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  • #6220

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    K.A.R.T. would like to invite all roadracers to the 2013 K.A.R.T. Roadrace Nationals October 4-6, 2013 which will be held at Heartland Park Topeka (HPT) just south of Topeka Kansas on highway 75. We are currently working on the event schedule and entry forms for this event and they should be finished and posted on the KART web site (http://www.kart.org) within the next few weeks.

    This should be a very good event as the Superkarts, B-Stockers and many of the countries top drivers in these and other classes have already committed to this event.  You want to be #1, here is your chance!!!

    I am presently contacting people for class sponsorships. If you or someone is interested, contact me at 316-218-3645 or at donnaandkelly@hotmail.com. Sponsorship fee is $200.00 per class, there is only 5 classes left to sponsor. Class sponsors get a reserved pit spot, name on that classes awards, advertised, announced througout the weekend at the event and be a major part of a GREAT event. 

    Kelly Read  (THE MAN)

  • #6222

    Chris L Larson
    Participant

    Would love to see some fast Yamaha laydowns (Sportsman or Pipe) from WKA, CES, and IKF come and try to take our Triads!!  We have some fast racers here in the midwest so better bring your A game!!! 

    Kelly, will there be the traditional free BBQ & beer on Saturday before the awards?

  • #6224

    Mark J Schoonover
    Participant

    Kelly,

    Why is it hard to find out the class rules for KART ?  Do I have to join KART to find that information ?

    Mark

     

  • #6333

    Chris L Larson
    Participant

    Mark,

    Send Kelly a PM. There should not be any issues with providing the information you need to race KART.  As you would expect, most of the rules across all organizations are the same or very similar so it’s easy to race anywhere. 
    Chris

  • #6456

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    How do we send PM’s on this new site???

    YES, the traditional BBQ and BEVERAGES will be there on Saturday evening. Maybe since it is going to be nice, we can ask a certain person to give us some live entertainment after the awards ceremony while we finish off the BEVERAGES!!!

    Mark or anyone else needing rules, call me at 316-218-3645.

  • #6463

    Benn Herr
    Participant

    Kelly,

    Click on the persons name and in the next screen click on the Private Message box.

  • #7001

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Finished getting class sponsors for this event.  I would like to THANK ALL those (27) sponsors who sponsored a class for this event. With out them, makes it tough to promote a event like this one.  Event information should be posted on the KART web site real soon.

    ROADRACERS, start planning (if not already) on attending this event as you will regret not attending.   Great track, great people, TOUGH competition, PLENTY of track time and great food/beverages/entertainment on Saturday night!!!!

    THE MAN

  • #7074

    Juan David Gomez
    Participant

    I was looking forward to this but unfortunately I’ll be overseas until November :(

    Good luck to all, it should be a great event as always.

    Juan

  • #7430

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Sorry to hear you won’t be @ HPT, Juan.  We miss you.

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #7792

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Let the BS begin!!!!

    Juan,

    Sorry to hear you will be overseas at the time of this event, enjoy your trip.  Look at the bright side , you would have been racing for 3rd anyway (just kiddn) as both kids are coming out of TAG racing retirement and are running the tag classes along with there laydowns at this event (killing me!!!).

    Animal drivers beware!!!!!

    MT POCKETS RACING will be bringing 5 animal karts & drivers to HPT. You had better be out front on the last lap as the MT POCKETS drivers will be 5 wide from the last corner to the finish line so there will be no room for passing (of course, THE MAN will be taking the WIN!!!). LMAO!!!!  I just hope to finish 1 – 30 minute race in 2013!!!!

     

  • #8080

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    The 2013 K.A.R.T./MARRS – RUSSELL KARTING SPECIALTIES  roadrace national event and entry forms are now on the KART web site (http://www.kart.org.). After logging on to the site, look over in the RED box at the right of the home page that has the yearly calendar and scroll down to HPT and then click on “ENTRY FORM”.

    There are 2 entry forms. One is for the SUPERKARTS, other one is for all other classes. Credit cards will be accepted.

    You will not be able to get into the pit area until 5:00pm on Thursday. Be sure to check with myself or Maysha before going down to the lower pit area as we have pit spots reserved for sponsors.

    Any questions, contact myself (316-218-3645, donnaandkelly@hotmail.com), KART office (918-283-1877) or Jim Edgington (316-305-8361).

