Indy Karting Classic - Sun, 12/11/11

Dec 7, 2011, 9:45 am
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At Conseco Fieldhouse.

Doors open at 10am.
Includes amateur and professional racers.
11-12 will be qualifications
1-4pm will amateur racing
4pm race will be the Pros. IndyCar drivers vs NASCAR drivers.
1983 Datsun 280ZXTurbo
Dec 7, 2011, 10:14 am
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Looks like tickets aren't too bad at $15 for general admin. Might have to check this out. Thanks!
Dec 7, 2011, 10:35 am
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We'll be cheering for Team IndyCar!
1983 Datsun 280ZXTurbo
Dec 12, 2011, 6:15 am
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How was the kart race event?
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Dec 12, 2011, 7:17 am
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We had a great time. This was the first time they did this at Conseco. Track was small and slick as ice. Throttle and car control were necessary to do well. The most adorable thing in the world was the kid class for the 5-7 year olds. Some of them were sliding the corners.

There were multiple classes that ran heats, then features. Pros weren't scheduled to do a heat, but they did it anyway. Tony Stewart took the win for the Pros. Tagliani for IndyCar took second. John Andretti took third. You have to remember that both Tony and John are former Indy drivers. The top 3 did some siping to their tires to gain traction between the heat and feature.

If they do this again next year, we will be there!

I thought to take earplugs. The faster karts get pretty loud inside Conseco. The one thing I didn't think about was the exhaust smoke. Especially the TaG class. It got pretty smokey in there toward the end. We smelled of exhaust when we got home.

Now I want a kart to go play with. I bet that would be a huge money pit worse than the Z!
1983 Datsun 280ZXTurbo
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