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Bernie Lacotta
Posted 2013-04-04 7:06 AM (#16359)
Subject: Cadet Class 4 cycle


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Anyone interested in a Cadet Class engine that costs less than $500 and requires only minimal maintenance ( change oil and keep clean) ? Engine is sealed,rules allow for nothing more than carb idle adjustment and will easily run for two years ( yes,two years ) without anything resembling a rebuild. Many parents have asked me about this and if there is sufficient interest we can get this class rolling. It is similar in design to the successful World Formula program and provides a most affordable entry level experience for new karters and karting families. Can you imagine going to the track with parent (WF) and child (LO206) racing with no engine problems to consider? Contact me for more info if interested.
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Aaron LaRoque
Posted 2013-04-04 10:18 AM (#16362 - in reply to #16359)
Subject: RE: Cadet Class 4 cycle


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I personally like the idea of having two cadet classes, and like a lot of tracks, an affordable 4-stroke motor is preferred. They are sealed and go all season without a rebuild. In Utah where we raced all last season, their largest classes were the 4-stroke jr 1 and jr 2 classes (up there they run the honda motors but same concept), and just about ALL the kids who were in the micromax and minimax classes also raced in the 4-stroke classes. They got more racing in, and the 4-stroke classes are a little slower and really promote tight racing, and teaching racecraft. Im in on this class if we can get it going.

I think you need to have a wide age range though in order to promote a big grid, in Utah, its 8 to 12 for jr 1 (or 7 year olds with appropriate experience racing or competition age 7).
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Veerachart Murphy
Posted 2013-04-04 1:49 PM (#16363 - in reply to #16359)
Subject: Re: Cadet Class 4 cycle



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good to see people taking notice.
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Erica Odello
Posted 2013-04-08 9:56 AM (#16374 - in reply to #16359)
Subject: Re: Cadet Class 4 cycle





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We're interested... pending more than two families have them. Our oldest will be moving up to cadets in the fall and we're evaluating which class will be the most competitive for her.
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Bernie Lacotta
Posted 2013-04-08 10:07 PM (#16378 - in reply to #16359)
Subject: Re: Cadet Class 4 cycle


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Erica, I honestly feel we should have 6 of these committed to race before it is a go. That being said, I know there will be a few out for practice pretty soon and much like the WF I believe it will catch on pretty fast. It's not something to run with other engines but I feel it has a very good chance in bringing in new racers into the sport as the entry level price, minimum maintenance, excellent rule package that takes the engine out of the equation ,really levels the field.
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Erica Odello
Posted 2013-04-09 9:21 AM (#16379 - in reply to #16378)
Subject: Re: Cadet Class 4 cycle





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...excellent rule package that takes the engine out of the equation ,really levels the field.

Music to my ears, and bank account!
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Bernie Lacotta
Posted 2013-04-10 6:15 PM (#16390 - in reply to #16359)
Subject: Re: Cadet Class 4 cycle


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Rumor has it that there may be a LO206 Cadet Kart on display at the April 20th PKRA Extravaganza !!

Edited by Bernie Lacotta 2013-04-10 6:16 PM
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Mark Gorton
Posted 2013-04-10 7:23 PM (#16391 - in reply to #16390)
Subject: Re: Cadet Class 4 cycle





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I love the LO206, I can't see this class being anything but a success
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Aaron Hernandez
Posted 2013-05-19 8:33 PM (#16537 - in reply to #16359)
Subject: RE: Cadet Class 4 cycle


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I put the lo206 motor on my son A.J.'s kart and practiced last week with great results. I hope to see this class come together and be as successful as the wf class. A.J. has not raced yet this year because we cannot afford and overpriced Rotax engine package. This motor package could be our savior as well as the the clubs. An affordable motor like this and the wf will help grow the sport of karting and our club. spending $3000- $5000 on an engine for 7-12 year old to race is getting old and is killing karting at the local level.
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Mark Gorton
Posted 2013-05-21 6:12 PM (#16540 - in reply to #16537)
Subject: Re: Cadet Class 4 cycle





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Affordable, definitely. Heard it was pretty fast also.
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Curtis Ruth
Posted 2013-05-28 8:06 PM (#16556 - in reply to #16359)
Subject: RE: Cadet Class 4 cycle



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It fits the cadet chassis great and is a great way for people to get into karting without alot of the mess that other inepensive formulas have. Simple clutch, simple carb, pump gas, easy oil changes, and a great entry price point. Pull the rope and rumble. No stalling, no screaming clutch, no smoke.

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Edited by Curtis Ruth 2013-05-28 8:08 PM
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Bernie Lacotta
Posted 2013-06-23 7:53 AM (#16609 - in reply to #16359)
Subject: Re: Cadet Class 4 cycle


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There are at least 4 LO206 Cadet karts going together as of today. This is an unbelievably economical package in both initial purchase and maintenance. We would like to get these karts on the track when racing resumes in August and have a full fledged class competing in the upcoming Sunday (winter) season. Please contact me for details.
Also, there is also some interest in utilizing this package,unrestricted, in a 12 to 15 yr. old Junior class. I can't think of a better way to bring new racers into the sport in this age group. This engine ,in any age group, is perfect for an introductory class.

Edited by Bernie Lacotta 2013-06-23 9:51 AM
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