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Information on kart street races in Athens GA.

 
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jeff bacon



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:48 am    Post subject: Information on kart street races in Athens GA. Reply with quote

I have heard that there were some rather successful street kart races in Athens GA. Does anyone have any information on that?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were AWESOME !!! I raced there as a kid and Jr 4cycle and Yamaha Jr. The race was around the court house with haybales lining the street and man made chichane going down the hill. The race was held during some festival weekend with lots of spectators. I would love for something like this to happen again it really was alot of fun and I would have won both classes but stuck the yamaha on the white flag lap while leading !!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have anything from those races, programs, pictures, please post them
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff, that was the races held in Athens during what they called the Golden Ginko Festival if I recall the name right. It was put on by the PKA (Professional Karting Assn.). They put on street races all across the country back in the 90's. I don't know if they still exist or not. Anyway I remember me, Dicky, Allen Maxwell, Jeff Barnes, Billy Wallace etc. all raced in that one. We stayed in Athens for a couple days with practice on Friday and races on Saturday. It was about the most fun and good time that I have had in karting, and that view was shared by Dicky also.

The racing was great and we started from a standing start. I recall Dicky winning his races and I finished 4th behind Jeff Barnes in my race (4 cycle Sportsman). Dicky ran Yamaha. It was great with hundreds of people lining the streets and people even watching from tops of buildings downtown. We were looking forward to returning the next year but it never happened because the festival wasn't held again.
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