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Trackmagic Reunion Recap – 2019

What can I say, this was a great day for myself personally. Not being a part of the “inside” group of Trackmagic was a fun perspective. Watching teammates of the past bond like they were just at the track together last weekend was a humbling experience.

The shit talking, the jokes, the stopwatches, the food, the smiles……… nothing sums up karting to me any better. I keep finding myself going back to the Trackmagic Owners Group facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1816255888667285/ just to relive the weekend. It also keeps me away from the outside drama some of the other sects of karting want to keep drudging up.

It is no wonder why tracks and race series have a hard time keeping members around to help out or to continue to promote our sport. Unnecessary drama that is just a huge waste of time.

Know what was missing at the Trackmagic BBQ…………… drama!

The BBQ was full of memories, a new Trackmagic chassis unveiling, a Tornado, and countless smiles and laughs.

Below are a number of interviews I was lucky enough to record from a number of the participants. The stories, memories, and even witnessing the looks on their faces as they retold their version of the Trackmagic history from their perspective.

Jason LaPoint, Kyle Martin, Landon Yee, Oliver Rowen, Gary Carlton, Joe Fong, Greg Yannazzo, Big Rich Bacchi, George Barros, and many others were on hand to celebrate and re-unite with each other. The unveiling of the new Limited Edition FV Trackmagic. Seeing some older karts that I remember tearing up the tracks in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. What a great weekend.

Watching the group grab their stopwatches when Gary Carlton hit the track. Watching the group scurry back to the pits when one of their own came off the track to find more speed. Watching people admire the new Trackmagic FV Chassis. Watching the Factory drivers stumble around as their bodies remind them of the years that have past.

I’m glad I was able to record this event. I’m glad Bob Iriks took the time to assemble a great group of guys. I’m glad each individual participant came out to support the event. I’m glad the air was filled with shifter engine noise all day long. I’m glad I came home with a HUGE smoked brisket.

I’m glad there is still hope for karting if others can manage to do the same thing for their personal group of karters. Someone told me last week, “If we all just got 1 person into the sport, it would double!” Events like this is how we get people into karting.

Photo Gallery – Photo Credits – Jeff Deskins – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2216296208663249&type=3

I appreciated to opportunity to be able to take part in such a great memory and weekend. To keep these types of events publicized and promoted, I appreciate any donations.

https://www.paypal.me/norcalkarters

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.

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.