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February 10, 2017 at 5:23 am #77992
I cannot argue with the top 50 list. Great group. Some awesome drivers missing from the early days of karting are:
And of course so many more that were the stars in karting’s early days!March 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm #63384
Only for the “Man” and my Midwestern friends. I suggest 7-8 teeth more than Afton. It is a 2 mile sprint track with big hills!! Happy Easter to you and your family!!!!March 24, 2016 at 6:32 pm #63327
I ran my Controlled Reed Jet Laydown at AMP for a few test laps in 2013. I had just competed at Kershaw, so I ran with that gear. Based on those few laps I feel you will need approx 4 more teeth than Kershaw. That would put the gear ratio in the range of Grattan. Hope that helps. It should be fun!!November 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm #36390
Sorry to see you go. You did a great job for a long time. Thanks for your service.October 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm #35703
Anyone wanting/needing a winning kart for Daytona we just listed Brandon’s Laydown kart in the EKN’s classifieds. It is all setup and ready to run in the Controlled, Spec and Formula 100 classes. Take a look and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Jim Fry.October 3, 2014 at 6:08 pm #34845
I have a Scion FRS. Incredible car, rear wheel drive, smooth 6 speed transmission, great brakes and handles like a dream on the 133 curves in 11 miles on the Tale of the Dragon, BUT it does not come close to my DR sprint kart with a Parilla X-30 TaG engine. Hard to beat karting. I do not believe you can with a production automobile.August 14, 2014 at 5:55 pm #32025
Team name: 60-40-20
1. Cale Wyse
2. Tony Wyse
3. Scott Mayer
4. Jim FryJune 9, 2014 at 9:59 am #28619
RIP Norm. Thanks to you and Lloyd for getting my dad and I started in karting in the early 60’s.June 1, 2014 at 6:55 pm #28252
Wish I could have been there. Happy Birthday to a great guy. I hope you have many more!!April 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm #25963
Watch out karting can be addictive! I am 64 yrs old and started karting when I was 12. Last year I switched back to sprint karting after many years road racing karts. I race in the TaG Masters class which is the class I would recommend for you. I live in Atlanta, but race mostly in FL in the FKCS series. We raced a few weeks ago in Monticello, this weekend in Orlando and the next race is the May 18 weekend in Homestead.
A new kart is a better bet, but you can find very good used karts, but it is buyer beware, therefore for someone new like yourself it is best to go to one of the big kart shops in FL that service the FL tracks. I work for and buy from TS Racing in Bushnell, but there are several others that will discuss with you the pros and cons of new vs used.
Lot to think about and tough decisions to make, but soon you will be on the track having a blast! Send me a PM if you have additional questions and I will try to help. JimNovember 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm #16729
Robert, yes I will be at Daytona racing in TaG Masters on the Man Cup side.November 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm #16242
Yep your young Michigan friend bought my kart. It is all setup for Daytona, just like my son’s karts. Glad to hear you are helping him get to Daytona. Good luck getting your stuff ready.November 19, 2013 at 6:00 pm #16053
Brandon Fry’s road race laydown kart is back for sale. The buyer decided the kart was not ‘pristine’. So if you are interested in a not so pristine 130 mph missile capable of winning 6 classes at Daytona please contact me. Details on the kart can be found in the EKN classifieds.October 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm #13572
All 3 karts are sold. Thanks for your interest. JimSeptember 24, 2013 at 8:45 am #10618
Anticipation is building for the 1st annual Vega Sprint Nationals to be held at the world class karting facility at Atlanta Motorsports Park on October 4-6. Discounted preregistration for the highly anticipated event ends October 1. This track, normally a members-only facility, will open its doors to the best racers in the country, all vying for the $12,000 cash purse.
Vega Thunder Road NationalsOnly four Pro classes will be contested to give racers maximum time on the track for the three day event. Those classes are:
TaG Senior – $5000 to winner
Shifter – $1500 to winner
TaG Junior – $1500 to winner
Cadet/Yamaha Sportsman – $500 to winner
Cash prizes will be paid out to the remaining top-five with contingency awards going to sixth through tenth. Kid karts will run for awards on Saturday only.
As Autumn has now hit the area, Atlanta Motorsports Park is putting together information and discounts for attractions the entire family can enjoy while in the Atlanta region. This area has something for the whole family, so plan on everyone coming for the Fall festival.
