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btjones65

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I have to admit, I'm pretty ignorant to CIK rules other than the body work, what else is different? Or, how different are the rules up at GoPro?
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Bruce...i agree with you...thats all that should have to be done to the MGM...modify the bumpers and nerf bars for fit and add CIK body work...they might be finicky about a laydown seat though since there is a measurement for sit up seat... i think we have a good tire rule..(spec/open)...it rewards the regular racers, doesnt penalize a visiting racer or a beginner (being a CMP regular) buying a used kart with the wrong tire.
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After threatening for two years, it looks like I will FINALLY have my mess (and it is a mess) ready to go. Ad part is that I will be running clone and not the 206 like I was hoping. From what I hear there are a couple of guys that will be running the 206 that are new this year.

I'm looking forward to the 22nd. Wish me luck! I'm going to need it!!!

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I'm right there with you Mike. My daughter can't make it on the 22nd so I'm either going. to stuff my self into her Kosmic or with a little luck the CRG I've been working will be ready. Either way, I think I'll be doing really well not to get lapped.

Todd, I emailed GoPro and they are fussy about the seat, but, I gotta say, man if it were me, I'd do the body work, and change the seat. Seems like it'd be easier than getting another kart.
On the hand, your are right, we have a good engine package, a good tire package, and people at two different tracks willing to do what it takes to grow the 4 cycle sprint karts. So, the heck with GoPro.

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Any word on if the track will be clear enough to practice Sunday?
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The track is in good shape and ready to run just don't go off track you could go for a ride!! It should all be gone tomorrow afternoon
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Cool, we'll be there Sunday. Maybe I can get this CRG skook down before the first race.
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the weekend is close at hand and the weather is looking good!!!...
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Yes sir. Can't wait!
btjones65

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Great racing yesterday guys! I wish we could've been running but we'll both be there for the next one.
Although, after looking at the numbers on my laps, Is on my laps, I would humbly suggest to lower the weight for the clones down to 350. I've got one of each so I'm okay either way. But, it will be easier to build the class if we keep the clone as competitive as possible for as long as possible. The 206 is the future but, for those starting out, or changing over from other tracks, the clone is cheap and plentiful. A new clone is more than the but a decent used clone is cheaper than the 206 (because used 206's are almost as common as three eyed cows).

Now, I DO think the guys that ran up front would be up front no matter what motor they were running, but, I also think the top two guys (Cody and Todd) running the clone would have been closer to the front if they had the 206.


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there was some good racing saturday as the 4 cycle class was one of the biggest classes there.  still got to shake the bugs out of the perception and hear say of the two motors. JMO...the LO206 is still the best deal for the racer that has to buy an engine getting started racing.....i wouldnt buy a used clone motor unless it was just about free....yeah it could be a good motor but it could be one needing a rebuild. the clone won't have the pulling power that the LO206 has. Bruce, if i had a LO206 i wouldve not been able to keep up cause my kart got tight in a hurry. it was good to watch the first three battle it out, this is definately what the class has been needing. I do think that since they done a weight break for the first race that they make the weight the same for the second race and put it at 375 lbs just to give the heavier guys a chance.
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Howdy Boys! I will say saturday was the most fun I have had yet racing at CMP! Its great to have karts nose to tail the entire race fighting for the win! I think the 206 and tire package is a great combination for close racing. Hopefully we can attract some more 206's to come out and play. With regards to the weight why dont we all go to 360lbs? That is MMX's weight for 4cycle heavy which some of us are wanting to run. Thats my 2cent worth... Any thoughts??? 
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I'm on the fence myself. A heavier weight is better for me personally, without weight I'm about 380. But, at the same time, a lighter weight means less wear and tear, and perhaps broader appeal.
I guess at the end of the day, its just a matter of what's best for the class.

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Any other thoughts fella's?
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I like the idea of putting everyone at 360 lbs. I'm biased though because I'll have to order more weight if the 206's jump up to 375 lbs. If there are any official changes, the sooner it's announced, the better.
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