Saturday, April 30, 2016

Life at Speed: Episode 1

David Gallaher chronicles his first day as an F100 racer at 2016 F100 SoCal Round #1!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

F100 SoCal Round #3 UPDATE: Practice Dates and Track Layout

F100 SoCal Round #3 is fast approaching. On Saturday, May 14th, F100 will hit the track at Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA for the 3rd round of the 2016 season. In preparation for the event F100 wanted to make available the following information:

Track layout


Practice:
This track layout is guaranteed to be available for practice on Saturday, April 30th, and Sunday, May 8th ONLY. All other dates are not guaranteed. Racers should call Adams directly at (951) 686-3826.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Shifter Kart Championship Race #2 is SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd at Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA!

The 2nd round of the Shifter Kart Championship (SKC) is THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd at Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA. The SKC is a Southern California based traveling kart-racing series designed to provide an affordable, fun and competitive racing environment for shifter kart racers of all ages and experience levels. All races are run in conjunction with The Formula 100 Karting Series.

Although the majority of SKC racers utilize the Stock Honda engine package, SKC has a spot for almost every shifter engine in our one equalized and highly competitive class, which is perfect for new and experienced racers alike. The rules are open enough to allow racers to enjoy shifter kart racing as affordably as possible, while also placing enough limits on allowed items, including tires, engines and fuel, to ensure that equality and competition are maximized!

For more information please visit http://shifterkartchampionship.webs.com/

There are no membership fees and every racer entering will receive points and be able to participate in the SKC Season Points Championship. Pre-entry for the race is available at the following link: msreg.com/F100SoCal2016Rd2

F100 NorCal Round #2 is SUNDAY, APRIL 24th at Blue Max Kart Track in Davis, CA!

After a rainy first round that saw only a few brave F100 racers fight the elements, F100 NorCal is poised for a strong showing at F100 NorCal Round #2, to be held SUNDAY, APRIL 24th at Blue Max Kart Track in Davis, CA! To go along with all the fun and exciting racing on track, F100 will be giving away a set of Maxxis SLR tires to a lucky racer! You don't want to miss it!

F100 has classes for drivers of all ages, budgets and experience levels, beginners to professionals. Dust off your KT100, HPV/KPV or other 100cc engine and come enjoy a day of racing, F100 style! For more information on everything F100 NorCal has to offer, please visit the following link:


The complete race day schedule will be posted the morning of the race but in general for all F100 NorCal events gates open at 6am, drivers meeting is at 8:45am and practice begins at 9am. 

Pre-entry is available at the following link. Racers are also encouraged to register on race day for their F100 NorCal class of choice.



If there is a chance of rain, please keep an eye on the Blue Max Kart Club Facebook page for updates:


Please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for a reference page for all the recent F100 NorCal 2016 announcements:


F100 has released a class name explanation to help alleviate possible confusion. Please see the following link:

Monday, April 11, 2016

Let's Discuss: Clean Racing

Racing is a great sport and hobby. Unlike other sports where penalties can be assessed almost instantly and where rough play can be more easily dealt with, in racing drivers must trust each other in order for the sport to reach its competitive height, and while penalties are assessed they often do not fully make up for the wrong a racer has suffered. This inability to fully rectify the wrong, through no fault of the officials, can lead to grudges and escalation, which is an uncalled for but unfortunate reality that racers and officials must be aware of. Penalties are a necessary part of the sport but they are a last resort. 

Ultimately, what is best for each racer and the sport as a whole is for there to be great respect and trust between racers. When this respect and trust is present, racing is an incredible competitive art form! For real racers this is what makes racing such a great sport! 

F100 has this type of racing at every event but F100 is not content with just having this type of racing happen, F100 wants to continue to push for this type of racing to become the norm in this great sport so that everyone can see how fair, accessible and competitive kart racing truly is! 

In order to continue to foster the development of this fair and ultra competitive style of racing, F100 has put together the following video which contains a brief overview of the rules that will be enforced at F100 events as well as the driving style that F100 expects.


F100 SoCal Round #2 is SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd at Adams in Riverside! BE THERE!

After an excellent turnout in the Senior classes at F100 SoCal Round #1, F100 is excited for F100 SoCal Round #2, to be held Saturday, April 23rd at Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA! F100 expects another large turnout in the traditional F100 Senior classes, as well as growth in all the other F100 classes. You don't want to miss it!

Please see the following link for directions to the track:



Adams Motorsports Park will host open practice utilizing the layout F100 will use at Round #2 beginning April 16th. Please call Adams Motorsports Park directly for more information on track layouts and practice availability, (951) 686-3826.