Entry forms, class structure, supplemental rules, event information, schedule, local attractions and discounts can be found on the TS Racing Atlanta website:September 17, 2013 at 6:24 pm #10186
September 17, 2013
Vega Tire Sprint Series at Atlanta Motorsports Park Race #7 Recap
Fall like weather greeted those in attendance for the seventh round of the Vega Tire Sprint Series Saturday, September 14th at Atlanta Motorsports Park kart track in Dawsonville, GA in sharp contrast to the sizzling heat for Race #6. The track was fast with several new track records set. For the first time this season one driver was the fastest qualifier and then went on to win both the pre-final and final races. This incredible feat was accomplished in three classes, TaG Jr., TaG Sr. and Cadet /Yamaha Sportsman!
The first event was Kid Karts. Jack O’Brien and Brayden Huguenard continued their season long battle, with O’Brien nosing out Huguenard. But watch out for Vincent Cortililo. He made incredible progress this week.
This class continues to grow and the competitors continue to lay down some very fast laps. Henry Brass returned after a two race absence while he raced in FL to sweep qualifying and the pre-final and final races. Brass broke Michael Bilyy’s track record in qualifying and then Brass broke his own record in the final race with a lap of 51.469 seconds! Bilyy ran strong in second while Willis Woerheide, Damon Steele and newcomer Hunter Hazelwood battled for the last spot on the podium. Woerheide prevailed with point’s leader Steele coming home 4th. Steele has a healthy point’s lead going into the season ending double point’s race, but Bilyy, Woerheide and Brass all have chances of winning the points championship should Steele stumble.
Season point’s leader Joseph Buffa found his change of engine brands to his liking and duplicated Brass’s feat with a sweep of qualifying and the pre-final and final races. Buffa also broke Jose Garcia’s track record in qualifying with a scalding lap of 51.899 seconds. Alex Sala kept Buffa honest with a strong 2nd place run. Behind Buffa and Sala it was mass chaos as Garcia, Matt Tilden, Nick Lefferdo and Rick Whitlock battled during the early laps of the 15 lap Final race. One by one they were eliminated or fell back in the field due to various maladies. While these guys were battling it out Danny Kay was charging thru the field from his last starting position after a wreck ended his pre-final race. When the dust had settled Kay clawed his way to a well-deserved 3rd place finish and Dev Gore and Sammy Jiger both had their best finishes of the season in 4th and 5th place respectively. So going into the season finale Buffa has the point’s lead over Sala, with Kay, Lee Johnson, Justin Garrison and Garcia still in the chase.
CADET / YAMAHA SPORTSMAN
Ryan Detlor returned after a two race absence while he did some WKA Man Cup racing and in style swept qualifying and the pre-final and final races with a new track record in qualifying of 1 minute 1.903 seconds. Season point’s leader Wills Woerheide remained consistent with a 2nd place finish and Austin Huguenard showed improvement all day and kept himself in the point’s race coming home 3rd. Little brother Brayden Huguenard had a nice debut in the Yamaha Sportsman class with a solid 4th place finish. Woerheide maintains his season point’s lead with A. Huguenard, Detlor and race #6 winner, Enzo Espinosa still in the hunt.
The next race in the Vega Tire Sprint Race Series is the season ending double point’s $12,000 Vega Sprint Nationals October 4 – 6! This race will be huge with $5,000 on the line for winning the highly competitive Tag Senior class. Classes are filling up, so get those entries in if you have not done so already. This will help us finalize plans for the race and make this race an unforgettable experience for you and your family. You can find entry forms and information about our series and the Vega Nationals on the TS Racing Atlanta website and the results on MyLaps:September 16, 2013 at 8:30 am #10050
Get well soon Mike!!August 27, 2013 at 7:13 pm #8227
Jim, PM sent.August 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm #8226
Check out our kart racing schools at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, GA, one hour north of Atlanta. The schools are run by TS Racing and taught by Bret Spaude, 6 time WKA Natl Point Champ and current Grand AM driver and Jim Fry, 51 yr karting vet with 7 WKA Natl Championships and 2008 EKN Road Racer of the Yr. More info at:August 26, 2013 at 5:07 am #8022
Dawsonville, GA – August 20, 2013 – Vega Thunder Road National Registration Is Now Open.
Registration for the $12,000 purse Vega Thunder Road Nationals opened today.
The Vega Thunder Road Nationals will be held at the world class karting facility at Atlanta Motorsports Park on October 4th to 6th.
Entries for all classes will be capped to give racers the best use of pit space and track time. Three days of track time, 43 foot elevation changes, and huge payouts combine to make this the best karting event of the year. Entry fees have been combined to include Friday practice and racing on Saturday and Sunday.
