Saturday, April 25, 2015

F100 SoCal 2015 Round #2 Recap

F100 SoCal had excellent turnout for Round #2 of the 2015 season! With 8 more points races left on the 2015 F100 SoCal schedule, 2015 is shaping up to be another excitement filled and action packed season of F100 kart racing! Please see the following links for information from Round #2:

Points Standings

Results

Photos


Round #3 is May 16th at Grange! Pre-entry opens soon! Stay tuned!

Monday, March 30, 2015

F100 SoCal Round #2 is APRIL 11th at Calspeed!

F100 Round #2 is closing in fast! On April 11th, 2015 F100 heads to Calspeed in Fontana, CA for the second points of the season.

Pre-entry is now open. Please see the following link:



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

http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2015/02/need-help-deciding-which-f100-class-is.html



Racers who wish to take advantage of the full member entry discount should purchase a season membership by visiting the following link:



Please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for an announcement in regards to pit spaces at Calspeed:



Please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for an important tech update and reminder:

http://fast100karting.blogspot.com/2015/02/f100-2015-tech-update-and-reminder.html


The race day schedule will be released shortly. Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

F100 SoCal 2015 Round #1 Recap

F100 SoCal had another record turnout to open the 2015 season! With 9 more points races left on the 2015 F100 SoCal schedule, 2015 is shaping up to be another excitement filled and action packed season of F100 kart racing!Please see the following links for information from Round #1:

Points Standings

Results

Photos


Round #2 is April 11th at Calspeed! Pre-entry is now open!

More information regarding Round #2, custom number panels and the tire group buy is coming soon. And don't forget about our t-shirt design contest. Stay tuned!

Monday, March 23, 2015

F100 T-Shirt Design Contest! Design a New F100 T-Shirt and WIN BIG!

F100 needs new t-shirts! Our ever-popular black and grey F100 logo tees are all gone, and we are looking for a new design to replace them. In order to find a replacement, The Formula 100 Karting Series (F100) is launching a design contest for the next official F100 t-shirt!

In true F100 spirit, the rules are simple and as follows:
1)    Prizes: The winner will get 1 free entry for one of the traveling races (any race other than at CalSpeed), a free F100 visor sticker and a free F100 T-Shirt!
2)    Committee: The winning design will be selected by the F100 Committee and the committee’s decision will be final.
3)    Entries: Contestants must be F100 members. Each contestant will be allowed to submit up to 3 designs.
4)    F100 Logo: Contestants are allowed to use the current F100 Logo (as seen on the F100karters.com website) for the purpose of this design contest only. Any other use of the F100 logo is strictly prohibited.
5)    Format: Although any format will be considered, the preferred format would follow the following parameters:
a)    File type:  Preferred: Adobe Illustrator (AI), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS); Other options are: Photoshop (PSD), Joint Photographic Experts Group  (JPEG), Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), PNG Image (PNG), Adobe Portable Data File (PDF), Microsoft Word (DOC), Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT)
b)    Image Properties: No gradients; Lines should be at least 1 point thick (0.014 inch), Space between printed areas (or between lines) should be at least 2 points thick (0.028 inch)
c)    Size: No larger than 13 inches by 18 inches
d)    Resolution: 300 dpi
e)    Colors:  1 or 2 colors preferred.  Max 8 colors.
6)    Contestants transfer all intellectual property rights to the designs entered into the contest to The Formula 100 Karting Series (F100).
7)    Deadline:  To be considered, designs must be submitted to F100 by Midnight on April 8th, 2015, by email to formula100kartingseries@gmail.com . All questions or communications regarding this contest must be sent in writing to this same email address, subject line to read “F100 T-Shirt Contest.”
8)    Winner Announcement: The winner will be announced at Round #2 of the F100 season, April 11th 15, 2015 at CalSpeed.  (Participation in Round #2 is not required.)
9)    F100 reserves the right to make any changes to the contest rules at any time with no notice and for any reasons, including but not limited to, cancelling the contest, adding rules, cancelling rules, extending or shortening deadlines, etc.
10) Racers: let your creativity roll!


The Formula 100 Karting Series
formula100kartingseries@gmail.com

Friday, February 27, 2015

F100 SoCal Round #1 is SUNDAY March 15th at Calspeed! BE THERE!

The 2015 Season is almost here! Round #1 is SUNDAY March 15th at Calspeed in Fontana, CA!

After a successful Season Warm-Up, F100 is ready to begin the points championship chase! Be there for kart racing excitement, F100 style!

It has come to F100's attention that at the Season Warm-Up there was some confusion about F100's class names. F100 has released a class name explanation to help alleviate possible confusion. Please see the following link:



Pre-entry for Round #1 is now open. Please see the following link:



Racers who wish to take advantage of the full member entry discount should purchase a season membership by visiting the following link:



Please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for an announcement in regards to pit spaces at Calspeed:



Please see the Fast 100 Karting Blog for an important tech update and reminder:



For Gold Members, the tire group buy has been postponed until after Round #1. We are still working out the details of the group buy and we are also waiting until all prospective members have signed up for memberships.

