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Old 10-12-2009, 10:06 PM
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hey guys,
I race Go-Karts professionally and I want to see and hear and read about how many of you guys race karts also....I run a Rotax 125CC that will put out about 28-29 HP. With the right gearing/track it will hit speeds of over 150KPH! The shifter karts will hit over 200+KPH!
So come on guys post your pics and stories even if it amateur racing..
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:50 AM
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Raced dirt oval for many years till back could not handle it any more.
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Raced dirt oval for many years till back could not handle it any more.
Oh ya...what kinda engines did you run? How much did the kart weight?
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[:@][:@] 5 track champships in one year time frame , with 3 track champships being in 3 different weight groups with a 417 lbs kart and driver

310 lights 335 med 385 heavy racing the 5 horse power briggs flat head with engines By POWER BY DERBY motors
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[:@][:@] 5 track champships in one year time frame , with 3 track champships being in 3 different weight groups with a 417 lbs kart and driver

310 lights 335 med 385 heavy racing the 5 horse power briggs flat head with engines By POWER BY DERBY motors
Huh ok. Ya see the kart I run weights in at 320 with driver and put's out 25 horse so that gives ya an idea of how quick the kart is. LOL
The physical condition you need to be in is insane!
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I was the Apex (Perris, California) series champion two years in a row. We ran 100cc single speed karts. Very cool stuff. Ran shifters a couple times but not in races. They wanted me to enter the shifter series or sign up for the SuperKart Nationals, but I didn't have the money to purchase a competitive kart.
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I was the Apex (Perris, California) series champion two years in a row. We ran 100cc single speed karts. Very cool stuff. Ran shifters a couple times but not in races. They wanted me to enter the shifter series or sign up for the SuperKart Nationals, but I didn't have the money to purchase a competitive kart.
Oh ya. It's definitely not a cheap sport that's for sure!!!LOL No sponsors no ride...lol
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Champ, thanks for starting this thread!

And from the looks of these things, yeah, they really book it.

I now see why you guys wear helmets and all, I found this vid of this guy being thrown off his cart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMc2C...eature=related

This shows that you guys really are going high speed for such small vehicles and that the rigs you sit on have some serious power to them. I'm definitely impressed.
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Who runs the TX on these things?? Where do you put the recievers ? Do ya get my drift. THESE AIN''T RC RELATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! They're neet & everything, but if I want to read about a gocart, I'll find a "gocart" forum !!!!
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Uhhh, outdoor hunting, the title of this thread is pretty clear. If you are not interested maybe you should skip it.
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Who runs the TX on these things?? Where do you put the recievers ? Do ya get my drift. THESE AIN''T RC RELATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! They're neet & everything, but if I want to read about a gocart, I'll find a ''gocart'' forum !!!!
Um lol...this is in "OFF TOPIC" forum!!!LOL Read before you type...
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RCU is about RC, therefore go karts have no place here, muchness in the Clunhouse...READ before you post crap topics like this .....LOL must be the beer talking
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Um in case you haven't noticed this is in the "off topic forum" Just read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Who runs the TX on these things?? Where do you put the recievers ? Do ya get my drift. THESE AIN''T RC RELATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! They're neet & everything, but if I want to read about a gocart, I'll find a ''gocart'' forum !!!!
Um lol...this is in ''OFF TOPIC'' forum!!!LOL Read before you type...
It was in "The Clubhouse" http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=9179244 when outdoorhunting posted mid-day Friday. It was moved to this forum Friday evening.
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im still racing dirt karts down in teh southeast getting more expensive every year
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ran a kart with my son in "Stock Light" and when the "Blue Wazoom" class was popular. i designed and built his karts,....they were modeled after the "Shamrock" chassis with fully adjustable front end geometry. in my son's last two years of racing he won 23 first and/or second place trophies. in his last year, he ran the first I/2 of the season in Stock Light and the second half of the season in "Blue Wazoom" class and won track championships in both classes by the end of the season. we had to ask for permission to run Blue Wazoom class (an adult class at our track) because my son was only 15 at the time, but he wanted to go faster than Stock Lite speeds and there was no Yamaha class run at the track. we asked the track owner and the guys in Wazoom and they welcomed him in,.... so we bought a Wazoom engine and he went racing with the "big boys". I can remember hearing couple dads telling their younger sons, "go watch this race, Doug Ward (my son) is racing and watch how he runs the track"..... that made me one proud dad ! the track was a 1/8 mi. asphalt oval and 1/2 mi. road course combined. everyone ran the oval in the morning and the road course in the afternoon on spec tires so competition was close and we had to add a bunch of lead to his kart to meet the minimum weight requirement. (IIRC, I had 38 lbs of lead bolted to his chassis, to be a pound over the minimum for Blue Wazoom class !) there was always a mad rush to get his kart set up for the road course after the oval races were done, the two tracks required completely different set-ups, gearing and weight distributions.
an interesting occurrence that happened one weekend is that the owner of "Shamrock Chassis" approached me and my son and wanted us to run a Shamrock Chassis for him, but he wanted us to buy the chassis. I knew at the time that people didn't understand all the set-up details about his chassis and we did, because we had essentially the same front end as his. we couldn't come to an agreement about purchasing a chassis and I didn't feel at any disadvantage by running our own chassis, so nothing ever came of it. that was too bad, we would have happily run one of his chassis and done everything we could to promote them,.....they were a good design,..... and i'm sure my son could have put one in the winners circle, but there was no reason I should have to buy a chassis to advertise it for him. we were beating his driver out on the track, it was obvious that we knew how to setup a front end like that ,...he certainly needed someone that could do that, and I think he just wanted our home built chassis out of the picture. both my son and i were all for it, except for the purchase stipulation. it almost seemed like the guy just wasn't thinking right.

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