  • #9051

    Sam Jordan
    Participant

    Looking forward to another great race weekend at HPT!

    Question: If I’m entered in a race on Friday afternoon will I be able to practice on Friday or do I need to register for Friday practice separately?

  • #9391

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Answer to Sam Jordan question:

    If you are running either the YAMAHA PIPE HEAVY or the SPRINT TAG SR. CLASSES on Friday, you may practice starting after lunch (12:00) without paying the Friday practice fee as this would be included in your entry fee. If you run these classes and choose to practice in the morning, you will need to register and pay for the paid practice.

  • #10254

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    2 down, 4 to go!!!!!!!

  • #10546

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    4 done, 2 to go!!!!!!!!! ( 2 animal karts to finish)

    As for the event!!!! 

    Sounds as if there are several road racers from other parts of the country coming, SUPER!!!!   They know where the competition is!!!  This should be a GREAT event!!!!

    REMINDER,

    CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Those using C.C., go ahead and pay the 14 MT POCKETS RACING entries while you are at it, they will appreciate it!!  hahahaha

    Until later,

    THE MAN

  • #10645

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Question,

    Didn’t see it on the entry form.

    Will there be transponders available to rent??

    YES. $10.00 for the weekend.

  • #10713

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    Hows the weather been at that time over the last few years?

  • #10744

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    2012 was a bit chilly but liveable.  Sure beat 100+!!!!!

    As of now, temps are to be in the upper 60’s to low 70’s.

    Time for you to grow up and come race with the MEN/WOMEN!!!!

  • #10817

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    Were looking… classes are limited for what we own.

  • #10832

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    YOU GOT TO BE KIDDN!!!!  What do you have that KART doesn’t have a class for??

    Question asked:

    For the Sprint Yamaha Jrs (8-11), will there be separate practice sessions for them??

    YES. Plans are that on Friday, they will get 3 sessions and  2 each day on Sat/Sun. They will not be allowed on the track in practice at the same time as all the other karts. This is why we run them with the Animals.

     

  • #10833

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    YOU GOT TO BE KIDDN!!!!  What do you have that KART doesn’t have a class for??

    Question asked:

    For the Sprint Yamaha Jrs (8-11), will there be separate practice sessions for them??

    YES. Plans are that on Friday, they will get 3 sessions and  2 each day on Sat/Sun. They will not be allowed on the track in practice at the same time as all the other karts. This is why we run them with the Animals (EXPERTS) hahaha.

     

  • #10835

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    Same problem as last year and the year before that. Open moto runs only once a day and no stock moto classes. 80cc is offered but it’s at the same time as open moto and only once. We could round up 80’s but not if it runs at the same time as open shifter. Tag is not our bag and laydown stuff requires motors/cars we no longer run. I also don’t see 125 laydown designated as a class so we can’t run a situp shifter there either and were not entering Unlimited with a cik 125, the track is to long. If some day you guys modify or add the classes to accommodate what’s being offered on a more national level we can look at going after a cool Triad but to drive that far for 1 class per day isn’t going to get us in the truck and yes I know we have had this conversation before.

    My question is, if Hegar sponsored a stock moto or another couple of Open 125 shifter 3 & 4 (Sprint 125 shifter) classes would you guys allow them to run for a Tirad? Aiming for 2 places per day to run an open 125 not just 1 time per day. 4 runs in a weekend can get us moving in that direction I think and probably stimulate others into attending. I’d also ask how many open 125’s you see at this race? I know you have some quick shifter customers in that area.

    I’m thinking next year now, it’s to late to do anything in 2013.

  • #10858

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    “I’m also confused at why your offering the Unlimited class at 3:15 Sat then the Superkarts run at 4:15. You would be better off putting more time in between those 2 races so a person who blows to pieces in Unlimited could have time to fix his rig and still make the Superkart Pre-final. Same with Sunday, they need more time between them for repairs. More entries=$$$ for the club and more fun for the runners.”

    I’m sure that Kelly will answer your question re:  Hegar sponsoring, etc. but to answer this one since Mike was the RD when the USSK guys started coming to KART’s NC @ HPT, we tried changing the schedule in the hopes that they would run the other class too but they are basically interested in running their class(es) only.  And they want to be the first class on Sunday because some of them travel quite a ways to get to our event and would like to be on the road home ASAP.

    When you put on these events, these are the things you have to deal with!

