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by John Kwong
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: ROK VLR 100
Topic: What tires do you have left ?
Replies: 56
Views: 3360

Re: What tires do you have left ?

I think there are a few issues with just going with the Rok Cup LeVanto tires. Will there be anyone carrying them locally? and the added expense of their unit cost. If Jimmy and Joey are able to inventory enough sets of the Maxxis Sport tires for the racers we will have local availability. Even if w...
by John Kwong
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kid Kart Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Kid Kart Wanted

I think Brent's karts are sold now.
by John Kwong
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Pit Talk
Topic: Race position board
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Race position board

Apparently, the scoreboard's wireless capability is only short range, so wiring would need to be used for the distance to the center of the track. Trenching under the track is expensive and will eventually cause a bump or dip in the asphalt. When we built the track, we considered putting in piping u...
by John Kwong
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Rotax Masters
Topic: Tire Rules & Race Day Format for 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Tire Rules & Race Day Format for 2021

Since the race morning practice is basically a warm-up/shakedown, we could possibly save some time by combining classes for these sessions. The track is allowed to have 34 karts on track at a time on race days. Way back in the '80's at Kart Gardens, we would run 2 practice sessions for seniors and 2...
by John Kwong
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Pit Talk
Topic: Race position board
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Race position board

Is there a solar panel to battery to inverter solution that could be put together to power the board?
by John Kwong
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Pit Talk
Topic: Race position board
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: Race position board

I definitely use it both as a spectator and racer during qualifying. Vertical would be the best if it can be strong enough to withstand the wind. Central location would be nice too but only if a wireless solution can be figured out. We have several telephone poles to choose from stored in the SW cor...
by John Kwong
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: ROK VLR 100
Topic: Do you live on Brightonwoods Green SE
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Do you live on Brightonwoods Green SE

Hi Evan,

Might be an old direct drive 100cc. From a distance it would look like a VLR motor. There are probably a few of them kicking around in garages around town.
by John Kwong
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: ROK VLR 100
Topic: What tires do you have left ?
Replies: 56
Views: 3360

Re: What tires do you have left ?

Running on the same tires as the RoK Series will offer little information as to how the tire behaves as parking lot racing at The Rio is completely different than permanent track racing. The parking lot starts out dirty and slippery the first couple days then gets to similar conditions as what we ra...
by John Kwong
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: ROK VLR 100
Topic: What tires do you have left ?
Replies: 56
Views: 3360

Re: What tires do you have left ?

I wouldn't look at our tire choice as causing us to be the red headed stepchild. Our relatively low numbers and different looking/sounding motors do that already. I believe having a more inclusive and open tire rule will help the class grow. The Bridgestone YLR is built/marked for the Rok Cup series...
by John Kwong
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: ROK VLR 100
Topic: What tires do you have left ?
Replies: 56
Views: 3360

Re: What tires do you have left ?

Hi All, The thought of opening up the tire choice could be a good option and then we could see how the tires work against each other while allowing the most flexibility for the competitors. The Montana guys are on Bridgestone YLR for another year and those should be similar to the tires we are talki...