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M-Funf
02-13-2008, 12:05 PM
My company has done this a couple of times now. What a blast! It's on a dedicated kart track 3/4 mile long with 16 turns, with lap times of just under a minute. These karts are fast! The last time they had 80cc karts, this time we had the 125cc karts (about 30hp).

We had the whole track to ourselves (10 of us) for about 7 hours. I was pretty sore after that much time on the track...

The track at Sears Point is awesome. The weather was perfect and it was dry for a change...

I've done quite a bit of indoor kart racing with friends of mine on the peninsula, but that isn't anywhere near what this experience is like!!!:eek3:

flipper
02-13-2008, 12:07 PM
That looks like a blast. I have some friends that have been there, but I haven't made it yet.

Sodar
02-13-2008, 12:13 PM
RexDog used to race carts... I am not sure if he is still into it, but it looks soooo fun! Wish I had the $$$$ and time to get into it!

RexDog1
02-13-2008, 12:22 PM
My company has done this a couple of times now. What a blast! It's on a dedicated kart track 3/4 mile long with 16 turns, with lap times of just under a minute. These karts are fast! The last time they had 80cc karts, this time we had the 125cc karts (about 30hp).

We had the whole track to ourselves (10 of us) for about 7 hours. I was pretty sore after that much time on the track...

The track at Sears Point is awesome. The weather was perfect and it was dry for a change...

I've done quite a bit of indoor kart racing with friends of mine on the peninsula, but that isn't anywhere near what this experience is like!!!:eek3:

I have been racing go-karts for over 30 years and raced everything from a B/ S 5hp to 250cc shifter cart:D


And it I was going to get into kart I would look at the TAG Class (Touch and Go) it is a 125cc H2o cooled 50Hr clutch driven kart engine, electric start, look at craigslist for some for sale you should be looking for to spend about $3000. To get a nice used one + your safety equipment and about $5000. To $7000. For a new one,
PM me if you would like some more help I would be more than happy to help you!!!!!!:D

M-Funf
02-13-2008, 12:27 PM
And it I was going to get into kart I would look at the TAG Class (Touch and Go) it is a 125cc H2o cooled 50Hr clutch driven kart engine, electric start, look at craigslist for some for sale you should be looking for to spend about $3000. To get a nice used one + your safety erumpent and about $5000. To $7000. For a new one, PM me if you would like some more help I would be more than happy to help you!!!!!!:D

The karts we were on were 125cc water cooled, but only about 30hp. The electric start was a bonus over the 80cc external motor start karts we had last time. These ones were much quicker, but they put these rock hard tires on the karts so we don't get ourselves into trouble.

I've got a couple of bruised ribs from the day. I was in a turn and went a bit wide and got the back tire onto the curbing, which was really rough. The seat jabbed me in the ribs several times really hard. Still a bit tender after almost a full week:o

RexDog1
02-13-2008, 12:33 PM
I have broking the same 3 ribs 4 times:( but I now drive with a ribtect vest and seat
http://www.ribtect.com (http://www.ribtect.com/) and no pain !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

coz
02-13-2008, 01:25 PM
My company has done this a couple of times now. What a blast! It's on a dedicated kart track 3/4 mile long with 16 turns, with lap times of just under a minute. These karts are fast! The last time they had 80cc karts, this time we had the 125cc karts (about 30hp).

We had the whole track to ourselves (10 of us) for about 7 hours. I was pretty sore after that much time on the track...

The track at Sears Point is awesome. The weather was perfect and it was dry for a change...

I've done quite a bit of indoor kart racing with friends of mine on the peninsula, but that isn't anywhere near what this experience is like!!!:eek3:

AT&T employees that were training in Indiana did this and one guy didn't make it to the finish.
"article here"
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/15249037/detail.html

88 PS190
02-13-2008, 01:45 PM
are those karts track magics?

M-Funf
02-13-2008, 02:05 PM
are those karts track magics?

Trackmagic "Dragon" chassis.

