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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!

Norcal Karters Heads to CCKRA at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds

I headed to Fresno for the www.CCKRA.com kart racing event at the Fresno Big Fairgrounds. The CCKRA has a temporary track that is in a vacant lot. The kart track had very nice bathrooms, easy access in and out, and easy viewing of the race track. If you plan on racing one of the big Las Vegas events in November, either Rok the Rio or the SuperNationals, look this track up for a testing facility. Temporary track on a vacant lot surface, it is perfect testing.

I also meet up with Michael Nava and his family, https://mnsportphotos.com/ , who you will see more of at our Norcal promoted events. They were on hand shooting film (or gb) and recording video.

I was also able to drive with Team Visalia and had a blast in my TBKart S55 SwedeTech Honda CR125 package towed by my Chevy HD2500 and a Interstate trailer. It was fueled up by Pilot 89 Octane. Hospitality was flowing with Stella Artios and jerky snacks from Casa Guzman.

It was a great day! The track was fun to drive, even though I really sucked. Everyone I came across had a great big smile on their face. It was fun just to go drive and hang out with some good friends.

On a slightly serious note, I am looking for sponsors for various programs with Norcal Karters. Some programs include highlighting kart track in the NorCal region or immediately surrounding areas like Central California, Southern Oregon, and the Reno/Sparks tracks.

If you have an idea on how to bring more value to the average karting, please contact me and let me know. The business model of Norcal Karters is to grow the sport of karting, together.

You can also listen to my podcast that I pumped our real quick on my drive home. CCKRA Podcast Episode 17

Until the next racing event.

What should I do? Head South to cover CalSpeed and the combined Rok event or Race my Briggs at Dixon Gold Rush?

Thunderhill West This Weekend with the NCK Racers

Full press release from NCK can be read here – https://nckroadracing.com/news/item/50-50-introduction-to-road-racing-offer-6-29.html

They are offering a special event price of $50.00 as an Introduction to Road Racing

The race is taking place at Thunderhill West track.

Erik Maxfield and Joe Hollinger joined me to discuss their views on Road Racing and answered some basic questions.

We also tracked down a very good video of the Thunderhill West track published on YouTube by our very own guest, Joe Hollinger.