What Are you Working on for 2018

(James McMahon) #1

What are your plans for 2018?


Mostly focusing on KartPulse still. We have much work to do.

Racing wise now that travelling for work has stopped (or at least paused) I hope to complete the restoration of “Dimelzda” with my daughter and spend lots of time playing at my local track, Stockholm Karting Center.

Also hope to get down to Blackhawk Farms with @The_Karting_Channel and help him shake down his 125 superkart project: Swift 125 Unlimited Superkart

Outside of that, there’s lots of things I would like to do, but I don’t have any specific plans yet.

(Dom Callan) #3

We plan to do as many of the fseries club races as we can. I have the butterflies for my son because those kids in his age bracket (13-16) are fast and he’s a novice.

(Daniel Agee) #4

My plans are to race a KT100 at 6 club races with Blue Max Kart Club. Then there is a 6 race traveling series called the Gold Rush Club Challenge, of which 2 races are at Blue Max. However, not sure how well guys will travel with the KTs for this series, so I’ll do the first couple and if numbers are good, I’ll do them all for a 10 race schedule.

Outside of my own racing, I’m working on getting my buddy closer to the front of the field. Working to help him build confidence and build speed. I’d still love to bring new people to the sport so I’ll be inviting anyone and everyone, particularly high schoolers that I work with through my church’s youth group.

(Andre Molina) #5

A slight change of plans… I am still planning on shaking it down in early 2018, but I don’t know if I’ll RACE Blackhawk. I might just stick with some practice laps at CHMS and some autocrosses to familiarize myself with the kart.

(Emmanuel Baako) #6

Too many things as always… In order of importance, here’s what I’m working on in 2018.

Launching http://JaxKarting.com with my buddy @DruLo206. We have a public outdoor sprint track, but no arrive and drive program. There are a number of people we have run into interested in the sport with no information, or access to a kart to even try one. The site will be a basic resource hub for karting in Jacksonville and allow people to connect with other racers with karts available for rent.

Also working on developing a systematic plan for finding speed and reaching close to 90% of one’s potential using data. That’s a longer term project that might span into 2019, but certainly getting started in 2018.

Least on the priority list is creating vlog style video content around karting. This might turn into a podcast to start, for the ease in consistency. Bought a new house this year and that came with lots of projects so we’ll see.

(Andrew Maldonado) #7

As what @phastafrican has already posted is the big thing for us for 2018. On the other hand, my 2018 started off with a gut punch. Our plan was to run our used stuff till the end of the season then buy 2 identical as possible karts for 2019. I just got my 2010 coyote scaled and my turner said my chassis was seriously twisted but was able to make corner balance perfect. I was super excited. We went testing at 103rd in Jacksonville and it was fast. I was smiling from ear to ear. Came in bc Emmanuel had a problem and I started looking at mine. Realized something didn’t look right but didn’t quite know what it was. Times were fast and data looked good. Went to change the clutch and then my dad said “Welp your done for a while”. My
Chassis had broke. This is 2 weeks into 2018!!! I didn’t have the funds or time to buy another kart so Emmanuel let me use his for the local race the next weekend while he was with nasa. So I found a used chassis locally that’s newer and scaled out perfectly at manufacture recommend settings. So yes 2018 didn’t start out the way I was hoping for and it doesn’t look like I will be buying a new kart for 2019. Jaxkarting and data will be happening. Couldn’t thank @phastafrican enough for help and support. Good luck to everyone in 2018!! We will keep you updated as our next local race is this coming weekend

(Don Westlie) #8

On the racing front Randy will be running Club at Road America and regional in the renamed 206 Cup, Cup Karts North America. Hoping he can mature his race craft in '18 as much as he did from 16-17. Planning to dabble in a little bit of 2 cycle. May throw a KA or KT on the Ionic if we find it to our liking. I know at @Aaron_Hachmeister_13 and I have talked about a kart swap at Badger for some fun.

On top of that, we are teaming up with Trudell Performance out of Green Bay, WI to help bring more attention to karting, more directly, to getting the youngsters in kid karts and sportsman. Will be doing some intro type classes and on track “schools”. Randy will help coach the young ones and I will help tune etc at the school events along with Cup and club races.

Really looking forward to Randy working with the kids. He’s got a way of getting through to them. At 15, in May, he’s much more mature than I was at that age.

If you are in the area March 23-25, we will be at the North East WI Motorama in Green Bay with Trudell Performance. Will have karts, info and trying to set up a couple quick intro to karting seminars for those that may be interested in racing. Stop by and say hello!