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  • #33943

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    They have Sunoco 100 Unleaded, 110 and 112 Leaded.  The 100 is what I’m thinking would not pass in the past but I will be checking it that Thursday when we get there.

    Sam Linhardt normally brings some VP 110. Need some. text me how much and I can make sure he brings plenty

     

    PISTON PORT CLASS RULES: The board had a meeting and voted to run the above rules at the 2014 nationals.

     

    #33766

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    REMINDER!!!!!

    On the KART web (www.kart.org) is the revised event schedule and the revised local option class rules.

    Event schedule: Added the Briggs LO206 class and each class sponsor. BE SURE TO THANK THESE SPONSORS as they are a major supporter of this event. Keep in mind, BALDUS RACING sponsors the class champions ball caps and they are REAL NICE!!!!!

    Local option rules: Added Briggs LO206 rules. Be sure to read them carefully if you run this class or any of the local option classes.

    FYI,

    Per posted on the KART web site 9/10/2014 under news, the JICA SWIFT motor will not be allowed to participate at the 2014 nationals in the piston port class.

    As for the KART PISTON PORT R&D CLASS:  I’m waiting to hear the final verdict (should know within a day or 2) from the directors as they are waiting on ones feedback but if it passes by what the other two said, these will be the rules for this class at HPT.  Comer P51 weight at 410#, HPV 4 or 5 pipe at minimum of 10″ flex length. Yamaha weight at 385#, any 1 3/4″ fixed pipe/ flex length. ALL OTHER piston port motors will run at 400# with any 1 3/4″ fixed pipe/any flex length.

    NOTE: As questions are asked, I will post them here. As of now, here is what has been asked.

    1) When can we get in: Thursday (2nd) starting at 5:00pm. REMINDER, lower level is full and I have a couple spots on top level reserved for sponsors. See me before you unhook.

    2) Can we come and go: As long as you have a pit pass.

    3) Fuel tech/available at track: K.A.R.T. uses the meter set at -75, cannot go positive AND, other tests deemed necessary!!!! Fuel is available at the track by credit card but they used to have one octane that didn’t pass our tech which I will be testing Thursday for verification.

    4) Can we join K.A.R.T. at the track: YES. If you join at HPT, your membership will be good through 2015 including the 2015 nationals.

     

    THE MAN

    #33440

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Joe,

    On youtube.com, put in brad read in search bar and there is a video there from HPT 2013. Good video of the piston port race at least until a rock cracks his go pro lens.

    #33382

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Joe,

    Didn’t catch it earlier but it is FRIDAY – SUNDAY. SORRY!!!  It still  AWESOME!!!!!!

    As far as this video you put together, as a representative of KART/MARRS, BIG THANKS of what you put together here for our event. Nice to have people out there that want to promote road racing no matter where they are from!!!!!!  THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To all,

    As for parts going to be available at the track, RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES, HEGAR MFG, HE ENTERPRISES, MISI KART PRODUCTS to name a few, will be there and should have parts. There will also be racers like MT POCKETS, BALDUS RACING  that will have certain parts if needed.  Keep in mind RUSSELLS is not far from HPT and if you let them know any last minute items you have forgotten, give them a call by Thursday of the event as I know they would be more then happy to deliver parts to you at the track.

     

    #33335

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    If anyone is interested and needs information on this class or any other class we will be having, let me know. I can be reached at 316-218-3645 (C) or donnaandkelly@hotmail.com or kelly.read@westarenergy.com.

    And YES, there will be tech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE MAN

    #33331

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    THANKS to all those who attended and especially those NEW racers who came. Seems they had a blast and are coming back and including to HPT Oct. 3-5.

    GREAT job to Nick Edgington on the main flagging.

    As Linda stated, tracks like Afton and Garnett take a bunch of work before and after to make it safe and a good track to race on. I thank my family and friends who helped because without them, this could not happen.

    As for the racing, AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Freakn Animal race both days had to be one of the best in a long time!!!! Only thing better would have been THE MAN winning…….  But seeing both of my animal karts with other drivers in them and running up front, made my weekend. I just wish my kids did better at there own home track (15 minutes from home) as we seem to struggle here more then we should be!!!!! Even though they were quick, weren’t quick enough. Oh well maybe next time????

    I do want to mention that I and all the KART directors appreciate very much of Lindsay spending the whole season testing for us in the piston port class with motors/pipes/weights to build this class up and done a superb job. Looks like we have found a good combination for this class which will be posted soon on the KART web then I will post it on the HPT national forum. If that’s not great sportsmanship, what is???

     

    #33063

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Time has come to get the track prepared!!!!!!

    Tonite it is hay and fencing, tomorrow and Friday all day putting banners, setting up pits, sweeping the track, etc.

