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  • #48891

    Kelly Read
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    Just an FYI!!!!!

    We added a SPRINT JR 2 LO206 class. Yellow restrictor, ages 12-15, 300#. It will be ran in races 4 & 10.

    The SPRINT JR 1 LO206 class ages are 8-11. Green slide, 240#.

    #48727

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Yes that number works. I did call him a few weeks ago and left a message and he called me back a few days later.

    #48628

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Schedule is on the KART web site (www.kart.org).

    Check out the NEW web, it be awesome!!!  Great job Maysha & Nolan.

    Juan,

    Look forward in seeing you again!!  Come have some fun with us.

    #48194

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    BIG CREDIT goes out to these guys for there thoughts & engineering!!!!

    The down falls I see here are:

    1) Heat off the motor.

    2) You hit something up front and you could ruin more then the kart (motor pkg.) let alone having the motor in your lap.

    3) Steering. Unless they have the weight distribution right, better have strong arms.

    4) Arrow. Going to catch some major drag. May not be bad on a sprint track??

    Here in KART land, we have made some REAR engine “laydown” animal karts in the road race division that have done real well. The main object was to give the driver more compartment space especially those that are wide up in the shoulder area since the animal motor is much wider then most motors we currently race.

    #48063

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    For the ONE driver (Lindsay) who will be the only one from MT POCKETS that will be able to make it this weekend, her kart already to load on Thursday. Unfortunately Brad has to go west (Dodge City) for work, I have to go to St Louis for a conference and Jim is still mending so it will be her supporting our group. Those who know me know that I DON’T like to miss any races!!! In the 20 years since my first kid (Brad) started racing, this will be the 2nd time I have sent one of them off by themselves and that SUCKS!!!!!!  You ALL keep her straight!!!

    Everyone have a FUN, SAFE weekend!!!

    THE MAN

    #47853

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    David,

    VERY VERY GOOD POINT!!!

    As a promoter, racer, etc I’m glad to read that we have racers looking out for hazards!!!!  Those of us who put races on don’t always see or hear of hazards around the course or even in other areas with all the other things it takes to put an event on and having someone come to us letting us know, only makes things better for all as we are not perfect either!!!! This brings up a VERY IMPORTANT POINT that ALL racers needs to be ware of along with this needs passed onto ALL racers. With there help, we ALL can make our sport safer. I have NOW added this to my driver’s meeting notes to pass onto the racers at future events.

    #47614

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    The entry and event forms are on the KART web site (www.kart.org)

    #47029

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    M.K.A. would like to thank everyone who attended.

    Weather on Saturday was BEAUTIFUL (80+ and sunny)!!!  Sunday was OK but cloudy and cool (60+). I can not think of 1 class that didn’t have a minimum of 2 karts battling for the lead for their entire race. GREAT job guys and gals!!!!!

     

    #45966

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    ANYONE ready yet?????

    Linda,

    I know Mike has been ready since xmas but you better tell Mike he still has time to go through his kart one more time!! LOL

    MT POCKETS all done and ready to load!!!  That be: 2-Piston Ports, 3-Animals, 1-Sportsman.  Rebuilt spares: 4-axle clutches, 3-animal clutches, animal carb & 3 walb carbs just in case they are needed (dam I hope not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Oh, and mounted 16 spare tires……….

    #45832

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    If it’s the nose I am aware of, it is nice. We have it on our DAP karts which are wide.

     

    #45831

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Clark,

    KART has a SPRINT TAG CADET (8-11) and have had it for 7-8 years.  In 2013 and 2014, we experimented with a SPRINT TAG JR (12-15) as a local option class and still have it as a L.O. class. The racers in these two classes have shown that they can run on road race tracks. This year we are adding a SPRINT B&S LO206 JR (8-12) class at a couple of our events to see how it goes. These classes run sprint chassis, none or CIK or Schribner bodywork with the standard bucket seat. I’m guessing it will be a success also considering that all the driver’s so far have come from a sprint track and have some driving experience which is a great plus!!