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #10880

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    So.. I can’t get to the second page here to see Linda’s response due to how slick this new EKN forum is. Does anyone else have this problem with this site?

  • #10881

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    Wow ok this forum is freaking out… notice the date I just posted is inserted above older posts. Rock on EKN.

  • #10927

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Mark,

    Do you have something other then a Leopard you plan on running?? If you just have a Leopard, there are 3 races for a Leopard not counting the 40+ class to race. Of course there are other classes but, we must be realistic if you know what I mean.

    The kart count over the past 2 years for the SPRINT TAG SR. class had dwindled way down and the input we received from the KART racers are the reasons for not having it (SPRINT TAG SR.)  both days as in the past. The racers who run KART are who we listen to 1st (mean nothing bad towards anyone else) as far as what classes to run.  Biggest thing we hear is that they want to race against a LARGE FIELD!!  I must agree with this as if it is a NATIONAL, I want to run against several and the best and hope to win or finish high.

    • #11310

      mark waller
      Participant

      Kelly:  Just running leopard and it’s good to have three classes to run, just wished it was four like last year.  Understand if members said they’re not interested in the TAG Sr.  We’re all for the bigger classes of course; the more the merrier.  See you on Oct. 4.

       

  • #11368

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    For those who are coming to HPT, if there are parts you will need and don’t have, contact Jamie at RUSSELL KARTING and she would be more then happy to deliver parts to you at HPT.

    Quick reminders:

    1) Pit pass sales & registration will open at 5:00 Thursday.

    2) We will be allowed in the pits starting at 5:00 (NOT BEFORE).

    3) When coming into the pits, be sure to get with me before pulling down on the lower level. I only have a few spots (NO electrical) and 1 with electrical left. All other spots on the lower level are taken.

    4) MOST IMPORTANT: Look over your karts REAL GOOD to be sure all is A-OK!! We don’t want/need issues @ pre-tech.

    SEE U ALL SOON,

    THE MAN

  • #11924

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    FYI,

    After this post, if you need anything please contact me at 316-218-3645 or Jim at 316-305-8361.

    Everyone have a safe trip coming to HPT.

    THE MAN

  • #12124

    Maysha Denny
    Participant

    Saturday Results:

    Sprint Stock Leopard I – O.S.S.T. / Linhardt Racing
    1 Luke Waller
    2 Sam Jordan
    3 Nick Martin
    4 Robert Andrews
    5 John Rawcliffe

    Sprint Yamaha CIK I – Hoff Farms
    1 Richard Hoff
    2 Lizzy Linhardt
    3 Russell Moudy
    4 David Munden
    5 John Brown

    Piston Port I – Larson Racing
    1 Brad Read
    2 Austin Henry
    3 Mike Van Noy Sr.
    4 Mike Van Noy Jr.
    5 Pierce Baldus

    Yamaha 4 Hole Can I – Land Survey Companies
    1 Roger Hatcher
    2 Jon Linhardt

    Sprint 125cc Shifter I – Serta Mattress Company
    1 Drew Hockenson
    2 Jeremy Lightwine
    3 Hans Bliss
    4 Mike Parker
    5 Jeff Mills

    Sprint 80cc Shifter – Munden Racing / Rev Clean Oil
    1 Dennis Tapp
    2 Jerome Kellum
    3 Josh Oaks
    4 Mike Kellum

    Briggs & Stratton Animal I – Kittelson Racing
    1 Scott Schrimpf
    2 Robert Gonzales
    3 Doug Kittelson
    4 Jim Edgington
    5 Mike Baldus

    Sprint Jr. – West Texas Karting
    1 Joshua Callahan
    2 Greg Cooper
    3 Parker Brown
    4 Hannah Brown
    5 Ella Brown

    Unlimited – Import World
    1 Robby Harper
    2 Jim Farr Jr.
    3 Jamey Brown
    4 Robby Harper III
    5 Ron Lax

    100cc Open – Sampson Racing
    1 Rick Fulks
    2 Richard Scavuzzo
    3 Brandon Nichols
    4 Mike Sampson
    5 Michael Keener

    Sportsman I – Arrow Scales
    1 Chris Larson
    2 Ryan Hatcher
    3 Austin Henry
    4 Jeramie Weeden
    5 Roy Shepherd

  • #12148

    Bobby Butler
    Participant

    SuperKarts?

  • #12187

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Thanks again to all that make things happen; you know who you are.

