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Old 02-27-2003, 09:24 AM   #11
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Hey now, it was B & S that got me into the two wheeled world! Prior to the racing 80 pumped up mini bikes ruled the scene. I have way to many fond memories of my bonanza framed 4hp B&S powered paint shaker. That thing smoked the old Mini Trail 50's. Still to this day everytime I fire up the lawn mower I get a smile on my face.
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Old 02-27-2003, 09:59 AM   #12
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Go cart tracks are ideal for supermoto racing. That's what we use down here in St. Louis, the Gateway Carting Club's facility. It's very technical, 9 turns in 1/2 mile, with speeds over 70mph on the straight.
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Old 02-27-2003, 10:52 AM   #13
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Briggs and Stratton are one of the last companies I would associate with racing



Ever heard of go karting? Cool things, go karts. Some people even create big tracks for them.


Now go soak your head!
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Old 02-27-2003, 12:09 PM   #14
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My god, you just can't let that go.



The COOL karts (shifter karts) use two-stroke dirtbike engines, not lawnmower engines.
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Old 02-27-2003, 12:44 PM   #15
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Did you see the nifty Briggs & Stratton twin? 30ft*lbs plus of peak torque. Ought to mow like a champ.



C'mon... you know it now. Briggs & Stratton has a racing division. They have the money to be a venue sponsor for the kart track at Road America. Motard events are often run at kart tracks. It all makes perfect sense.



Now go soak your.... oh never mind.
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Old 02-28-2003, 11:46 AM   #16
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Latest word is that the St. Louis round will be at the UMB Pavillion (formerly Riverport), and be promoted by Clear Channel... the folks who bring you AMA Supercross.



Also heard a rumor that Husqvarna factory rider Eddie Seel will be competing at all rounds of this new series. Very very cool.



I'm hoping that if I can get out on the track for the national event that he will lap me at least once close to a photographer.
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