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  • #43076

    Kelly Read
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    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!!!

    #37258

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    David,

    Lindsay wants to know why she has to SLOW down???  2:28 maybe a 2:29 as slow as she plans to go!!!  LOL

    Bruce,

    THANKS a bunch!!!  U b our friend not David now!!!!

    We are looking forward in coming to Daytona for Lindsay’s first time and seeing all the friends that we have meet over the years when we came east to race in the past. Rather she runs good or not, you can count on MT POCKETS RACING  on coming to have a GREAT time!!! Heck we might even bring some extra toilet paper, etc to remember us by when we leave like we were accused of at Barber!!!!!!!  We will be in the garages next to Fulks. Come by and see us maybe we will give you some hints on how to go fast!!  NOT……  LMAO

    THE MAN

    #37013

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Question on lap times.

    What is a fast lap for the below classes??

    Stock Leopard (seen 2:36 on 1st day and 2:34 on 2nd day)??

    Piston port medium (laydown)?? Think it got rained out in 2013.

    Piston port heavy (laydown)??

    #36690

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    THANKS David, U really are my FRIEND!!!!!!  LOL

     

    #36631

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    HEY David!!!!!!

    I must be blind (no comments)!!!!  I don’t find Daytona 2013 mylaps on WKA web site. Can you help a FRIEND out???

     

    #36450

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bruce,

    Thanks. I got our 2014 rule book this past Friday.   With her LIGHT A$$, we will be running a K71 (THANX to RRR) in both the piston port classes. At least to start out with but we are bringing WKA legal Comer P-51’s just in case she wants to run it.  She will also be running the Sprint stock leopard classes also (guess she want’s to wear THE MAN out!!!!!! LOL

    Glen,

    No Yamaha’s here!!! We tend to blow them up EVERY TIME!!!!!!

    David,

    I can’t seem to find those times on WKA’s web site, am I blind????  LOL

     

    #36251

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    1) You seen how THE MAN is as a race director (KICK A$$)!!!! Imagine what he is like behind the wheel!!!!! Now would any class really want THE MAN there????????

    2) I win ENOUGH, it’s Lindsay’s turn!!!!!!! Just wish she had part of my A$$ (weight)…

    David,

    I’m sure she will look out for him as she laps him!!!  LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!  It has been 2 years since she last ran a tag but, she went 4 -4 just to let you know plus, I taught her what she knows but not everything I know!!!!!!!!!!!! Has her mom’s brains but part of my talent!!!! Were going to run the sit-up piston port classes until I sold that kart this past weekend.

    We are looking forward in seeing people we haven’t seen in a few years let alone giving Lindsay the Daytona venture. It will be fun!!!

    #36222

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Where can a person find what the 2013 lap times were???   Mainly looking for the Stock Leopard and the laydown piston port medium and heavy classes.

    On another note, has WKA ever discussed just having one laydown piston port class??  Say use the Medium weights!!!

    I sent WKA a e-mail yesterday with a couple of questions and haven’t heard back yet  but thought maybe someone here could answer:

    Fuel: 1) Are we allowed to mix the allowed oils??  I mix both a castor and a synthetic to knock down the carbon. Both are on the approved list.

    2) Is sheet lead legal??  With the weights for the classes Lindsay is running, being able to bolt some sheet lead in her seat would be helpful. DAM kid!!!!!!!

     

     

    #35901

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bruce,

    That will be Lindsay racing not THE MAN so you have a chance!!!! LOL

    Questions,

    1) What is available in piston port classes for a K71 and Comer P51 to run in??

    2) Per class, what is the weight for each motor above??

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