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PetrolTed

34,329 posts

273 months

Thursday 24th January 2002
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Perhaps we should have two classes? One for those that have raced and one for the fat blokes at the back?

Who's going: www.pistonheads.com/members/displayEvent.asp?id=2035

adrianr

822 posts

254 months

Thursday 24th January 2002
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I think you should dream up some sort of pie based handicap scheme like they have in that stupid game with the sticks and little holes in the ground.

That way we can all race and then you can correct the results for experience, weight and driving numptitude and issue a Pistonheads award to the winner.

AdrianR

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

273 months

Thursday 24th January 2002
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driving numptitude

Cotty

36,193 posts

254 months

Thursday 24th January 2002
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I would have liked to do this but I have a test day at Rye House the day after , even if my body could handle it I dont think by bank ballance could .

Watch out for the kerbs at Milton Keynes as they are quite steep and can launch the kart so its not like a usual track where you can ride the kerbs.

The thunders are quite quick and there is a nice long straight but its uphill.

Have fun
Paul

loon

2,271 posts

246 months

Thursday 24th January 2002
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Ok guys, looks like we have 11 drivers at the moment, ( deposits please!!). We need a minimum of 20, so where are all you budding schumachers!!!

Englishman in LA

291 posts

243 months

Thursday 24th January 2002
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I used to go there as often as I could afford... When I went there it was pro carts I think, two engines. The sweeping LH at the end of the long straight could be done with your foot to the floor, but you were drifting the whole way. I would be there if not for an extremely long journey.

Edited by Englishman in LA on Thursday 24th January 21:41

Anjum

1,605 posts

254 months

Thursday 24th January 2002
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Hi all

Please can you find room for me at the back!

Love to come - oo er, missus - email anjumwaheed@yahoo.co.uk

Bring it on!

(Doh! It was a racing accident!!!)

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

273 months

Thursday 24th January 2002
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Excellent Anjum! Long time no see.

Hope you're going to bring the Diablo to intimidate us all!?

jamesc

2,820 posts

254 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Hi Loon and pablo,

Please could you send me details of where to send deposit.

james.croft@cwcom.co.uk

James

JohnS

925 posts

254 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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I've run quite a few karting events up here in Scotland over the past few years, and we've developed a formula which seems to give very close racing, and doesn't penalise the larger than average guys (like myself ).

a) Get everyone's weight in normal clothes when they book up.
b) Starting grid is by reverse order of weight (ie lightest at the back, heaviest at the front).
c) For every 5Kg under the average weight of all drivers, a stop/go penalty (ie return to pits, stop, go back out again) is applied.
d) Anyone that has done competition karting gets an extra stop/go penalty applied.

What we have found is that things eventually even out towards the latter part of the race, with the lighter/more experienced drivers having to work hard to get towards the front of the grid. It means they have to use their skill and experience to overtake the rest of the field (if they can), especially at the drowded starts. This of course makes victory for them all the more worthwhile and rewarding, whilst making it fun and competitive for everyone else, who if they don't make any mistakes have a very good chance of a podium finish

Doing things the more normal way, with a qualifying session determining pole position, means that the lighter/faster drivers start from the front, get a clear track ahead of them, and generally are a lap or so ahead after a short time, and romp home to an easy victory.

ohidunno

489 posts

242 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Loon & Pablo,

Please e-mail me with payment details. I'm going to bring a work chum, so 2 karts please.

SMiles

138 posts

254 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Loon check your email, Me and Mrs Smiles both want to join in (if we're not too late).

your email has mre questions and a better contact email for me. So that I can send you the cash.

Miles

JonRB

67,409 posts

242 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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When I went there it was pro carts I think, two engines. The sweeping LH at the end of the long straight could be done with your foot to the floor, but you were drifting the whole way.
That brings back memories! I did exactly the same when I was last there a few years ago. We were in a party of about 25 and only 4 of us were taking that corner flat - I was having to cadence-brake to get through the following hairpin as my kart had a tendancy to spin otherwise. Trouble was, the 4 of us made up so much time per lap doing this that the other 21 karts turned into mobile chicanes. Ah well.

I'd love to come, BTW. I'm currently trying to reorganise my schedule in order to be there. Deposit will follow immediately after (if there are still places?)

Regards
Jon

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

273 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Excellent stuff guys. This is going to be a larf. If loon doesn't get back to you with where to send your cheque (he only checks here every 24 hours or less), then mail karting@pistonheads.com and I'll forward the details to you.

pablo

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15,888 posts

243 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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i'm looking forward to this now!
i'll forward the mailing details of where to send the deposits (loon's address) and a link to streetmap.co.uk so you can find the place!
thanks to all those who have shown interest so far!
pablo

pablo

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15,888 posts

243 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Daytona Location


daytona is on dansteed way, look for the minature circus tent (which was a chinese restaurant) and you are there!

Edited by pablo on Friday 25th January 11:45

adriand

93 posts

253 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Picked up on this a bit late - I'm up for it if there's still room (and someone lets me know where to send the money). Looks like the perfect opportunity to model my new, ever so stylish PistonHeads jacket - especialy if it gets me several honorary places up the grid?

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

273 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Still plenty of room Adrian. Wearing a PH jacket might mean I let you pass me

www.pistonheads.com/members/who.asp?eventId=2035

Muttley

14 posts

254 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Me too - especially if Den is going to be there, driving the world's widest kart as per usual!

What do I get for PistonHeads.com stickers front and aft then, Piemeister?

Cheers,
Robin

SGee

25 posts

242 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Loon or Pablo

Great idea and I wanna come along too!

So please email me your address and I'll post the cheque tomorrow

Cheers