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 Post subject: New Hobby
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 2:40 am 
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I found a new way to get my racing fix. Slideways Karting Center in Knoxville Iowa has a racing night on Thursday and it is run just like a racing night at any local track. You draw for your heat race, You run a 2nd heat race that is inverted from the your first heat. Top 4 in heat go to A Main, next 4 go to B Main and the rest go to C Main. You can work your way up to the A Main if you finish in top 4 of the B Main. You draw for you Kart before every race. The Karts look like Winged Sprint Cars. They throw down powder in the corners to make it interesting. The whole night (At least 3 races and hot laps) 20 BUCKS!!!!!!!

I have racer Street Stocks, Sportsman, IMCA Hobby Stock on dirt tracks up to 1/2 Mile and I have never had as much fun as I have been having on Thursday nights in Knoxville.

They are in the process of building a dirt track on the grounds and the Mgr told me they will be have a weekly race night on the dirt soon. Guess where I will be weekly? LOL I may be 57 years old but I give them kids hell when the GREEN FLIES!!!!!!

Me buckling in: http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/S ... z5vuy9.jpg

The Track: http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/S ... 7ozky.jpeg


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 Post subject: Re: New Hobby
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 1:25 pm 
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So cool!!

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 Post subject: Re: New Hobby
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:50 am 
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I made the A Main tonight for the first time!!!! LOL

Started in the back of the C Main and finished 2nd and advanced to the B Main.

Started in the back of the B Main and finished 4th

Started in the back of the A Main (16th) and finished 11th.

50 lap A Main and my arms and shoulders are hurting bad. I drive a semi all day and never hurt like this. Sliding a go kart around for 50 laps is a killer.


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 Post subject: Re: New Hobby
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:39 am 
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See - you DO have to be some kind of athlete to race

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 Post subject: Re: New Hobby
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:28 pm 
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I did find out some other info from the Thursday night playing.

3 that play on Thursday night race Sprint Cars at Knoxville everyweek, 3 race modifieds on the dirt everyweek, 3-4 race caged go karts everyweek at Newton Iowa.

They start 16 on the A Main and I made the A Main against the ringers. I have 30-35 years on all of them. LOL


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 Post subject: Re: New Hobby
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:52 am 
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Scott_97 wrote:
I did find out some other info from the Thursday night playing.

3 that play on Thursday night race Sprint Cars at Knoxville everyweek, 3 race modifieds on the dirt everyweek, 3-4 race caged go karts everyweek at Newton Iowa.

They start 16 on the A Main and I made the A Main against the ringers. I have 30-35 years on all of them. LOL

That is AWESOME!!!!

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