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Old 02-03-2015, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default We need more Kart racers for our Naskart League based in Kyle, Texas

Our Naskart League starts in 7 weeks and we are in dire need of more racers. If you have never raced a go kart and/or wanted to get into some form of affordable racing - this is THE way to go.

Our karts are direct drive (no shifters) and are all stock BIREL rental kart chassis. We are required to run same tires, chassis, body work, etc. We all use Honda 270 engines but have an open motor rule (you can do anything you want to the 270). At central Texas speedway we average between 75 and 80mph. Doesn't sound like much but at one inch off the ground it feels like you are going well over 100mph. I have never experienced an adrenaline rush like these karts provide. I am not certain if we have any age limits but it's not a kids toy. earliest age I would start considering my child to sit in that seat would be 13 - 15 (and at that age they would have to exhibit some pretty darn impressive driving skills). We have the rubber rails that run around the kart to prevent the perilous open wheel accidents. Accidents are very very rare.

This year we are racing primarily at CTS in Kyle and HCKC (road course) in New braunfels. We have also scheduled a few races in Houston (road course).

$5k will get you completely set up for the season (barring any catastrophic motor issues). After the initial cost of the kart, then subsequent seasons the only expenses are tires (set of tires will last 5-6 races) and motor rebuilds (generally between 250 and $500). Like most racing, more money you put into the engine as far as machining of head to increase compression, lightweight billet parts, etc the less reliable the engine becomes. This translates into increased engine rebuilds (cost various depending on parts you use). Last year I ran without any engine issues until second to last race - rings wore out and valve job was needed. The open motor rule's biggest disadvantage is it makes us have two stretched out groups on the track - those with the money to have race engines that require rebuild every 5 races or so and those like me that don't we still have fun in the back. For example the fast pack runs appr 17.2 second laps versus those that run 17.9 at CTS. The road courses help the competitiveness of the group but the fast pack is definitely noticeable.

You can see our races from last year on YouTube. Search under "Naskart". There is also a Facebook page.

PM me if interested and I will put you in contact with the individual that has or knows of the Karts for sale. He is a one stop shop for your kart and motor needs.

I would love to get a few of you in the league. It is an absolute blast.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:57 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:01 PM   #3
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Sounds like fun! Maybe some day I'll get into it!
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:05 PM   #4
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Son ran k100 Jr series.. wasn't cheap .. but man it was fun...I couldn't wait till he graduated to the shifter karts...but life happened and he got bored with it.. I couldn't find a seat big enough to fit on his birel for my big butt...or I would kept it.
Serious fun...and you don't know what G's are till to 90 degree in a kart
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:15 PM   #5
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Son ran k100 Jr series.. wasn't cheap .. but man it was fun...I couldn't wait till he graduated to the shifter karts...but life happened and he got bored with it.. I couldn't find a seat big enough to fit on his birel for my big butt...or I would kept it.
Serious fun...and you don't know what G's are till to 90 degree in a kart
Sold a set of tires to a guy in Florida that runs shifter karts at Daytona. They clocked his kart at 173mph....

I could not fathom that speed in a kart but sure would try it given the opportunity.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:25 PM   #6
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That's a pretty reasonable start up as far as racing goes, wish I had the extra cash
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:28 PM   #7
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That's what I need another hobby..... Between roping, fishing, hunting, and 3-D, I need something else that cost money. NOT. Does sound like fun though.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:37 PM   #8
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I am a professional driver and if your team is considering a driver to win each and every race, you can count on me. However i come with some strict requirements: I live far and dont want to live there so you will have to fly me in on private jet, food and beverages must be furnished upon my arrival, I will do you a favor and you can give me a cart that ill race for you free of charge. PM me for more info
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:47 PM   #9
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That's a pretty reasonable start up as far as racing goes, wish I had the extra cash
It may seem like a lot to those unfamiliar with racing but you are correct....It is very reasonable.

