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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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Norcal Karters Weekly Update and Interview with Nick Galante

Last night I had a conversation with Nick Galante to discuss his Project 19 – https://nickgalanteracing.blogspot.com/2020/07/special-wide-pieces-sold-1-title.html

Nick is a perfect example of determination and tenacity. He started his chase of the racing dream at and “older” age. He is also a caddy at the famed Pebble Beach Golf Course and has been affected (like many of us motorsports businesses) by the current Covid situation with lack of work at both golfing circuits and racing circuits.

However, this is not a poor Nick segment. It is actually the opposite. Give it a listen.

Article on Nick Galante’s Cross Country Trip to raise awareness for Alzheimers

If you appreciate our content and guests, consider a donation to the project at https://www.paypal.me/norcalkarters

We also highlighted upcoming events in the Norcal karting region.

If you wonder why some events have links and added value in my podcasts, it is because these clubs or promoters pay a small advertising fee for the added exposure. I do try to put all races on our norcal karters race calendar for free. The clubs with the added information, again, have paid for that service.

With the Covid wreaking havoc on our race schedules, I did prioritize sponsors to make sure their events were accurate on our calendar. If we are missing your events, please contact us.

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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.