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Walt Gifford

Slow down for the turns. Sounds dumb but allot of guys don’t know how to do this and end up wrecking. Start every race in the back and let the pack get a good gap going into turn one. Then after the first lap have fun racing the back markers. When the leaders come around to pass you don’t get out of their way just hold a steady line. Run your carb a little on the rich side so you don’t stick your piston. Write your blood type on the outside of your kart suit.


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