    Gosh, we cannot get a break w/ the weather.  Don’t see how it can be in the 70s & 80s the whole week before, and even practice day, and then a front come in and along w/ it, COLD!

    Fun times.

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #12190

    Johnny West
    Participant

    I would like to thank the KART folks for putting on the race. These folks really care about the racer.

    As far as the Superkart race. There were 5 Superkarts there. 1 Twin 1 CR and 3 Gas Gas

    Qualifling went well. Times were pretty slow. Scotty and I were in the 1.40’s Lowenstine 1.45 Ardy 1.45 Joey 1.51

    Since the turn out was thin for the class West Racing decided not to put on Fresh tire for the race. Well….. That was not such a good idea. It was a hand full trying to keep the kart on the track let alone get a fasrt lap in. Scotty had the rod let go on the 3rd lap he was out, Joey and I had tires go flat 1 lap to the checker,I think Lowenstine just came in as his tires were gone, Ardy finshed and that was it.

    Ardy and Lowenstine were not able to run sunday, Scotty did not have an engine to run, So Joey and I decided not to run either. We talked to Kelly and said we were going to head back to Chicago, this way maybe they could use the time slot.

    We told Kelly to keep the Traid’s for next year perhaps we can earn one then. As far as running the Superkarts with another class. At this point speaking for myself. I am just thankful we have a place to run. Sure it’s nice to have the “USSK” format. However you have to look at the whole picture. If you got 5 guys there in no reason they can not run along with other classes. We must do what is best for the clubs or we won’t have any clubs. I am not giving up on Superkarts mind you. Just looking at the reality of where it is at today.

    Thanks again for having us to your event. We will be back again.

    West Racing
    Johnny West

  • #12212

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Great to hear that we probably had enough entries to pay the bills.  We seem to stay around the 225-250 #, and in this economy, that’s a good thing.

    Thanks to everyone that came. Saw some new faces, and that was great.  Hope you had a good enough time to give us a try in 2014.

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #12221

    Tim Kyser
    Participant

    Want to thank the entire MARRS/KART gang for a fun weekend. As usual, a friendly group of racers and volunteers that make going to an event like this special. Add to that, a great track and facilities… this race will be on my calendar for 2014.

    Really liked seeing the juniors run…. you could tell they were excited to run on a big track!

     

     

  • #12224

    Maysha Denny
    Participant

    Sunday Results:
    Sprint Jr – Kyser Karting
    1 Joshua Callahan
    2 Parker Brown
    3 Greg Cooper
    4 Ella Brown
    5 Hannah Brown

    Unlimited – In Memory of Wally Wallen
    1 John Long
    2 David Sarsycki

    A-Limited – Auto Smart
    1 Randy Fulks
    2 Johnny Scavuzzo
    3 Richard Scavuzzo
    4 Steve Scavuzzo
    5 Brandon Nichols

    Sportsman II – A.W. Henry Inc.
    1 Chris Larson
    2 Ryan Hatcher
    3 Austin Henry
    4 Roy Shepherd

    Sprint Stock Leopard II – Jim Yount Racing
    1 Sam Jordan
    2 Luke Waller
    3 Nick Martin
    4 August Eichelberger
    5 Noah Hutson

    Sprint 125cc Shifter II – Parker Enterprises
    1 Hans Bliss
    2 Pierce Baldus
    3 Jeremy Lightwine
    4 Mike Van Noy Jr.
    5 Nolan Waak

    Briggs & Stratton Animal II – FMW
    1 Jim Edgington
    2 Scott Schrimpf
    3 Mike Baldus
    4 Doug Kittelson
    5 Robert Gonzales

    Sprint Yamaha CIK II – Edgington Seamless Guttering
    1 Lizzy Linhardt
    2 Richard Hoff
    3 David Munden
    4 Russell Moudy
    5 Julie Munden

    Sprint Stock Leopard 40+ – McDade Racing
    1 Robert Andrews
    2 Mike Hoff
    3 Ted Hite
    4 Ric McDade
    5 Sam Linhardt

    Piston Port I – MiSi Kart Racing Products
    1 Brad Read
    2 Bernie Baldus
    3 Mike Van Noy Jr.
    4 Pierce Baldus
    5 Mike Van Noy Sr.

