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Richard Gary
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Class questions

Post by Richard Gary » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:40 pm

Thinking about getting back in karting at 59 years old. I ran macs, kt100's and shifters at NTK and Whizzer and Hallett and Oak hill. Would I be bored in a lo206 ? I dont have the budget for tag or shifter so I was thinking lo206 or kt100's. Any advice ? Also ,anyone ran the lo206 at Hallett, if so what gear ratio and how do they compaire to the kt100's ? I weigh 185 lbs if that matters. Any old farts like me still running ? Thanks.

Bob Schabel
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Re: Class questions

Post by Bob Schabel » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:58 pm

Richard, no you would not be bored. Some of the best drivers at NTK are in this class. It's very competitive, often they put on the best show during the night. There is a L206 Heavy class also.

Richard Gary
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Re: Class questions

Post by Richard Gary » Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:05 pm

Is anyone running the Masters class or are the masters and senior classes combined ?

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Re: Class questions

Post by Bob Schabel » Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:08 pm

This first year there were 8 drivers in the class with over 50 entries.

Boyd Atherton
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Re: Class questions

Post by Boyd Atherton » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:29 am

Richard, as Bob said you definitely won't be bored. The LO206 classes are often have some of the best action out there. Another nice thing is there's basically nothing you can do to the engine, so the focus is on driving and chassis. Last race of the season I left my kart at the grid because I also raced another class, the only thing I did was adjust air pressure and add fuel. Plenty of experienced drivers in the class to mix it up with.

The medium and heavy classes were pretty well attended this year. In medium we had 8 drivers multiple times. There haven't been any entries in the Master's class so far. At 185 lbs. I would guess depending on the weight of your kart your overall weight will be about 345-350. My kart with the 206 and no weight is about 160 lbs.

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