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May 24, 2016 at 6:32 am #66352
Glen, you beat us to the punch!!!
Saturday will be ran CW, Sunday will be ran CCW. This allows the KART officials to see which way is best to run their KART NATLS in October.
Entry form and event schedule is on the KART web site (www.kart.org).
You will notice that for this event that there is a SPRINT TAG EVO class. Weight is 385#.
The READ family wishes everyone a SAFE & FUN weekend as we will not be able to make this event due to SHOWTIME (HAYWIRED) has 2 major shows scheduled we cannot miss. Not everyday you get to perform at these events that his manager (Lindsay) got them in on this weekend.
May 9, 2016 at 12:06 pm #65602
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The READ family wishes everyone a good, safe weekend and that we will be thinking of you!!! It’s been a LONG LONG time since someone from this family hasn’t been able to attend Garnett.May 3, 2016 at 6:49 pm #65351
Here is the link to view the pictures I took over the Lake Afton weekend. Feel free to save any of them you want to.
Lindsay Read (On Kelly’s account!)May 3, 2016 at 8:21 am #65340
Ben, I text Lindsay to see if she could put a link on here.April 28, 2016 at 11:41 am #65113
I’m not smart enough (NO COMMENTS) to put a link here but, Lindsay has over 700 pictures she took during the weekend on her facebook page.April 25, 2016 at 7:52 am #64936
Thanks to all the racers and families who were able to make it this past weekend. Seeing new people get into the sport was awesome. Seeing the Reverly family after making the 12 hour drive was also special especially to the READ family. We had a good event with great weather other than the good old Kansas wind. Everyone who we spoke to had a great time. THANK YOU ALL from the READ family!!!!
Since everyone was pleased with the way SHOWTIME handled the flagging, maybe he just needs to do it again in September and let THE MAN get behind the wheel!!!!!!!
Hope to see you all back September 10/11 for our fall race.
THE MANApril 19, 2016 at 9:21 am #64657
Make that 2 pitchers!!! I’m thinkn myself and Donna will need a few!!!! LOL
OK RACERS, if ur not ready to load yet, GET THERE!!!! 3 days before move in time. Hope to see all of our regulars and any new racers that can attend. Going to be a GREAT weekend of racing!!!!!!!!!
THE MANApril 14, 2016 at 10:49 am #64421
On the schedule posted on the KART web site, I will be moving the SPRINT YAMAHA CIK I class that’s in race 4 and put it in race 1 on Saturday to accommodate a few racers. This class will get the checkered at the 30 minute mark.March 28, 2016 at 11:47 am #63489
Thanks my FRIEND!!! That would be a 5.0 we would run on a Piston port at AMP. Kids run a 4.5 at Afton. Sounds like it could be the same to 2-3 more teeth then Hallett. This could be a fun fun track!!!
What class, motor?? If it’s the same package Lindsay ran at Daytona, I would start with a 4.5. I know that Brad runs 6-8 less teeth on his control vs his P.P. at 410#.March 25, 2016 at 12:08 pm #63375
How about helping us MIDWESTERNERS who plan to go??? As you know, I don’t like to work on them at the track so, BE RIGHT ON!!!! LOL
Whoops, I probably shouldn’t have let the cat out of the bag telling everyone that MT POCKETS RACING will be at this event. Sure hate to scare the competition off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!February 3, 2016 at 12:04 pm #60570
FOUND ONEJanuary 25, 2016 at 11:44 am #59968
The city booked the county fair the same weekend that we had the KART event scheduled for the 6/7. Felt it be best to move it a week later vs dealing with the fair!!!!January 19, 2016 at 7:44 am #59618
I’m going to hand over the reigns of being called “THE MAN” to YOU!!! Well maybe just one of them!! LOL You are and have been a great contributor to ROAD RACING for as long as we have known each other and as from me to you, GREAT article!!!!! THANKS…..January 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm #59575
Linda, that is VERY TRUE!!!! George once again is taking care of the RACERS!!!!!!!!!
MPH even has pics of the machinery on site. Once weather is good enough, the grinding of the bumps in turns 1, 6 and other areas will take place.January 7, 2016 at 12:26 pm #59036
Yes. Mark of McZero Fabrication is also making the HENRY bodywork along with the Stallion he already had. You can see is stuff on facebook.December 4, 2015 at 11:08 am #57714
For KART/MARRS, the Hastings event is July 9/10. You have it under June.November 23, 2015 at 11:29 am #57180
If you are interested in coming and race with the KART/MARRS family, here is their 2016 schedule.
APRIL 23/24: LAKE AFTON PARK, GODDARD KS.
MAY 14/15: LAKE GARNETT, GARNETT KS.
