June 17, 2014
I have had two GSKA races and one Thursday Thunder Legends over the past few weeks. I would have had two Thursday Thunder races but one was rained out.
The first GSKA race I qualified second by one tenth. In the heat race, I went too wide coming out of turn one and lost the lead kart's draft and finished second. In the feature race, I made a pass on the second turn for first and held that position for the rest of the race for the win.
The second GSKA race was a night race. We tested all day and I was about half a second slower than the fastest kart in my class, then Dickie Wilson gave me some pointers and told us to move the front tires in because he thought we were pushing through turn one. We picked up that half second and put on a different motor and that helped as well. I ended up qualifying in first by a little over a tenth. In the heat race, I pulled away from second and won. I also pulled away in the feature and won as well. Going into this race another kart and I were tied in points until this race. I am now leading the championship.
In the Thursday Thunder races, we get two laps of qualifying and points towards the championship depending on where you qualify. You then draw for the heat race starting positions. In the feature you start however you finish the heat race. I qualified in third and in the heat race I drew fourth and made my way to third but, got passed back and finished fourth. In the feature, I started fourth and third had a mechanical problem and I finished third.
May 18, 2014
I had two races yesterday. One was in Legends and the other was a GSKA race. The past three Legend races have been rained out and we had a rain delay yesterday!
In Legends, we practiced for 2 hours and we were running 16.1s when a few people were running 16.0s and 16.1s. We were then told to change cross weight before qualifying to reduce lap times, so we did. In qualifying, we were slow by about 0.35 and qualified last. We decided to give the cross weight another try in the heat race, but it didn't work. We didn't have time to run the feature race in Legends because we had a feature race in GSKA and it was a divisional race, which means we get points for WKA if we run this race. I did not make qualifying or the heat race in karts. In the feature race, I had to start last. By the time I got past all of the other karts, the leader was already gone and I didn't have enough laps to catch the leader but I still finished 2nd about 2 seconds behind.
March 19, 2014
Here is another feature story on Fox Atlanta. Click link below:
Fox Feature #3 - Dylan Murry
March 16, 2014
I had five races over the past few weeks. I had two Legend races, one WKA national kart race, and one GSKA regional race.
In the Legend cars, I qualified 3rd in my class. In the race, I held my position and finished 3rd. In the other race, it was on a Friday night so we didn’t have time for practice and we barely made it for qualifying. In the race, I made my way up to 3rd and held my position.
I had a WKA race in Jacksonville last weekend. One Friday, it was all just practice, but at the end of the day, there was a money race. I qualified in 2nd and in the race I jumped into the lead at the start. We had on a gear that was too tall, so two karts caught me and drafted away. On Saturday, I qualified in second. In the heat race, I got spun and went from 3rd to tenth. In the feature race, I made my way up to fourth but couldn’t catch the leaders so I finished 4th. On Sunday, I qualified second, but we forgot to put on the transponder so we had to start in last (13th). In the heat race, I made my way up to sixth. In the feature race I caught up to the leaders and finished 3rd.
I had one GSKA race yesterday and it was the first race of the season, as well as WKA. I qualified in second and in the heat race I jumped into the lead on the first turn and won the heat race. In the feature race, I lead about half of the race until I got spun and fell back to 3rd. The person who spun me was penalized and I ended up in 2nd.
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February 24, 2014
I was just recently interviewed again by Fox Five Atlanta News at Atlanta Motorsports Park and Atlanta Motor Speedway. I really had fun driving, doing doughnuts, and being interviewed by the news team. It was aired the night before the Daytona 500, February 22, 2014.
I will have three races in the next three weeks, so I will catch you back up on my racing schedule after the few weeks.
Click here for the video.
February 11, 2014
I had two Legend races yesterday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was a double-header with two feature races and qualifying instead of heat races. In practice, I ran a 15.98 but my tires started to wear down. There was two qualifying laps, one to determine the start position of the first feature race, and the other to determine the start position of the second feature race. I qualified 3rd in both laps with 16.6 the first lap and 16.7 in the second lap. In the first feature race, I stayed in 3rd the whole time and finished 3rd. In the second feature race, I stayed in third on the start and got around clean. There was a restart because someone spun and came to a complete stop. On the pace lap, my left front tire valve stem leaked and the tire was flat. I had to race the rest of the race with a flat tire. I then stayed in third, but it was hard. I finished the race in third and brought home two 3rd place trophies in the Winter Flurry series.
FOX News asked us to bring my Legends car to Atlanta Motor Speedway last night. They are doing a special that will air the evening of February 22, the Saturday before the Daytona 500. We were at the Speedway until 10pm. I did doughnuts on the start/finish line with the reporter talking in front of me. It looked great with the Speedway lights on. I wanted to take off and drive the big track so bad! I will post it on my website after airs.
I would like to thank Anil Sethi for the sponsorship. It will help a lot. Thanks!
October 25, 2013
I posted in my last report that I won 2 national WKA championships this year, one in the Baker Sportsman Pro Gas Animal and one in Sportsman 2 Clone. I won both driving a Razor chassis. The Pro Gas class was ultra competitive and the second largest class in WKA this year. Competition was fierce with drivers like Matthew Miller, David Kalb Jr., and so many others. I learned a ton racing with these drivers. I am so greatful for Roberts Kart shop, their Razor chassis and Baker Racing Engines for giving me powerful and reliable engines and the chance to win the championship. It is truly the highlight of my career so far (I know I'm only 13 but have been driving for 7 years). This year meant a lot to me because it was so competitive and so many karts in each race.
Thanks to iRacing again for seat time when I am not in my kart.
Here is a picture of me with my Razor kart (left) that I won the championship driving and the brand new Margay Racing kart (right) that I recieved for winning.
October 14, 2013
WKA – Oct. 4-6
This was the last WKA race of the season at CMP (Carolina Motorsports Park). Since I has clinched the championship in the box stock class I did not run that class this weekend. I just ran the Pro Gas class. This was for the Championship between 4 drivers. On Friday, we had practice all day and at the end of the day there was a shoot out race. The winner received an RC car and a $20 gift certificate to Michigan cart supply. I qualified 1st in that race and there was no heat, just a feature race. I pulled away from 2nd and 3rd, then won the race. There were no points for this race, only the RC car.
On Saturday, I qualified 2nd and 1st place was not in the hunt for the championship. In the heat race, I fell back to 3rd and finished 3rd. In the feature race, I stayed in 2nd until 2 corners to go and made a pass for the win. This win helped me tremendously in the points. On Sunday only David Kalb #11 could win the championship instead of me and he had to win and I had to finish 6th or below.
On Sunday, I qualified on the pole and in the heat race I was in 3rd until half a lap to go, dirt got into my carburetor and fell back to 10th. In the feature race, I made my way up to 7th on the start and caught up to 5th and finished 5th. The kart I was in competition with, David Kalb #11 finished in 7th which allowed me to win the championship! The award for winning this championship is a brand new Margay kart complete with engine. I will take pictures and send them later.
This championship would not have been possible without my Razor Chassis and Baker Racing Engines and I am lucky to have both. Thank you!
Saturday WKA feature race. #40-Dylan Murry, #11-David Kalb, #43-Zach Wells, #77 Jason Alder
GSKA – Oct. 12th
I qualified on the pole and in the heat race I won. In the feature race I won as well. What a great weekend.