For Platinum Membersnumber panels are still in process. They will be ordered before the first race but delivery may be at the second race. More information will be sent to individual Platinum Members via email.

MyLaps results from the Season Warm-Up have been uploaded to the F100 MyLaps page. Please see the following link:



The race day schedule will be available shortly, stay tuned!

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


See you at the track,

F100

Need Help Deciding Which F100 Class Is For You? Classing Is As Easy As 1-2-3! A Thorough Explanation of F100 Class Names

Classing is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3

1.     F100 currently offers one type of class, Formula, or “F” designated classes. These classes combine many different engine packages into one equal and competitive racing class. The engine packages utilized in these classes depends on the age group, but as an example FK1 Masters combines KPV3, KPV4, Formula Y and KT100 pipe into one class. Please see the class structure for specific information about individual classes.
2.     The second letter is the age indicator. C is for Cadet, ages 8 to 12. J is for Junior, ages 12 to 15. K is for Senior, reminiscent of the old Formula K class. Senior classes are for ages 15+. Within the K classes there are also Masters classes, which are for ages 30+ or drivers 15+ who weigh over 200 lbs with their racing gear on race day.
3.     The first number represents the license level, Level 1 or Level 2. Level 2 classes are for less experienced racers. Level 2 licenses are automatically awarded. Level 2 classes are designed to be as inclusive as possible, while still providing equal competition for all racers. Level 1 classes are for more experienced racers who wish to race with top-level competition. Within Level 1 classes there are also Level 1 Advanced classes. These classes provide some of the best competition anywhere!

F100 SoCal 2015 Calspeed Pit Spaces

F100 has reserved a block of pit spaces at Calspeed for all of our F100 racers! These pit spaces are first come, first serve. First come, first serve allows new racers to more easily blend and be included in the F100 group. We understand this may not work for all of our racers, especially those with larger trailers or RV's. Those who wish to purchase pit spots for F100's Calspeed events should contact Tri-C Karters. If you have any questions in regards to this pit spot policy please email us, formula100kartingseries@gmail.com.

Please see the pit map for more information on the location of the F100 pit spots:

http://www.tri-ckarters.com/files/Tri_C_documents/2015_Tri-C_Pit_Map.pdf

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Level Shifter Kart Racers Test Old School 100cc Direct Drive Power, AND LOVE IT!

Check out this story from Kart360 that discusses the test drive of a mid 1990's Formula A 100cc kart by factory KZ shifter kart racers Jordon Lennox-Lamb, who swept the SKUSA S1 Pro-Tour and won at Supernats this year, and Gary Carlton, who is widely believed to be one of the best, if not the best, kart racers from the United States.  This is a great story, and it really shows the feelings and emotion that the purity of direct drive karting brings out in racers!  My favorite quote is from Gary Carlton, who is a factory racer for TB Kart in Europe:

"It was like nothing I have driven before. The first time I pulled the engine the whole straight was something I will never forget. The sound of the engine revving towards 20,000 RPM gives you goosebumps the first time. It felt so pure. The chassis was so light and quick to respond. A whole different driving style where you can really throw the kart around. It was a great experience and I now can say I know what it was like back in the day, and I will say, they had it way better than we do now."
— Gary Carlton (courtesy of Kart360)


Check out the whole story here: 

Friday, February 6, 2015

F100 2015 Tech Update and Reminder


Racer,

Due to a last minute change in insurance requirements, there have been a few updates to the F100 Rule Supplement:

1) Driver's age ranges for classes are now as follows. Cadet is 8 to 12. Junior is 12 to 15. Senior is 15+. Masters is 30+ or drivers over 200 lbs.

2) Double nutting weight/ballast bolts is legal. However, please see below for more information on ballast. 
3) Helmet mounted cameras are allowed, provided they do not compromise the safety of the helmet.
4) Driver's age is determined by the driver's actual age on December 31st, 2015.

- This age rule means that if the driver turns 13 in 2015 they are too old to race in any FC class. If a driver turns 16 in 2015 they are too old to race in any FJ class. If a driver turns 30 in 2015 they are eligible to race in the Masters class. For those wishing to move up or stay in a class waivers are possible but not guaranteed. Please contact F100 for more information.




F100 would like to remind racers of the new requirements for mounting weight/ballast onto your kart:

All weights must be white (painted, coated or white tape). They must be securely fastened to the kart with at least one lock nut and lock-wire/cotter or they can be secured using two lock nuts. All weight ballast over 7 lbs. must be secured to the kart with 2 (two) bolts.  The bolts must be 5/16" or larger. (8mm bolts are legal.)  All bolts must have either cotter pins, safety wire or use two locknuts to secure the weight to the chassis.



F100 would also like to remind parents to please bring proper documents for their minor racer, including proof of age to the first race of the season that the minor racer participates in.



For racers choosing to utilize the Spec Pump Gas option, please purchase your fuel the morning of the race from the appropriate spec gas station for the Calspeed track:


http://www.f100karters.com/F100%20Spec%20Pump%20Gas%20Stations%202014-1.pdf


If you have any questions please email F100 at formula100kartingseries@gmail.com.