I had my last go kart race last weekend. It was a WKA national race in Kershaw, South Carolina. It was a three day weekend, Friday was practice, Saturday was a race, and Sunday was too.
On Friday we were running great, about a second to half a second faster than everyone else. We chose to not run the money race of Friday because if you won, you got a free rebuild for your motor, and we just got our motor rebuilt and it was our last race, so we decided to save tires and our engine. Mostly to not let anyone know my line. I did watch the race though, all day, I had the fastest time at a 54.5, and the second fastest time was on a brand new set of tires at a 54.6. At that point we were feeling very confident about the Saturday and Sunday races, because we didn't have on new tires yet.
I had a few races the past couple of weeks. They were both GSKA races. In both races I qualified second, and finished second in the heats and features. We had great handling, but (as you can see in the video attached we just don't have the acceleration on the straights. We are beginning to think that our clutch may be the problem. There are two kinds of clutches that we are looking at. One has one plate (for lighter classes), which we have now, and another has two pates (for heavier classes). The class that I am running is in between the senior's weight and the sportsman's weight. We do know for a fact that our clutch is slipping for about four seconds or so. The two plate clutch we hope will fix this. We have run our single plate clutch all year and haven’t had the success we did last year with a two plate clutch.
I had a few races these last few weeks. I had two Legend races, two GSKA races,
and three WKA races, in Camden, Ohio.
I had two Legend races.
The first one I started in 2nd and I was trying to get the lead on the first lap
so I could hold the other racers off until the end, but they called a jumped
started and I had to move back two positions. I held fourth for the rest of the
race. The second Legend race, I started in 2nd. It just finished raining so the
outside had no grip and I got moved back to fourth. I moved my way back up and