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jjkummer



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if they were not willig to add 25lbs this year why would they next year ? I am one of the drivers that can run heavy with no lead but having to get a driver that only weighs 100lbs up to that weight is crazy. I dont see how putting the big pipe and open clutch on for the med class would hurt other than the fact of combining the class. I am not against the pro gas option either but if we run Jr pro gas with no plate at 320 lbs then Sr's run no plate at 375 lbs we are still slowing the kids down as they move up !!! I dont know what the answer is but moving up a class and slowing down I dont feel is the right way to go. JMHO
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe, but the whole reason medium died out in 2012 was because, for whatever reason, a lot of the Clone Heavy drivers stopped running both classes, and just stuck with one. If we put the same engine configuration for both classes with only a weight difference, would it pull the same amount as years prior or have struggles with numbers such as last year?
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Darrin Tebbe
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 320# Pro Gas class I was proposing (and we have been testing) was a Sr. Lite class, but we could allow 14yo drivers much like USPKS is doing with their semi-pro leopard class. So if you view it as 320# lite 375# heavy you are only slowing down if you weigh more, which has always been the case. If we had to make the weight 330 or 340 to fit more drivers in I would be all for that, but the lighter the better otherwise.

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FM CHAMP



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Yamaha Sportsman? Reply with quote

Anyone planning on running in Yamaha Sportsman next year?
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Jeff Foust



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: Yamaha Sportsman? Reply with quote

FM CHAMP wrote:
Anyone planning on running in Yamaha Sportsman next year?


Daniel is for sure going to run Clone Jr. 1, but we may also do sportsman at some point in 2014.
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Daniel White



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the idea of having three races. I don't like the idea of drawing for qualifying.

I also have thought it would make races more interesting if drivers earned points in every race. Of course, the final should count for the most, probably twice as many points as a prefinal.
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Larry Foust



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrChip wrote:
I wonder if I could handle a Yamaha...seriously

2strokes are in my blood from my vintage influences..c


Are you saying that you want a Mac/WB class?? Cheer
I'm all in. Laughing
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DrChip
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

larryf wrote:
DrChip wrote:
I wonder if I could handle a Yamaha...seriously

2strokes are in my blood from my vintage influences..c


Are you saying that you want a Mac/WB class?? Cheer
I'm all in. Laughing


Larry-I have been wanting to grow the vintage kart participation. The people,who came to the TV filming were interested. We could easily have a class IF we had racers. This may be one area to grow our numbers as well. And I like to show others where our sport came from. c
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DrChip
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daniel White wrote:
I like the idea of having three races. I don't like the idea of drawing for qualifying.

I also have thought it would make races more interesting if drivers earned points in every race. Of course, the final should count for the most, probably twice as many points as a prefinal.


Daniel-we COULD do motor cross style scoring. Three races, total points for the three races determines winner. First race starting position determined by qualification time, second third race starting position determined by finishing position in each race.

This is how we doit in Vintage, and WKA may score this way. In vintage, however, we draw for starting position for the first place vs qualifying.

As with all suggestions, we can put it before the new board and then have the racers vote on it. c


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Larry Foust



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: 2014 Class Reply with quote

Well, seeing I did not win any races this year I'll be staying in clone sportsman to see if I can change those stats.
Depending on what other classes and karts in the stable are available, I may do TAG, Vintage and/or Yamaha Sr., but not all on the same weekend.

A big thanks to all the members that provided advice and the occasional part to a couple of rookies, you are what makes GSKA special.
I had a great time this year and I am looking forward to competing again at historic Lamar County Speedway in 2014. Smile
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