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  • #44888

    Kelly Read
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    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

     

     

    #39955

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Anyone know where you can go and see the pictures that the photographer was taking during the event??

    #39908

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Just for the record!!!

    1) Lindsay did not win the Piston Port pipe medium race as John Brown actually won. His transponder didn’t pick up during the race. Lindsay  finished 2nd.

    2) In the stock Leopard on the 2nd day, Lindsay came across first but was dq’d in tech on a controversy flex infraction that several of us tried to battle from day 1. I have sent a letter to the WKA officials per request from a trustee for them to discuss it.

    3) Her TRUE finishes were: 1st in Piston Pipe heavy (good race with Roger Hatcher), 6th in stock leopard 1 (shortened then stopped after 2 red flags. She had a good chance of winning this one as she was 3rd when the red came out the 2nd time. You could put a blanket over the top 10), 2nd in piston port pipe medium and  in the stock leopard 2 (waiting to hear).

    Overall I am VERY proud of how she ran at Daytona. Being her 1st time there and to run up front in all 4 classes just shows what type of a driver she is. GREAT job girl!!!!

    We want to thank RRR (Fulks) racing, TS racing, McDade racing, Margay/Bridgestone, CKI for there support. Special thanks to John Larson in helping me do the wrenching (great help).

    As for WKA, Dart kart club and Woodbridge kart club. THANK YOU!!!!  Outside of the issue in tech, VERY WELL RAN EVENT!!!!

    THE MAN

    #38916

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    I heard a rumor that the X30 might possibly be changing from the TRYTON HOBBY 27-C carb to a different carb, anyone know????

    #38905

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    MT POCKETS RACING all loaded and trailer put away!!!!!!!!! Got everything but the kitchen sink in the trailer. I did leave room to put Lindsay in there as 24 hour drive there is NO WAY I want her plus her mom in the truck with me!!!!!!  Headn out at 2:00 on the 24th.

    LET’S GO RACING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE MAN

    #38330

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    With the track improvements (repaving) made last year along with what repairs they are making over this winter, Hallett will and should be every REAL drivers dream to want to race on. Anyone can go straight (except Hegar and I mean Chris) but it takes a real driver to win on a track where there are multiple turns and elevation changes!!!!!

    Tyler,

    Bring em on!!!  As you already know, if there is something I can help them with just let me know.

    Chris,

    Hallett is a good track for laydowns but, sprinters love it!!! Elevation changes can/will give laydown drivers a challenge.

    #38223

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Taylor,

    KART used to have there national championships in the summer real close to where IKF and WKA had theirs which made it tough for some racers from different parts of the country to go and support other organizations nationals let alone our own. Even though having the KART nationals in October to get away from the other organizations nationals, between cost of HPT, entries and with the weather it made more since to go back. With Hallett’s improvements, that should be a great event.

    As for when a organization has there nationals, it doesn’t really matter when they are as this is a separate event even though KART uses it as a series race. National awards are totally different then from the series awards.

    #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!!!

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