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    To all new serious kart racers. If you never drove kart in wet or rainy conditions, now is a good time. Get you rain tires & wheels that are a little narrower mount them & drive like it's dry on track. Don't hesitate speed but be a little more cautious in turns. Run more air pressure with rains & narrower front wheels width to cut the water. Narrow rear wheel with so your kart will slither like a snake through water. If track is becoming dry during event aim to hit every puddle to keep tires wet because rains grip on wet surface, not dry. Remember, if ya ain't 1st, your last.
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    Thanks for the heads up! Great advice. Don't have any rain tires yet....LOL We are still putting together our Sportsman chassis and motor combination. Really just waiting on the engine from our engine builder and scale the thing and we will be ready. Rain tires are definitely in our future purchase.


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    Don't narrow the front...widen it.

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    "Racing in the rain isn't more dangerous, it's just a little more difficult." -Ayrton Senna

    What's everyone so afraid of? Don't care to put it that little bit extra? I'm in!
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    Britton, I enjoy the thrill of wet weather driving, just don't like how it tears up the kart...especially less than one week before I leave for the Lonestar GP in Dallas. Think I'll keep it in one ready piece till then.

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    I'm sorry, ya widen front narrow rear. Thanks for correction Boss! Anthony, you are one of my local racing heros. Ya always save my butt. I'm happy your daughter did great. Thank God! Thank him! We need everybody here & there associated with this facility to know that we are going to lonestargrandprix to set a great competitive, fun, professional example of the unique talented drivers from this area will represent NOLA Motorsports Park proudly. Drive the best of your ability and show passion in our performance. Thats great, now I sound like a car commercial! Lol
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    I can about imagine it would being that all the parts of a kart are exposed
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    Dielectric grease on wire connections & water resistant lubricate complete chassis. Drill two small holes in seat bottom for water to drain.
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