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  • #60570

    Kelly Read
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    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!!!!

    #59618

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    David,

    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…..

    #59575

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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.

     

     

     

    #59036

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Eric,

    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.

    #57714

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Jeremy,

    For KART/MARRS, the Hastings event is July 9/10. You have it under June.

    #57180

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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.read@westarenergy.com, donnaandkelly@Hotmail.com. You can find information for each event as it comes available on the KART web (www.kart.org).

     

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by  Kelly Read.
    #56217

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Glen,

    Robby tells me that they are working on that as we speak.

    #55977

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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!!!!

    Glen,

    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 !!!!

    Bo,

    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.

    Jackie,

    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!!!

    THE MAN

     

     

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by  Kelly Read.
    #55573

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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!!!!

     

    #55383

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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.

    #55350

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    John,

    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).

    #54970

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bo,

    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!!!!

    #54220

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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 MAN

     

    #54051

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    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!!!

     

    THE MAN

    #53636

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    3 karts done and ready to load!!!! And yes the BAD ASS ANIMAL is one of them!!!  Of course Lins will be driving!!

    All that is left is to rebuild a couple of clutches for some people. I’m thinkn I may just have a SUPER labor day weekend………

    Putn hay and fencing out the Wednesday and Thursday before. VOLUNTEERS???? Second thought no, I have Lindsay helping and I would hate to see her out work you all!!!!! LMAO.

    #53560

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    HAY  Chris!!!!

    U b on the call list don’t U worry!!!!!!!!

    #53368

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Thanks MOM for posting this!!!!!

    Be sure Mike goes over his kart REAL GOOD.  We have Lindsay’s in the big trailer ready to go for Afton!!!

    As for the entry form and event schedule, it is on the KART web site (www.kart.org). Hope to see every one there for race 7 of 8 of the KART/MARRS/RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES series events. It should be a GREAT event!!!

     

     

    #52978

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Ace,

    What chassis is this??   Margay??

    As for leaving the frame bear, Ours are. It’s easier to find cracks for sure. We do spray them with some silicone spray or wd-40 after cleaning and inspecting before each race. PAINT doesn’t make them any faster!!!!!

    #52938

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Got Lindsay’s done and ready to load come Thursday nite!!  Unfortunately Brad “SHOWTIME” will not be able to make this event due to work. But to show is support, he will be entering 2 classes for this event.

    Hope to see many racers at this event. FYI, MARRS along with Lindsay will be supplying bottled water at the scales for the driver’s as they come off after there races.

    Sad news is that I have to ride there & back with both Lindsay & Jim!!!! LOL

    #52837

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bill,

    DNW. Several dropped out and didn’t weigh.

    #52750

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    To view pictures from the event see:

    hallettfotoshoppe.com/kartsnationals

    #52514

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Matt and anyone else interested in the pictures,

    I have e-mailed Connie to get the web site. I will post it here as soon as I hear from her.

    #52389

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    We use the size on the left of Bruce’s picture but our uses a 3/16″ allen wrench to install/remove. We use the 1/2″ long zus. We also use there thin plastic washer that goes under the head which protects the head from digging into the fiberglas. We get ours from JEGS.

    You can get on Jegs (www.jegs.com) to see these. Put in the part numbers below in the search bar and it will pull them up.

    Zus: 82203

    Spring: 82256

    Washer: 82256

    #52357

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    DITTO on Linda’s comments!!!!!!  FANTASTIC WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For good news to the Schrimpf family, THANK U James Denny & who ever else was able to help get there trailer to Tulsa. Even thou a lot of the equipment inside the trailer was damaged beyond repair, no one got hurt and that means a hell of a lot!!! As Scott told me, it was time for a new trailer anyway.

    From the RACE DIRECTOR (THE MAN), Thanks to not only those that Linda mentioned, THANK U to ALL the RACERS & FAMILIES who attended!!!!!!!!!!! I have done many races let alone national events and I must say, this was at the top!!!!

    It seemed that the weather was great, schedule worked perfect for everyone, racers did an excellent job getting to the line, raced hard, safe, and had FUN!!!!

    I do apologize for it not being on RACE Monitor!!! We found out on Friday that the computer Maysha uses for scoring is not NEW enough for it (YUCK).  I’m not sure RM could actually tell the real story of the racing. These racers were swapping positions like flies gathering around watermelon all over the race track!!!!

    And to the racers, families, friends, etc who were there, from myself (THE MAN) along with the KART officials, THANK YOU for your comments on how well the event was ran!!!!  This means a lot to us who not only you see working at the event but the time we spend before & after.

    No matter where you are from or what series you race, GOOD LUCK & have a GREAT, SAFE & FUN remaining season!!!

    THE MAN

     

     

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