    Keep in mind as for track time, we give them (alone) 2-15 minute practice sessions each day and also have them participate in our novice session that starts right after the Saturday morning driver’s meeting. As for there race,  we run the youngsters with our Animal sportsman classes (old folks) to keep them out of the way of the faster karts which goes good. On the two events of where our third JR class will be running, we will be adding 1 – 30 minute  race each day to the schedule and put all the JRs in it. Of course we do adjust there entry fee as they don’t get as much track time as everyone else.

    We also have what we call YAMAHA 4 HOLE CAN for 12-up that has different chassis and weights that runs 45 minutes. This class was developed for those wanting to run a two stroke who are new to the sport and those wanting to move up. This class has also been a success. Great stepping stone for the younger and those older driver’s getting into the sport.

     

     

    #45782

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Here is something to think about for those running dual REAR systems.

    Rather you have one caliper with two master cylinders OR two calipers with separate master cylinders on a SINGLE rear disc,  what good is either if you brake a disc?? (seen this more then once including at sprint tracks)!!!!! Wouldn’t having one rear and fronts vs two rear systems give us a better chance of getting slowed down and stopped if this happens let alone better control of the kart??

     

    #45778

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Looks and sounds like you just got the wrong width nose by what you have said of the nerf bars and old nose measures.

     

    #45377

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Lake Afton event and entry forms now on the KART web (www.kart.org).

    Let’s get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #45299

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    David,

    You hit the nail on the head when you mentioned that driver’s hit the track with no experience in a kart let alone have a clue how to maintain it!!! HELL, we have experienced driver’s with the same issues!!!!! Talking about maintenance, I’ve seen some karts that if they just cleaned there karts would be a start!!!  Amazing what you might find when you clean the dirt and grease off.

    To all,

    Something I wish more organizations did what KART and possibly others do and that is, we have what we call a NOVICE SCHOOL first thing after the driver’s meeting on Saturday morning for those with 3 or less road races that they must participate and pass before they are allowed to practice and/or race the remaining of the weekend. And YES, we have had a few that didn’t get back onto the track after the novice school!!! There are things we cover in a meeting then we have experienced qualified driver’s lead & tail them for several laps beginning pretty slow then building speed. When they come in, the experienced driver’s talk to both the driver’s and race directors of there findings. In most cases the new driver’s are given some pointers in which they appreciate very much.

    As for this brake thing, IMO it seems to me that several are asking “why some sprint classes have to have dual brake systems and some are only required”. KART REQUIRES ALL karts up to 100cc Open (both sprint & laydown) to have dual brake systems in road racing. Under 100cc Open, it’s an option. I have my own opinion rather ALL karts should or not have dual brake systems. Brakes are made for stopping but have nothing to do with DRIVING SKILLS.

    Don’t ANYONE take this wrong!!! Why don’t ALL SPRINT classes run the SPRINT rules?? Other words, no full bodies & standard sit-up seat as examples like we used to and they still do at the sprint track, WE used to!!!! Here is the MAIN reason some of our sprint classes that allow this are going much faster then years ago.

    #44888

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Dam it Linda don’t rush me!!!!! LOL

    HAYWIRED at Rc’s will get us all fired up to go racing.  For those who don’t know what/who HAYWIRED is well, it’s Brad’s country band. He has opened up for some pretty big names such as BIG & RICH. His band is going to RC’s to play in a packed house of racers and I hear some racers from Illinois and possibly Florida are coming . If your close, come on by as you will have the time of your life I can promise!!!!!

    As for Afton, I believe we are real close of being ready with karts and getting the race set up.

    Afton event schedule and entry form should be on the KART web (www.kart.org) soon.

    #44194

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    So ALL are in the know!!!!!!

    This event didn’t just develop over night!!!!  I believe that I can say since I was part of this, that those who have been working on this from both KART and WKA over the past several months have worked hard and well together to make this happen. NO hiccups and all went smooth!!!!! Having a facility that is between both organizations really helped in making this happen.

