Thursday, September 29, 2016

F100 Driver Profile: Randy Sturgeon


Randy is one of the elder statesman of F100, and has been racing with F100 for several years. Randy races in the highly competitive FK1 Masters class, which is a class for racers aged 30 years and older. Despite the difference in age between Randy and some of the other competitors, Randy is always at the front of the pack, battling for the lead, no matter which track F100 travels to. Randy has proven himself to be a fast, clean and respectful racing driver, capable of winning anytime he hits the track. There have been rumors of an FK1 Grand Masters class in F100 next year, for drivers aged 50 years and older. If this rumor is true, Randy will have 2 great classes to choose from in 2017, FK1 Masters and FK1 Grand Masters, and he is sure to be in the hunt for victories and the overall points championship in whichever class he chooses to compete in.



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Formula 100, Formula 206 LO206 and Shifter Kart Championship Race is Saturday, October 8th at Willow Springs! F100 SoCal Round #7: Classes for 100cc, 125cc, LO206 and Shifters

Fall is here and the 2016 F100 SoCal is entering the home stretch. With only 2 races to go in the season, the points championships are close in all classes. On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th, F100 will head to the famous Willow Springs International Raceway for Round #7 of the 2016 season. F100 expects another large turnout in the traditional F100 Senior and Masters classes, as well as continued growth in all the other F100, F206 and Shifter Kart Championship (SKC) classes. You don't want to miss it!

ATTENTION BRIGGS LO206 RACERS: F100 SoCal Round #7 will be the second points race for the new Formula 206 set of classes within F100 SoCal, specifically for Briggs LO206 racers. For more information on the Formula 206 classes please see the following links:



CHANGES TO PRE-ENTRY PROCESS FOR MEMBERS: In order to help F100 better prepare for events by providing more accurate and predictive entry numbers, F100 has changed the registration policy for F100 Members. The discounted member entry price will now ONLY be available through PRE-ENTRY. All racers registering on race day will now pay the same price, regardless of their F100 membership status. This is not done as a punishment, but instead to encourage racers to pre-enter for events as this will help F100 greatly in its hiring of race day staff, race day scheduling, and all the other things that go into putting on a top notch racing event for our racers!


Pre-entry is NOW OPEN. Pre-entry closes THURSDAY, October 6th at 11:59pm. Please see the following link to pre-enter:



Please see the following link for directions to the track:



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:


   
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. Membership is now available at the midseason discounted rate.



F100 custom number panels are now available for racers who would like to dress up their kart and show theirF100 spirit! Please see the following link:



F100 SoCal 2016 Round #7 will be the 7th 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.

Maxxis SLR tires are available from your local F100 supporting shop, through F100 directly or from Goldspeed USA. The total cost for a set of tires purchased through F100 supporting shops is slightly lower than a set of tires purchased from Goldspeed. 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:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

F100 San Diego Fun Race is SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th

F100 drivers have been invited to join the San Diego Karting Association for their club race on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th. This is a great opportunity to race at a new facility that many have never been to, to have fun and to continue to spread the word about F100! While this will be a non-points race, there has been a good amount of interest already and we expect a strong turnout of F100 racers for this event.

The cost for race entry is $70 and all registrations will be handled on-site. Gates open at 7am and drivers meeting is at 8:45am. 

F100 plans to run 2 Senior classes at the event, FK2 and FK2 Clubman. FK2 Clubman will be a new class for 2017 but will debut at the San Diego race. FK2 Clubman is basically FK2 but with a points championship and a spec tire(although the San Diego race is not for points). The Maxxis SLR is the spec tire for FK2 Clubman, and no other tire will be allowed in the FK2 Clubman class. If you do not have Maxxis SLR tires, the FK2 class is the spot for you as it will still utilize the Approved Open Tire Rule that has always been used in the FK2 class. 

After hearing from many racers, we feel that the FK2 Clubman class is a great addition to the F100 class roster and a great place for racers to compete for points before ascending to a Level 1 class, should they desire to do so.

NOTE: F100 SoCal FK1 Senior racers will either need to borrow or otherwise procure a 3 pipe or add weight to their kart to meet the class rules for FK2 or FK2 Clubman at this event.

