(I put this over on the RR forum, but I think all CA shifter drivers should see how fun a shifter can be on a real track.)
How is this for a hoot – three versions of the same race (group 19, Heat #2) from the Super Stock #1 (Mike Lagrone – kart 16), #2 (Doug Ring – kart #8), and #3 (Mike Korody – kart #722). Laguna Seca, 72 degrees, clear skies, 27 shifter karts start the main – what could be better??
Mike, Mike, and I are running the NCK Super Stock class – 400#, ’99 cylinder, open Nasau panel. #6 is running in the SKUSA class – 385#, either cylinder, all CIK bodywork.
Watch all the way to the end – the last few laps in particular may have been the most fun I have every had racing a kart.
We were running laps in the 1:40 – 1:41 range, with puts us faster than almost all street cars (only a couple of Porsche’s and the Corvette ZR-1 are faster). I just love talking to “serious” PCA drivers at LS or SP or BW, and showing them that our lap times are faster than their precious sportscars!