October 13, 2013 at 10:25 am #12714
120 entries for the last two years. Let’s see if we can top this!
Two hours of practice in the morning, seven races in the afternoon, and food and companionship at the awards supper in the evening.
Who will receive the Jeff Edwards Memorial Sportsmanship Award?
Dean Martin had the fastest lap 1:39.3 .
Who will win in 2013?
Boyd Ferry won the two 80cc shifter races.
Joshua Veloz won the TaG race.
Chris Hegar and Erik Maxfield won the stock 125cc races.
Anthony Williams won the 250cc superkart races.
Blair Nelson won the 80cc laydown race.
Michael Estrella won the Yamaha Sprint race.
Chris Abbas won the World Formula race.
Want to know more about the place? http://www.racesonoma.com/
Want to know more about the nonprofit club and volunteers who make this race happen? http://www.nckroadracing.com/
No safe kart will be turned away if you really want to try roadracing(we will help you at the track, but go to the web site and get all your answers now so that you have all the race day time for practicing and racing!).
Western States Road Race Classic Sonoma
Hope to meet you there!
October 14, 2013 at 4:11 am #12754
Larry I believe this is going to be the biggest drawing event this year out west. SoCal will be invading the north with Tim Musch and Fred Pinczuk currently paying to the Gods of Honda , and Anthony Williams is polishing his rod end.
I always love this event and this will be my tenth year attending it!
October 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm #13191
We are going to have a new 250 racer! Someone bought Brad Davis’ PVP and they are planning to bring it to Sonoma so it is starting to look like we might have around 18 superkarts!
Who’s planning to race Stock Moto?
Is Rus and Martha bringing the laydown 80’s?
October 20, 2013 at 9:48 am #13215
Hey Larry – if you count one more of the Vegas Mafia boys along with the guy out in Palmdale whose name I can’t remember (sorry) who just bought a new Cobalt – I believe they are planning on coming out to race – SO we will have 20 Superkarts!! Yeah baby!
And yes Dean I have been polishing both my rods – so I will be bringing my spare engine!! :)
Looking forward to racing and hanging with a bunch of good friends!
PS Hey Rob H and Dave C – Don’t take this the wrong way – BUT the new ekarting news sure is difficult to use – I prefer the old format by far!
October 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm #13718
October 25, 2013 at 6:42 am #13748
Larry your prediction for ICE results is interesting. I do agree that Wozzer Williams may win and that you may be last but I think Benson and Johnson will place higher :-)
Actually I think you missed a couple of people so there may be more that 21……
October 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm #13836
Very funny Dean! Jim and Doug are picking up the kart today in WA. Luis says Joshua might come and race too. I haven’t spoken to everyone on the list but I just might!
Who else is coming to this race?
October 26, 2013 at 7:51 pm #13860
Thanks for the vote of confidence Dean, but to finish 9th, first I have to finish, and I may have to drive it remotely from Bakersfield . :(
October 28, 2013 at 6:10 am #14032
John let us know if we can help, i.e., you could leave your trailer at my house, etc., if that would help.
October 29, 2013 at 2:02 pm #14249
Thanks for the offer Larry ( and John Stafford ) but i was pulling work trailers all ready.
October 31, 2013 at 10:50 am #14403
Just spoke to Joe Street and he confirmed he will be racing Sonoma :-)
JB I hope you can make it, I know you dont want to miss the best perenial event in the west.
Tim Musch is ready after an extensive power/reliablity rebuild.
November 6, 2013 at 6:36 am #14814
We may not be racing in Austin, TX, but we are racing in Sonoma, CA, and we probably will be next year too IF we race there this year :)
Get your entries in and bring anybody you know with a kart!
November 13, 2013 at 1:04 pm #15508
The weather has been upgraded to 56 and sunny:)
Jim White and Doug Gossett came over to get parts to finish up Doug’s gorgeous kart, so come on people get your entries in; that means you too Doug and Jim!!! Karters helping karters! What will they think of next:O
November 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm #15547
Thanks for the weather update Larry – what was the temp last year – that was a great weather day?
Ok, so where are the photos of Doug’s new kart?? And what are they getting from you – PVP parts or singing lessons!?
I am trying to finish my kart off – Dean has made some Hi-Tech parts for his Martin-i kart which I am sure he will be bragging about at Sears!!
By the way does anybody read ekarting news since the change?
November 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm #15550
I still read it all the time. I’ve adjusted to the change.
November 16, 2013 at 11:00 am #15817
Well I have everything ready looks like we will have 15-20 Superkart field should be a great day of racing
November 17, 2013 at 8:26 am #15869
Glad to hear your kart is ready Mark – were you able to take the kart out and test the motor before the race – I hope so??
