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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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