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    Angie MacEwen

    During a recent discussion with our CSC Tech Director, I found out that he is in the Land Speed Record Book! … Check it out under Blown Fuel Lakester – /BFL http://www.scta-bni.org/Bonneville/records/BNIrecs_cat_a.htm

    Anyway, that had me searching some of the Salt Flat web sites, and I found this…..

    Just thought I’d share.

    :sun: Angie


    I want one…


    download the video – it’s cool 😀


    Thats Dennis?

    Angie MacEwen

    Remember… Read the rules first…..

    What is a “Go Kart”?

    What Karts are eligible to race under the Kart racing rules of the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association, 130 MPH Club Rules.
    This class is intended for Karts that generally meet the requirements for competition classes in the World Karting Association (WKA).
    Allowed. Specifications include
    Maximum WheelBase measured from front axle centerline to rear axle centerline 50″
    Minimum tread width from outside of in tire to inside of opposite tire 28″
    Maximum overall width 60″ including side pods.
    Overall maximum length 76″
    Overall height maximum 26″
    Suspension Components: Use of suspension components including springs, shocks, etc is prohibited.
    -Decisions of the inspector are final in the areas of safety assessment and requirements.

    What is not a “Go Kart”

    Riding lawn mowers are specifically not permitted.
    Tube chassis vehicles intended for other forms of off road recreation or competition such as, sandrails, dunebuggies, ATV?s, ATC,s, etc are not permitted.
    No thrust-powered vehicles are allowed, No Jets, Rockets, Propellers, or other thrust propulsion devices are permitted.

    taken from http://www.saltflats.com/Kart%20Racing.html

    :sun: angie



    sounds like the salt flats club needs to take some examples from the rest of the karting world – just add a dozen or so more classes 😉

    still want one 😀

    P.S. what ever happened to all the rocket karts? Seemed to be all the rage in the 70’s – or did all the just plain crazy guys turn them selfs into skid marks?


    The original 70s rocket kart drivers all ended up as Darwin legends.



    no no, I’m serious… there used to be these guys that would run the quarter mile @ 200+ in a kart!

    this is just a few: http://www.vintagekarts.com/Rockets/Rockets.htm#1050

    of course, there were many that just made a crater….

    and this guy (who I know) will put a rocket motor on just about anything: http://www.the-rocketman.com/

    Now if I just put wheels and a ribtect seat on my little model: http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e219/fastg/BigDamRocket3.jpg

    Give me SPEED or give me… mmm… well… think I’ll stick to sprints…

    have a good one!


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