    Yamaha 4 Hole Can II – Jess & Jim’s Steakhouse
    1 Jon Linhardt
    2 Joshua Schrimpf
    3 Joe Scavuzzo

  • #12265

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Being a part of the KART family who helps promote our organization & races, THANK YOU TO ALL who attended!!!!!!!! Even with the economy, we still had a good number of entries (at least we are happy).

    Friday was perfect, Sat/Sun was cool in the morning but tolarable but come race time (noon), not bad at all in this man’s opinion. Wind did kind of get old though!!!!

    Congrats to all the CHAMPIONS!!  For the rest, don’t feel bad as I didn’t win either. Come to think of it, I didn’t even finish!!!!!   Ran out of fuel on Saturday on the last lap and on Sunday was in the middle of a mad scramble at turn 5 on the first lap and had to pull in due to mechanical problems.  Even with this, I still came home happy as Brad won 2 and Jim won one after a few years from winning last (think he had my motor!!!). POOR Lindsay didn’t have a good weekend at all as she couldn’t get her laydown around the track (thats been fixed with a new kart) and her Tag,  she had to go off track to avoid a spinner in one class and in another class she and Sam Linhardt gave HPT there first 4 legged fatility by both of them hitting a cat as they were going through the s’s at the end of the front straight but at least she was fast both days.  HPT even has pics of this on there web site (http://www.hpt.com). Check out #327, 328, 329.

    As for results/pics/mylaps.  Pictures can be found at http://www.hpt.com. Click on “Media”, click on “2013 Road track cycles & karts”, click on “10-5-2013 KART nationals. Results are up above and on the KART web (http://www.kart.org).  Times should have been posted on the KART web by clicking on event results next to HPT over in the red yearly schedule box on the home page but for some reason they don’t show. We have people working on this. Keep checking.

    THANKS AGAIN and have a wonderful off season. We look forward in seeing all the racers back on the track in 2014.

    THE MAN

     

  • #12353

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Update on SAM BROSCHART, the new TaG racer involved in the first lap crash in Race 10 w/ Jamie Yount:  He is mostly bruised, but does have a fractured heel and will be on crutches for a couple of weeks to keep weight off of it; then back to re-test.

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #12358

    Linda Baldus
    Participant

    Hope this works.  If not,  just chalk it up to old age.  These are just some pics I took during Sunday morning practice.

    http://s261.photobucket.com/user/lindabaldus/library/2013%20KART%20Enduro%20NCs

    Keep on kartin'. llb
    Raymore, MO
    lindabaldus@hotmail.com

  • #12395

    Mike Hoff
    Participant

    Thanks to all for putting on a great event.  Was a little cool in the morning and plenty windy.  Some great racing all weekend.

    Here is some video from Stock Leopard on Saturday – good shot of the field as I started from the back.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcfVI9_rc68

    And from the Over 40 Stock Leopard on Sunday.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrKejlfVwZU

    Thanks and look forward to next year.

    Mike

  • #12440

    Rusty Benson
    Participant

    Great race and a great season!  Thanks to everybody who made it possible: sponsors, promoters, racers and everybody else!

    Some of you may have noticed the presence of a photographer this past year at the tracks along with the rest of my standard crew.  His website can be found below (hate to admit it but Linda and Kelly both figured out how to do links on the new site and I can’t lol).  From there you can order prints of your favorite action shots directly to your home!

     

    http://galenspiller.zenfolio.com/p765438304

  • #12646

    Christopher Ragan
    Participant

    Thanks to  ALL who made this a great event!  More thanks to those who make KART/MARRS such a great place to race.

  • #13104

    Bernie Baldus
    Participant

    Thanks for pointing out who it was that spun Kelly.  Guess that puts me into the hall of Shame.  My kart handled great in a straight line, that thing was jumpin off turn 6.  After Sunday’s race at least I have a starting point for next year and maybe we can give Brad a real run to remember after dominating the past 2+years. Nice job Dad.  Lindsay will be up there next year as well.

    bb

     

  • #13154

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Kelly, I have to say he must be a video producer. He comes out of the corner and notices the camera is pointing up, and pushes it down, all after making pass for second. Nice move.

    David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

  • #10070

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    It was asked if electrical was available??

    YES.  There are several in the lower pit area and some up top down behind the south restrooms. FYI, the spots down on the lower are taken.  Each box has 30, 50 and 110 amp plug-ins. Fee is $30.00 per day. Someone from the track will come by and collect and turn the power on starting thursday nite.

