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Week of Sept 8, 2020 Norcal Karters Updates

I just realized I haven’t had a post on this front page in a month, but A LOT has been going on in Norcal Karters and our karting region.

I started adding more How To Videos to our YouTube Page – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMqcyNxHL7Zs03w0poPD3tg

Videos include:
How to Mount and Dismount a kart tire
How to Assemble RLV Bead Breaker TRZ0028
Anatomy of the Walbro WB3A Carburetor
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcBnV_TEd3gDG8RuWfXkoEuc13a3sH2tv

I have been kicking out the weekly podcast for event updates. This is my weekly kart event podcast that I usually publish on Mondays.
https://www.spreaker.com/show/norcal-and-beyond-karting-scene
I have also started a new podcast show that is specifically geared up as a promotion or PR Style Podcast. Up front, I’m very clear it is a paid for podcast for kart teams, shops, businesses, and other kart industry members.
https://www.spreaker.com/show/kart-race-reports-a-pr-podcast
If you are a karting business and would like a different type of media exposure and to capitalize on the popularity of the podcast format, please contact me. I’m always looking for show or website sponsors as well.

Speaking of site sponsors, Welcome Gary Carlton, http://gfckarting.com/, as our latest calendar sponsor, http://www.norcalkarters.com/calendar/. I have added the feature to our calendar to track sponsors that own shops or teams and wanted to have visibility on our race calendar.

I have also added a couple of new products to my affiliate ebay store to help raise additional funds for Norcal Karters.
I have added:
Norcal Karters Ring Spun T-Shirts
Norcal Karter Tire Roll Out Tape
Kart Tire Tools
For items branded Norcal Karters, all profits go back to the Norcal Karters Project. The goal is to raise more funds for 2021 to offer additional karting event coverage and special gatherings such as Swap Meets and BBQ’s to have a karting outreach program.

I also accept straight donations via PayPal. Every dollar really does help. Over the past couple of years, shirt sales and donations have allowed the website to add the Podcast shows, upgrade computers, purchase mics, headsets, podcast hosting subscriptions, and domain renewals.

I don’t spend the money lightly or without cause. I do appreciate all support the karting community has offered.

Until my next post, Have a Great Day!

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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 www.GFCKarting.com. Episode 1 – https://www.spreaker.com/user/norcalkarters/gary-carlton-gfckarting-mini-series-epis , 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 (www.swedetechracing.com)

This week, we discussed his Trackmagic era and gave a bunch of verbal fluffing to the OG TrackMagic Group, https://www.spreaker.com/user/norcalkarters/gary-carlton-the-trackmagic-era-then-and . 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.

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Trackmagic Reunion BBQ and Track Day

Trackmagic Racing Karts Owner Group

When: September 28-29, 2019

Where: BlueMax Kart Club in Davis, CA. https://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Blue+Max+Kart+Club,+24998+Co+Rd+102,+Davis,+CA+95618,+USA

The 2019 Fall Trackmagic BBQ and track day is happening. This is not only a gathering for Trackmagic owners, but all those interested in karts, specifically shifter karts, and more specifically those manufactured by TrackMagic.

This will be a BBQ, Shine and Show, Reunion, Potluck, trackday, and just a great gathering of friends new and old. This is a great way to bring someone new into the karting family.

The cost to enter is FREE! If you will be driving on the racing surface, the normal track practice fees will apply.

You can check out the facebook group page for the Trackmagic Owners Group for current details – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1816255888667285/

For practice info and track hours, you can visit the BMKC page – https://bluemaxkartclub.wildapricot.org/Contact

Confirmed Trackmagic Alumni include (not particular order):

  • Gary Carlton –
  • Landon Yee
  • Oliver Rowen
  • Jason LaPoint and family
  • Big Rich – Gorilla BBQ –Yelp Listing
  • Kyle Martin
  • George Barros

Check out the above podcast for my interview with Bob Iriks, the organizer of this event.