Kart Lap Timers, & AMB Transponders

Kart Crazy Cadet Finishes 3rd at Forest Edge Kart Club

Filed under: Kart Crazy Racing,Lap Timer — Kart-Crazy.co.uk @ 10:32 am 1, April, 2015

Jack Finch, Kart Crazy driver and KC-t (www.KC-t.biZ) development driver finished 3rd in the Honda Cadet final in the opening round of the Forest Edge championship.

Using the KC-t was vital for fine tuning the kart in difficult weather conditions.


Kart Crazy’s Cadet Kart in New Colours

Filed under: Kart Crazy Racing — Kart-Crazy.co.uk @ 6:36 am 15, August, 2013











Another Big Crash For Jack

Filed under: Kart Crazy Racing — Kart-Crazy.co.uk @ 10:26 am 21, April, 2013

In practice for the Llandow round of the NKRA championship Jack’s kart flipped again.
Another kart clipped him which sent his kart into a barrel roll. Jack’s head hit the track hard.

Because he was dazed, did not know where he was etc., and potential neck injuries he was taken to hospital. After several hours he was given the all clear.

Battered and bruised, his main concern was if we could get a new helmet and sort his kart out in time for the next meeting at Forest Edge.

Great Result in Appalling Conditions

Filed under: Kart Crazy Racing — Kart-Crazy.co.uk @ 3:58 pm 12, March, 2013

Kart Crazy Racing's Jack Finch racing in the snow at Clay Pigeon

Kart CrazyRacing’s second meeting of the year was the first round of the NKRA Southern Club Championship at Clay Pigeon.

Testing went OK, with Jack a little off the pace, but considering he was using tyre that had done many hours this was all we could expect.

Race day turned much colder than the test day.

The first heat Jack had P3 on the grid, but forgetting how slippy the cold track would be he spun on the first corner. He recovered some places by the end. The other two heats also resulted in poor finishes, mainly due to bad luck getting caught up with other crashes etc.

Jack qualified for the final in 24th out of 30 cadets. The weather had turned even worse and was snowing before the race started.

Karts were spinning of left, right & centre on the sighting laps! But once the flag dropped Jack got his head down and quickly moved up the field. By the end of lap one he had already picked up 8 places.

After a fantastic drive he finished 12th. But there was not time to celebrate – he ran straight back to the race truck to warm up – he was frozen.

Top 15 In First Meeting

Filed under: Kart Crazy Racing — Kart-Crazy.co.uk @ 3:13 pm 6, March, 2013

Just two weeks after Jack’s crash he was back out at Forest Edge for the first round of the championship.

With over 35 Honda Cadets racing and so close to his crash the team’s aim was to just enjoy the weekend, any result would be a bonus.

The team was delighted to see Jack finish 14 in the final – his best result at Forest Edge and amazing considering just two weeks before he was in hospital with a suspected broken back.

Cadets kart racers are very tough kids.


Bad Start To the Season For Kart Crazy Racing

Filed under: Kart Crazy Racing — Kart-Crazy.co.uk @ 3:08 pm 18, February, 2013

At the first test of the season at ForestEdge Jack (Kart CrazyRacing Honda Cadet) was involved in a horrific crash. His kart flipped over pinning him between the kart and the track.

The marshals quickly removed the kart to let the medics get to him. He was then taken to hospital with suspected back injuries. Thankful after a night in hospital and lost of test he was given the all clear and went home very battered and bruised.


Jack Finishes On a High

Filed under: Kart Crazy Racing — Kart-Crazy.co.uk @ 2:07 pm 5, November, 2012

Jack finishes the season at Forest Edge with his best result of the season – 13th from 31 starters. He was just 3 seconds of the top ten – a great achievement in his first season.

This was also his first race using his new T2 engine built by Kart-Crazy.co.uk and tuned by Jeff @ ProKart Engineering.

Honda GX160 T2 Engine Photos

Filed under: GX160 Tuning,Kart Crazy Racing — Kart-Crazy.co.uk @ 1:10 pm

Here are a few photos of the inside of a Honda GX160 T2 engine. I thought they maybe of interest or useful to anyone building thier own kart race engine.

Honda GX160 T2 Engines

Filed under: GX160 Tuning,Kart Crazy Racing — Kart-Crazy.co.uk @ 10:35 am 23, September, 2012

I have bought two T2 engines for my son’s cadet kart and to assess them against the T1 & K engines he currently uses.

These engines will be kept 100% within the MSA rules.

I’ll add some photos etc. of the engine internals once I have time.

D(yno) Day

Filed under: GX160 Tuning,Kart Crazy Racing — Kart-Crazy.co.uk @ 8:27 am 12, July, 2012

I finally managed to get 7 Honda GX160 engines on Jeff’s Dyno at ProKart Engineering. He have been racing a Le Manns and Larkhill so it took a few weeks until he was available.

Honda GX160 Kart Engine Dyno Chart Power GraphSo  here’s the plan;

The best MSA legal one (QHQ4 4829412) is now fitted with four GX200 head gaskets and is in Jack’s Project One cadet kart. The engine he had fitted before (QX4X 2972655) had good top end power, but it dropped off at the top end. This probably accounts for other karts pulling away from him 3/4 of the way down straights!

The best engine (GC02 7924343 ), with peak power 7.01bhp @ 4270RPM, is not MSA legal because it has a early head and a flat top piston – so that will be one of my project engines. The other project engine is QME4 GC02 8389919, peak power 6.65BHP at 3785RPM, this was an average engine on the dyno.

So stage one starts -
I’ll be fitting two GX200 head gaskets to each engine (this is the only “tuning part” I plan to spend any ££ on) – to up the compression.
I’ll also remove half the cooling fins and fit lightened and balanced fly wheels. The MSA spec says min. weight for a flywheel is 2.2Kg, so I think it is safe to go to 2kg for the first stage.
I’ll also be fitting the performance exhausts (that came with the pro-kart).

My guess is these mods. will give 1.5 to 2.5 BHP increase – so this should translate into quicker lap times and noticeable better acceleration & top speed.


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