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    • #33968
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      Thanks for all the positive feedback. Were currently sitting in a board meeting reading these and planning next year.

      Put Sept 19 and 20, 2015 on your calendar.

      Thanks for all those who came out. It was an amazing event and wouldn’t have been possible without all of you.

    • #32988
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      Weather shows sun and low 70’s for the weekend! Just about perfect racing weather.

    • #32354
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      Just over 2 weeks!

      What a great race. The track and facility are amazing.

      Looking forward to it!

    • #28004
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      Still have some seats. Let me know what you’re looking for.

    • #27998
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      Sunny and 80! Just about as perfect racing weather as you could ask for!

      Sounds like we have several who will be camping Sat night also.

    • #27460
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      All signed up and ready to go! Super race and great venue! Looking forward to another great MKC event.

    • #25791
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      A couple more days and we’ll be open for the 1st practice of 2014. We’ve been doing lots of work on the buildings and grounds but have lots to go. We’re excited about the prospect of getting a whole new batch of kids involved in karting.

      Come out if you’re close and feel free to follow along on

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Palmyra-Speedway/1384972665097348

      Thanks,Dan

    • #20844
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      http://palmyraspeedway.com/

      The Website is now up and running. There’s bound to be some tweaking and additions but take a look and feel free to ask questions.

      Hope to see those in the area at the track.

      Thanks,

      Dan

    • #19926
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      Hey Mark,

      We’re just finalizing the class list and will post a link when complete.

       

      Thanks,

      Dan

    • #19676
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      Well, if all goes according to plan we should take possession of the track on Feb 1st.

      Opening day will be April 19th, weather permitting. We plan to run the first few weeks as practice before the racing schedule will start. The schedule hasn’t been finalized yet, as we’re doing our best to work around other events, neighboring tracks, etc. There will also be open practice on Wed afts/evenings for those interested.

      We have been working on our fee schedule with the emphasis on keeping racing affordable and attractive for new racers.

      We welcome any questions. Feel free to contact us at palmyra.karting@gmail.com and stay tuned for the launch of our website where you will be able to get the latest news, results, photos and more from Palmyra Speedway.

      Thanks,

      Dan

    • #10811
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      I’m told the results have been up since the end of last week. I hear with Mylaps new format the results are list by event start date.

      This should get you there.

      http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/958085

       

      Dan

    • #9608
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      Good Morning Robert,

      We will be putting something up as brake markers. I have been talking to Ron and Bill over the last day and we will have something up and it should be as visible as possible. We have had other requests for something easy to see at high speed so we plan to have it in place.

      Jeremy,

      I’ll have to check on that. We are governed by MIS as to when people must be in or out. They are very strict. I’ll find out and let you know.

      Thanks,

      Dan

    • #9512
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      On another note, Bill has enabled Race Monitor for the MIS Fall Classic. This is a phone app which allows you to monitor scoring, times etc. Bill says it can give you real time results as they’re seen by scoring. I see it can be loaded through the App Store for $4.99 as well as other places I’m sure.

      For all those tech minded racers I’m sure this will be cool addition to your pits.

      And for the weather

      Sunny and mid to upper 60’s. You just can’t beat that!

    • #9510
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      We are always looking at ways to improve the track layout as well as keep it as safe as possible.

      When turn 3 (transition from oval to infield) was designed, consideration was given to the fact karts would be coming off a 3/4 mile stretch of wide open throttle and turning sharply into the infield. It was decided to create the turn in such a manner as to slow the karts considerably before entering the infield and giving those who were not able to slow enough room to safely run off. If you were to straighten turn 3 you have the entire back stretch of the oval to regain control and get back racing again.

      When setting up the track this Thursday we will look at the turn discuss whats been talked about here and see if there are ways to improve it.

      As for the brake markers, we will look into what we can do to improve those as well.

       

      Dan

    • #9271
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      The entrance from the infield onto the oval will be reconfigured to lessen the angle and eliminate the bump.

       

       

    • #9042
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      Hey Stu,

      Yes, I should have posted my location. I’m in S/E Michigan. Quite a ways from Ca.

    • #4792
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      Years back when we first started I also was looking for something to help my son learn his line and similar things. I picked up an inexpensive FRS radio and earbud. I think they can be found at any kmart, walmart, etc for cheap. I doubt if you’ll spend $100 for 2 radios and the driver earbud.

      I was warned by everyone that they were not legal to use during a race but we only intended to use for practice so I wasn’t concerned.

      The FRS radios worked great, accomplished what I wanted and didn’t cost me much at all.

      Dan

    • #10029
      Dan Rudd
      Participant

      Thanks to all who attended the MKC race at MIS! It was a great time!

      As has been mentioned, unfortunately the turn out was down and we’re not exactly sure what to attribute that to. I did hear that there was an event close by for Tags and shifters and of course the uncertainty in the weather always plays a part. As it turned out there was only one light rain issue and it only lasted a few minutes. But if we knew that ahead of time we would all be wealthy meteorologists. The threat of rain did require we condense and adjust our Sunday schedule. As for Saturdays weather, it was Perfect! Sunny and upper 60’s.

      Friday practice was great for those who attended and there was no shortage of track time. We were running each group about every 30-45 minutes depending on track pick up etc. If you came on Friday you would have been well prepared for Sat and Sun. My son even skipped a practice session because he was getting tired. How often does that happen?!? Unfortunately the numbers were less that what we needed to make Friday practice cost effective. When planning the event we had far more interest in Friday practice than we had people show up, and MIS track rental comes with a big price tag.

      The MIS facility is top notch! As for the track condition we heard nothing but praise. The track surface was a nice as you could ask for. As mentioned, the drop offs in the apex’s of a couple corners were a bit big but we tried to have them all well marked with cones so as nobody got off on one. Maybe we can have those filled up in the future. We focused alot of attention on turn 3 when setting up the track and made a couple adjustments throughout the weekend based on racer feedback. We will continue to try to make it as safe and smooth as possible. We did reconfigure the entrance onto the oval from the infield but found that there was still enough room for racers to follow any line they wanted. Some smooth and some not so smooth.

      Ron Taylor, race director, did a great job and I’m sure is looking forward to not worrying about race issues for awhile. Bill Anderson and crew made registration and scoring flow as smooth as possible. We learned a lot from last year and once we ironed out a couple technical hiccups Saturday morning with the help of our IT man, Jim Goodall, things sailed along. Fran Kish handled our grid line up for a very busy practice day and race days and made all the announcement to get the people notified as to where to be and when to be there. It sounds like the PA system issues of last year have been resolved. Frans husband Phil handled our fuel dispensing and helped with safety tech and scales and anything else necessary including helping me with my sons kart.  Nancy and her crew were on top of getting everyone signed in and getting their pit passes at the gate. Chris and crew kept on top of track pick up and got everyone back to the pits when their kart didn’t. And I did the safety tech in between wrenching on my own stuff. Additionally there were many many others, from spouses and kids (I had my daughter making brake markers for turn 3) to friends and neighbors who helped in making this race go off as enjoyably as possible for all involved. Thanks to all!

      Next year? We hope so! Keep supporting karting and MKC and we’ll see you next year.

      Dan

       

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