JUNE 4/5: HALLETT, JENNINGS OK.
JULY 9/10: MOTORPARKHASTINGS, HASTINGS NE.
AUGUST 13/14: LAKE GARNETT, GARNETT KS.
SEPTEMBER 10/11: LAKE AFTON, GODDARD KS.
OCTOBER 7-9: HALLETT, JENNINGS OK. (KART Road Race National Championships).
NOTE: The Hallett June 4/5 event will be a “2-day/2-way” event. Looking at running CCW on Saturday and CW on Sunday. The October Hallett event will be the ran the same direction all 3 days (CW) as it is the Nationals.
As far as the event schedule, the KART/MARRS events (excluding the nationals) are 2 day events. We have 2 1/2 – 3 hours practice each day then a lunch break followed by 3-30 and 2 -45 minute races. Anyone needing information on this series, contact myself (316-218-3645, Kelly.email@example.com, donnaandkelly@Hotmail.com. You can find information for each event as it comes available on the KART web (www.kart.org).
November 3, 2015 at 6:09 am #56217
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Robby tells me that they are working on that as we speak.October 28, 2015 at 12:21 pm #55977
First off, THANK YOU ALL for the compliments given both here and at the event. That makes all the work before, during and after well worth it!!!!!!
NOT ONE RED FLAG!!!!! GREAT job goes to ALL the racers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will say that MR ROBBY and his associates had better have eyes in the back of there heads!!!! PAYBACKS ARE HELL!!! That day will happen, GUARENTEED!!!!
As for NCM, they were very impressed with how well this WKA/KART event went. I was told by the track staff that we can come back there anytime !!!!
Robby who???. I think he was sleeping most of the time!! LOL. As for the rain, KART runs in the rain but keep in mind, there is rain and there is a down pour in which we don’t run in a down pour. Heck, our racers wanted on the track earlier then they did (idiots-LOL). I was hoping by putting the KART racers on the track that it would make it possible for the WKA racers to race in which it did. My understanding by some people on the wall that Jeremy Lightwine in the sprint 125 shifter class was only 8 seconds slower then he was on Saturday with a dry track.
I know it was over 300. KART themselves had 124 which was awesome in my mind!!!!
Again, from myself and I’m sure I can speak for everyone else that was behind the scene that made this happen, THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND SUPPORTED this event!!!
October 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm #55573
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Let the COUNTDOWN begin!!!! 72 hours from now, the gates at NCM will open to start one of or if not, the best road race event that has happened in years!!!!October 13, 2015 at 11:14 am #55383
FYI to ALL who will be attending this event!!!
Awning poles and trailer jacks need to have wood between them and the asphalt. Be sure to bring what you need.October 12, 2015 at 7:56 am #55350
Not sure of what tracks I can give you to compare notes to. I can tell you the gears of what my kids who will be running the KART Piston Port laydown class that they have on now and feel it is dam close or not right on as we have a similar track as NCM. Both normally run up front where ever we go so they should be a good comparison to look at.
Brad: JICA Swift, 15-74 (33″ tire), HPV 5 pipe. Has to weigh 420#. He will possibly put on a Comer P51 with a MISI pipe to try. He would take 2 teeth off from the Jica swift set up and put the MISI pipe on. With the Comer he has to weigh 410#.
Lindsay: K71, 15-76 (33″ tire). MISI pipe. Has to weigh 400#
Hope this helps. Once there if we can help, look us up. Unfortunately we will be pitted by Robby (LOL).September 30, 2015 at 1:03 pm #54970
Now that’s funny and I don’t care who you are!!!! LOLOLOLOLOL
For the record, I personally gave Robby my word that MT POCKETS RACING and/or there associates would NOT pull any pranks at this event like other events we got accused of doing (Barber, HPT). It be in his court now!!!!September 14, 2015 at 8:08 am #54220
As for the promoter of Afton, THANK U ALL who attended!!!! Yep the numbers were down a little from the spring event but we who were there this past weekend, had a blast!!!!
Those who know THE MAN, knows that he doesn’t do this for a living. This sport has been a major part of my life since I was just a kid in which I enjoy very very much. As long as the bills get paid and everyone has fun, it’s well worth all the work it takes to put this event on. Having a great family and friends behind me to help, I can’t ask for anything else.
Congrats to all the class winners. In several classes, those winners earned it as we had more side by side finishes then we have had in several years.
Thanks to ALL the drivers for racing hard and SAFE!!!!!
THE MANSeptember 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm #54051
Time has come!!!!!!!
Haybales & fencing tonite. Everything else to put this event on begins at 08:00 on Thursday and hopes to be completed by Friday late afternoon.
Everyone SAFE TRAVELS and we will see you this weekend!!!