I will be working on mine today while watching F1 from Austin – unfortunately we all know who is going to win – I am hoping Weber takes him out on the first turn!! That would be GREAT!!! :)
November 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm #15882RussellParticipant
Looking forward to racing at Sonoma for the first time. My Dad and I are coming over from Las Vegas. We need a little help as a good starting point for gearing. We have a stock Honda 125 and a stock TM K9B.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
November 21, 2013 at 8:52 pm #16244Jason SantanderParticipant
i’m supposed to sit this one out, dont know if i can do it, its my favorite track.
would i re-injure a broken collar bone if i ran? been 4 weeks, slowly getting healed.
dont know if i can wait till september to run sonoma again.
Birel CR32SR Complete roller $2k
set of new tires on wheels, extra set wheels, freeline large & small rad, tons of freeline components
TWO CRS ICC motors complete- rebuilt $3k
Custom Pit Cart
November 22, 2013 at 7:21 am #16253
Sorry to hear about your collar bone. I broke my collar bone and raced 6 weeks later, but that was in a KT100 Yamaha. If you try it and it is too painful, you could always take photos and write some articles on social media. NCK can always use positive exposure to get the word out about roadracing. As you are well aware, it’s darn near impossible to work on your kart, race, and take pictures and write anything about the day. I will have my Gopro on and would be happy to contribute that if you or anybody else is willing to help NCK out.
November 22, 2013 at 10:18 am #16283Debbie KuntzeParticipant
In RR there is a relief driver rule. You could always do a lap and let someone finish if doing club points ;)
I should know-the rule was written for me when I had a broken collar bone :) (And other things at the time) Did a lap and then put Scott in the kart coz I was in a points battle!
November 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm #16433
ATTENTION ALL RACERS COMING TO SONOMA RACEWAY:
I have a friend that wants to build a retaining wall using old kart tires, and he’s asked me if I can help him in acquiring used kart tires. So please bring your used tires to the Western States race next weekend, and I will take them home. No need to worry about disposing of them! I will have my F 250 there with a shell, so I can haul plenty of tires back! So when loading up your trailer, don’t forget to throw all those old tires into the trailer too! Thanks in advance!
November 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm #16611
Sunny, 65 degrees, lots of entries, what more can we ask for?!
November 27, 2013 at 7:42 am #16645
Hey Kerry – are you serious about bringing tires? If so I have quite a few sets I would love to unload!?
Larry the weather is looking good – thanks for all the updates! I tried to get on the DLB site last night and had no luck! Some thing must have a taken a shit! I was trying to look at our class to see who is going to show up for a great day of racing!! I will try later on today!
Just finishing off a few details on the kart – mount some tires then loading up the trailer!
Happy Thanks giving to all my racing Buds! :)
November 28, 2013 at 7:58 am #16699
Sounds good Mark and what a great turn out – do you know who the other 4 competitors might be?
December 1, 2013 at 7:57 pm #16863Ray ChiappeParticipant
Just made it home a while ago! Long drive, but as always it was worth it. If there is a more fun Road Race course I haven’t seen it. Thanks to NCK for putting on this race!!
December 2, 2013 at 9:40 am #16925Roger MillerParticipant
Thanks to everyone that came out and supported the event. Several new faces attended which is great. Didn’t move the ambulance all day which is always a good day.
Pictures, results and the 2014 season will be posted on our website and Facebook over the coming days.
On behalf of NCK we wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season!
December 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm #16952
Big thanks to everyone that brought me their old kart tires! Nate says we delivered over 200 tires!! And that’s about a 1/4 of what he needs, so it looks like I’ll be collecting your old tires for a while… Thanks again!
December 3, 2013 at 7:44 am #16977
Well done folks! Racers did a good job on track. New workers did a good job on grid and in support roles. Roger still had his voice by the end of the day. All in all it was a good day for almost everyone!
I need to share a few things I heard while I was too busy to be too upset that my race day ended in morning practice. Read this with the attitude that it is just information to reinforce what you already know. Racing with NCK is a privledge. You must follow the club rules in order to provide a safe place to race for everyone. Never drive counter course on the track, which includes the hot pit lane. Never argue with the Race Director on track (you can discuss your view point with him another time). Do not drive your kart in the pits (sometimes we provide an extension of the hot pit lane to get to the scales). How would you feel if you accidentally hit someone’s child? Inconvienent, yes, but someone actually spun his tires leaving a garage to get out for practice! Never stay on the racing line if your kart is experiencing problems. The universal sign that you are not up to speed is to put your hand up. We only race a few times a year don’t expect everyone to be perfect; even Sebastian Vettel makes poor choices sometimes!