Pre-entry is NOW OPEN. Pre-entry closes THURSDAY, APRIL 21st at 11:59pm. PLEASE NOTE that in order to take advantage of the special entry and tire package available through pre-entry, member racers will need to pre-enter and select this package prior to SUNDAY, APRIL 17th at 11:59pm. This special tire and entry package will not be available after this date, and this package is only available to 2016 F100 Members. Please see the following link to pre-enter:



F100 is designed to provide a competitive, fun and cost-effective racing environment for all our racers. F100 firmly believes in clean and safe racing on track in order to ensure that all racers are able to compete on a level playing field in order to maximize racing fun and limit expensive repairs. In order to help facilitate clean racing on track, F100 has created the following video that explains the basics of what F100 expects from our racers on track. Please see the following link:



Along with the large turnout expected in the traditional F100 classes for Senior and Masters aged racers, F100 has made a few changes to the race day program that are sure to improve the overall experience and promote further growth. F100 has added a new Cadet class, FC1 Comer Cadet, for Cadet aged racers with the popular Comer 80 engine! F100 will allow the use of the Vega FH tire in the FC1 Comer Cadet class, to make it easy for racers racing their Comer 80 in other series to come and race with F100!

Along with the addition of the FC1 Comer Cadet class, F100 has also changed the race day structure for Cadet aged racers. The new structure, consisting of one warm-up, one qualifying session, one heat and one main event, will provide ample track time at a much lower cost than other series and will allow racers to spend less time at the track race day. Please see the following link for more information about the new FC1 Comer Cadet class and the new Cadet race day structure:



For Senior and Masters aged racers, F100 has changed the maximum allowable gear sizes for the FK125 and FK125 Masters classes. The new gearing should result in slightly quicker lap times while still keeping maximum rpm's to a reasonable level to promote engine reliability and keep costs down. Minimum weights have also been changed for both FK125 and FK125 Masters. These two changes bring the FK125 and FK125 Masters classes more in line with what other series are series for the various engine packages allowed in the FK125 and FK125 Masters classes, making it easier than ever for racers who are new to F100 to enjoy an affordable, competitive and fun race day with F100! Please see the following link for more information:



F100 2016 Memberships are now available! If you wish to become an F100 member and take advantage of all the benefits that membership provides, including number priority, inclusion in the season points championship, and race day entry fee discounts, please purchase your membership by visiting the following link:



F100 custom number panels are now available for racers who would like to dress up their kart and show their F100 spirit! Please see the following link:



F100 SoCal 2016 Round #2 will be the second race for the new F100 spec tire for Level 1 classes, the Maxxis SLR. Racers in the FC1, FJ1, FK1, FK1 Masters, FJ125, FK125 and FK125 Masters classes will be required to use the Maxxis SLR at this event and all F100 SoCal events during the 2016 season. Racers in Level 2 classes may continue to utilize a large variety of approved tires. Please see section 5a of the F100 SoCal 2016 Rule Supplement for a list of Approved Tires for Level 2 Classes.

Along with the availability of a discounted entry fee and tire package available only to pre-registered racers at all F100 SoCal events in 2016, Maxxis SLR tires are also available from F100 directly, Goldspeed as well as select local F100 supporting shops. To order your tires directly from Goldspeed, please see the following link. Shipping charges and additional fees may apply:


Please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for an important tech update and reminder. This tech update includes information about new insurance requirements regarding helmets (Snell 2005 helmets are allowed through 2017; DOT are helmets no longer allowed):


F100 has released a class name explanation to help alleviate possible confusion. Please see the following link:



Also, please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for a reference page for all the recent F100 SoCal 2016 announcements:



The race day schedule is now available. Please see the following link:

Monday, March 28, 2016

F100 SoCal Round #1 Recap

F100 SoCal Round #1 is in the books! What another epic day of racing, F100 style! With over 20 racers in 2 of the 3 F100 Senior classes, the fields were packed and competition was fierce all day! Each featured excellent on track action, with clean and hard fought battles throughout the day! Congratulations to all racers who participated and a special congratulations to those who ended the day on the podium!

Updated points standings are now available, please see the following link:


http://www.f100karters.com/points-standings



Results from the event are available at the following link:

https://www.race-monitor.com/Results/Race/39257


Photos from the event are available at the following links:

http://www.f100karters.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15972934
http://www.f100karters.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15972755


F100 SoCal Round #2 is less than a month away! On Saturday, April 23rd, F100 SoCal will take to the track at Adams Motorsports Park for F100 SoCal 2016 Round #2! Another big turnout of fast, clean and competitive racers is expected, you don't want to miss it!


For F100 SoCal Round #2, F100 has added a new Cadet class, FC1 Comer Cadet, and has also changed the race day structure for all Cadet classes. Please see the following link for more information:


http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2016/03/f100-socal-announces-new-class-for.html



F100 has also made a few changes to the FK125 and FK125 Masters classes in order to help facilitate growth in these classes. Please see the following link for more information:


http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2016/03/f100-announces-maximum-gear-size.html



F100 SoCal Round #2 pre-entry will open soon. Please see the following links for information on the race day schedule and track configuration:


http://www.f100karters.com/race-day-schedule-socal

http://www.f100karters.com/track-layouts


Important announcements:


F100 would like to remind racers that in order to ensure maximum life from your Maxxis SLR tires to please wrap your ties in plastic/saran wrap. This will help the tires to stay softer for longer and ensure excellent performance throughout the life of your Maxxis SLR tires!