    Is there fuel available??

    YES. I do need to check it FIRST as there is one that DOES NOT pass tech.

  • #10326

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Question asked:  What are the weights for the SPRINT TAG SR. class that will be running Friday??

    PRD FIREBALL: 350

    PARILLA LEOPARD: 360

    ROTAX MAX FR125: 370

    VORTEX TT: 370

    IAME – 30: 390

    PARILLA DRAGON: 400

    MOTORI SEVEN: 415

    SONIK TX125: 415.

     

     Weight for the YAMAHA PIPE HEAVY running on Friday?? 

    410

  • #10836

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    I’m also confused at why your offering the Unlimited class at 3:15 Sat then the Superkarts run at 4:15. You would be better off putting more time in between those 2 races so a person who blows to pieces in Unlimited could have time to fix his rig and still make the Superkart Pre-final. Same with Sunday, they need more time between them for repairs. More entries=$$$ for the club and more fun for the runners.

  • #10891

    Jeff Wesell
    Participant

    Same here Chris.  Can never get to second page of posts via clicking the proper posted links.  I had right click to “open link in new browser window” and hoped it worked.

     

    Streeter Super Stands
    "Roll with The Best!"
    streetersupertands.com

  • #10899

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    That worked, thanks Jeff. I had to go to your history to see your post then followed your directions to get here. I highly doubt many are going to see this but hey others might be used to this thing.

    Linda thanks for the response. I’ve also been a part of many schedules for karting from local races to nationals. IMO I’d still separate Unlimited away from USSK just in case one of them decides to run both or a guy just needs a few practice laps to prep for the other. After all it looks like it’s a one time all you can race fee same as we do here. If a guy runs he burns fuel, parts, tires, ect which all equals $ from sales back into karting and clubs in addition to individual fun from driving. We all go for it if the option is there once were at a track. I’d imagine it’s no big deal to move Unlimited in with something like 125 middle of the day.

    I also see only one place to run a tag motor that isn’t a Leopard, why? How is that going to attract runners? 1 day racing Friday on your Fireball and your going home, dude you gotta give more options. I can see trying to keep class numbers limited but your offering the classes anyway so give a guy 3 try’s at a trophy in 3 days. Sprint tag senior Fri, Sat & Sun will draw more runners and make the ones you already have happier.

  • #10904

    mark waller
    Participant

    Last year they had two TAG Light Sr. races, so you could run (with a Leopard) four races over two days.  Wish they had done that again this year.  I know it’s a logistics thing sometimes but for sure, when going to a National event, and when the organization is trying to bring in as many entries as possible from around the country, it helps to provide the options Chris mentions.  More bang for the buck and time spent.

  • #10922

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Chris,

    We have no issue with adding LOCAL OPTION classes as long as it doesn’t create to many reaces per day (No 8+ races a day for sure, been there done that – sucks).  YOU give me class names, rules, sponsorship and make sure that there are entries other then our regulars (including yourself)  I AM IN!!!  

    As for 80 shifters, we don’t have but a few 80’s here in our area and 2 only wanted to run 1 day and the other went to the Open & A-limited classes so they had people to race against.  

    Off the top of my head (ouch), as far as NATIONAL LEVEL classes, I believe probably the only one I can think of is a  SPRINT STOCK HONDA class KART does not have that would be a good class to add. YOU must remember, LAYDOWNS are still a big thing back here in our area. ALSO, with the economy, very few people can afford to race more then once per day.

    As for 125 shifters, thinking about a dozen or so. all are quick!!!

    As for our Unlimited and the Superkart classes. I had talked to everyone who is/has ran our Unlimited class before putting the schedule together. 1st, we added a L.O. Sat Unlimited due to the B-Stocker group from the East are coming and IF any others who can run this class did show, they had 2 places to race. 2nd, The few Unlimited racers (250 gearbox) we have, want to race with the Superkarts and the Superkarts only want to run with the Superkarts so there is no crossover anyway.

    If my kids can run 5 classes EACH with 2 karts, you can!!!!!!

    Did I answer questions??

  • #10929

    Chris Hegar
    Participant

    We have no issue with adding LOCAL OPTION classes as long as it doesn’t create to many reaces per day (No 8+ races a day for sure, been there done that – sucks).  YOU give me class names, rules, sponsorship and make sure that there are entries other then our regulars (including yourself)  I AM IN!!!

