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  • #37260

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    I might have some good news for us all!!!

    I have spoken with both Ed Shampine and Mark Henry this past weekend about enduro bodywork. If things work out and we will know shortly, there will be body work available. More details to come once things get worked out.

    THE MAN is back at getting something done for the GOOD OF KARTING!!!

    #37258

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    David,

    Lindsay wants to know why she has to SLOW down???  2:28 maybe a 2:29 as slow as she plans to go!!!  LOL

    Bruce,

    THANKS a bunch!!!  U b our friend not David now!!!!

    We are looking forward in coming to Daytona for Lindsay’s first time and seeing all the friends that we have meet over the years when we came east to race in the past. Rather she runs good or not, you can count on MT POCKETS RACING  on coming to have a GREAT time!!! Heck we might even bring some extra toilet paper, etc to remember us by when we leave like we were accused of at Barber!!!!!!!  We will be in the garages next to Fulks. Come by and see us maybe we will give you some hints on how to go fast!!  NOT……  LMAO

    THE MAN

    #37013

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Question on lap times.

    What is a fast lap for the below classes??

    Stock Leopard (seen 2:36 on 1st day and 2:34 on 2nd day)??

    Piston port medium (laydown)?? Think it got rained out in 2013.

    Piston port heavy (laydown)??

    #36690

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    THANKS David, U really are my FRIEND!!!!!!  LOL

     

    #36631

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    HEY David!!!!!!

    I must be blind (no comments)!!!!  I don’t find Daytona 2013 mylaps on WKA web site. Can you help a FRIEND out???

     

    #36450

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bruce,

    Thanks. I got our 2014 rule book this past Friday.   With her LIGHT A$$, we will be running a K71 (THANX to RRR) in both the piston port classes. At least to start out with but we are bringing WKA legal Comer P-51’s just in case she wants to run it.  She will also be running the Sprint stock leopard classes also (guess she want’s to wear THE MAN out!!!!!! LOL

    Glen,

    No Yamaha’s here!!! We tend to blow them up EVERY TIME!!!!!!

    David,

    I can’t seem to find those times on WKA’s web site, am I blind????  LOL

     

    #36251

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    1) You seen how THE MAN is as a race director (KICK A$$)!!!! Imagine what he is like behind the wheel!!!!! Now would any class really want THE MAN there????????

    2) I win ENOUGH, it’s Lindsay’s turn!!!!!!! Just wish she had part of my A$$ (weight)…

    David,

    I’m sure she will look out for him as she laps him!!!  LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!  It has been 2 years since she last ran a tag but, she went 4 -4 just to let you know plus, I taught her what she knows but not everything I know!!!!!!!!!!!! Has her mom’s brains but part of my talent!!!! Were going to run the sit-up piston port classes until I sold that kart this past weekend.

    We are looking forward in seeing people we haven’t seen in a few years let alone giving Lindsay the Daytona venture. It will be fun!!!

    #36222

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Where can a person find what the 2013 lap times were???   Mainly looking for the Stock Leopard and the laydown piston port medium and heavy classes.

    On another note, has WKA ever discussed just having one laydown piston port class??  Say use the Medium weights!!!

    I sent WKA a e-mail yesterday with a couple of questions and haven’t heard back yet  but thought maybe someone here could answer:

    Fuel: 1) Are we allowed to mix the allowed oils??  I mix both a castor and a synthetic to knock down the carbon. Both are on the approved list.

    2) Is sheet lead legal??  With the weights for the classes Lindsay is running, being able to bolt some sheet lead in her seat would be helpful. DAM kid!!!!!!!

     

     

    #35901

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bruce,

    That will be Lindsay racing not THE MAN so you have a chance!!!! LOL

    Questions,

    1) What is available in piston port classes for a K71 and Comer P51 to run in??

    2) Per class, what is the weight for each motor above??

    #35838

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bruce,

    I don’t know what has happened with people not on here like it used to be. I do know a few that said they couldn’t get on EKN for some reason. I explained to them not put spaces between there username and passwords and they should be able to get on.

