After 7-months without wheel-to-wheel racing and moving 2,000 miles away, I will finally be running my first kart race of 2010 this weekend. YMR will be competing in the Stock Moto 125cc Shifter class in the Kali's Cure Race for Research at North Texas Kartway in Denton, TX. NTK and it's club members have done a great job of promoting the charity event and have attacted an Indy 500 winner for Grand Marshall, several great sponsors including Red Bull and The National Guard, and some of the best kart racers in Texas. The race is a 2-Day format with the Saturday races awarding prizes and the Sunday races awarding $500. Saturday night will also feature a 75-Lap Chonda-class Endurance Race and an auction to raise money.
The weather looks great so it should be a fun weekend. I have a lot of learning to do, but it will really help to be on track with the fast Texas shifter races. These races will basically be practice for the NTK Summer Series which I am planning on competing in for points.
Official Race Website: www.kaliscure.org/events/race-for-research/