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  • #45966

    Kelly Read
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    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.

    #41939

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Scott,

    Try Robby Harper

    #41775

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    NO!!!!!

    My biggest issue is that NOT ALL motors run like they should on 100+ octane.

    Gene,

    Isn’t there actually a LIMIT on how much oil you CAN put in the gas??  The more oil you add, the closer to 0 it gets correct??

    #41433

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Clark,

    Our 125 shifters and tags YES. Tag because they are over 100cc.

    Brian,

    Not everyone runs a 140 mph kart. LOL

    Some of the best drivers in the past had NO 4 wheel brakes at all and were awesome drivers!!! I do AGREE that SOME karts need dual systems but I also see where SOME don’t. It does seem to be more spins, etc with EVERYONE having dual systems them back in the day when only rear brakes was mandatory. Some racers need to learn to DRIVE!!  We are not drag racers if you catch my drift!!

     

    #41403

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Clark,

    To answer YOUR question. KART rule is that: Recommended for ALL classes (sprint and laydown) up to 100cc stock. Mandatory for A-Limited (Open) and up. This allows the racer from the sprint track to come road race without major changes rather it’s cost or parts. They already have to get different front and possibly rear gears to road race.

    As for what opinions people have, that’s fine with me. In my opinion, making a 4-cycle or a Piston Port sprinter rather it’s with CIK or full body work to make dual brakes MANDATORY in road racing, I’m not for that at least at this time.

    Here is the TRUTH. The DRIVER/MECHANIC needs to understand the true maintenance on there kart that they are driving or working on!!!! I’ve seen rule after rule written on different things due to this. WE can add millions of things BUT, if WE don’t maintain it, what good is it??? The pre-tech person verifies it’s there, he doesn’t drive it!!!!

    I’m not a expert on brakes but one thing I would question is, the size of the rear brake disc. Are we safe on a road race course with the mini lite disc that some racers use??

    When we say it is MANDATORY to have dual braking systems, we don’t say anything else. Anyone mention that they have to both work, work fully, etc??? We don’t want to go there in my opinion.  There are driver’s out there that run very little front brake bias and are very fast including through turns. All get’s down to the driver!!!! Sure the more braking you can get the deeper you can go BUT, then you need gear to get you going again. To much gear and you loose top end.

    #41402

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bruce,

    EASY there big fellow!!!!

    Ric already has a BIG head since Lindsay showed him just how fast his tag kart WOULD go with the RIGHT DRIVER by winning Daytona. LOL

    I will say that the floaters they are making are FANTASTIC!!! What I had in her laydown kart at Daytona.

    #41356

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bruce,

    Been getting the FOX springs from Russell karting.

    As for floaters and discs, I have text Ric mcDade to answer this as he is working on this.

    #40892

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    FYI,

    One correction up above under KART. The October 2-4 at Heartland Park is not confirmed as of date. We are working on this along with something else just in case as I speak but if it doesn’t work, then we have a back up track and date ready to step in. More details to come soon.

    DEFINITELY will be supporting the KART series!!!! How one couldn’t with 7 races less then 4 hours away from my door step!!!!!!!! Sorry had to mention that LOL. We also have plans to make 1-2 of the WKA events.

    As mentioned above, SUPPORT what ever you can. WE NEED ROAD RACING!!!!!!

    THE MAN

    #40100

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    OK RACERS here is what I have confirmed:

    STALLION body work: Mark McNaught out of Wichita Ks has purchased those molds. You can contact Mark at: 316-990-5322 or mczero3594@gmail.com

    NEW CONCEPT body work: Walkup-Wilshire has purchased these molds. Contact Competition Karting (CKI) at 336-731-6111

    HENRY body work: Contact Austin Henry at 316-461-2238 or austin@associatedindustriesinc.com

    Styles, widths, colors and pricing can be found out from these people.

    As for INSTALLING: Outside Wichita Ks I have no idea. In the Wichita area, you might try Jim Edgington or Shannon Hendrix????  No, THE MAN will not!!!  LOL

    Please be sure to give all these new suppliers patience and time as this is new to some of them. Without them, we would be in trouble!!!

    THANK YOU  “suppliers” in stepping up to help out the ROAD RACER!!!!

    THE MAN

     

     

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