    Hope to see everyone there this weekend. I have a new main flagman I will be breaking in who will be doing the nationals so BE NICE!!!  You will be shocked to see who it is!! One clue, had raced for several years.

    FYI,

    Those who know Lindsay, she is putting a deal together to get a discount at Carlos O Kelley’s Saturday nite. If you are interested, text or call me with number of people at 316-218-3645. Plans are to be there at 7:00.

    I will be off the air after this so if you need something, get a hold of me at the number above.

    THE MAN

    #33062

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    U R a SPAZ!!!!!!  LOL

    Lyle,

    Would you like to sponsor a class???  I sponsored one myself and would be more then glad to give that one up if you do. If so give me a shout at 316-218-3645.

    #32799

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Both kids Piston Port karts are done!!!!!! Brad not running his controlled for this event so this made it easy on the MECHANIC!!!

     

    #32666

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    David,

    YES that word!!!!  U knew what I meant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

    #32665

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Martin,

    The MAIN reason some of us built rear engine karts is due to upper body size.  On certain karts and drivers, they are not wide enough by the time you put the animal motor on the side and try to keep the seat in the middle or as close to the middle as possible. On side winders we normally have the seat so far over away from the motor for clearance you feel like you are in a awkward driving position so with putting the motor in the rear, it keeps the driver in a normal position.

    As for which one is faster, I have driven both styles and I can’t say one is faster then the other. I will say that those who have the CKI karts are hard to beat rather it’s a side winder or rear engine kart especially on tracks where quick corner exit speed is a must.

    Reason we have what Linda calls blueprint motors is not necessarily what some of us call blueprinting is due to the Briggs changes they have made over the years. Yes there are things we can do to them but not what could be done!!! Carburetor STOCK including STOCK jets as one thing. Some people have the world formula rod in there’s due to having issues with the stock rod. Running 30 minute races (1 per day, 7-8 times a year) not counting practice, that is asking a lot on that rod.

    We do also have bodywork rules. Nose stops at rear edge of front tires, side panels cannot connect to nose and must between the front/rear tires with a maximum 2″ bend on the top. This allows us to use the kids old bodywork!!  Full floor pan is allowed.

    Is it fun???  HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People watch us and think we are TURDS!!!  But in the kart racing and several karts battling, speed isn’t everything. I just had a guy drive one of mine at Hallett and he was very impressed. He even said that when in the kart it felt faster then when he would just watched it. Guess what??  He isn’t giving it back until after HPT!!!  I LOVE IT!!

    Come on over to HPT in Topeka Kansas October 3-5 and just see for your self.

    THE MAN

    #32580

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Isn’t that what it is called that we can watch on our computers on like we did for Mid Ohio??   If not, correct me!! This could be my first mistake?? LOL

    #32571

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Racers have asked if the garages up on the 2nd level are available??

    YES!!  $100.00 per day. Includes electrical & air (no hoses I think). If you are interested, contact one of the track managers (Dwight) when you arrive and they will take care of you.

    I THANK all those who have PM, e-mail, text or talked to me in person on what I have put together to make the 2014 KART/MARRS RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS event something special. Seeing 300+ entries will make it worth it!!!!!!!!!!! Come on racers you will not want to miss this event.

    FYI, We should have RADIO.COM at this event.

    THE MAN

    #32369

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Linda (MOM), Thanks again for getting this event posted. Been so busy with the other KART/MARRS events I forgot about the one I promote myself!!!!!!!

    Entry form & event schedule is on the KART web site (www.kart.org).

    Hope to see all my regulars and a whole bunch of new racers at my own event September 6/7.

    Any questions, you can contact me at kelly.read@westarenergy.com, donnaandkelly@hotmail.com, 316-218-3645.

    THE MAN

    #32295

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    UPDATE:

    1) We have added a SPRINT BRIGGS LO206 class. 16+, 375#, sprint chassis/CIK bodywork (14″ max nassau panel), gas (NO ETHANOL), engine rules per 2013 B & S LO206 rules. RLV 5506 or 5507 pipes with RLV 4104 (B91XL) silencer only.  This class will run in the same races with the B & S Animal Sporstman and jr classes. Runs for it’s own awards including the famous TRIAD like all the classes will be running for.

    (Maysha will get the event schedule located on the KART web revised and re-posted soon). She will also have the classes sponsors with each class. Keep these people in mind and be sure to thank them at the least.

    2) ALL classes including the above now have class sponsors!!!  THANK YOU ALL who sponsored a class. 37 classes total and all having a sponsor is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No reason anyone can not make this event now!!!  Only thing left would be a weed eater class NOT!! LOL

    3) All LOWER parking is full.  Plenty of parking up on the UPPER level but no electrical.

     

    THE MAN

    #32213

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    I SECOND what Linda has stated!!!!!!!!!!!!  FREAKN AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Not 1 red flag!!! (knock on wood). If anyone seen any class that didn’t have great close racing, let me know as I didn’t see any!!!!

