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Too many rules ruin a good time
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clarence



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Too many rules ruin a good time Reply with quote

I don't understand why there has to be so many classes and rules in karting. The allure of racing is the ability of engineering and coming up with ways to gain a performance edge using your noodle. I think real good low bucks racing comes from the ability to make things on your own, without having to buy the latest trick parts that have been deemed "legal". I say fewer rules the better. I may be wrong and this is only my opinion. Any thoughts? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:15 pm    Post subject: Too many rules Reply with quote

Right on Right on Brother Arguing Arguing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I have a thought. Equal engines, equal tires, with tuning and driving making the difference.

ROTAX

Oh yeah, it has its own national championship (actually 2 for adults, senior and masters), its own winter series (in nearby FL) and can compete in TAG classes as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is why we have rules....Here is my new kart.


Wanna race ???

Sorry Clarence...Just messin with you.. .Like the pic??? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha i love it! Laughing
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clarence



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daniel White wrote:
Yes, I have a thought. Equal engines, equal tires, with tuning and driving making the difference.

ROTAX

Oh yeah, it has its own national championship (actually 2 for adults, senior and masters), its own winter series (in nearby FL) and can compete in TAG classes as well.

the last I checked, a rotax is ex pensive!
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Carl Cottrell



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess it depends on what you call expensive. My Micromax is 3 yrs old (2 yrs as a Senior) with no problems to date. We never miss a practice session unless I don't get out of bed early enough. And it's fast and the racing is close.

In my opinion it is the best value in Karting.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rippinrace wrote:
This is why we have rules....Here is my new kart.


Wanna race ???

Sorry Clarence...Just messin with you.. .Like the pic??? Laughing


Bring It ON!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Carl, my vote is on Rotax.
Here is the story of Michael's engine:
2001, one of the first serial numbers in US, was used by EJK to win Rotax Eastern Regionals in Florida in summer of 2006; installed junior cylinder for Florida Winter Tour for Arrive and Drive and used for Moroso and Ocala events in 2007 in class MiniMax; I bought it in May 07; we made 2 North Florida weekends, 3 Bakers Creek, 4 GSKA races and FWT Homestead double weekend in January of this year before $300 top end rebuild. After that: 4 GSKA, 8 Ocala, 2 BCKC, 2 Moroso, 6 days of National practice and racing in Shawano. Same clutch (since June 07), same carb, same exhaust (replacing $15 packing every few months) and radiator (replaced water 2 times). I went through couple of chains (5-6 for sure) and 2 clutch drums. The engine is an average Joe, making 12500 RPM on a very good day and sets lap time in Barnesville competitive with Senior/Master class. If its Micro, by turning just 9000 RPM that engine will not need a rebuild for a very long time (I've heard forever).

Clone is and will be popular for 2 reasons: extremely low price and local rules for people who don't care about racing outside local track. I may join it too after selling Cadet package we have.

Its been at least since $2/gal that cost of karting become not cost of package but cost of being able to travel for races. For people who stays local, I hardly see a reason to go TaG, Rotax or Shifter. I would say its a waste of money. Sooner or later you will go to other tracks and face a dilemma "go or no go" next time for a bigger or at least different competition. You can't do it with Clone, you can't stay home forever with TaG, Rotax or Shifter.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spec class is just fine if you are spec class kinda person. I am not. I like the run whatcha brung deal. If I lose a race , I go home and make adjustments, do research, things like that. I don't have the funding to go buy the latest trick honda parts, so I make my own. It's the engineering I like the most about racing. I would like to see more allowences for home made chassis's and such.jm2c
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