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    • #35270
      Steve Baker
      Participant

      To all Sprint track owners, promoters, sponsors, manufactures, shops, racers and anyone who wants to participate. To kick this LO206 program off please plan to call into a general open to all meet me line conference call on Wednesday October 22 at 8:00 pm eastern time.

      Call in phone number = 605-562-0020
      Participant code = 704 407 016 #

      This will be the beginning of a series of conf calls that will take place each week starting next Wednesday. For this first meeting it will be very general just to inform everyone about this program and the future plans going forward. Meeting will be organized and everyone will be on mute for first 5 minutes while I explain the intent for this program. Then everyone will be un-muted and state by state including Canada in alphabetical order it will be open for general discussion state by state ( 2 minutes max per state ).

      Once we get better established and organized there will be a list of all the tracks that are participating in the 2015 LO206 classes.

      Please take some time to inform everyone you know that is interested in hearing about this 2015 LO206 program.

      Thanks
      Steve Baker
      419-217-3881 cell
      Email = Bakerracingeng.com

      States
      Alabama
      Alaska
      Arizona
      Arkansas
      California
      Canada
      Colorado
      Connecticut
      Delaware
      Florida
      Georgia
      Hawaii
      Idaho
      Illinois
      Indiana
      Iowa
      Kansas
      Kentucky
      Louisiana
      Maine
      Maryland
      Massachusetts
      Michigan
      Minnesota
      Mississippi
      Missouri
      Montana
      Nebraska
      Nevada
      New Hampshire
      New Jersey
      New Mexico
      New York
      North Carolina
      North Dakota
      Ohio
      Oklahoma
      Oregon
      Pennsylvania
      Rhode Island
      South Carolina
      South Dakota
      Tennessee
      Texas
      Utah
      Vermont
      Virginia
      Washington
      West Virginia
      Wisconsin
      Wyoming

    • #35274
      Paul Hir
      Participant

      Steve,

      Do you have any problem with me putting this on racepa.com it is the forum for PRK

    • #35279
      Steve Baker
      Participant

      Paul,

      That should be fine since we are trying to get this message out to everyone before next Wednesday.

      Thanks
      Steve

    • #35343
      Tony Hager
      Participant

      Out of curiosity What “Program” is this in comparison to what Briggs has already established?

      Thanks,

      Tony

    • #35358
      David Cole
      Keymaster

      Tony, I believe this is more of a collaboration to get tracks on board with the same rule structure – based around the engine rules that Briggs & Stratton have set out. The idea is to try and help grow the LO206 program at as many sprint tracks around the country as possible to begin a foundation for a strong grassroots karting program. EKN has been pushing the engine package for three years now, and seen a strong growth around the country and has some ideas in the works as well to help further the growth.

      David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

    • #35806
      Steve Baker
      Participant

      Thanks to everyone who participated in last nights LO206 meeting, we had 33 callers in this meeting. First step is to develop a directory of all the tracks in US and Canada that are racing the LO206 and their classes. If you know of any tracks, e mail me or post on this thread.

      Next meeting will be Wednesday October 29 at 8:00 pm eastern time.
      Call in phone number = 605-562-0020
      Participant code = 704 407 016 #

      Thanks again for all the support!

      Steve
      419-2167-3881 cell
      E Mail = Bakerracingeng@aol.com

    • #36012
      Steve Baker
      Participant

      Next meeting will be Wednesday October 29 at 8:00 pm eastern time.

      Call in phone number = 605-562-0020
      Participant code = 704 407 016 #

      Everyone is welcome!

      Agenda:

      1) LO206 track directory update
      2) Engine basics
      3) Tuning
      4) Carb set ups
      5) Engine life and maintenance

      Steve
      419-217-3881 cell
      E Mail = Bakerracingeng@aol.com

    • #36773
      Steve Baker
      Participant

      We are establishing a good size list of tracks racing the LO206 program. I am sure there are a lot more out there so e mail me the track name or web site so we can add to the list. As I mentioned before the web site http://www.Racingwhere.com, thanks to Richard Thoms, will have a Badge dedicated for the LO206 racing tracks program directory.

      Thanks again for all the support!

      Steve
      419-2167-3881 cell
      E Mail = Bakerracingeng@aol.com

    • #36853
      Chris Beasley
      Participant

      As a service to everyone looking to race LO206, David Cox and I put together this interactive map with all the tracks in the US that offered the LO206 package in 2014. We’re LO206 enthusiasts ourselves so we thought this would help others out too. This was all taken from track websites that posted their class offerings information.

      We’re working on a spreadsheet comparing all the LO206 rules variations across the country to help all the tracks and series looking at rules for 2015 (hopefully more commonality!)

      Steve if you could share the tracks/series that have contacted you that would help us get it as accurate as possible. team@kartrank.com will go to David and I.

      Link: http://kartrank.com/lo206-tracks

      (Note: not trying to compete with the Racingwhere.com plan…just had the track info and this was the best way to get it out there)

    • #36998
      Steve Baker
      Participant

      Thanks to Richard Thoms at http://www.RacingWhere.com you can now view some of the tracks racing the LO206 program. Keep tuned into this site as he continues to add more tracks with LO206 badges.

      http://www.racingwhere.com/sprint-racing/series/all

      Next meeting will be Wednesday November 19 at 8:00 pm eastern time.

      Call in phone number = 605-562-0020
      Participant code = 704 407 016 #

      Everyone is welcome!

      Agenda:

      1) LO206 track directory update
      2) New track Q & A
      3) LO206 rule set
      4) Chassis / Body work style specs
      5) Promoting LO206 racing
      6) Round Table discussion / meetings going forward

      Everyone is welcome!

