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  • #40892

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    FYI,

    One correction up above under KART. The October 2-4 at Heartland Park is 99.9999% out. We are working on something else 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??

    #35838

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bruce,

    I don’t know what has happened with people not on here like it used to be. I do know a few that said they couldn’t get on EKN for some reason. I explained to them not put spaces between there username and passwords and they should be able to get on.

    Since very few are here to speak for whatever reason and I am sure they will be at Daytona, looks like a Yamaha class is what I see is the best bet.  That’s fine with us as we are just coming to give Lindsay the DAYTONA experience. We have no Yamahas so that class is out for us. But I did just think of something (no comments), we might have someone we could borrow there kart and Yamahas for Daytona. Once we find out after seeing the updated rule book which I am waiting to get with her membership and what the schedule will be at Daytona, then we will decide what to run. As of now, depending on how many piston port classes are available that are where we don’t have to add a TON of lead to her kart (running K71 and possibly the Comer P51 if weight not to high) is her main class, Tag classes possibly and Control spec could possibly be a option IF, brother would loan her his stuff??????? Hell, I might be bringing the big trailer the way things are going!!!!!!LOL

     

    #35362

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    80-90 degree only!!!!!

    Thanks Linda!!!  Austin and I worked hard to make our 2015 schedule as good as it can be. Afton even moved there date earlier to help out.

    #35126

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    FANTASTIC RACE!!!!! Had to be the most fun anyone could have.

    1) See the hand signals when they were coming up on slower traffic?? Super sportsmanship by them all!!

    2) Mike, we need to talk about spinning out!!  LOL

    3) Doug, banging on the steering wheel coming to the checkered must have done it!!!  LOL

    GREAT job all you ANIMAL racers!!!!

    #34962

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    David,

    What are you smokn??? That’s what it says!!!!! As far as the leopard class, EXACTLY!!!! And they put on a great clean race. And as for the HEGAR boys, I held our boys back from winning until the final shifter race  so they would feel good. Now they have to come back and even bring there laydowns. LOL

    Chris,

    Linsday not pickn on Ryan (youngest)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! looked to me like mommy has to keep a eye on the oldest!!!!!!!!

    Lindsay,

    THANKS!!!! U and the rest of the family who live under our roof truly know what it took to make this event happen. I worked on this event so much that I forgot to get things done for my own Afton event until the week before it. WELL WORTH IT…………….

    #34921

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    A BIG THANX to EVERYONE who attended!!!!!!!! I can speak for all the KART/MARRS racers, officials when we say THANK YOU for all the kind comments for such a fine event let alone the Saturday nite festivities. And speaking of Saturday nite, the special award that was presented to myself was a major shock to me if you didn’t notice!!!!! THANK ALL OF YOU from the bottom of my heart who were involved.

    Outside of mother nature on Friday morning which gave us a small delay, it was super weather the rest of the weekend. Even with rain Friday morning, we still had plenty of practice time by what racers told me. As for the races, SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CHAMPIONS!!!! Several had finishes that where the main flagman had to call the finish.  It was a major disappointment that this event was not on Race-monitor.com as Maysha had IT issues and tried several times to get it fixed so we are sorry for that. That’s OK though because you had to be there to see the tight racing!!!!!!!

    SUPER NEWS: NO RED FLAGS ALL WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU ALL for racing hard and clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To the HEGAR family (Chris/Ryan): Next trip back you need to grow some hair and party with the REAL partiers!!!!!!!  LMAO.

    B-STOCK group: See how we are, treat us right and we treat you right!!!!!!

    Hope to see all who were there this year and more at next years event.

    SINCERELY,

    THE MAN

     

     

    #34920

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    John,

    Thanks for the offer. As of now we plan to take either a small or medium trailer. Going to depend on if Brad can get off but that’s not looking good so it will probably be me, Lindsay and her mother coming.

    We will see you there.

    #34737

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    FYI,

    If anyone needs a motel room, I have 1 -dbl available at the Super 8 which is right down the street from the track. If you want it, let me know by 6:00 today (Wednesday) and I will give it to the first person who contacts me. At 6:00, I will be calling to cancel it. Contact me at 316-218-3645.

    Most likely this will be the last time I check this forum out before leaving tomorrow morning to head to HPT. You need something, contact me at the number above.

    EVERYONE have a safe trip!!!!!!

    THE MAN

    #34702

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Questions/answers:

    1) Can we get in after 10:00pm Thur ??  NO. We will not have anyone to be able to sell passes after 10pm. SORRY!!!! gates will open at 7:00am each day.

    2) Concessions available  ?? Yes. They will be serving lunch all 3 days along with having a breakfast menu Sat/Sun.

    In case you don’t know, Saturday after the races (Approximately 5:30), MARRS is hosting the awards ceremony for the Friday/Sat. classes and there will be plenty of good old BBQ and beverages (both non alcoholic and alcohol). We want EVERYONE to attend this as it’s not just for those who are receiving awards. Come have a good time!!!!!!!!!!!

    Also, Lindsay (my daughter) who works in the HR department that owns the Carlos O Kelly’s in Topeka has set it up for us to come enjoy some good old Mexican food on Friday nite if you are interested. There is no special pricing that I am aware of but, she was able to get them to sponsor one of our classes  and several racers plan to go there around 7:00pm to show there support.  Everyone is invited. It’s easy to get to and Lindsay will be available to give anyone directions.

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