Sunday, April 30, 2006

Vega tires for sale....$260 shipped.


Sunday, April 23, 2006

Us at the track...4-22-06

Races went real fast tonight...We ran a few laps after the races were over and we still pulled out at 10:00.

Kevin and Thomas put on a show in stocklite....They swaped the lead back and forth 4 or 5 times....Devin was right there in 3rd....Thomas won it...Kevin ran 2nd and Devin ran 3rd.....We had a fast kart for the main.

Race track pics from NGMS....4-22-06

Turns 1 and 2

Turns 3 and 4

Friday, April 21, 2006

Motor pics.....

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Motor is coming right along....

Cylinder cleaned up pretty good....New rings went in well....Side cover had to have new gaskets...End play was dead-on first try....New cam and spring pressure is all set.....Still got the valve lash to set and get the timing right....Got to switch tanks the old one was leaking....I'll finish it Sat. and break it in....And don't forget cut the grass.

I look for us to have a good night at the track Saturday night...Tires are being worked on and motor should be good-to-go.


Sunday, April 16, 2006

State race.....

Well it didn't go as well as we had hoped....Qulified .408 seconds off the pole.

1st Tippens 12.159
2nd Mize 12.172
3rd Davis 12.298
4th Harper 12.525
5th Walden 12.556
6th Wheeler 12.567
7th Gray 12.837

Air pressure killed us...We wemt out on 5&6...Bradley said we should have been closer to 10&12. Live and learn.

The feature didn't go much better....16-65 gear and only turned 6400-6500 needed to turn 6800....I think part of our problem was motor...I noticed oil getting by just about all the seals and the scaring in the cyclinder wall was showing it's ugly head. We ran close to the back till karts started spinning and got up to 4th or 5th our of 9 (2 karts didn't quilify) We wouldn't have had anything for the Tippins guy...He was a rocket. We turned a 12.30 in the feature I fell like the winner was in the high 11's so we were still close to 4 tenths off. All in all a good learning experence for us. Got to tear down the motor this week and rebuild it.


Saturday, April 15, 2006

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Working in the shop....

Got most of the motor back together...Still got to get the pipe on it. Sized up the Vega's....Almost burnt down the house, heat gun fell out of the hole and set the outside of the heatbox on fire...Good thing I never leave it running for very long. I cought it in time to just put it out with a couple pales of water.

Also patched the nose of the kart...I didn't like the stuff I used it was green gel and not the clear stuff.


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

First kart and trailer....

Kart and trailer ready to go to the track for the first time over 4 years ago...All that pretty tile popped right off when the sun hit it. I had to take it all off before our 2nd trip to the track.


No not Vegas....Vega's...The newest dirt tire to hit the karting market. Just got back form York's with our fresh cut right side tires....Man they are sticky....Nothing on them at all. No cords are showing yet...They will be after the main at the State race this weekend. Got to get them sized and balanced.


Sunday, April 09, 2006

Yes.....The cam is still legal.

I rolled it in today and it's still legal. The cylinder walls are scared again...We are gonna run it anyway....If it's not up to power I will clean it up with the ball hone and put new rings in it before the next points race.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Took the week off.....

Money race at NGMS in stocklite 65 entry fee 500 to win....15 kart min.

Talked to Griffin earlier toady...They were at home cooking steaks.....No money race for them either.

York has our right sides cut and ready...I just need to pick them up.

Looking forward to running our first state race next weekend.


Monday, April 03, 2006

First points race.....Stocklite--04-01-06 NGMS

Hell of a race....Started dead last in the first heat....9 karts first heat...8 in the 2nd. Our fast time was 13.42. I got the winner of the 2nd heat at 13.41. We finished 6th in the heat. Got a couple of good starts and a lucky break or two...God knows we have had our share of bad calls from the tower. Was running 3rd with about 4 laps to go and got under Harris who was in 2nd...The karts got hung together just a little and Devin ended up running 5th our of 17. Not too bad for his first time running for points in the adult class....The State race will test our ability to adjust tp the track....FT in the main 12.84