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26  General / Open Forum / Interested in Kart Racing? on: October 07, 2016, 08:33:26 PM
Here's some good stuff from Davin Sturdivant. He has over eight years of racing experience as a Solo II autocrosser and a competition kart racer.

http://buildraceparty.com/five-easy-steps-to-get-started-in-karting-theartofkart/

Below are some of the places I go to regularly.
Comet Kart Sales  https://cometkartsales.com/home.php
Based in Ohio, you can get items in two days usually.

KartSport   http://kartsportna.com/
Located at the closest kart racing complex to us (GoPro Motorplex in North Carolina), they have both a retail and online store as well...also allowing for 2-day delivery to Richmond.

Acceleration Kart Racing   http://www.accelerationkarting.com/
These folks are in Las Vegas. They're really pleasant to deal with; I got a lot of my stuff from them when I first started out in karting!
Here are a couple more nice links to check out!
https://startinggrid.org/2016/05/09/help-the-newbies-karting-needs-it-keepkartingfun/
http://www.windingroad.com/articles/blogs/speed-secrets-time-to-hit-the-rental-kart-track/


27  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Media from VMP 10-2-16 on: October 02, 2016, 03:03:07 PM
Man, it was an interesting but fun day at VMP! The course wreaked havoc on my kart again, but I was able to finish out the day on a positive note, thanks to my buddy James Churchill for allowing me to "borrow" some parts from his kart after it broke. We both were glad to keep one of us running so we could treat some of our fellow members to some karting fun! I think both Gunny and William had a blast Smiley

Here's my fastest, and last run of the day!


https://youtu.be/EN3a0oQ3YQE
28  Pictures and Media / General Pictures and Media / Re: Open Wheel Racers on: September 11, 2016, 03:15:22 PM
Here are some fun videos from when I used to race in on-line racing leagues!

https://youtu.be/QhQxTnCVRig   my best battle that I remember...and it was at VIR!

https://youtu.be/4nYeHAeS4d4   another good battle at Mid-Ohio

https://youtu.be/LN8dX2xqA4E   Edmonton, Canada

https://youtu.be/i2C9S4vFGgE    at Indianapolis

29  Events / Other Events / Re: Dominion Raceway on: September 04, 2016, 10:35:51 PM
Went up to the kart track at Dominion Raceway after Autocrossing & lunch...had a blast with friends & the crew at the track!

https://youtu.be/sVSXWZP1QbI
30  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Media from VMP 09.04.16 on: September 04, 2016, 10:08:29 PM
Beautiful day at the VMP...not so great that I had the wrong gear on the kart Sad   The best time I could manage was 42.825, so this was just a "enjoy the ride" kind of day, lol

Awesome course layout...can't wait for the season finale!

https://youtu.be/DaPEJH1H8Ew
31  Events / Other Events / Re: Dominion Raceway on: August 20, 2016, 05:42:13 PM
Kart track opened today, here's some video! From what I've been told, this is a temporary circuit using the oval track, but a permanent road course will be constructed for the karts soon!

https://youtu.be/rtrAPAbg7tg
32  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / 8.7.16 @ VMP on: August 07, 2016, 09:19:33 PM
Man, what a rough day, lol. The course was awesome as usual, and very challenging! I was lucky to get over my mechanical gremlins and get in a good run. I feel I'm a little better prepared to tackle this venue in the future, now that I have completed two events here; you really have to know how to navigate the terrain here in a kart, lol.

Here's my best run of the day. I should've been up on the podium with my fellow karters, but under the circumstances, I'm just thankful I got a clean run in!


https://youtu.be/27I6vMRYqlE


33  Pictures and Media / General Pictures and Media / Re: Kart Racing on: August 06, 2016, 04:31:09 AM
I had a blast getting to learn this track and getting used to this motor/clutch combo. Best time was lap 10 @ 49.060.

https://youtu.be/ctFP_0r-sRQ
34  Pictures and Media / General Pictures and Media / Re: Kart Racing on: July 18, 2016, 09:34:08 PM
My oldest child, Clay, was in town for a couple weeks. We got a chance to get down to VIR and play a little.  The guy at the track said they were considering starting a new racing series with the Local Option 206 motor, and Clay put on a fine demonstration for him...5 seconds quicker than their 4cycle rental karts!

Here are some pics and video.

https://youtu.be/SsWR-973U4I

35  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: 07.10.16 @RIR on: July 13, 2016, 06:23:38 PM
This was Tyrel's last event of the year Sad  I just want to say a big thank you to VMSC and it's members for providing such a fun activity! Everyone has been so nice and encouraging to my son over the last year in his autocrossing edeavors. It has been greatly appreciated!

