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Norcal Karters Updates 5/27/2020

Tracks are slowly opening and the teams and drivers are starting to look forward to the next race in Norcal. In the meantime, we have news that a few series and tracks are having events, just a little outside of Northern California

Norcal Karters supporting series,, kicks off their California Rok Championship…………………in Phoenix, AZ. The decision was made to move the opening round to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility to minimize questions, shutdowns, delays, or overly oppressed government controls (my words, not Andy’s). You can pre-register for the event at

Andy Seesemann joined us on our podcast, you can listen here –

I have also updated our calendar to show the new date for the above Rok Cup event.

SKUSA California ProKart Challenge is also combining rounds 2 and 3 and visiting the Willow Springs Facility.

We also had some other great podcast guests over the past month. Gary Carlton,, joined us for 4 straight weeks to talk about his karting history from his Junior days all the way to the present. I really enjoyed this series.

The Early Years – Emmick, Kosmic / JM of Norcal, SwedeTech, Region 11 IKF –

The Trackmagic Era –

The European Adventure from PCH Motorsports to Deportation –

A recap of the Mini Series with GFC, and the NOW!

In between the Gary Carlton Mini Podcast Series, we had Derek Jones,, owner of Power Republic. Derek is also a content maker on YouTube with hundreds of karting How To Videos. He will definitely be back on our show because I had a great conversation with him. He brings great value to karting, even from Down Under.

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Power Republic Joins NorCal Karters on Podcast

Who is Power Republic?

Derek Jones from the Gold Coast in Australia. His company has thousands of followers on YouTube and other social media platforms. He offers many karting how-to videos.

Why Did Derek Come On The Norcalkarters podcast?

He doesn’t know I only have 3 listeners. Me, my mom, and you.

Why you should listen?

Do you want to go faster in your kart or just listen to a sexy foreign accent? That’s why.

Click on the above link and give it a listen!

YouTube –

World Wide Web –

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Podcast updates on Norcal Karters

For the last two weeks, we have had Gary Carlton, Norcal Karter Alumni, Team Boss of Episode 1 – , we covered his early years of karting with his dad, George, and how he worked at various Norcal Kart Shops such as Emmick, JM Norcal (Kosmic), and SwedeTech Racing Engines (

This week, we discussed his Trackmagic era and gave a bunch of verbal fluffing to the OG TrackMagic Group, . Next week will be the third episode and we will dive into his European Career and adventures.

So join us as we walk down memory lane. If I was to look into the future, we should be wrapping up our series as the race tracks start to open up during the final phase of the COVID Shelter in Place.