    Offering the same exact class later in the day just like many rr events do would be my professional recommendation. You have 1 dozen open motor shifters in Sprint 125 Shifter per the information given, offer the same rules package later in the day on both days. 4 X the fun. Or offer the SPRINT STOCK HONDA class as the second set of classes to run, I’d choose IKF/WKA rules over SKUSA for that class.

    You want me to confirm YOUR entries? Sure I can do that as soon as YOU confirm I have a winning lottery ticket. Offering events are like running a race, sometimes you suck and fail and sometimes you hit the jackpot taking gold. Only guarantee is if you don’t try you’ll never know. Offer the classes see what happens. Just run the class with another group don’t add any other races.

    As for 80 shifters, we don’t have but a few 80′s here in our area and 2 only wanted to run 1 day and the other went to the Open & A-limited classes so they had people to race against.

    Understood, I was only thinking 80 if it was a large following.

     

    Off the top of my head (ouch), as far as NATIONAL LEVEL classes, I believe probably the only one I can think of is a  SPRINT STOCK HONDA class KART does not have that would be a good class to add. YOU must remember, LAYDOWNS are still a big thing back here in our area. ALSO, with the economy, very few people can afford to race more then once per day.

    Laydowns are great, I love the laydown but they are all but extinct where I am and what your after is attracting guys like me from far away to your event with whatever I have in the tailor. No classes for me or not enough classes and I won’t spend the thousands of dollars to get to your race. Are you certain laydowns in your area are the BIG THING because your limiting your runners to that combination with these classes? Extra costs for racing more than once per day are minimal unless your blowing up stuff. USKGP, IKF, all run second classes later in the day if you like. In stock moto your looking at a tank of fuel, 2 tear offs and killing off a set of tires you ran earlier in the day.Stock moto has it’s plus, it runs and runs and runs no problems.

    Stock moto here had 2 the first year then 6 the second, now it’s the monster that keeps rr karting alive in the west. Main thing is you gotta keep the door open while things grow. I have a feeling if I plan for stock moto at your race I can draw runners to the class for you but your not looking at a 100 kart grid your probably talking 10 or so the first time around.

    As for 125 shifters, thinking about a dozen or so. all are quick!!!

    I know they are quick, we would like to run with them. Not many left in Open across this fine country, we go where they are when we can.

    As for our Unlimited and the Superkart classes. I had talked to everyone who is/has ran our Unlimited class before putting the schedule together. 1st, we added a L.O. Sat Unlimited due to the B-Stocker group from the East are coming and IF any others who can run this class did show, they had 2 places to race. 2nd, The few Unlimited racers (250 gearbox) we have, want to race with the Superkarts and the Superkarts only want to run with the Superkarts so there is no crossover anyway.

    I’m not gonna argue, it’s your rodeo.

     

    Did I answer questions??

    I think you did but I DON”T see the NEED for all the CAPS. I get your points.

  • #12088

    Maysha Denny
    Participant

    Friday’s Results:

    Yamaha Heavy
    1 Ryan Hatcher
    2 Michael Sampson
    3 Kenneth Shepherd
    4 John Crider
    5 Chris Larson

    Sprint TaG Sr.
    1 Sam Jordan
    2 Luke Waller
    3 Derek Proctor
    4 Ric McDade
    5 Sam Broschart

  • #13100

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Here is video from the Piston Port 1 class from Saturday’s race. About 10 minutes in, you will notice the bottom goes blurry. This is when Austin threw up a rock and it hit the camera lens. Still shows a good video.  That be Bernie Baldus who spun coming onto the front straight. All had a good race. Listen carefully and you can hear how bad Brad’s clutch had fell off (to lean on low end).

  • #13164

    Kelly Read
    Participant

    Bernie,

    Just protecting Pierce!!!  WHAT HALL OF SHAME!!!!!!!  HAHAH.    That was a close call. Brad told me and I can see in the video, he was getting through the corners so good that if he would not been able to, he might have been in trouble hanging up front. We should have put a flex-T in his L.E. so he could have adjusted it to help with the bottom end. Still, a SUPER race by all of them (Brad, Bernie Baldus, Mike Vannoy Sr., Austin Henry, Pierce Baldus, Mike Vannoy Jr. Lindsay).

    David,

    Brad told me that and when I watched it, I couldn’t believe it. How he noticed that, is beyond THE MAN!!!

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