Bad news, followed by good news from NCMP’s facebook page…
Robopong News - NCMP has decided after much debate to cancel the 2017 Robopong 200. This year was most likely the last chance for this event to happen and we hoped with some changes it might still be a viable event but the changing landscape in karting, primarily the decline in TaG racing, has made it almost impossible to find enough teams to enter the event. We had discussions on switching to LO206 but the Robopong 200 was founded as a TaG event and we felt it needed to stay a TaG event or not happen at all.
It feels like a passing of an era, the Robopong 200 featured some amazing races, giant field sizes and some of the best race car drivers on the planet racing wheel to wheel with club racers, national racers and future Indycar stars. We are sad to see such a fun and unique event fade from the sport but we hope that conditions in karting will change and allow a successor to the Robopong 200 to eventually take it’s place.
Thank you to all who competed in this event in the past and to those who entered this year.
NCMP is happy to announce details on the NCMP 125 Briggs LO206 Endurance Race scheduled for October 28th and 29th. The NCMP 125 is a 125 lap endurance race for LO206 CIK karts around the famed New Castle Motorsports Park! This race also features pit stops and optional driver changes.
NCMP 125 Race Details -
- Qualifying and racing will be run on a single set of 450/710 Bridgestone YLC’s included with race entry
- We will follow KRA LO206 CIK rules including seat, bodywork, wheel widths
- All competitors must run track fuel
- Minimum of 1, maximum of 2 drivers per team
- All team drivers must make weight after the race with no fuel added to the tank
- All karts will grid up for the race with empty fuel tanks and NCMP will supply the first 2 liters of fuel. This will ensure all karts will have at least one pit stop without enforcing a tank size limit.
- Race length should be around 2.5 to 3 hours on a dry track, track configuration
- Payback will be based on number of entries
- The highest finishing Masters team (all drivers on team must be over 40) will receive a bonus, if a masters team wins the race they will receive a bigger bonus