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Robert Horvath


Shifters are alive and well at Road America Elkhart Lake, WI.

We have events about every other weekend for twelve weeks during the summer race season.

All shifters run together heads up > Honda’s, Motto’s, ICC’s and ETC.

We get about 18 competitors  per event. All makes and engine combinations too.

I think they adding a bone stock Honda CR125 class this year too.

Come race with us and have lots and lots of fun doing it.

I’m 69 years old and have been in and out karting since about it’s inception in 1958.

My Kart driver Craig Hemmen is a retired  Sprint Car Driver / Owner > 64 yrs. old

We both were just dabbling in karting with a couple of TaG. karts for a retirement thing to do…Thinking that we were just “Too old” to competitively Kart Race.

We got so enthralled with shifters after getting a sample test ride in one that we each purchased a machine and got competitive 110%. and won this even below:

2014 Road America at Elkhart Lake Wi. Seasons (Unlimited Expert class)  Shifter Championship Won By # 92 Craig Hemmen on a 2014 Praga Dragon Kart  > Tuner / Mechanic Bob Horvath ( Me ) > Honda engine Mods by Eric Gorr of Forward Motion.

Thanks Bob and Craig

Robert Horvath Oconomowoc Wi 53066 U.S.A


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