Thanks to Woodbridge Kart Club for hosting the WKA races this weekend at VIR on the full course. This was the first time that karts, other than vintage, have run the full course (3.2) miles since 1974. The vintage classes offered were Vintage Limited (anything foreign greater than 100cc), Vintage Euro (100cc), and Vintage American. The vintage races were 30 minutes which seemed like such a long time, but when I put in perspective, it was just the halfway mark from when I ran enduros all of the 70's. Happy to say my K-299 powered '74 Concept ran well all day and won the Limited class. I rebuilt the brakes and CKI rebuilt the engine after a poor showing at Mid-Ohio last month and it ran much better. I did break a seat hoop causing my back to get against the axle clutch and now have a fist sized hole in my driving suit but it didn't take any skin! I also was going to flush the alky out after the race and the new starter nut had broken off so I couldn't start the engine. That's why they call it enduro.
The VIR g0ld Cup event for all vintage karts will be held the first weekend in October. This is a great track and venue. If you want to run one of the nicest road courses in the country be there in October. Sprint karts will have a sprint track available and are welcome on the big track as well. We had a sprint kart run with us yesterday and it had an extra fuel tank mounted on the side; twin kart with the tank mounted on the motor mount rails.