Pro classes will be run to give racers maximum time on the track for the three day event.
TaG Senior $5000 Purse to win, $750 for second, $250 for third, $150 for fourth, $100 for fifth
Shifter $1500 Purse to win, $500 for second, $200 for third, $100 for fourth, $75 for fifth
TaG Junior $1500 Purse to win, $500 for second, $200 for third, $100 for fourth, $75 for fifth
Cadet $ 500 Purse to win, $200 for second, $125 for third, $100 for fourth, $75 for fifth
Kid Kart Trophies
Contingency awards for 6th through 10th
Additional partners have signed on to support the event; Target Distributing, National Kart News,
TS Racing, and Kart Warehouse.
Local vendors have also stepped up with discount packages for the entire family to enjoy the beautiful Fall weather in the mountains.
Entry forms, class structure, supplemental rules, event information, schedule, local attractions and discounts can be found on the TS Racing Atlanta website: http://www.TSRacingAtlanta.com
(678) 288-4244August 13, 2013 at 5:57 pm #6943
A detailed schedule will be available August 20th along with the entry form. In general Friday is a practice day. With only four classes you will get 6-7 rounds of practice to master this incredible track. Saturday will be qualifying and a heat race. Sunday will be a 2nd heat race and the money feature races.
You will be required to run the spec Vega tires for qualifying and the races.
Too early to tell on entries, but with $1,500 to win, we should draw good numbers! I hope you can make it. You will not be disappointed.August 13, 2013 at 11:54 am #6918
Thanks for the question Brian. The supplemental rules will be part of the entry form that will be available one week from today on August 20th.August 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm #6837
Vega Sprint Nationals Update
Registration for the highly anticipated Vega Sprint Nationals opens on August 20. There will be a total purse of $12,000 and entries will be capped so register as soon as possible. The Vega Sprint Nationals will be held at the world class karting facility at Atlanta Motorsports Park from October 4– 6, 2013. This track, normally a member’s only facility, will open its doors to the best racers in the country, all vying for the $12,000 total cash purse.
Four Pro classes will be run to allow racers maximum time on the track for the three day event. The classes are:
TaG Senior – $5000 to win
Shifter – $1500 to win
TaG Junior – $1500 win
Cadet/Yamaha Sportsman – $500 to win
Cash prizes pay out to the top five with contingency awards going to sixth through tenth. Kid karts will run for awards on Saturday only.
The goal of the Vega Sprint Nationals is to bring together the “Best of the Best” drivers on the most challenging karting track in America. Entries for all classes will be capped to give racers the best use of pit space and track time. Three days of track time, 43 foot elevation changes, and huge payouts combine to make this the best karting event of the year. The series point champions from the Parilla class in WKA and Leopard Pro in USPKS receive a free entry to the event.
As it is Fall in the mountains, we are putting together information and discounts for attractions the entire family will enjoy. This area has something for the whole family so plan on everyone coming for the Fall Festival. Open practice days will be held the Friday and Sunday before and after the September 14 Vega Sprint Series race. You must be pre-entered in the Saturday Vega Sprint Series event to participate in the Friday or Sunday practice days.
Entry forms, class structure, supplemental rules, event information, schedule, local attractions and discounts can be found on the TS Racing Atlanta website: http://www.TSRacingAtlanta.comAugust 7, 2013 at 9:43 am #6338
This Saturday, August 10th Atlanta Motorsports Park will hold race #6 in its monthly race series. With the confirmation of the Vega NATIONAL Money race coming to AMP, practice for non-members is running scarce. The good news is practice days have been added to the schedule for the August 10th and September 14th rounds of the Vega Sprint Race Series!
Practice Days will be held the Friday prior and the Sunday following the Saturday events.
Practice will be held on Friday, 9:00 to 1:00, on Track “A” for $35.00 per driver. Practice will be held Sunday, 9:00 to 1:00 on Track “A” and 1:00 to 5:00 on Track “B” for $50.00 per driver. Use the menu link to see track layouts on the TS Racing Atlanta website.
There will be no pit pass charges on Friday and Sunday. AMP is providing this as a courtesy. Your Saturday pit pass will be used for access on Sunday.
The only requirement to participate in the practice days is you must be pre-entered in that weekend’s Vega Sprint Series event
Come out and practice for the Vega Sprint Series events and the Vega Sprint Nationals on October 4th, 5th and 6th. See the TS Racing Atlanta website for the entry blank and additional info. Jim Fry 404-275-1787