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#1 Pablo

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:02 PM

Rev. 1, 5/15/18

 

Body must be a painted 1/24 Go-kart.
Concours to be judged by Pablo. Winner gets entry fee refunded.
Technical inspection will be conducted by Pablo.
Wheel, chassis, and body max width 3 1/4”
Rear clearance 1/32” with flag in a recessed block.
Motor, chassis, and front wheels – no restrictions.
Heats are two minutes duration.
No "Two-Minute" rule for fixing cars - fix your car under green flag or at lane changes.
Pablo supplies Concours winner, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers with Ralph Thorne plaques.

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:32 PM

Those are very cool!! I think you should outlaw the o-ring wheels for better scale appearance-- :)    Love the little cars!! Are they "womp" chassis or can they be scratch built? 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:55 PM

You can do whatever you want thats the beauty of this class.
Im running a Mossetti myself

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:06 PM

Those are very cool!! I think you should outlaw the o-ring wheels for better scale appearance-- :)    Love the little cars!! Are they "womp" chassis or can they be scratch built? 

Thanks Tim :)

 

Fronts and chassis: read this part of my rules again:

"Motor, chassis, and front wheels – no restrictions."

I'm open to suggestions on how to improve it so it's clear.

 

I'm looking for 3 things at tech:

-is it a painted 1/24 Go-kart body?

-are the wheels and widest part of the car <3.250" width?

-does the chassis and gear clear 1/32 in back?

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:50 PM

Thanks Tim :)

 

Fronts and chassis: read this part of my rules again:

"Motor, chassis, and front wheels – no restrictions."

I'm open to suggestions on how to improve it so it's clear.

 

I'm looking for 3 things at tech:

-is it a painted 1/24 Go-kart body?

-are the wheels and widest part of the car <3.250" width?

-does the chassis and gear clear 1/32 in back?

 

Takes less than a minute to tech 10 about cars :sun_bespectacled:

Add this to the rules (if it's not listed in the rules you can do it.)



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:13 AM

Revised Go-kart rules, effective immediately:

 

Rev. 2, 7/12/2018

 

Body must be a painted 1/24 JK style Go-kart; no aerodynamic improvements allowed except for a single rear spoiler which is limited to 1.5” width and 5/8” height. Driver's helmet may not be modified in any way.

Maximum width 3 1/4”, rear clearance 1/32” measured with flag in a recessed block.

Motor must be an FK type permanently sealed non-rebuildable motor with internal non-serviceable brushes.

Any stamped steel chassis.

Front wheels are mandatory and the minimum OD is 1/2".

Heats are two minutes duration. If your car fails there is no "Two-Minute" rule - fix your car under green flag or at lane changes.

Concours winner, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers win Ralph Thorne box plaques.

Go-kart race will always be the last race of the day, and will be optional at the discretion of the supreme commanders, Billy and Minnie Watson, owners.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:26 PM

Why did you change the motors to Fks only the reason I liked that class was you could run a built motor.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:26 PM

First of all, let me say I started my rules with several underlying intentions in the interest of fun racing:

 

-I earmarked them with this: "Rev. 1" with the date. That way I can make changes and you'll know if you are looking at the latest edition. Now we are using "Rev. 2" dated 7/12/2018

 

-I wanted the casual budget-minded racer to be able to feel he or she can use some equipment they already have, use a reasonable priced budget motor and chassis, and actually have a good chance of winning. Leaving your buddies in the dust is a guaranteed recipe for bad turnouts.

 

-I started off by allowing any motor to see just how much HP we could put into them before it became a speed-crazed-moron money war. We are now there, and I believe the majority of us agree it's time to throttle back.

 

-Instead of specifying exactly what motor(s) can be used, I feel it's smart to simply mandate any FK permanently sealed type motor because every time the latest lightning-fast Falcon 8 or Phoenix 2 comes along, I won't have to change my motor rule. The racer decides what motor to use. If a new batch of Super Hawk Screamer 6's come from China and are really slow, no problem, simply go to a different motor.

 

-I started off with no restrictions on air control much the same reasoning as the motors - I wanted to see what the racers would come up with. Again, like the motors, we are now there, and I believe the majority of us agree it's time to ditch the wings so we aren't just racing wing cars.

 

Hope that explains my mindset. We want to increase participation, not alienate people :D :good:

 

Now, where did I put that doggone new Phoenix motor?? :crazy:

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:44 PM

I won't add any "visitor's comment". :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 03:19 PM

Oh, there you are, Bill :) Your idea of possibly making the forward bite bar on a JK C43 chassis double as a front axle is going to be examined here at The Wolcott Ranch very soon :wink2:


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:25 AM

Billy has emailed Revision 2 to all racers and it's now official.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:18 AM

Revised Go-kart rules, effective immediately:

 

Rev. 3, 8/12/2018 (changes are in red)

 

Body must be a painted 1/24 JK style Go-kart; no aerodynamic improvements allowed except for a single rear spoiler which is limited to 1.5” width and 5/8” height. Driver's helmet may not be modified in any way.

Maximum width 3 1/4”, rear clearance 1/32” measured with flag in a recessed block.

Motor must be an FK type permanently sealed non-rebuildable motor with internal non-serviceable brushes.

Any stamped steel chassis.

Front wheels are mandatory and the minimum OD is 1/2".

Heats are two minutes duration. If your car fails there is no "Two-Minute" rule - fix your car under green flag or at lane changes.

Concours winner, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers win Ralph Thorne box plaques.

Once a body wins a concours plaque, it is no longer eligible for concours until others have a chance to win a plaque, and it becomes eligible again at a time to be determined by the concours judge.

Go-kart race will always be the last race of the day, and will be optional at the discretion of the supreme commanders, Billy and Minnie Watson, owners.

 

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