    As a representative from KART who worked with WKA officials on this event, I assure YOU that YOU won’t want to miss this event!!!! KART themselves have had multiple combined events with other organizations in the past with success and now having a combined event with WKA, is a plus for ALL ROAD RACERS!!!

    With declining numbers and expenses of promoting an event especially at major road race facilities, having 2 organizations working together to give us road racers a place to race is AWESOME!!!!

    I look forward in attending this event and hope all other ROAD RACERS come support this event as well.

    Event information will be posted later in the year on both the WKA and KART web sites. IF, there are any classes that neither WKA or KART run on there current schedules, contact myself or Robby as we will look into it.

    THE MAN

    Kelly Read

     

     

    #43922

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Another GREAT lost to karting!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He was always enjoyable to be around. We spent a weekend together at a track I promoted discussing having a WKA event there.

    RIP Rosie

    #43920

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    This is one that will be missed dearly!!!!!! Rest in peace David!!!

    As for welding, he was one of the tops!!! He welded things no one else wanted to even attempt.

    He was one of those who would experiment and try anything. I remember just a couple of years ago he brought a 4 engine (controls), 2 on each side on a laydown kart to Afton to test for his trip to the salt flats he had plans for. Only issue was that he found out before making the trip that it was not what the salt flats deemed as a legal entry to try and set a land speed record.

    THE MAN

     

    #43682

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Try this for Pierre:

    216-276-9891

    #43469

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Thomas,

    Ur day will come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  NOW I be LMAO!!!!

     

    #43411

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Ben,

    KART does not have a Chonda class. Now if some Chonda or any other type motor/chassis racers that where KART does not have a place for them to race would like us to run there class as a local option, all they need to do is contact myself (donnaandkelly@hotmail.com, 316-218-3645) or Maysha at the KART office (918-283-1877) and we will follow up on it. We do this all the time.

    For 2015 what KART has for 4-cycles is: B&S ANIMAL SPORTSMAN (any kart/ animal motor at 410# with some spec items and must be 40+ if a male and 16+ if a female), B&S ANIMAL 390 (same as other class but 390# and 16+), SPRINT B&S LO206. Need more details of one of the classes let me know.

    I figured Jason was asking for the LSGP that has a race coming up at Hallett sometime in the near future.

    #43310

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    I know the BSLo206 racers are gearing the same as us Animal racers from what we all ran in 2014. That be 19-56 (33″ tire circ.) going in the CCW direction. Add 2 more going CW. Guessing this being due to the difference in the class weights and karts. Animal @ 410 in a laydown and LO206 @ 385 in a sprinter for our series.

    Hopefully this helps?????

    #43076

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Lindsay runs her temps at 1050 max on exhaust and 140-160 on water. Control the water temp with tape over the radiator. Tape should only be needed when it is cool – cold out.

    As for fuel tank. Only fill to amount needed for the amount of time of the race. If you need to fill it close to the top like we do in road racing, WAIT until the last minute to fill the tank fully especially if it’s warm- hot out. If not then what will happen is the fuel will push through the needle in the carb and you will mostly have issues starting it due to motor is flooded.

     

    #41954

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Kerry,

    Let me answer it for him. YES!!!!!

    My point is that I DON’T want competitors thinking that it DOESN’T make any difference on how much oil you put into your gas.  As you add oil to the gas, the meter reading goes more positive.

    That said, IF the competitor adds LEGAL oil and not get crazy on the amount then they should not have a issue with the -45. I would expect to see readings down in the single digits thou.

    Nothing against a track fuel as a baseline but, Patricia hit it on the head. This is one reason I have always liked setting my meter off a KNOWN consistent baseline like Cyclohexane. Cyclo doesn’t change (by my experience) but fuels do (age, moisture, etc) let alone what oil and the amount I put in changes.

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