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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?

TBKart USA S55 with SwedeTech Stock Honda CR125

NCK Road Racing Re-Cap from Event June 29, 2019

This is mainly a video collection from the NCK Road Racing event held on June 29, 2019 on the Thunderhill West Track. Some of our Norcal Karters published video was ok, but the drivers did a great job capturing the moments.

Whoa, that was a blast!!!!!

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Thunderhill June 29th, in the pits with Erik Maxfield, Joseph Hollinger, and Vince Puleo.

NCK Thunderhill Raceway

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Thunderhill June 29th, in the pits after my first session on the Thunderhill West track with NCK Road Racers

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On my way home from Thunderhill West in Willows, CA. Just rambling and ranting. No racing in this video

Joe Hollinger has some of the best video of road racing that I could find. He has spent hours finding a good combination of cameras, mounting, and balance of sound. Check it out.

NCK THunderhill West 06-29-2019 Race 3 with Joe Hollinger
On board with the real Legend, Vince Puleo. This old man whooped my ass and everyone else that was here.
Erik Maxfield is one of the guys that has been trying to get my butt out to the road race events for years. Him and I go way back, so maybe after all these years, he’ll leave me alone.
Road racers don’t like to be touchy feely, unless you’re a Hegar, then bumping them in the backside is welcomed.

I want to thank SwedeTech Racing Engines for the 1999 Honda CR125 Stock Moto package that was built beyond the ability of the driver. I’d also like to thank my chassis provider, TBKart USA, for the Kawasaki Green S55 shifter chassis that is dialed out of the trailer. Add gas, set tire pressures, grow bigger balls, and go! I’ll work on my Nascar style sponsor delivery.

NCK Road Racing did a bang up job at hosting and managing the race event. Looking forward to the next one. I think my next personal calendar race will be in August down in Fresno for the CCKA event. To Briggs or Not to Briggs, that is the question!