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Rain ShotFirst of all, hopefully you’ve either read or heard of the book The Art of Racing in the Rain, a story of a driver told through the eyes of his dog, hence my title.  Great read but will not make you quicker in the rain.  The following will however.

I know that the sight of rain clouds on the horizon of a kart track strikes fear in many a competitor.  You can see it in their face and can see it in the poor turnouts on rainy race weekends.  It shouldn’t.  Rain shouldn’t be viewed as a threat, it should be viewed as an opportunity.  Rain is the great equalizer, the leveler of the playing field.  Who builds your motor etc. all goes out the window in the wet.  Being successful in the rain can be broken down into 5 simple components:  1)  a good rain set-up (which I outline in the free trial of FIRESTONEKARTINFO, click here to receive yours), and 2) four basic on the track tasks I outline in this month’s FKI

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When I first started karting, I was presented with one of the best opportunities in my racing career.  Our family friends, the Jones (as in Parnelli Jones), had a dilemma on their hands as they had no way to get their youngest son Page (age 15 at the time) to the kart races as his older brother PJ (age 18 at the time) was moving up the ranks to race Midgets.  For those of you unfamiliar with the name, Parnelli Jones won Indy in 1963, could have won it 5 times, and is regarded as one of this country’s best all time drivers.  So, for two summers, I went to California, moved in with the Jones, and literally lived, slept, and ate karting.  In the first summer, Page and I competed in 28 races in 12 weekends.  It was karting heaven!  I was racing in one of karting’s hotbeds and had Parnelli Jones as a mentor.  I mention all the above because the biggest single element that I remember from this experience was Parnelli constantly telling Page and me that you need to be smooth and consistent to be fast.  Period.  He would drill that into our heads every single chance that he had.  Easy enough concept to understand but how do you become smooth and consistent?  Well, there are a number of things that you can do…

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Sections A, B, and C are all examples of areas where the brake or roll dilema comes into play.

Roll out of the throttle or brake for a corner?  When a FKI subscriber requested that I do an article on this exact subject I got very excited as I think this is one of the quintessential questions in all of karting.  This question becomes even more poignant in faster corners and in mid speed left-to-right technical sections that seem to be prevalent on most go kart tracks.  Luckily, my hometown kart track has both of these types of corners and I have spent many a lap experimenting with the brake or roll concept.  So which is better?  Well, obviously that depends on the corner.  The more important question is: How do you go about determining which is quicker.  That, I can answer

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If this is how you feel as you approach the apex of a corner, you may be charging the corners!

Charging the corners is one of the most prevalent driving errors in karting.  I see it all time at the track and more often than not it is one of the biggest areas I address when coaching.  The good news is it is easier to put the brakes on a driver than light a fire under their ass to get them going.  (Yes, the pun was intended…) Still, I think not charging the corners is one of the hardest things to learn as it requires a great deal of discipline and faith that the time you feel you are giving away under braking will be more than regained by having a good exit and carrying all that extra speed down the next straight.  So how can you tell if you are charging the corners and if so, what can you do to eliminate it from your driving style?  Well, let’s explore…

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The Rolling Start.  In karting, the rolling start is more about survival than opportunity.  Your primary goal is to hold station, make it through the first turn unscathed, and then go racing!  If you manage to gain a spot or two, consider it a huge bonus.  If you lost a few spots, patience is now the key as you are not going to get them back in the first turn.  That’s a low percentage play at best and a great way to end your day and possibly someone else’s.  Now, before you all think that I am up on my soapbox preaching, everything I said above comes from years of making too many of the exact mistakes I just mentioned.  So what can you do to insure you survive the start?  Well, there are a couple of things…

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Waiting for the Green!!!

The Launch.  Probably one of the most exciting aspects of racing a shifter kart and one of the most exciting aspects in motor racing period.  Nothing gets my blood pumping more than the starter indicating to put your visor down, mashing the gas, and waiting for the lights to go green.  That being said, as exciting as a standing start is, the launch is a critical component of your racing success.  Master it and you will be presented with great passing opportunities before you even enter a turn.  Get it wrong and you can put yourself in a hole, believe me I know.  So what are the secrets to a good launch…

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As I mentioned in last month’s FKI, a reader requested I do an article on what a good handling kart feels like.  When I read the request I immediately thought, what a great concept!  Everyone talks about the changes you can make to make your kart handle better but WHAT are we trying to achieve.  As far as I know, no one has ever tried to define it.  While the topic is of course a little subjective, there are some things you are looking for.  So, I will do my best to put into words what you are trying to feel on the track.  Hopefully, by the end of the article, you will have a better idea or at least a wider perspective of what you are looking for from your kart…

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In an FKI Survey, a reader asked me to do an article on what a good handling kart feels like.  Good idea.  But in thinking about how to approach this article I realized a better starting point may be to describe what handling characteristics you don’t want to feel.  Bind is one of those characteristics and it is unique to karting.  I would argue that Bind is the biggest handling issue you are always trying to avoid and tune out of the kart.  While most people have a good understanding and feel for understeer and oversteer, Bind is a little more elusive, so let’s talk about it…

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You need to be in the right position to pass. How do you get there? Read on.

You’ll hear it all the time in the Pitlane or the Driver’s Meeting, “I’m a better qualifier than racer.”  Or, “I’m a better racer than qualifier.”   If I had to pick between the two, I’d take the latter every time.  While it’s true that on some tracks qualifying is 90% of the race because the track may be particularly difficult to pass on, most of the time, your race craft is going to get you the results and there is nothing more essential to your race craft than the Art of Passing.

I can’t tell you how many times I have been bumped by the guy behind me at the apex of a corner.  I know that most of the time it is not intentional but if it is continual I always think, “What the hell are you doing?”  Why?  Not because it is annoying but because the guy is ruining any chance of passing me using what we will term as the Classic Pass technique.  While on the subject of labeling passing techniques, let’s break the Art of Passing into four categories:  The Classic Pass, The Dive Bomb, The Cold Tire Pass, and The Two to Tango Pass (which will become self-evident later in the article).  We’ll start with the Classic Pass…

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You’ve been reading your FKIs, kicking ass at the local kart track, and now are wondering what else the karting world holds for you.  It’s time to try something new, either a new track, a regional race, an IKF National or better yet – the SuperNats.  When you get there, you want to hit the ground running (as you should)!  So how do you prepare and analyze a new track when you are going there for the first time?  We’ve touched on a number of these subjects before such as How To Learn a Track in 3 Laps and Using Data Analysis To Pick A Gear, but these articles are most pertinent once you are there.  What do you do before you get there?  Well, since many of you have asked me to provide as much information as possible on the upcoming SuperNats, let’s use the SuperNats as an example to demonstrate how you would approach going to any new circuit for the first time…

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