Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Kurt Rahn » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:26 pm

Steve Ekstrand wrote:I'm still trying to visualize Web in a kart. But then again urt Rahn has driven a kart. :shock:
I resemble that remark!

Yeah, karts are a blast, but if you weigh more than about 120 pounds, weight just kills you.
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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Leonard Cachola » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:04 pm

Kurt Rahn wrote: Yeah, karts are a blast, but if you weigh more than about 120 pounds, weight just kills you.
hm.... maybe i should rethink this miata thing...
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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Tin Bui » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:16 pm

Kurt Rahn wrote:
Steve Ekstrand wrote:I'm still trying to visualize Web in a kart. But then again urt Rahn has driven a kart. :shock:
I resemble that remark!

Yeah, karts are a blast, but if you weigh more than about 120 pounds, weight just kills you.
I need to lose 90 lbs then!

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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Rick Brown » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:05 am

Tin Bui wrote:
Kurt Rahn wrote:
Steve Ekstrand wrote:I'm still trying to visualize Web in a kart. But then again urt Rahn has driven a kart. :shock:
I resemble that remark!

Yeah, karts are a blast, but if you weigh more than about 120 pounds, weight just kills you.
I need to lose 90 lbs then!
Karts weigh around 200, minimum weight (with stock ignition) is 385 with driver. With programmable ignition, 420.
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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Q V » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:48 am

Tin Bui wrote:Thanks for the insight. I'll bring it out to maybe the March event.
If you ever need a co-driver to make a class in the future, just let me know. :-D

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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Don Salyers » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:04 am

Quoc-Viet Dang wrote:
Tin Bui wrote:Thanks for the insight. I'll bring it out to maybe the March event.
If you ever need a co-driver to make a class in the future, just let me know. :-D
Hey Quoc-Viet, I got it----non shifer kart. That's even better than an automatic--- :lol: :lol:

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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Darren Cole » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:29 am

I was considering a TAG too, but ran into the no class available, and stopped looking.

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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Darren Cole » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:33 am

Rick Brown wrote:
Tin Bui wrote:I'm still trying to visualize Web in a kart. But then again urt Rahn has driven a kart. :shock:
I resemble that remark!



Karts weigh around 200, minimum weight (with stock ignition) is 385 with driver. With programmable ignition, 420.
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I would be at min weight with a full tank - Lets GO!

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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Rick Brown » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:36 pm

Darren Cole wrote:
Rick Brown wrote:
Tin Bui wrote:I'm still trying to visualize Web in a kart. But then again urt Rahn has driven a kart. :shock:
I resemble that remark!



Karts weigh around 200, minimum weight (with stock ignition) is 385 with driver. With programmable ignition, 420.
I would be at min weight with a full tank - Lets GO!
At National events, they weigh you AFTER you run, so that could be a problem. Ask me how I know.......
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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by KJ Christopher » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:11 pm

Rick Brown wrote: At National events, they weigh you AFTER you run, so that could be a problem. Ask me how I know.......
Remember - water weighs 8#s per gallon. And in a pinch you can drink a lot of water. Sometimes while they make you make you wait for the scales. Or a second time on the scales.... :twisted:
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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Giovanni Jaramillo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:09 pm

Darren Cole wrote:I was considering a TAG too, but ran into the no class available, and stopped looking.
TaG's are eligible in F125, just to be clear (they aren't competitive because of the standing starts in Solo and some tight corners). But you're right in that there is no class specific for TaG's only (i.e. no other karts allowed such as shifters).
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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Steve Ekstrand » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:44 pm

KJ Christopher wrote:
Rick Brown wrote: At National events, they weigh you AFTER you run, so that could be a problem. Ask me how I know.......
Remember - water weighs 8#s per gallon. And in a pinch you can drink a lot of water. Sometimes while they make you make you wait for the scales. Or a second time on the scales.... :twisted:

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Re: Non-Shifter Kart Class for Solo?

Post by Rick Brown » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:22 pm

Steve Ekstrand wrote:
KJ Christopher wrote:
Rick Brown wrote: At National events, they weigh you AFTER you run, so that could be a problem. Ask me how I know.......
Remember - water weighs 8#s per gallon. And in a pinch you can drink a lot of water. Sometimes while they make you make you wait for the scales. Or a second time on the scales.... :twisted:

You can lead a kart driver to water, but you can't make him drink.
You guys are killing me! I did figure that out - after the fact. Actually kind of stressful when you are told you may be disqualified for 1 pound light. They certainly gave me plenty of tries to pass, including several locations on the scale and letting a few cars get weighed then trying again. All that time with a water cooler sitting there and I didn't even think of it............
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