Battle at the Brickyard 2018

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  1. Fins1971

    Fins1971 C'mon Dolphins

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    Last year they raced go-karts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time ever. Close to 300 karts showed up to race. The IMS kart track is a hybrid of the interior road course used by Indycar, Formula 1, and Motor GP and service roads. The event was such a success that it is being repeated this year with possible even more karts showing up.

    https://www.usackarting.com/battle-at-the-brickyard-karting-cla

    Entry fee is $425 if you own a kart and that includes $210 worth of new tires for the race.

    Thinking about entering this race if I have the funds. More bucket list stuff.

    Raced at Indy - check
     
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    Buddy Right Wing Nut Job Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    I live about an hour from the speedway. Let me know if you are definitely racing and I'll do my very best to come cheer you on.
     
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    Daytona Fin There's one, set for stun Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    For a couple years in the 90's , I used to live in Speedway, IN a couple miles from where IMS is located. Beautiful facility. Daytona International Speedway (I live a few miles away, lol) has been hosting annual go kart races for a long time. Probably similar to what Indy is doing. if you ever make it down let me know. I have an in-law that participates in it so I could help you with the ins and outs. I believe it's usually held in December.

    http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Articles/2010/12/Daytona-KartWeek-Day-3.aspx

    https://www.worldkarting.com/pitboards/daytona-kartweek-plans-in-full-swing
     
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    Fins1971 C'mon Dolphins

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    Thanks Buddy and Daytona. Yeah Daytona is on my bucket list as well. Got several tracks around the country I want to try while I still can.
     
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    Fins1971 C'mon Dolphins

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    Here's a youtube video recapping last years event.

     
  6. Bumpus

    Bumpus Are you gonna drink that? Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Not gonna lie, that's pretty cool.

    I wonder if it'll be on "The Ocho" ... If so, I'll get drunk and yell for you!


    Edit: If memory serves, Southern Comfort should be my beverage of choice, no?
     
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    Buddy Right Wing Nut Job Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    Fins1971 C'mon Dolphins

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    Yes a flask of SoCo is a great sporting event item. Big flask, if it’s a Steeler blowout of Dolphins. Lol.
     
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    Fins1971 C'mon Dolphins

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    This video gives you a view of the track from the perspective of Joe Ruch in the 125 cc shifter kart class last year.
    They are topping 100 mph in tire to tire racing. He started from the back of pack and worked his way to a 5th place finish.

     

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