If racers from any other F100 affiliated class are interested, please contact us. This includes shifter, LO206, Juniors and Cadets. We have room and would love for you to join us as well!


Directions to the track are at the following link:



If you have any questions please send us an email, formula100kartingseries@gmail.com.


We hope to see you in San Diego on September 11th!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

F100 SoCal Round #6 Recap

F100 SoCal Round #6 was another great day of F100 racing! F100 would like to thank all of our loyal racers and staff for spending another day at the track with us!

Results, photos and updated points standings are now available. After 6 rounds of racing, the points battles are extremely close in all classes, with many racers vying for a shot an F100 2016 Season Championship! Check out all the info at the links below.

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

Please note, if there are any mistakes in the points standings they are unintentional. Please contact F100 to discuss if you believe a mistake has been made.


Results from the event are available at the following link:


Photos from the event are available at the following links:



F100 SoCal Round #7 is Saturday, October 8th at Willow Springs Kart Track! And don't forget, this Sunday, September 11th, F100 will head to San Diego for a fun race with the San Diego Karting Association. We expect a solid turnout at both events. Stay tuned for more info!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

F100 San Diego Fun Race is SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th at Qualcomm Stadium

F100 drivers have been invited to join the San Diego Karting Association for their club race on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th. This is a great opportunity to race at a new facility that many have never been to, to have fun and to continue to spread the word about F100! While this will be a non-points race, there has been a good amount of interest already and we expect a strong turnout of F100 racers for this event.

The cost for race entry is $70 and all registrations will be handled on-site. Gates open at 7am and drivers meeting is at 8:45am. 

F100 plans to run 2 Senior classes at the event, FK2 and FK2 Clubman. FK2 Clubman will be a new class for 2017 but will debut at the San Diego race. FK2 Clubman is basically FK2 but with a points championship and a spec tire(although the San Diego race is not for points). The Maxxis SLR is the spec tire for FK2 Clubman, and no other tire will be allowed in the FK2 Clubman class. If you do not have Maxxis SLR tires, the FK2 class is the spot for you as it will still utilize the Approved Open Tire Rule that has always been used in the FK2 class. 

After hearing from many racers, we feel that the FK2 Clubman class is a great addition to the F100 class roster and a great place for racers to compete for points before ascending to a Level 1 class, should they desire to do so.

NOTE: F100 SoCal FK1 Senior racers will either need to borrow or otherwise procure a 3 pipe or add weight to their kart to meet the class rules for FK2 or FK2 Clubman at this event.

If racers from any other F100 affiliated class are interested, please contact us. This includes shifter, LO206, Juniors and Cadets. We have room and would love for you to join us as well!


Directions to the track are at the following link:




We hope to see you in San Diego on September 11th!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Shifter Kart Championship Race at Calpseed on SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th! CR125, KZ, Mod Moto, 80cc, DD2 ALL WELCOME!

Round #6 of the Shifter Kart Championship is set for SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th at Calspeed in Fontana, CA! SKC will once again join F100 SoCal for another exciting event!

All the information about the event, including pre-entry, is available at the following link:

http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2016/08/f100-socal-round-6-is-saturday-august.html

F100 SoCal Round #6 is SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th at Calspeed in Fontana, CA! BE THERE! Classes for LO206 with Formula 206 and Shifter Karts with SKC

After a summer break F100 is ready to hit the track for another exciting day of racing, F100 style! F100 will once again take to the tarmac at the Calspeed Karting Center in Fontana, CA on Saturday, August 27th, for Round #6 of the F100 SoCal season. F100 expects another large turnout in the traditional F100 Senior and Masters classes, as well as continued growth in all the other F100, F206 and Shifter Kart Championship (SKC) classes. You don't want to miss it!