88 PS190
02-13-2008, 03:37 PM
thought so.

RexDog1
02-13-2008, 03:37 PM
Here is a link for some more info….. http://www.ekartingnews.com/beginners.php (http://www.ekartingnews.com/beginners.php)

I have been driving a CRG Kart for years now the last 4 karts have been CRG I like to stay with one manufacture because I can use some of my same set up notes when I get a new kart, CRG is a good kart G.P. is the same company as CRG, Birel makes a good one also Track Magic is ok..Tont/Kart is a good one also, Go with a nothing older than 3 years old, they do take a beating
Find a kart shop you trust…. This will be hard to do, IMO there is a lot of bad ones in so. Cal

http://www.extreme-karting.com/kartchassis_crg.htm (http://www.extreme-karting.com/kartchassis_crg.htm)
This is a shop I go to…..

88 PS190
02-13-2008, 03:39 PM
Who's engine do you use Rex Dog?

RexDog1
02-13-2008, 04:03 PM
Who's engine do you use Rex Dog?

I was using a Debei ICC 125CC but it gets very expensive with upkeep
So I went back to Honda CR 125cc I do the top end ever two races that is it, and after a season I do a full rebuild


But I drive a 125 shifter kart, and I would never tell somebody to get a shifter kart as their first kart, it is a busy drive, and things happen so fast…….:rolleyes: there is a lot of kart setup you need to know before you jump into a shifter

RexDog1
02-13-2008, 05:00 PM
RexDog used to race carts... I am not sure if he is still into it, but it looks soooo fun! Wish I had the $$$$ and time to get into it!

I am sorry Grasshopper I did not see your post, Yes I have not been in the kart for months and I don’t see myself getting back.......into racing it anytime soon :o + the Bug it taking all my time now, :rolleyes: I will go out and do some test and tune days so I can just drive ….. But racing …..I don’t think so………… and my 5 year old she would like get into it, but I am going to wait on that tell she gets older

88 PS190
02-13-2008, 06:31 PM
I wanted to get into racing karts when I was younger, looking into SCCA events now.

RexDog1
02-13-2008, 06:45 PM
I wanted to get into racing karts when I was younger, looking into SCCA events now.

The SCCA is one of the best series out there
I saw this the other day
http://www.racingjunk.com/post/1088567/1990-Mustang-SCCA-NASA-Road-Race-Car.html (http://www.racingjunk.com/post/1088567/1990-Mustang-SCCA-NASA-Road-Race-Car.html)
Might be a cool car??? To start with?:rolleyes:

88 PS190
02-13-2008, 06:51 PM
would be looking more towards an e30 bmw personally, I've been driving one since I got my drivers license, and am comfortable working on them. Which it would be nice to keep the same chassis, I already have tons of spare parts for it, so if I found another one it would have good synergy.

Otherwise the mazdas look tempting for cost vs. driving.

RexDog1
02-13-2008, 06:55 PM
would be looking more towards an e30 bmw personally, I've been driving one since I got my drivers license, and am comfortable working on them. Which it would be nice to keep the same chassis, I already have tons of spare parts for it, so if I found another one it would have good synergy.

Otherwise the mazdas look tempting for cost vs. driving.

Keep us up to date with your plans, you can’t go wrong with a BMW :D

88 PS190
02-13-2008, 07:14 PM
Its all about locating the right car. My current one was under 500$+junkyard engine for a head that wasn't trash, all the rubber vac. lines were trash so it wouldn't idle, needed an alternator rebuild, bushing, brakes and tires. Under 2 grand said and done.

For an SCCA car it doesn't need interior, and will need most of those other items anyway, so I have been eyeing cars that have sound bodies, bad engine and interior. But that's not the easiest thing to find these days, either the cars are rusted worse than I would want to deal with, or they are too nice and so people want more money for them.

Avoiding M cars, and the iS cars. Also avoiding any 318 that isn't an m42 engine (dual cam). Perferably a car with the limited slip differential or the higher ratio non-lsd, although those are more common in iS cars than plain i cars. Also avoiding any e cars, which have low rev limits and less power.

But the car will eventually reveal itself to me.

RexDog1
02-13-2008, 07:52 PM
http://www.moranraceway.com/videos/video-lap.html (http://www.moranraceway.com/videos/video-lap.html)

this of a video of one of the best Go Kart tracks in Cal. “Moran” 1 mile track they just tore it down to build a Lowes trucking center I will never shop at Lowes again, it is in an 125 shifter kart……….:rolleyes:

88 PS190
02-13-2008, 08:41 PM
tore it down to build a Lowes trucking center I will never shop at Lowes again, it is in an 125 shifter kart……….:rolleyes:[/FONT] [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

lemme guess menards and home depot are 1000 feet away?