    Since very few are here to speak for whatever reason and I am sure they will be at Daytona, looks like a Yamaha class is what I see is the best bet.  That’s fine with us as we are just coming to give Lindsay the DAYTONA experience. We have no Yamahas so that class is out for us. But I did just think of something (no comments), we might have someone we could borrow there kart and Yamahas for Daytona. Once we find out after seeing the updated rule book which I am waiting to get with her membership and what the schedule will be at Daytona, then we will decide what to run. As of now, depending on how many piston port classes are available that are where we don’t have to add a TON of lead to her kart (running K71 and possibly the Comer P51 if weight not to high) is her main class, Tag classes possibly and Control spec could possibly be a option IF, brother would loan her his stuff??????? Hell, I might be bringing the big trailer the way things are going!!!!!!LOL

     

    #35362

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    80-90 degree only!!!!!

    Thanks Linda!!!  Austin and I worked hard to make our 2015 schedule as good as it can be. Afton even moved there date earlier to help out.

    #35126

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    FANTASTIC RACE!!!!! Had to be the most fun anyone could have.

    1) See the hand signals when they were coming up on slower traffic?? Super sportsmanship by them all!!

    2) Mike, we need to talk about spinning out!!  LOL

    3) Doug, banging on the steering wheel coming to the checkered must have done it!!!  LOL

    GREAT job all you ANIMAL racers!!!!

    #34962

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    David,

    What are you smokn??? That’s what it says!!!!! As far as the leopard class, EXACTLY!!!! And they put on a great clean race. And as for the HEGAR boys, I held our boys back from winning until the final shifter race  so they would feel good. Now they have to come back and even bring there laydowns. LOL

    Chris,

    Linsday not pickn on Ryan (youngest)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! looked to me like mommy has to keep a eye on the oldest!!!!!!!!

    Lindsay,

    THANKS!!!! U and the rest of the family who live under our roof truly know what it took to make this event happen. I worked on this event so much that I forgot to get things done for my own Afton event until the week before it. WELL WORTH IT…………….

    #34921

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    A BIG THANX to EVERYONE who attended!!!!!!!! I can speak for all the KART/MARRS racers, officials when we say THANK YOU for all the kind comments for such a fine event let alone the Saturday nite festivities. And speaking of Saturday nite, the special award that was presented to myself was a major shock to me if you didn’t notice!!!!! THANK ALL OF YOU from the bottom of my heart who were involved.

    Outside of mother nature on Friday morning which gave us a small delay, it was super weather the rest of the weekend. Even with rain Friday morning, we still had plenty of practice time by what racers told me. As for the races, SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CHAMPIONS!!!! Several had finishes that where the main flagman had to call the finish.  It was a major disappointment that this event was not on Race-monitor.com as Maysha had IT issues and tried several times to get it fixed so we are sorry for that. That’s OK though because you had to be there to see the tight racing!!!!!!!

    SUPER NEWS: NO RED FLAGS ALL WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU ALL for racing hard and clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To the HEGAR family (Chris/Ryan): Next trip back you need to grow some hair and party with the REAL partiers!!!!!!!  LMAO.

    B-STOCK group: See how we are, treat us right and we treat you right!!!!!!

    Hope to see all who were there this year and more at next years event.

    SINCERELY,

    THE MAN

     

     

    #34920

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    John,

    Thanks for the offer. As of now we plan to take either a small or medium trailer. Going to depend on if Brad can get off but that’s not looking good so it will probably be me, Lindsay and her mother coming.

    We will see you there.

    #34737

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    FYI,

    If anyone needs a motel room, I have 1 -dbl available at the Super 8 which is right down the street from the track. If you want it, let me know by 6:00 today (Wednesday) and I will give it to the first person who contacts me. At 6:00, I will be calling to cancel it. Contact me at 316-218-3645.

    Most likely this will be the last time I check this forum out before leaving tomorrow morning to head to HPT. You need something, contact me at the number above.

    EVERYONE have a safe trip!!!!!!