Here's some trackside video...

https://youtu.be/7YtK-Kbw9UQ
36  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: June 12, 2016 Event Pictures on: June 14, 2016, 05:29:38 PM
It was a fun event for Tyrel! He was very happy with his runs this time, lol. Awsome course... here's his last and best run of the day.

onboard
https://youtu.be/XkoDqaNv1eQ

trackside
https://youtu.be/Au6ZVdQ3O7Q
37  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Autocross #4 Videos 6-5-16 on: June 05, 2016, 05:54:19 PM
Fun course today! Tyrel had to go a few times to get his rythm, but he managed to get a couple good runs in, lol. Here's his final/best run of the day.

https://youtu.be/57yLsVlC4P4



38  Events / Other Events / Dominion Raceway on: June 04, 2016, 09:29:18 AM
Hello Everyone,

Anything you guys/gals want to share about this new venue, please do so here! I've got a short video here of the road course...but you know I will definitely be bringing more on the kart track when it opens!

https://youtu.be/-r3SwgwG5bc


39  Events / Other Events / Re: 2016 GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge on: May 26, 2016, 03:38:12 AM
Tony, at least Tyrel got some rain practice. How often do you run down in NC?
Gene Cooley

Usually just  once a month . Unfortunately Tyrel will be moving to Hawaii to live with his mother this summer so next month's event will probably be his last; it's a shame because he's been making so much progress and needless to say I'll miss him terribly. Sad
40  Events / Other Events / Re: 2016 GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge on: May 22, 2016, 09:10:55 AM
Awesome weekend at the track; it didn't end quite like we wanted it to, but we made so much progress with our overall setup! Here's some neat video of the Pre Final race; the kids were really working well together, plenty of give and take, to put on a great show.

https://youtu.be/ErKowGlhwFg

The final was a rain out, nothing much going on there. Still, Tyrel managed to hold onto 4th in the standings for another round.

41  Events / Other Events / Re: 2016 GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge on: May 20, 2016, 11:43:20 PM
Here's some wet weather testing video Smiley

https://youtu.be/3gcdeGKxPgw

42  Events / Other Events / Re: 2016 GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge on: May 20, 2016, 07:24:34 PM
We had what seemed like a very successful wet weather practice today. We really won't know what we have until tomorrow; the forecast is very wet, lol...keeping our fingers crossed!

43  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Autocross #3 Videos 5/8/16 on: May 08, 2016, 06:12:38 PM
Well, I guess my son has to knock some rust off, lol. Here's Tyrel's 3rd run; his best despite taking out a cone (poor kid was really trying hard!)

https://youtu.be/xLqbXa2gHPQ

44  Events / Other Events / Re: 2016 GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge on: April 24, 2016, 07:50:56 PM
Well what do you know? Little Man made his first career podium this weekend! I was sick as a dog, but this made it all worth while!

Here's some video of one of his best heat races so far; his lap times are starting to get far more consistent!

https://youtu.be/t6vQf-QsjnM



45  Events / Other Events / Re: 2016 GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge on: April 06, 2016, 07:39:51 PM
From Saturday March 26, 2015;

Very frustrating day at the track yesterday. Our lap times fell a bit from Friday. To add to that, we had some mechanical problems that were easily fixed. We definitely saw the potential we have up to this point during Friday practice...I think we just tried one too many things to improve on it more, and couldn't get it back on Saturday.
We soldiered through it, though, and managed to get back some of the performance we'd had on Friday. We've got another month to get things straightend out. At least we managed to hold onto 5th in the points! Looking forward to Round 3!!!
46  Events / Other Events / 2016 GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge on: March 05, 2016, 04:21:46 PM
When we're not autocrossing, this is most likely where we'll be! We just completed Round 1 this past weekend;

Awesome weekend at the track! It was a bit of a steep learning curve, but we made steady progress all day; Tyrel would have qualified 5th or 6th if he hadn't spun out, but it's all part of learning the track.
We kept adjusting on the kart all day and the lap times kept falling. We gained 5 seconds on a best lap time, but a lot of it also came from him just learning the track and getting the kart where it needed to be to run well. All in all, we had a blast... I'm so happy for him!

https://youtu.be/uKcf17MzpcI

47  Results / Autocross / Re: 2015 Results on: November 28, 2015, 04:48:20 PM
I can't wait to see how everyone did, learned alot this year cant wait for next year. When will a date be set for the banquet?

Monthly club meeting at Pho So 1.
9135 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220


Enter the shopping center from Tuckernuck Drive.
(If you are new to Vietnamese cuisine, try #24 or #27.)


Meeting starts at 8pm.
Join us for dinner starting at 6:30pm.


Phone: 804-562-5531
 
48  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: VMP Autocross 11/01/15 on: November 10, 2015, 07:45:50 PM
Things got a little interesting here...could have used a little more space in between vehicles, lol

https://youtu.be/WAdY0g9YfRI

49  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: VMP Autocross 11/01/15 on: November 07, 2015, 04:30:39 AM
here a few more photos from the AX # 9.

This was a fun course, we should try to the same setup in spring, and hope that all could run it in the dry.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/92517169@N07/albums/72157660884164751

Cheers
Engelbert

Yes, that would be a great idea! Smiley
50  General Category / Ask the Competition Committee / Re: MAKING CHANGES DURING COMPETITION on: October 31, 2015, 09:25:52 PM
Now, are you allowed gear/sprocket changes or is there a standard ratio that you need to run?  You are the karting guru so I expect you to answer that.
Gene Cooley

As far as I can see Gene, there are no gear ratio specifications...only weight and engine displacement among the different classes of karts. I just wanted to be sure I wasn't missing anything. You can also change the gear on a kart in about 5 minutes, so you would not be in danger of losing a turn.
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