F100 SoCal Round #6 will be the first points race for the new Formula 206 set of classes within F100 SoCal, specifically for Briggs LO206 racers. For more information on the Formula 206 classes please see the following links:



The Shifter Kart Championship (SKC) will once again be joining F100 SoCal for Round #6 of their championship season. Please visit the following link for more information on the Shifter Kart Championship:



Please note that in order to help cover the higher cost associated with hosting a race at a facility such as Calspeed, F100 has added a few dollars to the price of race day entry and pit passes. The prices will remain the same as the F100 SoCal Round #5 which was also held at Calspeed. We do our absolute best to keep prices as low as possible and with large turnouts and continued support we will be able to continue to lower costs and make racing as affordable and accessible as possible for our racers. We greatly appreciate your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

CHANGES TO PRE-ENTRY PROCESS FOR MEMBERS: In order to help F100 better prepare for events by providing more accurate and predictive entry numbers, F100 is also changing the registration policy for F100 Members. The discounted member entry price will now ONLY be available through PRE-ENTRY. All racers registering on race day will now pay the same price, regardless of their F100 membership status. This is not done as a punishment, but instead to encourage racers to pre-enter for events which will help F100 greatly in its hiring of race day staff, race day scheduling, and all the other things that go into putting on a top notch racing event for our racers!

Pre-entry is NOW OPEN. Pre-entry closes THURSDAY, August 25th at 11:59pm. Please see the following link to pre-enter:



Please see the following link for directions to the track:



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:


   
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. Membership is now available at the midseason discounted rate.



F100 custom number panels are now available for racers who would like to dress up their kart and show theirF100 spirit! Please see the following link:



F100 SoCal 2016 Round #6 will be the 6th 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.

Maxxis SLR tires are available from your local F100 supporting shop, through F100 directly or from Goldspeed USA. The total cost for a set of tires purchased through F100 supporting shops is slightly lower than a set of tires purchased from Goldspeed. To order your tires 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:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

F100 SoCal Adds Classes for the Briggs LO206 Engine

The Formula 100 Karting Series and F100 SoCal are excited to announce the addition of a new set of classes to the F100 SoCal class lineup! Dubbed the “Formula 206” classes, F100 has added an LO206 Junior and LO206 Senior class to its class structure!

The LO206 Junior class will utilize the stock black slide with a 310 lb minimum weight, while the LO206 Senior class will utilize the stock black slide with a 370 lb minimum weight. Both the Formula 206 LO206 Junior and Senior class will use the MG HZ Red as the spec tire in sizes 4.5 front and 6.0 rear. The full Briggs and Stratton LO206 ruleset, as adopted by the NKA, will be utilized for engine tech.

The addition of the Briggs and Stratton LO206 engine package in the Formula 206 classes is the perfect compliment to the 100cc classes that F100 has built its brand of competitive, inclusive, fun and affordable racing around. The Briggs LO206 engine combines low cost and ease of use with a tightly controlled set of rules to create a level playing field for all racers in order to facilitate grassroots participation in kart racing. The Formula 206 LO206 classes represent another great set of classes within F100 that are perfect for racers of all ages, budgets and experience levels to enjoy the sport of kart racing!

The next F100 SoCal event is Saturday, August 27th at Calspeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. This event will be the first points race for the Formula 206 LO206 classes. 

For more information on The Formula 100 Karting Series and F100 SoCal please visit F100karters.com. And for more information on the new Formula 206 LO206 classes within F100 SoCal please visit http://www.formula206karting.com/.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

F100 SoCal Round #6 DATE CHANGED TO SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th; September Fun Race Date and Location Announced

After some time off, F100 SoCal is getting ready to hit the track for Round #6 of the 2016 season. Originally scheduled for Sunday, August 21st, due to circumstances outside the control of F100, the race date for F100 SoCal Round #6 has been changed. F100 SoCal Round #6 will now take place on Saturday, August 27th at Calspeed Karting Center in Fontana, CA. The location and the track configuration have not changed. Hopefully, the extra few days will give racers ample time to prepare for the event and allow more racers to take part. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Along with the date change for Round #6, F100 has also planned a non-points, fun race for Sunday, September 11th. F100 racers are invited and encouraged to travel to San Diego, CA to race with other F100 racers and the San Diego Kart Association. F100 will run two classes, both utilizing the FK2 rules (more on this soon). This means that racers with HPV/KPV engines will be able to utilize either a 3 pipe or a 4 pipe, depending on their weight. More information on this fun race will be announced shortly, but please keep this date in mind. F100 can help with kart transportation as well, if needed.

With these two exciting events coming up, as well as remaining points races at Willow Springs and at Grange, F100 SoCal is looking forward to an excellent finish to an exciting 2016 racing season! We look forward to racing with you!