    THE MAN

    #34702

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Questions/answers:

    1) Can we get in after 10:00pm Thur ??  NO. We will not have anyone to be able to sell passes after 10pm. SORRY!!!! gates will open at 7:00am each day.

    2) Concessions available  ?? Yes. They will be serving lunch all 3 days along with having a breakfast menu Sat/Sun.

    In case you don’t know, Saturday after the races (Approximately 5:30), MARRS is hosting the awards ceremony for the Friday/Sat. classes and there will be plenty of good old BBQ and beverages (both non alcoholic and alcohol). We want EVERYONE to attend this as it’s not just for those who are receiving awards. Come have a good time!!!!!!!!!!!

    Also, Lindsay (my daughter) who works in the HR department that owns the Carlos O Kelly’s in Topeka has set it up for us to come enjoy some good old Mexican food on Friday nite if you are interested. There is no special pricing that I am aware of but, she was able to get them to sponsor one of our classes  and several racers plan to go there around 7:00pm to show there support.  Everyone is invited. It’s easy to get to and Lindsay will be available to give anyone directions.

    #34524

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Joe,

    As I told you on the PM, this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A BIG THANKS from all of us from KART and MARRS!!!!!!!!!!  I owe you big time!!!!!!!!!!

    Racers,

    Another reason why all of us who road race are such a tight family!!!!!!!

     

    #34484

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Here are a couple of things for food for thought.

    1) I personally have purchased some very very nice items from one of our class sponsors to go as a silent auction to be given away Saturday nite at the awards/meal ceremony. I have 2- Hitch receiver locks, 2 – trailer wheel locks, 2 –  trailer locks and 1 – trailer door lock. These will be on display in registration along with bid sheets. If interested, put your name and what you want to bid on each items bid sheet. Top bidders get the item they bid the highest. GREAT NEWS is that, those who bid will receive a ticket for a special drawing!!!  The drawing will be for CASH!!!! Here is the deal, once the amount it cost to purchase these items have been meet, then that amount will be deducted from the total income and the remaining balance will be given to some lucky person who bid on any/all the items. Just for bidding and you are the lucky winner, you are guaranteed a minimum of $25.00 even if I have to pay it!!!!

    2) It has been requested to have a “CALCUTTA” race. This is where people buy a particular racer in a particular class and if that racer wins, then the buyer wins the pot including what they bought in for. As of now, the 100cc Controlled I class on Saturday has been suggested. I will talk to people Thursday nite thru Friday morning to see if there is interest.

     

     

    #34225

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    More questions:

    1) How is the grid line-up determined ? By draw. Draw a number per class and line-up is determined from low – high number. Noon each day is the deadline to enter and draw. After noon, you go behind those who drew in the order you entered.

    2) Are dual/4 wheel brakes required ? Above 100cc stock (A-limited – up for both sprint and laydown). The break teather is not mandatory at this time.

    3) How do  the shifters start ?  Standing Formula 1 style start. We pre-grid them back a ways and start them and they pull down to the flagman. Once last kart stops, the flagman gives them all a signal then raises the flag. 10 secs later he drops the flag and first class leaves when multiple classes are running together. He does the same 10 sec flag for the remaining classes as well.

    All other classes do the normal Lemans standing start.

    4) Is practice split into groups ? Only if needed. This is determined of the amount of traffic. Has been done both ways. FYI, We will have 2 sessions Sat/Sun for Jrs. (8-11) and the Animals. Normally the first session is 1/2 way through practice and second one is at the end of practice. Friday will be the same but will give the Jrs. & Animals 4 sessions most likely.

    5) Transponders available to rent ?  YES. $10.00 for the weekend.

    6) Is there pump gas with no ethanol available ? Yes. There is a HY VEE located at 29th & Wannamaker which is on the N.W. side of Topeka where most of the motels and easting establishments are located. I have a co-worker looking for other stations and will post them what he finds out which will probably be Mon or Tues.

    #34223

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bruce,

    I vote it to be a Piston Port laydown class rather it be medium or heavy.

    Lindsay is coming and who wouldn’t want to run against her????? FAST, PRETTY!!!

     

    THE MAN

    #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.

     

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