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  • #72380

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Plans are to have live coverage on RACE monitor (guess that’s what it’s called!!)

    #72379

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    George,

    Check your message box.

     

    #72266

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    THE MAN is looking forward in attending his 3rd event of 2016!!! One month ago I wasn’t going to be able to make it but now, I will be there to support this super event put on by KART/MARRS as just a spectator.

    Even though my drivers (Brad, Lindsay) won’t be there since we have sold their karts, I will still be bringing a trailer load of karts and wrenching for a couple of drivers.

    Get a chance, drop by my trailer and check out the remaining items I have to sell. Everything is priced to sell and is good stuff!!!

    Se you all soon.

    THE MAN

    • This reply was modified 3 days, 4 hours ago by  Kelly Read.
    #72148

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    CARB!!!!

    If it isn’t right, clutch won’t be right either.  Clutch is like a dummy (not you Ric)!!!  Clutch only puts the amount of power to the axle as the carb and motor puts to the clutch. I proved this to a competitor at Afton a few weeks back.

    You all keep this up and you will have ALL my SECRETS!!! LOL

    #72140

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    If this is the question, Ric pretty much hit it on the head!! Glad I taught him well!!! LOL

    Getting it close in the pits keeps you from over/under slipping it to much once you hit the track. With this, on track is the true final setting as this is where everything gets up to temp.

    As for where to set the clutch engagement, most generally it is within 200RPM of the max torque of the motor.

    #71590

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    The event information is on the KART web site (www.kart.org).

    The schedule posted will be revised as that there will be a SPRINT ROTAX SR class added to the sat & sun schedule. This class will run in races 3 & 11. Rules are:

    Age: 16+

    Weight: 385#

    Fuel: Gas/Oil (per KART tech rules)

    Motors: Rotax Max FR125, EVO

    #71588

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    The READ family would like to THANK ALL THE RACERS, FAMILIES & FRIENDS who supported this event!!! Even thou we haven’t been able to race this year due to certain circumstances, it was well worth all the work it took to put this event on with what mother nature dealt us from Wed-Fri. It’s been awhile since THE MAN has had to work that hard to get a track green and ready by Saturday morning!! THANKS to everyone for your patience while we worked to get the track ready to go. Only being 1 hour late starting is amazing to me!!  I owe a big THANKS to my family (Donna, Brad, Lindsay), All our friends (YES, I do have a couple) who were there to help including way early Saturday morning to help sweep the track.

    As for the turnout and the racing, AWESOME!!! Turnout was up from the April event. Racing was once again unbelievable!! I lost count on just how many races were decided by the main flagman and Maysha in scoring as there were many finishes that they had to visual decide who went across the line first.

    Congrats to all the lucky winners of the items that were given out throughout the weekend.

    We look forward in seeing everyone back in 2o17.

     

     

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by  Kelly Read.
    #70937

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Just an FYI!!!

    You want to be at this event!!!!!!!

    Lindsay has been doing some great work in getting things to raffle off for this event. She has $50.00 Carlos O Kelly’s gift cards, gift baskets, free motel rooms, Spangle gift cards, free entries and working on more!!! I may just have to throw in a “THE MAN” autograph!! LOL !! PLUS, it’s not costing the racer a penny (outside of entering) to have a chance to win any of these items!! You get a ticket when you enter. Be sure to enter before noon on Saturday (hint hint).

    Just come and have a FUN FUN time!!!! The READ family is getting fired up as we have missed not racing this year and want to show our appreciation to everyone for supporting our event.

    #70317

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    READ RACING wishes everyone a SAFE & FUN weekend!!!! We wish we could attend but HAYWIRED (Brad) has shows both Friday & Saturday nite.

    #69635

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    I don’t like getn the shaft either (been there done that over my many years in karting) BUT, there are always 2 sides (even more at times) to a story. I’m not here to pick sides as there is no one here or even the people involved that I am BEST friends with!!!!

    I took it upon myself to look into this and after talking to several people including reading some texts that went back and forth (including some who have posted on here), there is more to this then what it sounds to be from the original post. Not saying that some things are not right from what I found out but, there is more to the story!!!! Without making some people look bad, I will just leave at that.

    I will say that rather it’s myself or whoever, I don’t believe this is the place to discuss things like this here or on any forum (my opinion only). Tell your friends, fellow racers, etc, but here??

    #68895

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    I’m not askn you to post the name on here but would you mind sending me a PM??

     

    #67047

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Roger,

    You trying to say something?? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sounds like this event went very well. Glad to hear that!!!! GREAT job everyone!!!

    #66639

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Gas pumps will be available. Sunoco

    #66352

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  Kelly Read.
    #65602

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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.

    #65351

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Ben,

     

    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.

    http://s1308.photobucket.com/user/Lindsay_Read16/library/Lake%20Afton%20Race

     

    Lindsay Read  (On Kelly’s account!)

    #65340

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Ben, I text Lindsay to see if she could put a link on here.

    #65113

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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.

    #64936

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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 MAN

    #64657

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Linda,

    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 MAN

    #64421

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    FYI,

    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.

    #63489

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Jim,

    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!!!

    Mike,

    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#.

    #63375

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Jim,

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    #60570

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    FOUND ONE

    #59968

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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!!!!

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