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  • #52095

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    MT POCKETS RACING be pulling out Thursday am to head down and start getn things ready when racers arrive at 5:00pm!!!

    FYI,

    Maysha plans to have it on Racecom (think this is right) if things work for her.

    Safe travels to those coming!!

    THE MAN

     

    #52025

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Found what I needed!!!

    #52024

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    3 days and counting!!!!

    FYI,

    We will be able to let racers in starting at 3:00pm on Thursday. Areas coned off are for sponsors.

    Will be mid 90’s for temps. PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not to hot or to cold!! LOL

    #51806

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Let the countdown begin!!!!!!!! 7 days before the gates open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As of now, we have “TOP NOTCH” driver’s from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana coming to HMRC to compete in one or more of the 31 classes KART has available to compete in. With the stiff competition along with HMRC being a technical & fun track, I look forward in watching some of the best racing seen in ROAD RACING!!!!

    INFORMATION:

    1) Be sure to bring plenty of liquids to drink (not alcohol!!!!).

    2) Be sure to bring lawn chairs. We are looking at having the Saturday night festivities down at the winner circle area. If so, we all will need to bring our own chairs.

     

    #51527

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    I personally would like to THANK all the racers, their families & those who helped me put on this great event. MPH is a real nice facility and with George and his staff, AWESOME group to work with!!!! Even with the HOT weather (we are in July we know!!), great racing along with not even one red flag all weekend!!!!!

    THANK U ALL!!!!!!

    THE MAN

     

    #51210

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Last time THE MAN will be checking this forum before leaving. MT POCKETS pulling out of Wichita at 10:00am on Friday.

    Need anything, give me a call at 316-218-3645.

    Save travels to all.

    THE MAN

    #51181

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Mike,

    Back in our area under KART, we run the Bully adult stock. It’s a 6 spring/3 disc clutch. They seem to work real good. In road racing I would say that you need 21th gear on the clutch. As for a exact ratio for VIR, no help on that. We run from a 55 to a 60 at our tracks.

     

    #51046

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    And the problem with that is??????   It keeps racers like YOU coming don’t it??? LOL

    FYI,

    We have a racer who has rented the track on Friday so as you come in, just beware. I myself should be there by 2:00 on Friday. If you plan to park up on the front row by the guard rail, beware of the small orange cones that I will put out once I get there. This is where sponsors have requested to pit.

    See you all soon!!!!!

    THE MAN

    #50870

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Frank,

    As far as reliability, cost & maintenance between the engine and axle clutch, you would be way ahead with the axle clutch!!! I bet you could find a good used Horstman axle clutch if you ask around. $300-$400 is a good price. And with John Richie making parts for them, there are no issues there that I know of ( I have 7). SMC is a good clutch also but I haven’t ran one in several years.

    #50869

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    By the article along with what I have been told, I feel certain that any KARTING events and other types of racing will go on. The bigger cars are the main issue from what I have been told. Will some type of silencers need to be added to certain machines, I see that happening.

    #50360

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    4 karts done and loaded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3/4 of my honey do’s completed!!!!! YUCK!!

     

    #50089

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Matt,

    If Ric can’t help you (he had better, I taught him everything he knows but not what I know), contact me at 316-218-3645.

    What motor/class you looking at racing??

    Gear ratio would be the main thing you would have to change from sprint racing.

    #50072

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Entry form & event schedule is on the KART web (www.kart.org).

    If you haven’t been to MPH, YOU NEED TO!!!!!!  Great track and the track staff is AWESOME let alone the KART/MARRS people are also!!!

    As for competition, the BEST will be there!!! BRING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AND,

    Along with Baldus Racing supplying the pizza, MT POCKETS will be furnishing the beverages.

    #49975

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    One kart completely stripped and back together (Lindsay’s).  Brad’s 3/4 the way back together. He has pulled out the Reed Jets for this event as we hear the BIG GUNS are coming to MPH!!!!! I be busting butt to get these done so I can enjoy the next few weeks off as I have HONEY DO’s to do this weekend and then it’s PARTY time the next Saturday (27th) with HAYWIRED then off to Tulsa the following weekend of the 4th for a family get together for a big party.

    #49658

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Linda,

    Could I get a salad with RANCH dressing to go along with the pizza PLZ!!! AND, 6 pkgs of crackers also.  Brad would like RANCH for his pizza also!!! LOL.   ENJOY the lake!!!

    Maysha should be posting the information on the KART web very soon. We did make a few changes to the schedule. We swapped both 45 minute races each day from how we ran it at Afton – Hallett.

    If you haven’t made motel reservations yet, you might want to get on it ASAP as they normally have softball tournaments during this same time.

    It will be another GREAT KART/MARRS-RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES event!!! Why wouldn’t it, THE MAN will be there as your race director!!!  SORRY!!!!!! LMAO

     

     

    #49528

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    As the RACE DIRECTOR for this event, I want to THANK EVERYONE who attended!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We had a large turnout, FANTASTIC racing and a whole lot of FUN!!!! Weather was warm but dry but that be A-OK with me. On a safe note, we had NO RED flags the entire weekend and that goes FULL CREDIT to the racers for doing a SUPER job!!!!  Thanks to all the racers, Maysha along with her daughters, Roger Hatcher, my kids and the HMRC staff for helping make this a GREAT event.

    I look forward in seeing everyone back at HMRC for the KART/MARRS – RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES Road Race National Championships July 31-Aug 2.

    Again, THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE MAN

    #49174

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    FYI,

    1) Racers should be able to get in Friday starting at 3:00pm. I will be there by 3:o0pm myself. Remember, we have sponsors who have reserved pit spots along with some if not all of the race ports have been rented, so you might want to check with me before unhooking your trailer.

    2) Hallett has track fuel available. They have SUNOCO 91 (pump gas-no ethanol)), 98GTX & 110. ALL should be good but we will tech it when we get there on Friday to verify.

    3) There will be vendors with parts & etc available if needed. I know that RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES, TANDA RACING (MG tires), MT POCKETS, HATCHER ENTERPRISES, MISI as a few who will be there.

    LET’S GO RACING!!!!!!!

    THE MAN

    #48891

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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!!!!!

     

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