Tuesday, January 20, 2015

F100 Releases 2015 Class Structure, Confirms July Race Date

The Formula 100 Karting Series has released their 2015 Class Structure. The class structure is similar to last year. Changes include a reversal of the licensing levels, with Level 1 now becoming the top level, a more inclusive Masters age class, and the utilization of a faster engine package for the Senior Advanced class.

Level 1 classes, now the top level of F100 competition, in the Senior and Masters age groups, now have more options for racers. FK1 Masters (FK1M) now has options for light (360 lb) and heavy (390 lb) racers with KPV/HPV and KT100 engine packages.

FK1 now has more options as well. FK2 racers will find a home in the FK1 class, which combines the KPV/HPV 3 engine package with the KT100 Formula Y engine package, just the same as in 2014. The FK1 class is the same as last years FK2 class.

For FK3 racers from last season, the second of the FK1 classes, the FK1 Advanced class, is the perfect fit. This class will utilize the faster KPV/HPV 4 and KT100 approved open pipe package, similar to what was used during the California State Championships. As a result, this class will provide a little more speed and quicker lap times as compared to last years Advanced class.

The class structure for Juniors and Cadets is much the same as in 2014, except for the License Ladder change, with Level 1 classes now serving as the highest level of F100 competition. This means, for example, that last years FJ2 class is now known as FJ1, FC2 is now known as FC1. Level 1 classes are now the highest level. Level 2 classes are now the first step in the license ladder. The rest of the class structure for Juniors and Cadets is much the same as last years class structure.

For more information on the class structure, please visit the following link:

http://www.f100karters.com/rules


F100 has also released a schedule update for the July F100 race (Round #5). For more information, please visit the following link:

http://www.f100karters.com/schedule


For more information on The Formula 100 Karting Series please visit F100karters.com.

National Level 125cc Racer Goes Back to 100cc Racing; Back to Basics

Kart360 featured a great story by national level TaG racer, TJ Koyen. TJ has recently decided to move from TaG racing to Yamaha Supercan, which he calls "one of the greatest racing machines in the world." A Yamaha Supercan is a Yamaha KT100 with a 4 hole can exhaust. This package is raced heavily throughout the Midwest and East Coast of the United States, and F100 allows this package in its Novice level classes for Junior and Senior racers. Check out the following quote from the article:

"After six long seasons of hard work in the national TaG Senior fields with a couple big wins but also big spare parts bills, I’ve inked a lucrative contract to pilot one of the greatest racing machines in the world… A Yamaha Supercan... I know what you’re thinking... Why would you move back ‘down’ the karting ladder to Yamaha?” Mostly correct on all counts reader, but hear me out. TaG isn’t fun. Okay, that’s not completely true, but the class has its negatives. Yes, it’s the fastest single-speed kart class in America right now. Yes, it has incredibly deep fields of talent and massive entry counts in most places. Do you know what else TaG has?: carnage, expense, complication, over-zealous driving."

For a good read, click here to read the entire article.

Monday, December 22, 2014

New F100 Rule Supplement and Schedule Update

RULE SUPPLEMENT
F100 has released their 2015 F100 Rule Supplement. The 2015 Rule Supplement is mostly the same as in 2014, except that it has been shortened significantly as many extraneous rules have been removed. Beyond the deletion of some rules, there are 4 changes that are of note.

1st, F100 will utilize IKF engine rules for the KPV/HPV. There are very few differences between IKF rules and the NKA rules that were run last year, and for most racers this will have no effect as their engines are already built to IKF specifications. Engines built to NKA rules will still be allowed to compete in F100 classes in 2015 with additional weight added. More information will be available with the release of the 2015 class structure.

2nd, USED MG SK "White" tires, as used in SKUSA and LAKC competition, are now legal for Novice level classes. Please note that new MG "White" tires are not allowed in any F100 class.

3rd, F100 has expanded the number of 2-stroke oils approved for use. Oil from Burris, Maxima, Motul, Redline and more are now F100 legal for use in all classes.

4th, onboard cameras, such as Go Pro cameras, must be hard mounted to the kart itself, and may not be mounted on the driver. Check out the rest of the 2015 Rule Supplement at the following link:



MEMBERSHIP
2015 membership information has also been released, and memberships will be available for purchase very soon. F100 has added 3 new types of memberships to the membership options for 2015.

Last year's standard membership, now known as a Silver level membership, is still the same price at $50.

Along with the Silver level, F100 has added a Bronze, Gold and Platinum level membership. The Bronze level membership allows racers to be included in the F100 points championship, while the Gold and Platinum level memberships provide access to the Bridgestone tire group buy, which will provide significant savings on YLC tires. Platinum level members also receive a complete set of custom F100 number panels. Check out the membership information at the following link:



SCHEDULE
F100 has updated the 2015 season schedule with race dates for both Grange events. F100 will take to the track at Grange on May 16th and November 29th in 2015. More information on the July F100 event will be available very soon. Check out the schedule information at the following link:



More information about F100, including 2015 class structure, 2014 awards ceremony and the introduction of new F100 classes coming soon; stay tuned!


