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anyone fancy go karting!!!

Post  Andrew Paterson on Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:07 pm

The president Rick, Wayne and i have debaiting about a day of club fun day out go karting.

And so we was wondering if anyone was intrested, if you think you're up to it and if you can take the heat,

send an email to andrew.paterson.123@live.co.uk or get in contact with the president with subject of go karting.

Your's sincerely Andrew and Wayne of "Newark motors plc".
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Re: anyone fancy go karting!!!

Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:13 pm

Yeah, I'm up for that (if the Karts aren't crap!)

PFI near Fulbeck (near Newark) is excellent if you've not already found a place.
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Post  Mk3rob on Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:13 pm

James,
i didnt think that you used the words 'fun and racing' in the same sentence.

What chance do mere mortals have against the Whitwick Racers
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:18 pm

Mk3rob wrote:James,
i didnt think that you used the words 'fun and racing' in the same sentence.

What chance do mere mortals have against the Whitwick Racers

Well we've already won if you start off with that attitude!

Racing/Rallying is always fun, otherwise there'd be no point doing it. That said, there's no excuse for not putting in the effort and being as competitive as you can be!

Seriously though, i've struggled getting into Karting as the technique is so different from piloting a Rally Car. I'm getting there bit by bit but i'm used to more power than grip and Karts bog down out of the corners if you try the completely sideways style I know & love (unless it's wet of course ).


Reg is the one you have to watch in a Kart. He's 4 stone wet through and knows how to drive the thing.
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Post  Jono on Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:57 am

TRR Motorsport wrote: Reg is the one you have to watch in a Kart. He's 4 stone wet through and knows how to drive the thing.



.......and on that basis....guess what threat I pose in a cart?
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Post  Regsmonster on Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:30 pm

Jono wrote:
.......and on that basis....guess what threat I pose in a cart?
Mobile chicane??

It's actually Elaine you need to watch out for, she's pretty quick.....
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:52 pm

Perhaps there should be some sort of handicap system i.e. those that are skinny/lightweight, those that are fit and the rest of us bordering in being clinically obese and perhaps further penalaties for those that have had many hours on the track i.e. potential Stig's and the rest of us - trouble is that would throw up a formual more complcated than the one for working out what to charge everyone at the the Picnic - so it would probably be fairer if we had some sort of qualifying like F1 so that those with similar ability race in heats of similar drivers - but all that costs money - it would depend on how may were intested and how much for a session etc.

Whatever is agreed it would be a funday out and another event on next years calendar
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Post  SUMB on Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:47 pm

Count me in. I'm sure if me and Jono can get the front row of the grid we can make two karts wide enough not to pass

It's been a few years since I drove one but I used to be able to pedel my little 175cc quite quickly some days.

As James has already said there is PFI or there's Ancaster. I guessing though that the one at Newark is likely to be favourite, or there is the indoor one here in Lincoln. But I'm sure there are others that can suggest other sites around the country.
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Post  GT3Rob on Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:39 pm

Hello there i just thought i would add a few to the karting list. There is Ancaster like chas suggested, Formular 1 at burton on the wolds-indoor with a ramp ive run a few there, works events etc. On the far side of leicestershire is Stoughton karting,( i would vote this one) next to Stoughton airfield. The Old Six hills (nottingham raceway) karting centre out doors.(i worked there when i was 20!) must of been the only person to of raced a mk4 cortina around the track in my plastic pig!! would of beat him had the pig not have fallen over at the chicane! ( I blame the crossplies) The one at Foston off the A1, wont allow the sort of quality drivers our club may have!. A corperate event at formular 1 was about 30 each at 25 drivers, Any more you lot can think of 4x4 Rob.
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Post  Andrew Paterson on Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:41 pm

ok guys thanks for the feed back iam a lightweight too 8 stone of me,

all i need now from you guys is a time and date to book the go kart track,

thanks guys, andrew paterson.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:34 pm

Andrew Paterson wrote:ok guys thanks for the feed back iam a lightweight too 8 stone of me,

all i need now from you guys is a time and date to book the go kart track,

thanks guys, andrew paterson.

Andrew,

I think it's better if you tell us where and when rather than the other way around. Otherwise it'll never get it organised.
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Re: anyone fancy go karting!!!

Post  ZED on Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:40 am

Andrew Paterson wrote:i am a lightweight too, 8 stone of me


thanks guys, andrew paterson.


That's still at least half a stone heavier than me!


Elaine 7 and a quarter stones, if I stick to my full work-out
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Post  Andrew Paterson on Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:29 am

Hi everyone,

We are planing to have the go karting day easter bank holiday, unless anyone has any better dates in mind.

Please tell us your views on this....

Regards Andrew.
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