    I may have had a big part in giving everyone a place to run but if they don’t show, a lot of work (calls, e-mails, texts, etc) just goes out the window. THANK you all from my heart for supporting this event. These types of events make those who work so hard feel so good!!!!

    I’ve already had 3 calls today thanking KART/MARRS for a great time. THANK EVERYONE  both MARRS & those who haven’t ran with us, you all did excellent!!!!!

    Now it’s bragging time!!  MT POCKETS had a great weekend. Lindsay figured out the trigger on the k71 and was fast, Brad was a rocket in his controlled and was quick in his Piston Port but has some things to change in the driver’s department on that kart, Jim was quick in the Animal and won on Sunday and most of all, both guys who STOLE both of my Animal rides had a blast and even ran in the top 2 and one of them actually won on Saturday. Dam I’m a hell of a mechanic!!!  LOL

    Here is better news:

    Even though the track surface was much better then in previous years, come October, the company who did the repaving is coming back to see what needs to be patched after a full racing season has been done on the surface and take care of them. I had conversations with the track management and they asked me on Friday to tell them during the weekend if there were areas that we felt needed attention. I did tell them that there were 4 main areas (not terrible) that the karters felt could use some attention. Luckily these are the same areas the rest of the clubs (cars, cycles, etc) said also. So look out 2015!!!

    Speaking of 2015. June 6/7 & August 1/2 are dates we will be back at Hallett in 2015. Put em on your calendar.

    Again, THANKS to EVERYONE who attended.

    THE MAN

     

    #31887

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    I don’t know much of the MG’s but there are enduro racers who run them but those are mainly  shifter racers but I wouldn’t be afraid to try them on enduro racing especially if I already had them.  I would question why you are going to a wider tire for enduro racing??  We ran and the driver who drives our sprinter now runs 10/4.5/5 on the front and 11/5/6 on the rear (Bridgestones) and both drivers were/is fast. From our experience, wider for sprint and narrower for enduro including narrowing up our chassis. Not sure what tire pressure you run on sprint but in enduro I would go lower (12-14). We always ran higher AP on sprint vs enduro.

     

    THE MAN

    #31801

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    AGREE!!!

    We run the DID on our animals in road racing. I change the chain out at the beginning of the season unless I do something STUPID. Proper lubrication is critically. We run chain wax .

     

    #31795

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    NOTE:

    See other HALLETT forum for other details thatt are not on this one. Not sure how we got two started at the same time but I want everyone to know we have posted items on the other post also.  SORRY!!!!

    #31793

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    SPRINT TAG SR. WEIGHTS:

    SONIK          415

    MOTORI SEVEN     415

    VORTEX TT     405

    PARIILA DRAGON     400

    VORTEX RKF     400

    KF     400

    IAME X-30     390

    ROTAX     380

    LEOPARD     360

    #31642

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    ANYONE read this forum??????

     

    #31641

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Daniel,

    What MFG kart is it??

    Give Roger Hatcher a call at Hatcher Enterprises (918-346-0432) and he can make you one up. He does top notch work and has built several bumpers for the KART racers. He would need the ID measurement of the tube you would be putting the bumper on. I would measure the c-c of your rear tires for the width.

    #31640

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Yep, there are several Tx racers coming up as I have had several calls and e-mails from Tag, Shifter and laydown racers.

    As I told the others who have other Tag engines besides a Leopard, we will add a Sprint TAG SR or just a Rotax Sr. class (which ever they prefer) each day and will put them in the same races as our Sprint Stock Leopard  class and be scored separately when we get to the event.

    THE MAN is PUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #31448

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    UPATE:

    Only 3 classes left needing a sponsor. You or someone interested in sponsoring a class, let me know (donnaandkelly@hotmail.com or 316-218-3645). $200.00 per class. You get a reserved pit spot (if you wish), T-shirt, name on that class awards, announcements. Let alone being a major part of one hell of a event!!!!!!!!!

    I’m very impressed with the comments that people have e-mailed or text me that they can not wait for this event to happen. As some of these racers said, MT POCKETS and other KART/AMARRS racers have traveled to various parts of the country over the years and supported those events so it’s time to go to there event and support them.  Yes we have always enjoyed those events and just from us, we are happy to see some of those racers coming back to our play ground.

    #31445

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    That is CORRECT, NO FRIDAY PRACTICE.

    Like most of those who have/do run KART/MARRS say, ” why pay more and wear equipment out when our organization gives us plenty of practice each race day”. I can’t dispute this!!!!!!!

    MT POCKETS has all 5 karts done and trailer is loaded!!!! Sure made it easy on me only having to get 3 completely ready and change gears on the other 2.

    Bad thing here is that now I have plenty of time to do the remodeling we have talked about doing.  UGH!!!

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