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KPX Championship at Prairie City Recap June 23, 2019

The regional racing series known as KPX Championship, www.kpxracing.com, made a return visit to the popular Prairie City track in Rancho Cordova OHV Park. Leading into the event, the promoters, Chris Rossi and Kenny Manchester, were excited due to a high level of pre-registrations. For 2019, the KPX Championship offers racing events for both the Briggs and Stratton LO206 and the IAME KA100 engine packages.

We visited with Kenny on our Podcast leading up to the event.


Along with the KPX crew, we had a joint sponsor for the race weekend to bring coverage. Leading Edge Motorsorts, in Lodi, http://leadingedgemotorsports.com/, helped share the sponsorship costs with KPX. We tried different approaches all day long to see what would have good traction and engagement. Not being able to bring quality on track race coverage of the event, we took a behind the scenes approach. I will link the videos and photos below so you can view them.

The common focus and goal from KPX and Leading Edge was to reach a different crowd. We all understand as racers, how to find event and results, but how do we reach new potential racers. This will be the core focus of Norcal Karters. Branching out to reach new karters.

Photo Gallery from KPX Prairie City Round 4

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KPX Live from Prairie City brought to you by www.leadingedgemotorsports.comI will be doing a series of live videos, podcasts, and other interactions from KPX.www.kpxRacing.comwww.leadingedgemotorsports.comhttps://www.spreaker.com/user/11321387

Posted by Norcal Karters on Sunday, June 23, 2019
KPX Prairie City event brought to you by Leading Edge Motorsports

KPX Qualifying is under way

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KPX Prairite City Qualifying – Heading through the pits

Prairie City Grid A and B for KPX Qualifying

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Hot Grids A and B at Prairie City Kart Club during the KPX Championship event

KPX, in the pits at Prairie City

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KPX Prairie City – Pit Walk Through – Quick Chat with Phil Hand, the Flagman

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Racing Action from KPX Prairie City

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Briggs Jr 1 with a cameo by Seth Huntly (one of my favorite track personalities.)

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Trying to catch up with SpeedSense’s Austin Elliot – Video kept dropping connection

Posted by Norcal Karters on Sunday, June 23, 2019
KPX Prairie City – End of the Day – Empty out the pits
SpeedSense and a few corners workers wrapping up our great day.

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KPX Prairie City Main Event IAME KA100 Jr – Stephen Eisert was the class winner on his Leading Edge Praga Chassis

KPX PreTech Form

Posted by Norcal Karters on Sunday, June 23, 2019
KPX Pre Tech Form using a Leading Edge Prepped Praga chassis equipped with a Briggs 206

I would like to thank KPX and Leading Edge for the opportunity to bring karting to the public from a different perspective. After watching these videos multiple times, I have a few good ideas to refine the content and targeting of unexpected high engagement.

I encourage your feedback, your shares, your involvement. All of this content is for the racers. I don’t even like my own voice or delivery, but I’m willing to work on my skills to bring the karting content to the general population. Maybe one day I can be the Huell Howser of Karting, that would be California Gold!

Another Podcast is Up – KPX, New Sponsor, NCK, BYOK

LeadingEdgeNC_logoTodays recent podcast was brought to you by Leading Edge Motorsport, www.leadingedgemotorsports.com.  In addition to the podcast, Greg Bell and Leading Edge are sponsoring the Sunday coverage of the KPX event at Prairie City.  KPX already has record pre entries, so they are excited to see the pits fill up this weekend.  Norcal Karters will take a different approach to the track reports this weekend.  Per the request of KPX, we will be working the pits and the behind the scene views of a KPX Event.

Also in our podcast with www.KartPulse.com owner, James McMahon we discuss the BYOK.  If you don’t know what that means, take a listen below.  I didn’t.

Also, we discussed NCK Road Racing’s Intro to Road Race event next weekend on June 29th at the famed Thunderhill Raceway.  If you ever wanted to try road racing, now is the time to do it.

Upcoming Norcal Karting Events

Upcoming Norcal Karting Events for the next couple of weeks include

KPX Championship – Prairie City – www.kpxregistration.com

California Rok Cup Championship – Willow Springs – http://www.challengekarting.com/crc-registration/

NCK Road Racers – Long Track (full size car tracks, but in karts) – https://www.dlbracing.com/Event/7049

Today, we also sat down with Gary Carlton, www.gfckarting.com, and he discussed his upcoming plans, the density of racing events in the next few months, and some cool new projects coming up for his growing business.

If we are missing events or there are certain guests you’d like to hear from, please let us know.