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Karting - April 24, 2016, 06:42 AM

Anybody here into race karts? For the longest time, I've been eyeballing the "local" kart scene, and have only come up with the Woodbridge Kart Club.

I am not looking into racing them, more like doing kart track days (if those even exist), not really interested in oval type of racing/tracks; mainly sprint type stuff.
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I raced with PCA for two years at Allsports GP in Sterling before they closed their doors.

Really enjoyed it.


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wasn't there a plan for them to re-open in Chantilly or somewhere else nearby?
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There is also this place now

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I've been to the Jacksonville location. It's a much nicer facility and karts compared to all sports.


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April 25, 2016, 11:37 AM

There's an indoor place in Jessup. Not sure how pro-level it is but I know a few serious karters who like to go there during the colder months.



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April 25, 2016, 12:38 PM

I've also been eyeing shifter karts for some time, but don't know anyone who actually has or races one locally. The Woodbridge Kart Club was as close as I got as well. I think Shenandoah may also have a kart scene, but I think that is oval stuff.


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I raced with PCA for two years at Allsports GP in Sterling before they closed their doors.

Really enjoyed it.
I too enjoyed Allsport (not racing, just doing heats), but was not a fan of their track (small and the slick flooring)

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wasn't there a plan for them to re-open in Chantilly or somewhere else nearby?
Last I heard, they were looking for a third place, since the place that they were looking at did not worked out.

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Have been waiting on this place for a while. They took over the entire section that Target had on the Manassas mall. This location is closer to me, it seems that the track will be larger, jury is still out on the "slick flooring"

Still waiting on the opening date, cause we are already in spring 2016

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I've been to the Jacksonville location. It's a much nicer facility and karts compared to all sports.
Good to know!

Truth be told, I want to play in a track, something like Shenny, and on a 2 stroke kart!
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I too enjoyed Allsport (not racing, just doing heats), but was not a fan of their track (small and the slick flooring)
We never had many complaints on the track (unless you ran wide) but there was always complaints regarding the karts.

I took 1st place both seasons and there were days I would get the fubar kart where folks with bad lines would pass me.


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We never had many complaints on the track (unless you ran wide) but there was always complaints regarding the karts.

I took 1st place both seasons and there were days I would get the fubar kart where folks with bad lines would pass me.
Every place I've been to has had some dog karts in the pack. Allsports always seemed better than most on that front. The track surface was a bit slicker than the asphalt-type places, but they put sticky stuff on the outside lines, so you never get too far off.
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The only time that track was slick was was the first sessions before it got warm. After that there was grip for days.


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Every place I've been to has had some dog karts in the pack. Allsports always seemed better than most on that front. The track surface was a bit slicker than the asphalt-type places, but they put sticky stuff on the outside lines, so you never get too far off.
Are we talking about the same place? The only 'outside of the lines' track prep that Francois had done was sweeping away the loose rubber and that was usually only when we changed the track configuration.

I'm sure he did some overall track prep but not much.


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April 25, 2016, 04:37 PM

I only experienced good grip at Allsports when they oiled the track. It was slick at first (obviously) but the oil affected the compound of the tires to make them grip like crazy.

Nice that there's a new place in town. After SPK closed and Allsports closed, I wasn't sure where to go. I haven't been karting in over a year.
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Are we talking about the same place? The only 'outside of the lines' track prep that Francois had done was sweeping away the loose rubber and that was usually only when we changed the track configuration.

I'm sure he did some overall track prep but not much.
Yup, I recall there being some sticky stuff on the track surface outside of turn 3 (I think that's the # anyway.. the left hander where you hug the inside wall). Not sure if it was used anywhere else, but you could see where there wasn't a sheen on the surface and the sticky stuff started.
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