Man, I love to drive my kart! March 28th can’t get here soon enough!
December 3, 2013 at 8:10 am #16979
December 3, 2013 at 8:17 am #16980
Thanks NCK for another well run event. Looking forword to the next one. Laguna March 28 ??? (Larry started it)
December 3, 2013 at 11:47 am #16996Roger MillerParticipant
Thunderhill, Friday, March 28th, 2014
December 3, 2013 at 5:27 pm #17032
Cool ! Never been there and it’s only 4 hours from the house.
December 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm #17052Greg LindahlParticipant
December 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm #17169
The unofficial results are now posted to Mylaps
October 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm #12815
Im looking forward to this !Kart is loaded in the trailer and ready to go still! ( for the grands that I didn’t make :( )
November 4, 2013 at 6:51 am #14623
Partly Sunny Hi 54 says Accu-Weather :) Looks like another gift of wonderful weather!
Get those karts ready and don’t eat too much turkey dinner :O
Jim and Doug are working on Doug’s new kart. Paul Band is trying to help Mike Grajalva get his kart back in shape for this race. Mark M. has his kart ready. Less than 4 weeks to go. Let’s shock the registration volunteer and get our entries in early!!
November 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm #15010
If the weather’s nice, I’ll be down in the Mustang to mingle and schmooze for a while. I see Paul Traver is bringing out his Superkart. Maybe I can talk him into letting me take a couple of laps in it. I’ll bring my driving gear along in case that’s a possibility.
November 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm #15973
Things are looking up, I’m a definite maybe……..
Russell, I ran a 125 Honda there a couple years ago, and ran a 19-22. It was a little tall, but I was not exactly on wt. or on my game! :)
November 19, 2013 at 1:17 am #15988
Hey Tony, you got your kart done yet?! I provided some seating to a fellow karter, kinda like girls who have skinny jeans in there drawer hoping to fit back into one day?! As far as Martin’s ikart goes, I will be all over it to steal all his secrets, or I could just ask him! As far as weather goes, after this year’s Grand Nationals, I can race in anything! Sunny and 57 is the latest about the same as last year, but I have a bad memory and I never write anything down so I would ask someone else! About this ekarting site, I miss the old forum but the young guys running this thing have a vision . . . See you at the races!
November 27, 2013 at 4:48 pm #16681
Bring them tires! I need a couple hundred of them, so the more the merrier! I’m hoping to fill my truck and maybe some more that I can talk one of my fellow Sacramento racers into taking home in their trailer and I can come pick them up on Sunday. I’ve been told by a few racers that they are bringing several tires (5o in one case) to the race for me.
November 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm #16690
Here you go, should have about 4 more walk in
Jim White Black 2000 Anderson Maverick Terry Ives Industries, Steve White
3 John Stafford Red 2006 Anderson Maverick Droffat’S Garage, Horsley Vineyards
4 Mark Morrison White 2012 Anderson IC/E M & M Racing Products,Hoosier Racing Tires,
5 Anthony Williams RED 2011 ANDERSON MAVERICK AWI exhibits & displays
7 Paul Traver Blk/Yel/Org 2013 S&T Enterprises S&T Enterprise
9 Brian Tilseth Orange 2001 Anderson CR250 Bwizz Fabrication, Midnight Mechanics, Berkeley Honda
11 Larry Dobbs Black 1999 PVP Rotax 257 Terry Ives Industries
12 Dave Fultz Black/Red 2011 Anderson Maverick Fultz Machine
33 Dean Martin White 2010 Anderson Maverick Martin Racing
86 Dean Darwin Red 2007 Anderson Mirage Horsley Vineyards / Droffat’S Garage
101 Doug Gossett Black 2000 PVP superkart Terry Ives
119 John Benson White & carbon 2004 PVP J&S Metals
127 Mark Jauregui Orange/White 2007 Anderson Maverick Montgomery Plus Auto Clinic in San Bruno
188 Steve Landreville green/silver 2001 Swift ICE Jauregui Racing
217 Tim Musch Blue 2000 Anderson Mirage WSR, Design 500, MadStreet Racing
990 Joseph Street Red 2004 Anderson Mirage – Honda MadStreet Racing, Johnson Speed Shop, Brothers Powersports, Westbay Auto Parts
November 30, 2013 at 11:53 pm #16827
The turnout was good, the racing was great in several heats, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous for Thanksgiving weekend. It was just an all around good day of racing!
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