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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!

New How To Karting Video on YouTube from Norcal Karters

I’ve been working on adding more How To and Do It Yourself Karting videos to my YouTube Channel –

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMqcyNxHL7Zs03w0poPD3tg/featured

The last video featured was a How To Use a Karting Specific Chain Breaker

If you find the content helpful or valuable, consider a donation – https://www.paypal.me/Norcalkarters

It Only Takes One

This editorial had spun off into multiple posts before I finally hit the publish button.  It Only Takes One started multiple spin offs, but I had to focus on 1 topic.  Over the past few years, my Norcal Karters project has drifted somewhat aimlessly on the world wide web.  My original intention was to bring Norcal Karters back to its local former glory and I realized I’ve not been able to keep up with the times of communication or social media technologies and habits of the karting community.

So, I focused by efforts on combining local race calendars into one while I floundered around for direction for Norcal Karters.  More recently, there have been a few karting social media events that led me to re-examine a karting website or portal.  During these social media storms of controversy, 1 person reached out to me regarding my point of view on local karting.  He was seeing the same thing I was seeing, although his approach and ideas were much different than mine.

Enter David Bixler.  I’ve chatted with David a few times at Blue Max and other kart tracks while competing against his son, Donovan.  We seem to find each other on the the grid starting nearby one another at all the events we attend.  David’s approach was to bring non-current existing karters back to the track and to give them a reason to race.  He started to pitch a money race, in which I listened, but didn’t see how effective it would be for the long term.

For about a year, my focus for Norcal Karters has been researching and pitching ideas to bring new people into the sport.  After multiple discussions with many people, I found some other obstacles that need to be addressed to properly grow our sport for the long term.  Which brought me back around to David’s ideas.  We spoke multiple times and verbally had a plan to implement David’s Money Race idea.

It only takes one more person to help grow karting.  Understanding that most local clubs are short handed due to the structure of a volunteer based group, the local clubs have long lists of to-do’s and must-do’s in order to host an event and keep the track open.  When someone like David Bixler steps up to take on a new project, it breathes fresh air into a program.

Imagine at the club level, a $500.00 cash payout for 1 race event.  Now, add another $500.00 cash payout for a second race.  Well David imagined the possibilities, then put action into place.  For the last two remaining Blue Max Kart club races, there will be $1000.00 dollars paid out, in cash.  He has also secured a new helmet, driving gloves, balaclava, custom helmet paint job, custom decal sticker kits, a Briggs LO206 engine rebuild, gift certificates, product discounts, Blue Max Race Entries, Sprockets and chains, MG / Evinco Tires, and the list is growing.

This is on top of the 4 Briggs LO206 engines that is being given away by Karting Concepts for the Blue Max kart club series.

It Only Take One to make a good thing better.  If you would like to contribute to this effort or help for 2018, send us an email.

Official Event Page for Cash Race #1 – https://www.facebook.com/events/1906391456242019/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Official Event Page for Cash Race #2 – https://www.facebook.com/events/1824557961116763/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Official BlueMax Kart Club Page – http://www.bluemaxkartclub.com/