International Karting Industry Buyer's Guide
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The Rotax Max Challenge World Grand Finals is set for January 21-27, 2002 at the Morac International Karting Circuit in Langkawi, Malaysia. See full story in FYI.
Chicago’s own Raceway Park, a ¼ mile asphalt oval has closed its doors after six decades to make room for, you guessed it, a shopping center. The track was home to Late models, Semi-pros, Street Stocks and karting. This is the second track to close in the past few years, the first being Santa Fe Speedway. Oddly enough, two out and two in – the Chicago Motor Speedway opened two years ago and Chicagoland Speedway, a NASCAR track will open this summer. Now all metro-Chicago needs is a kart track!
The first race of the Mo-Kan Sprint series scheduled to be held at Carrollton, Missouri on March 31-Aprin1 has been canceled due to a track sale, lack of sanctioning and no insurance. For more info call 816-358-0875.
The following Irish kart tracks have installed Alfano Chronometric pick-up loops for electronic timing: Mondello, Tynagh, Watergrasshill, Athboy and Edgeworthstown. Quinn Racing is now the official importer of the systems for Ireland.
Neway Manufacturing, Corunna, Michigan has announced that their area code will change as of April 7, 2001. The new area code is 989. Their phone will be: 989-743-3458, fax: 989-743-5764
Spokesperson Mary-Ann Horley says that World Champion Lewis Hamilton has a new web site: www.lewishamilton.com.
Another Chinese kart manufacturer has contacted e-KMI.com. Hans Dou at Dochem Industries Co Ltd. says they have a number of different fun, concession and racing karts and a line apparel available. They also go on to say that they can manufacture product to your specifications. We are awaiting requested jpg photographs and information, but will pass on their e-mail for those interested. E-mail: email@example.com.
We received a letter from a fellow in Poland who is interested in motorsports and would like catalogs and stickers from the karting industry. Please send to: Andrzej Markowski, 38-500 Sanok, AL. Wojska Polskiego 38/50 Poland.
March 10-11, North Texas Kartway – Denton, Texas
April7-8, MacArthur Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 5-6, Heart of Texas, Waco, Texas
June 2-3, Oklahoma Motorsport Complex, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
July 13-14, Kartways of Arkansas, Warren, Arkansas
August 11-12, Sleepy Hollow Raeway, Lubboick, Texas
September 8-9, Tulsa Kart Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
October 6-7, North Texas Kartways, Denton, Texas
For information contact: KART @ 816-331-8777
The TEAMS 2001: Travel, Events and Management in Sports conference and expo is scheduled for October 24-27, 2001 in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more info call 310-577-3700 or log-on to www.SportsTravelNet.com.
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