Happy Holidays, 

F100

Monday, December 15, 2014

Parilla Sudam/Nordam: The 100cc Spirit of Pure Kart Racing Lives On!

With all the fuss recently about the new and expensive X30 engine and upgrades for the Rotax Max, the Fast 100 Karting Blog felt it was a good time to re-introduce readers to the beauty and affordability of direct drive simplicity!  This engine is 125cc direct drive motor and it is used in South America a great deal because it is so cheap to run, in comparison to other engines of similar power levels.  With over 33hp on tap, these engines easily outpower a TaG motor, which generally has around 28hp, such as an X30 or Rotax, without the fuss of electronics, on board batteries and expensive clutch parts.  This engine brings back memories of old school ICA power and purity!  Pure karting at its best!


Friday, November 28, 2014

The Formula 100 Karting Series and Tri-C Karters Form Partnership for 2015 Season!

Tri-CKarters and The Formula 100 Karting Series will be partnering for the 2015 race season at CalSpeed in Fontana, CA. This unique arrangement will have both Tri-C and F100 race programs run together during the Calspeed race day. In addition, F100 will run additional “away” races during months where there are no Calspeed events, providing even more affordable racing action for 100cc racers!

Tri-C race classes will include Kid Kart Honda, Jr. 1 Comer, World Formula, TAG Sr., TAG Masters and a Shifter Open class, known as the Socal Shifter Kart Series.  

F100 will provide classes for 100cc engines, the KPV and the KT100. KPV1, KPV2, KPV3, 100cc Sr, KPV4 Heavy, KT100 Super Sportsman and many more 100cc engine packages will find a home in F100 classes in 2015!

During the joint race days, each club will handle the registration, championship race points and trophies for its designated classes.  Club membership purchased through one club will allow racers to run for championship points in classes in both clubs. This will allow for racers who want to race multiple classes to still earn championship points in both clubs.

With the current fractured state of karting in Southern California this partnership will build upon the strengths of both clubs and make them stronger going into the future, ensuring financial stability and a welcoming place for new karters and veterans to enjoy the sport of karting.

What benefits does the racer get? 
- A top-notch, professional race staff dedicated to fair competition.
- The most racing laps of any group in Southern California.
- A family friendly atmosphere that emphasizes why we race karts: fun, fair and competitive.
- And don’t forget the free coffee & donuts at the driver’s meeting!

If you have any questions please email Tri-C Karters or F100 for more information.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

UK F100 Onboard Videos! High Power 100cc Goodness!

Check out these onboard videos from the UK F100 series! These karts utilize chassis and engines from the 1990's, including screaming air-cooled 100cc engines! Even star racer and factory CRG racer Jordon Lennox-Lamb, who is currently in first place in the SKUSA Pro Tour S1 class going into Supernats, gets in on the action with a 1999 CRG kart powered by a CRG 100cc engine. Totally awesome! Enjoy!

Jordon Lennox-Lamb (factory CRG driver)

Some other videos:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Formula 100 Karting Series Closes the 2014 Season on November 8th at Grange!

F100 Round #7, the final round of the exciting 2014 season, is only a few short weeks away! On November 8th, 2014, F100 will take to the tarmac at Grange Motor Circuit in Apple Valley, Ca. The points battle is hotly contested in numerous classes, and Round #7 will have a huge impact on the season points championship.


Please see the following links for Round #7 information:






F100 is currently working hard to create an exciting 2015 season! More information will be released as soon as it is available.

If you have any questions or if there are any issues with the pre-entry system, please send us an email,formula100kartingseries@gmail.com.


See you at the track,

F100

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

F100 Round #6 is October 4th at Willow Springs, Pre-Entry Now Open!

F100 Round #6 is closing in! With 2 more rounds left in the exciting and highly competitive Formula 100 Karting Series season, F100 Round #6 promises great racing action at the world famous Willow Springs Raceway!

F100 will take to the kart track at Willow Springs for a day race on October 4th, 2014. Pre-entry is now open! Please see the following link to pre-enter:



This will be a day race. The race day schedule will be available shortly. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Formula 100 Karting Series Updated 2014 Schedule


The Formula100 Karting Series has had an excellent season so far, with great racing and growth in all classes. With 5 exciting rounds of action in the books, F100 looks forward to its final 2 events of the 2014 season. F100 has updated its schedule. Round #6 has been moved to October 4th, 2014. The location remains the same as F100 will take to the kart track at the world famous Willow Springs Raceway. The complete and updated remaining schedule for 2014 is as follows:

Round #6 – Willow Springs, October 4th
Round #7 – Grange Motor Circuit, November 8th

F100 is designed to provide a fun, competitive and cost-effective racing environment for drivers of all ages, budgets and skill levels, and we invite you to be apart of the action!

F100 has classes for ages 8 and up, included Cadet, Junior, Senior and Masters classes. F100 utilizes readily available and affordable 100cc engine packages such as the KT100 and HPV/KPV. Dust off your 100cc engine, and come experience 100cc pack racing! For full rules and more information please visit F100karters.com.