The best part of it is the minimal expense after you purchase the kart and motor. We run faster than a few of the car classes and don't have near the expenses that they have. You don't even need trailer if you have a truck
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:10 AM   #10
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Sure wish I had the time. Every year for my bday we go race karts, and I have a freaking blast. Would love to do this more.
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:51 PM   #11
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:49 PM   #12
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:50 PM   #13
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Were yall in new Braunfels today?
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:12 PM   #14
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No. Our season starts in late March.
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:35 PM   #15
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Somebody was burning the track up!
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:17 PM   #16
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Somebody was burning the track up!
most likely a shifter kart
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Sold a set of tires to a guy in Florida that runs shifter karts at Daytona. They clocked his kart at 173mph....

I could not fathom that speed in a kart but sure would try it given the opportunity.
Shifter or Enduro? i didn't think Shifters could run a tall enough gear to go that fast, but maybe so. They are very fast.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:14 PM   #18
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Dang that sounds like fun...i have a blast in a K1 cart. I would destroy one of these.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:59 PM   #19
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TTT. Season is nearing. By the way you can join the league at any time. It's going to be an interesting season.
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Shifter or Enduro? i didn't think Shifters could run a tall enough gear to go that fast, but maybe so. They are very fast.
I swore he told me shifter but I may be wrong. I just cannot fathom that speed in a kart.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:30 PM   #21
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:34 PM   #22
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Back up for you. This has fun written all over it.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:11 PM   #24
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Back up for you. This has fun written all over it.
It is. We are in the beginning stage of trying to start another league. This league will have a closed motor rule to ensure greater competitiness to keep cost down. The karts can be purchased or leased out per race. The idea will be that that league will run at CTS on Friday nights and if a driver wishes, they can race with us (the NASKARTS) in the main Saturday races at CTS. These karts are slower than our NASKARTS but running 18.2's is nothing to be ashamed of. Our NASKARTS run between 17.6 and 17.9 by themselves and in the draft 17.0 - 17.4 (avg lap times is 75mph - 80 mph). Aside from the main Saturday races I will be purchasing a super stock engine to run in this new league so I can run on Fridays as well. The super stock engine I believe runs about $700-900. Much less expensive than the NASKART engines with the open motor rule, which one can sink up to $2000 - 2500 on the engine. This year the leaders are building a separate engine for the road courses to keep from having to routinely change cams between the oval and road courses.

Again, it is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Incredibly safe and a good group of people. We race CTS, HCKC in New Braunfels and this year we are running at the Kart Track in Houston.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:16 PM   #25
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:40 AM   #26
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Kart racing is a blast. Used to race in Denton on the kart track there. 60-70 mph an inch off the ground is flying. If they'd had some kind of closed motor class like you're talking about I'd probably still be racing karts.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:51 AM   #27
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Man this is awesome! I used to run direct drives and 125 YZ shifters!! Ran Drack chassie and Tillit seat on Maxxis tires. Kick A double S time.

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Old 03-25-2015, 07:55 PM   #28
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Kart racing is a blast. Used to race in Denton on the kart track there. 60-70 mph an inch off the ground is flying. If they'd had some kind of closed motor class like you're talking about I'd probably still be racing karts.
I hear ya. This open motor rule is getting more expensive this year since all the front runners are upping the antie to basically stroker motors on the road course. So if you want to stay competitive you now have to have two separate motors - one for the oval and one for the road course. A person could definitely get by with one engine but who likes running in the back of the pack It still is a heck of a lot cheaper than most of the other karts classes....and definitely faster and less expensive than any automobile class.
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Ttt. Want to try it out for a race? No problem. There are at least two karts up for lease for the races.
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How much is it to lease a cart?

Any height restrictions.....like as in max height?
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Any height restrictions.....like as in max height?
Assuming all avatar pics are real, you're not welcome.
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Not a problem....I'd hate to show up my first time and lap you.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:38 PM   #34
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Any height restrictions.....like as in max height?
No height restrictions. I will check on price. We have a trace at cts this Saturday. Good times.
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If interested in leasing a kart for a race call Mike at 512-496-4371.
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