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  • #38521

    Keith Bridgeman
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    There are no manuals or much you will find on the internet.   The knowledge on these is all with the engine builders.   I have a maxter also and its a great engine.   But I do my rebuilds with Joe White at JWR.   I can just ask him all the questions you had.   Swedetech would be the same way.    In general this is the way it is with most karting engines,

    #38520

    Keith Bridgeman
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    I would wager to guess this has been discussed.

    #38518

    Keith Bridgeman
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    I will be running a Maxter KZ engine roadracing where open engine large classes still exist.

    Once this conversation is over lets add why the spec engine situation is so much more popular now.

    Its control!   a % of it is getting the engines equal but really its the orgs wanting to own their piece of the pie and controlling the engine and even tires.    Jump on the bankwagon of ROK,  IAME or Rotax spec series.   Each corner of the country is now positioned with their choice.    Is this your choice?  Who cares!     I guess this is the way it will be but there really isn’t any going back now.  Don’t like your engine package near you.   Quit karting and do something else, thats the message.

    Then again many like spec,   many would be good with a spec kart to I bet.  Just like indoor karting.

    I get having the Briggs L206 taking control of the 4 stroke market and I think that is good.   The clone thing was a joke.     After that it gets pretty messy.

     

     

    #38093

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Yeah both my brother and I will be doing the entire series again.  Looking forward to it.  I’m guessing you will be to?

    #38069

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Bump,

    #37330

    Keith Bridgeman
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    So are there dates and times when the Supernats will be aired on TV?

     

    #37301

    Keith Bridgeman
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    AJ is running TAG Senior and S1 so yes he is running a shifter also.

    #37071

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Kirt,  a few years ago this thread would have had 7 pages by now.   I do agree.     Karting now is a spec one engine sport.  Not as much because you can’t get different engines to run together but much more because each club, series or promoter wants you to run the engine that they are importing.  Its going to kill the sport.    Stock Honda,  IAME cup, Rok Cup, Rotax.   Even clubs pick the engines they want to sell.  Every engine has its little pocket of the USA.  Its just ridiculous and there is no fix now.   It’s now very hard to take your engine and go run a regional event like it was in the past.   I now run roadracing which is become the place were the wide variety of engines end up.

    My son is now 8 and really I should have him in Karting.   Being a karter myself that would make sense to have him in a kart by now.  But Motocross is were he is.   I would like to get him karting but the ease of motocross and the family aspect of it has karting beat so badly its hard to imagine.   But motocross will get more and more dangerous has he gets into bigger bikes so the switch to karting is in the future.    We will see how it goes but having him run the Supernats someday would be a blast.

    #35285

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Thanks for the coverage,   it was fun watching how the weekend progressed.   Would love to hear more on what the drivers thought of the event  and the different tires and engines.

    #34486

    Keith Bridgeman
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    100% its a 2000.   The First year of the Diablo.   99 would be a Demon.   Then you move on to the Diablo II, III, IV and then the FTR from  2005-07.     If you look at ads on Craigslist very few know what year they actually own.

    #34482

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Yeah that’s not an 03 chassis,   that threw me off a bit.  Glad you got it.

    #34481

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Good to hear, I was hopeful this would be covered well.

     

    #34480

    Keith Bridgeman
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    I don’t get it.   Buy a Birel.      Why not a Vettel Kart?   Least he has won championships.

    What is the count and chassis brands now.   200.   1 for every driver.

     

    #34403

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Everything has sold.

    #34399

    Keith Bridgeman
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    The old forums use to have a lot of good battles that were fun to read but not anymore.  Maybe its do to the fact that almost all series are spec series with very little debatable rules conversations.   Also conversations are happening on Facebook now that take away from a topic that might have been put on here.

    #33955

    Keith Bridgeman
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    First time to Gingerman since 1999 when the old SKUSA Great lakes series would run there.     Great weekend.   Tracks a bit bumpy but the track layout and everything else was great.   It was fun running the whole series this year.   Will be back to do it again next year.

    Yes, if you have a kart of any kind in the Midwest its a must run series.   I would say its pretty much the main shifter kart series in the Midwest now to.

    #33954

    Keith Bridgeman
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    It should use the KG 8.5 liter tank which is the most common

    http://www.fastech-racing.com/kg-fuel-tank-8.5-liter.html.

    Yeah you don’t want the one you have to slide into the frame rails.

    #33127

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Tim that was a great observation.  Your right.  I’ve raced the RIGP 8 times and participation from the shops has dwindled to nothing.  Its not on any shops calendar anymore.   Other high profile street races have come up and there are more racing options then there are racers.  But your right for the most part its a do it yourself kind of event now.  Most of all the shifter or TAG guys running a series are part of a large shop or team.

    I was asking myself why I haven’t went the last two years.   One year a job change.  The next is basically having three kids under 8 makes it hard.  This year I decided to do the CES full series.   Other then the team participation I think the fact that the track has not changed and has gotten much rougher is a reason some don’t come.

    #31891

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Hey Stewart,  you might want to look at a RIGP race newer then 2010.  Haybales are no longer used.    A street race that been around since 1995 would seem to have some value to most.   SKUSA use to be apart of the RIGP with some very strong fields.   Club race to Supernats comparo is ummm  interesting for sure

    #31636

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Regardless of how the even went.  You have to give SKUSA credit for trying something so ambitious.   Many things can and need to be changed and I’m sure they are all being looked at.

    There is one for sure way to NOT get in front of new potential karters and that’s not doing anything at all.

     

    Also I never saw SKUSA claiming this was aimed at trying to get new people into the sport.   This was a high level race as part of their championship.   There are no beginner kid kart classes here.      The last Supercross or Motocross race I went to I didn’t see much in the way of how to get my son racing at the local track.   It was meant for pure entertainment for the best.   Can you seek out those answers.   Yes but not every race is meant to do this.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    #31499

    Keith Bridgeman
    Participant

    Ok, I just have to.   I’ve never seen so many crazy posts on a race as there have been on Facebook on this race.   Not a peep on here?

    #30726

    Keith Bridgeman
    Participant

    The Super Kart Illustrated mag limited run got my attention.  That would be cool.

    #30682

    Keith Bridgeman
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    I just put a post up on the general page stating we need some new idea on this site.  One of mine would be a section for all race series to input a weekend update or some type of recap.  I agree,  there needs to be more info the CES and many other series.

    I also think the word Enduro is misleading.    If someone reads Enduro they might think its all 3 hour races and only laydown karts on the longest road courses.   That’s partially true but I would say Blackhawk, Grattan and many other tracks KART runs on are like big sprint tracks.   Although participation is good I would think it could still be much better.

    #30308

    Keith Bridgeman
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    Especially in Road Racing I’m kind of amazed at all the different engines that can compete.   2014 models all they way to 2000 ICC’s to built Hondas.   You name it, if you can drive it can compete.

    #26310

    Keith Bridgeman
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    The best comparision might be the 2011-12 S1 race at the supernats.   Torsellini won S1 and the next year Simas Juodvirsis won.   Showed up and won on the Honda.     I would put Fore, Lamb and Abbassee at a higher level still.  

    It would be a good editorial from e-Karting to talk to these guys and get their opinion on running the Honda.  I’m sure they will be very political but.   I’m guess these guys wonder why we would run an old Honda over here.   Ask them their thoughts.

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