OK I will! Hi folks, I’m Rob and I live in Placerville California, home of the Gold Rush, right up the hill, in fact, from where gold was discovered in 1849. You’ve heard of “the 49’ers”? This is where the term came from! My local track is Prairie City OHV Park and All Star Karting. A half mile track with various configurations, it includes a recreation of Laguna Seca’s famous “corkscrew”. I learned about it from a guy who installed our new flooring, and I tried out the rental karts. I got hooked. Thanks to the insurance company, who paid off generously, my dear wife gave me the go-ahead to buy my own kart!! (Bless her ever-lovin’ heart!)
Waiting on a B&S engine to complete the build. It’ll be a 2021 BirelArt 206. The anticipation is killing me, so I’m spending my wait time hanging out here, and educating myself on this new hobby. (I’ve been into RC cars for ten years now, since retiring. I have a track on my property where my buddy and I race each other. We even have a timing system for announced lap times!)
I LOVE internet forums for this reason. Great places to share/gain knowledge. So I appreciate all the contributors here! I used to be a drummer, and have played in several bands over the years. Music is a big love of mine. Mostly music of the 70s…especialy Prog…Yes, Genesis, Camel, Happy The Man, King Crimson, etc. As well as Jazz, especially the progressive stuff like Return To Forever and Shadowfax.
I drive a Chevy Bolt EV (Love it!!) that I’ll be using to tow my utility trailer and Kart to the track. Installed my own hitch, thanks to the Chevy Bolt Forum! Looking forward to learning all about this sport and getting more involved. Certainly, I’ll eventually get into racing. At least at my home track. Gotta measure your driving skills against others, in order to learn, right? Cheers!