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  • #66352

    Kelly Read
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    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 days, 10 hours 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!!!!

    #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 4 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 2 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

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