50.054
    2. Bryce Choquer
    3. Louie Pagano
    4. Luke Selliken
    5. Jared Higham
    6. Christian Brooks
    7. Mason Marotta
    8. Phillippe Denes
    9. Walker Hess
    10. Zach Pettinicchi

    #44096

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    DD2 Sunday Qualifying

    1. Michael Ilavia – 48.557
    2. Sabre Cook
    3. Ben Schermerhorn

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