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« on: July 14, 2014, 02:45:05 PM »

Here's what I'm into when I'm not autoXing; video from the Hampton Roads Kart Club.

 I think I had a little too much adrenalin in my bloodstream when I passed the driver in red...I lost it a couple laps later and he zoomed right on by, lol.

http://youtu.be/ytKsEIUN0WE
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 04:49:07 AM »

You now have me thinking about purchasing a Kart!!!!!!  Racingjunk.com here I come!!!!  Will have to pick your brain a little more at next month's VMSC event about karts...............
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 05:12:02 PM »

You now have me thinking about purchasing a Kart!!!!!!  Racingjunk.com here I come!!!!  Will have to pick your brain a little more at next month's VMSC event about karts...............

Cool! having more open wheelers would be fun! Are you planning on making it to the monthly meeting? Trying some karts at Geforce Karts would be fun.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 04:04:09 AM »

I am a G-Force regular participant and on my constant travels to different states I always seek a karting track to play on.  Are you attending the meeting tonight?
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 11:07:57 AM »

I am intrigued, please post more information about your club, and adult go-kart racing around the area (not just G-Force, I'm there a lot myself). Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 04:25:15 PM »

Other than Geforce and an electric kart facility on the Southside of Richmond, there's not much in the way of karting for us here in the area other than dirt oval racing. There's a dirt track in Ashland (Capital City Speedway) and a dirt track in Amelia Co.

Here's a clip from the HRKC Facebook page:



For over 40 years, HRKC has been bringing racing to young and old alike on Sunday mornings at Langley Speedway, located in Hampton, Virginia. With many former members becoming present-day notable drivers—including Tyler Lester (currently racing Bandeleros), Brandon Gdovic (K&N Pro East), and Mike Skeen (World Challenge)—HRKC is a nursery for up-and-coming drivers to learn the basics as they work towards their dreams. For others, HRKC is a hobby, allowing go-karters a chance in the driver’s seat from March thru November.

Check us out at: http://www.hrkc.com/
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 07:49:29 AM »

Just picked up a TrackMagic Racing Chassis with the Parilla Leopard 125cc TAG motor.  Very strong kart but will be investing in some new tires and a MYCHRON4 and sensors for it really soon.  This Kart has made me forget about GForce................  Insanely fast!!!!!!!!  My son will be autocrossing this real soon.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2014, 03:11:01 PM »

Just picked up a TrackMagic Racing Chassis with the Parilla Leopard 125cc TAG motor.  Very strong kart but will be investing in some new tires and a MYCHRON4 and sensors for it really soon.  This Kart has made me forget about GForcce................  Insanely fast!!!!!!!!  My son will be autocrossing this real soon.

lol, cool! Is your son a senior or junior driver? I started my son with a 4 cycle, but he really wants a 2 cycle too, lol. He will definitely enjoy that motor...it's what I'm running Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2014, 07:49:47 PM »

I really do not know if he is a junior or senior yet.  I will read the SCCA rulebook and see if this can supply me with an answer.  Right now I am training him how to drive it and control it.  Fast learner! 
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2014, 03:37:34 PM »

I really do not know if he is a junior or senior yet.  I will read the SCCA rulebook and see if this can supply me with an answer.  Right now I am training him how to drive it and control it.  Fast learner! 

The minimum age for KM is 15yrs old. If your son is younger than that, he will have to run the Junior class.
(see p.156 section 19.2)
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2014, 07:27:51 AM »

Ok got it. Just got familiar with the information that you supplied from the rule book.  He has a 1 1/2 before he can qualify for KM which is great since he will be a novice participant.  So (JA) Junior Class A it is then!  Time for some class identifier decals!!!!!!  At the moment I am trying to learn about the various tire brands.  The Kart has MG yellows on it and the get sticky quick so I am thinking about ordering another set.  What brand are you running on your Kart?
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2014, 07:06:19 PM »

Ok got it. Just got familiar with the information that you supplied from the rule book.  He has a 1 1/2 before he can qualify for KM which is great since he will be a novice participant.  So (JA) Junior Class A it is then!  Time for some class identifier decals!!!!!!  At the moment I am trying to learn about the various tire brands.  The Kart has MG yellows on it and the get sticky quick so I am thinking about ordering another set.  What brand are you running on your Kart?

I also run MG Yellows...and you want them to get sticky, lol. That's how they grip the road Smiley

You don't want to deal with cold, slick tires, although the rule book says juniors are to run MG Reds (harder compound). I'm not sure if this is enforced in our club because I've noticed other's using Bridgestones.

My son is really getting on my back to move to 2 cycle...and I was just getting his 4 cycle running good, lol

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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2014, 05:37:18 AM »

If you ever need any help working on them please contact me @  443.760.5642 or if you would like to share any pointers please do.  New territory for me but I am having fun learning this though.  The newly discovered motivation is finally getting to share the motorsport with my son!  Oh yeah tell Tyrell he looks like he is ready for that 2 stroke!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2014, 07:21:00 PM »

If you ever need any help working on them please contact me @  443.760.5642 or if you would like to share any pointers please do.  New territory for me but I am having fun learning this though.  The newly discovered motivation is finally getting to share the motorsport with my son!  Oh yeah tell Tyrell he looks like he is ready for that 2 stroke!!!!!!!!

I look forward to the next saturday practice...that will be a great time to test and tune Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2014, 08:07:28 PM »

Here's a really cool video on karting!!!

http://youtu.be/HRjOPCq9_f8

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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2014, 08:50:00 PM »

Here's my older son Clay testing down at Ft. Eustis last year.

http://youtu.be/W9RgVVXnAqQ?list=UUlLnJyQl6LWAHM4FKPcrjtg

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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2014, 03:59:48 AM »

I actually work at Ft. Eustis and never knew that they had a track there.  And you can test on it?  When are the testing days or do you just make a phone call?  I will have to put this on the agenda quick!!!!!!
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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2014, 04:03:01 AM »

If you ever need any help working on them please contact me @  443.760.5642 or if you would like to share any pointers please do.  New territory for me but I am having fun learning this though.  The newly discovered motivation is finally getting to share the motorsport with my son!  Oh yeah tell Tyrell he looks like he is ready for that 2 stroke!!!!!!!!

I look forward to the next saturday practice...that will be a great time to test and tune Smiley

Next Saturday's  practice?  Where?
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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2014, 05:10:37 AM »


Our next Saturday Practice will be Saturday Sept 20 at RIR.

Registration will open shortly after our next autocross event (Aug 10).
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2014, 06:55:53 AM »

Oh ok got it.  Wishful thinking was hoping for something sooner..............
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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2014, 10:48:24 PM »

Oh ok got it.  Wishful thinking was hoping for something sooner..............

Sorry about that James, I meant to say THE next Saturday practice event, not next Saturday lol

As far as Ft Eustis is concerned, practice for private karts is on the weekends from 10-noon. We'll definitely have to get down there!
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« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2014, 06:24:37 PM »

Here's a nice video of testing at Ft. Eustis kart track today in Williamsburg. Smiley

http://youtu.be/GrZ73XbAN-s?list=UUlLnJyQl6LWAHM4FKPcrjtg

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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2014, 06:40:17 PM »

Had a great time testing with James Churchill and family, at Ft. Eustis kart track!

(click on each pic for larger view)

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« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2014, 10:59:36 AM »

Here's a video of a test run at Ft. Eustis Kart track.

http://youtu.be/GrZ73XbAN-s

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« Reply #24 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.

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