F100 custom number panels are now available (not required but optional)
http://pistonbones.com/product/f100-go-kart-plates/

Onboard cameras and video review

http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2016/03/lets-discuss-on-board-cameras.html

F100 SoCal information reference

http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2016/02/f100-2016-information-reference.html

F100 SoCal important tech and safety reminders

http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2016/02/f100-2016-important-tech-and-safety.html

Leopard and PRD gearing for FJ2, FJ125 and FK2 classes

http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2016/02/lets-discuss-leopard-and-prd-gearing.html

Carburetor rule clarification for PRD and Parilla Leopard

http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2016/02/f100-releases-carburetor-rule.html


Sunday, March 27, 2016

F100 SoCal Announces New Class for Cadet Class Racers: FC1 Comer Cadet!

F100 and F100 SoCal have announced a few changes for Cadet class racers moving forward. Response to the F100 Cadet Class Survey indicated a desire for a new class offering, as well as change to the race day structure for Cadet class racers. 

In order to better serve current and prospective F100 Cadet class racers, F100 has announced the addition of the FC1 Comer Cadet class to the F100 SoCal class lineup. This new class will utilize the Comer K80 engine with a minimum weight of 225 lbs, utilizing the stock exhaust system and Vega FH spec tires in sizes 4.6/10-5 on all four corners. Maxxis SLR tires will also be legal for use but racers must email F100 to receive approval to utilize the Maxxis SLR tires.

There will be no changes made to the current Cadet class offerings, meaning that FC1 and FC2 classes remain unchanged. Racers still have a place to run their HPV/KPV1 and KT100 1 pipe engine packages in the FC1 class, and less experienced or budget minded racers still have the FC2 class, featuring open and inclusive rules that allow the use of many different engine packages, fuel and tire choices. The only change to the class structure is the addition of a Level 1 points class specifically for Comer K80 engines and racers, FC1 Comer Cadet.

To go along with the addition of the new FC1 Comer Cadet class, F100 is making changes to the race day structure for the series youngest drivers. Cadet classes will now utilize what will be known as a "Condensed Day Schedule." Normal full day classes utilize a structure consisting of one warm-up session, one qualifying session, two heat races and one main event. This structure provides a great number of racing laps and track time. The "Condensed Day Classes" will utilize a structure consisting of one warm-up session, one qualifying session, one heat race and one main event. This structure also provides ample track time, but with only one heat, racers will spend less time in the hot sun on race day and will be able to get home earlier than if they were to run a full day schedule. 

Due to the fact that Condensed Day Classes receive less racing laps and one less green flag per day, racers in Condensed Day Classes will also enjoy slightly lower entry fees. The Condensed Day Classes represent a win for all racers because they provide certain racers with lower priced classes that finish earlier in the day, while racers in other classes will enjoy less time waiting in between events and an earlier end to the event day as compared to a schedule that did not include Condensed Day Classes. A win win for all!

The FC1 Comer Cadet class will be on the schedule for F100 SoCal 2016 Round #2, April 23rd at Adams Motorsports Park! Be there!

For more information on The Formula 100 Karting Series please visit F100karters.com. If you have any questions please email F100.

F100 Announces Maximum Gear Size Changes for FK125 and FK125 Masters; Minimum Weight Change for FK125 and FK125 Masters

Based on feedback received from racers, F100 has announced the following changes to the FK125 and FK125 Masters maximum gear size rule. The maximum gearing rule now reads as follows:

FK125
·       Maximum Gear Size (no gears above this size are allowed, but any gear below this size is allowed)
o   Clutch driver size: 11 tooth only
o   Maximum gear sizes for Leopard and PRD are as follows:
§  Adams – 80
§  Apex – 78
§  Bluemax Kart Track - 80
§  Buttonwillow – 80
§  Calspeed – 80
§  Grange CW – 78
§  Grange CCW – 80

§  Willow Springs – 82

FK125 Masters
·       Maximum Gear Size (no gears above this size are allowed, but any gear below this size is allowed)
o   Clutch driver size: 11 tooth only
o   Maximum gear sizes for Leopard and PRD are as follows:
§  Adams – 82
§  Apex – 80
§  Bluemax Kart Track - 82
§  Buttonwillow – 82
§  Calspeed – 82
§  Grange CW – 80
§  Grange CCW – 82

§  Willow Springs – 84

In order to fall more in line with the minimum weights run at other racing series utilizing similar engine packages, F100 has changed the minimum weight rules for the FK125 class from 365 lbs to 360 lbs and the minimum weight for FK125 Masters class from 405 lbs to 390 lbs.

F100 would like to remind all racers running PRD Fireball engines that the Tillotson HL-360a carburetor is legal for use in all F100 classes in which the PRD Fireball may be utilized.