Clay Pigeon Round 7

We went to Clay Pigeon for Round 7 of the Championship going into the round 6th in the championship.

Heat 1                                                                                                                                           Start: 5th                                                                                                                                     Finish: 3rd                                                                                                                                  Heat 2                                                                                                                                          Start: 11th                                                                                                                                  Finish: 5th                                                                                                                                 Heat 3                                                                                                                                            Start: 3rd                                                                                                                                   Finish: 4th

That Put us in 3rd for the Final on the grid. In the first corner I move up into 2nd chasing the leader. Then on the 2nd Lap I got overtaken by a kart and the person behind followed him through so I am down to 4th with the top 7 all together. On lap 8 following an incident between the leaders I move up to 3rd with the top 6 still all together. Then on lap 9 I overtake up into 2nd. Then on lap 14 I am hit wide down to 4th then on the last lap I overtake into 3rd but down have enough to get back into 2nd and finish 3rd. Overall it was a very good race weekend for us and we got a great result in a very competitive field and move up into 5th in the championship.

Clay September 2014
Photo Taken by Wilf Carter

Clay september trophy

Forest Edge September 2014

We went to Forest Edge for the september round as part of our championship.                                                                                                                          Heat 1                                                                                                                                 Start- 10th                                                                                                                               Finish – 7th                                                                                                                             Heat 2                                                                                                                                     Start- 3                                                                                                                         Finish- 3rd                                                                                                                       Heat 3                                                                                                                                           Start- 12th                                                                                                                     Finish- 6th                                                                                                                                 Final                                                                                                                                   Start- 4th                                                                                                                                   Finish-7th

In the Final I set the fastest lap on the 2nd and 3rd lap and fought my way up to 3rd briefly.  For the rest of the race battled hard and ended up 7th.14426800410_d64dfd1115_n

Clay Pigeon August Race

We came to Clay Pigeon for Round 6 of the championship.

In Heat 1 I started 3rd and finished 4th and were quick through the heat.

In Heat 2 I started 11th and just before the heat it started heavily raining so we went out on slicks on a soaking track. At first i struggled as it was my first time being on slicks in the wet but I got to grips with it and made my way up to 8th.

In Heat 3 I started 8th and was good in the 1st corner but got caught up in the esses and was last by half a lap but caught the pack up and made some good overtakes to finish 10th and also picked up the fastest sector 3  time.

In the final I started 7th and went down to 8th at the first lap I then got up to 6th but got re overtaken down to 7th I then overtook again into 6th but it resulted me going back into 8th. Then when I came to overtake to 6th got pushed off again down to 9th I then went back again with some good overtakes to finish 6th and got fastest sector 3 time again.

Overall we had a competitive weekend and close in on 5th in the championship.

http://results.alphatiming.co.uk/cpkc/2014/6/s/38

How to use Qstarz BT-Q1000ex GPS Data Logger

For less than £150 the Qstarz BT-q100ex is the simplest way to get into data logging. It includes PC software and all you have to do is turn it on and fix it securely to your kart. Because it uses GPS it can be used during MSA racing and is compliant with 2014 Gold book regulations for Junior and Senior karts.

Qstarz BT-Q1000EX 10Hz GPS Data Logger Racing Lap Timer & Analysis Software

C1.9 Data Logging. Data logging is permitted; data logging systems with or without memory may be used. Global navigation satellite system reception is permitted. It is only permitted to take readings of engine rpm, engine water temperature, speed of 1 wheel, an X/Y accelerometer, lap times
and split lap times. The engine water temperature sensor may only be fitted in the position provided in the cylinder head cover for this attachment. The rpm, may only be recorded via a sensor on the HT lead to sense spark plug pulses. The HT lead must remain a single length from ignition coil to spark
plug cap. The fitting of these sensors is only permitted providing there is no modification to the original engine components.

One of the great advantages is you can link your video and quickly understand why you were quicker on one lap than another in a particular corner

Qstarts BT-Q1000ex GPS kart data logger

 

To buy one either search Amazon or look at these great deals on Ebay

 

Wilton Mill Rotax Mini Max Results Round 3

Here are the result from Round 3 of Stars at  Wilton Mill

Heat 1

Jenson started 10th and was spun out on lap 1. He restarted at the back and managed to make his way back up to 22nd.

 

Heat 2

Jenson started 14th and finished 9th. After the first lap he was up to 6th having got his best start every in minis and staying out of trouble. He posted the 5th fastest lap. Heat 1.didn’t go so well finished 25th.

Results attached.
http://www.tagheuer-timing.co.uk/results/wmkc/2014/2014.03.23/#

Kosmic Knowledge Pack 2008

Found an copy of the Kosmic Knowledge Pack 2008 in PDF format. Good basic information  relative to all OTK karts Tony Kart and Alonso. Below is an extract of the index page :-

  1. Seat Installation
  2. Front-Track Adjustments
  3. Rear-Track Adjustments
  4. Caster/Camber Adjustments
  5. Front-Ride Height Adjustments
  6. Ackerman and Steering Adjustment
  7. Rear-Ride Height Adjustments
  8. Tire Pressure
  9. Axle Chart/Stiffness
  10. Tuning Bars
  11. Rear Hubs
  12. Braking System
  13. Basic Wet Weather
  14. Conclusion

Kosmic manual

January Kimbolton

We went to Kimbolton for the first time for the January Race weekend. I got to grips with the technical track and in a tough grid I qualified 15th. Unfortunately in the final I made someplaces in the first corner then in the 4th corner got rammed onto the grass and couldnt get going again. Overall it is a fun track and we will return!