      Steve
      419-217-3881 cell
      E Mail = Bakerracingeng@aol.com

    • #37200
      Chris Beasley
      Participant

      Hey everyone, since the next call looks very focused on rules, David Cox and I put together some data on the rules being run nationwide. We looked at 118 different LO206 classes (every one we could find data on) to come up with some recommended rule sets for maximum commonality: http://kartrank.com/lo206-data

      There is a lot of data there so I’ll copy the short version here:

      Briggs LO206 Kid Kart
      Ages:5-7
      Engine:Briggs LO206 Junior (4100RPM limiter and #555728 slide)
      Exhaust: Briggs Spec (RLV 5507/5506 header with RLV B91 (4104) silencer)
      Clutch: Briggs Spec (Max-Torque #555727)
      Tires: 4.5 Front/4.5 Rear (Compound per track, Bridgestone YLC/YDS or MG HZ (Red) if possible)
      Minimum Weight: 200 lbs
      Bodywork: CIK or Gold Cup

      Briggs LO206 Rookie
      Ages:8-12
      Engine:Briggs LO206
      Exhaust: Briggs Spec (RLV 5507/5506 header with RLV B91 (4104) silencer)
      Slide: Green
      Clutch: Briggs Spec (Shoe clutches only)
      Tires: 4.5 Front/4.5 Rear (Compound per track, Bridgestone YLC/YDS or MG HZ (Red) if possible)
      Minimum Weight: 260 lbs
      Bodywork: CIK or Gold Cup

      Briggs LO206 Junior
      Ages:12-15
      Engine:Briggs LO206
      Exhaust: Briggs Spec (RLV 5507/5506 header with RLV B91 (4104) silencer)
      Slide: Yellow
      Clutch: Briggs Spec (Shoe clutches only)
      Tires: 4.5 Front/6.0 Rear (Compound per track, Bridgestone YLC/YDS or MG HZ (Red) if possible)
      Minimum Weight: 300 lbs
      Bodywork: CIK or Gold Cup

      Briggs LO206 Senior
      Ages:15+
      Engine:Briggs LO206
      Exhaust: Briggs Spec (RLV 5507/5506 header with RLV B91 (4104) silencer)
      Slide: Stock
      Clutch: Briggs Spec (Shoe clutches only)
      Tires: 4.5 Front/7.1 Rear (Compound per track, Bridgestone YLC/YDS or MG HZ (Red) if possible)
      Minimum Weight: 375 lbs
      Bodywork: CIK or Gold Cup

      Briggs LO206 Masters
      There are not enough Masters classes (only 5 nationwide) to make a recommendation. Of the classes that exist the rules were in line with LO206 Senior (except age), so there does not seem to be a compelling reason to offer a Masters class separate from Senior.

    • #37236
      Steve Baker
      Participant

      Thanks Chris for posting the above information. We will use for a basis of rules discussion in this Wednesday night conf call.

      Next meeting will be Wednesday November 19 at 8:00 pm eastern time.

      Call in phone number = 605-562-0020
      Participant code = 704 407 016 #

      Everyone is welcome!

      Agenda:

      1) LO206 track directory update
      2) New track Q & A
      3) LO206 rule set
      4) Chassis / Body work style specs
      5) Promoting LO206 racing
      6) Round Table discussion / meetings going forward

      Steve
      419-217-3881 cell
      E Mail = Bakerracingeng@aol.com

    • #37325
      Steve Baker
      Participant

      Next meeting will be Wednesday November 19 at 8:00 pm eastern time.

      Call in phone number = 605-562-0020
      Participant code = 704 407 016 #

      Everyone is welcome!

      Agenda:

      1) LO206 track directory update – ( 29 tracks listed to date )
      2) New track Q & A
      3) LO206 rule set
      4) Chassis / Body work style specs
      5) Promoting LO206 racing
      6) Round Table discussion / meetings going forward

      View this site for the 29 tracks and series racing the LO206 http://www.racingwhere.com/sprint-racing/series/all
      If you know of other tracks racing LO206 e mail me or Richard Thom at Racingwhere web site so he can add more tracks.

      Steve
      419-217-3881 cell
      E Mail = Bakerracingeng@aol.com

    • #40149
      Roger Ruthhart
      Participant

      Pretty sure Badger Kart Club @ Briggs & Stratton Raceway is running 206. Don’t think I saw them on either list.

    • #42037
      Walt Gifford
      Participant

      I just have one question. What maximum rear track width is everybody using 50″ or 55″?

      Thanks,
      Gif

      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

    • #42284
      steve vermeer
      Participant

      For the 206 cup, if you are running gold cup bodywork 50″, if C.I.K. then 55″.

      • #42803
        Walt Gifford
        Participant

        “For the 206 cup, if you are running gold cup bodywork 50″, if C.I.K. then 55″.”

        Well that’s interesting.

        Gif

        FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
        Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
        Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
        41 years karting experience

    • #42627
      Richard Thoms
      Participant

      @Roger – not sure how I missed Badger Kart Club but it is there now!

      Badger Kart Club: http://www.racingwhere.com/sprint-racing/series?key=241

      B&S Raceway Park: http://www.racingwhere.com/sprint-racing/tracks?key=52

      Thanks – keep them coming folks.

    • #44171
      Bill Snow
      Participant

      Those that want to learn more about the LO206 class at Pitt Race should attend the Karting Open House on March 28th from 12PM – 4PM.  The track will be making some announcements regarding the season and a few of the LO206 class racers will be there too.

      It’ll be a good opportunity to talk about the class and share LO206 information.

    • #50973
      Richard Gordon
      Participant

      Grand Junction Motor Speedway has club racing with LO206 in addition to the  one CJKA series race.  Not sure on the rules, but they use the B&S engine rules with a Duro tire.  They vary the weight from race to race.  Class is new there and only a handful racing there.  I am putting a kart together for my son to run there.

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