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Video of the Day

Posted October 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm Karting, video Comments

If you haven’t already watched this, do it now. Gary Carlton showcases his car control in this stellar video featuring kart drifting. That’s right. Kart drifting.

Interestingly, this is what Gary does on a “slow-day” at work. His introduction:

In a rare case of a slow day of work at OGP we had a little fun with a set of tires and some Go Pro’s. Enjoy.

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Scott Hargrove looks through the corner on his way to victory on the streets of St. Petersburg. (photo: John R. Hendrick)

Scott Hargrove looks through the corner on his way to victory on the streets of St. Petersburg. (photo: John R. Hendrick)

Scott Hargrove could feel the lactic acid building in his muscles. Despite the pain, he continued to pedal his bike and maintain a high cadence in order to stay on the wheel and in the draft of his older brother Robert — a UCI licensed cyclist who regularly achieves an epic suffer score on Strava.com.

With his legs and lungs working at maximum capacity and heart rate spiked, Hargrove continues to push and chase. He knows the effort will pay off. Fitness is key for a race car driver and Scott’s has never been better; thanks in part to his brother Robert, who after suffering a severe knee injury during a 2011 ski cross race with the British Columbia team (BCSC), turned to bikes as a way to rehab.

“He likes to push my limits,” Scott said, when asked about training with his brother Robert. “The only real chance I have to keep up with him is after he has already done double this distance of me earlier in the day. He’s an Iron Man in my eyes and has turned into a true athlete. That, for sure, drives me to follow in his foot steps.

“The motivation carries through into whatever I am doing,” Scott continued, “whether it be schoolwork, training, or racing.”

The morning after pursuing his brother 60 kilometers (nearly 40-miles) at a strenuous pace, Hargrove turns his focus to school work and stuffs his backpack full of books, his laptop, gym clothes, and lunch. After strapping the nearly 50-pound bundle to his back, he climbs onto his late-90s dark-blue Specialized carbon road bike, equipped with fenders and rides to class, 15 km one way.

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Skip Barber Racing cars await drivers for the 2012 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout at Virginia International Raceway. (photo: courtesy of Skip Barber Racing School)

Yago Cesario, a 16-year-old karter from Goiania, Brazil, leads the 2012 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout after two days of evaluation at Virginia International Raceway.

Cesario is one of four Brazilians entered, most of whom reference Danilo Estrela (the 2010 scholarship winner) as their motivation for attendance aside from the actual scholarship money.

Nine of the 23 drivers enrolled in this year’s shootout (39.1-percent) represent Latin America. All 23 entrants are competing for a grand prize consisting of a fully-funded ride in the Skip Barber Winter or Summer Series. Details below.

Brennan Harrington, who punched his ticket to the shootout via scholarship following his performance at the Rock Island Grand Prix, is currently runner-up in the scoring followed by Leukemia survivor and up-and-coming talent Jonathan Sugianto. The drivers earn points by producing fast laps and maintaining a fast pace (average lap time) while rotating cars. Points are deducted for contact and/or spins.

One day of on-track activity remains in the 2012 shootout, so a lot can change in the overall standings. Hit the jump for a look at where the drivers stand following two-days of evaluation at VIR.

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‘Become One’ Official Trailer Released

Posted September 14, 2012 at 4:58 pm Karting, video Comments

The highly-anticipated trailer for the karting film ‘Become One‘ was released early today. The current footage, cinematography, and editing look amazing. Without a doubt, John Shofner’s 2013 karting documentary is one to look forward to. For now,enjoy the first official sneak peek…

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Video of the Day

Posted September 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm Karting, video Comments

Today’s video features shifter kart pilot Bas Lammers and his championship run at the KZ1 CIK World Cup in Sarno aboard a Praga Kart. Enjoy!

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These videos were too good not to post.

It was a busy weekend of street racing with USF2000, Star Mazda, and Indy Lights at Baltimore. And, of course, my favorite Labor Day weekend event was also taking place; the Rock Island Grand Prix. I’ve posted a few videos below illustrating the weekend’s Road to Indy action. Enjoy.

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USF2000

Ride with Scott Hargrove as he advances from 14th to 6th in Race 1 of the USF2000 National Championship. _____

Star Mazda

 In this clip, ride with Star Mazda driver Sage Karam through the “lows” of Race 1 and the “highs” associated with victory in Race 2.

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Indy Lights Baltimore 2012

 Check out highlights from the Indy Lights race in Baltimore below.

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Karting

Rock Island Grand Prix – 2012 For great coverage of the 2012 Rock Island Grand Prix, jump over to Kart360.com and check out the interview with the 2012 King of the Streets Jordon Musser… “I’m real excited about karting just because of how competitive it is. The car stuff is awesome, it’s cool to do but when it comes down to the best drivers in the world, they are all right here in karting.”

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Red Bull Kart Fight on Fox Sports

Posted December 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm Karting Comments

For those who were unable to attend PRI this year, Fox Sports Net will air two episodes of the Red Bull Kart Fight. I set my DVR this morning. Here’s the schedule:

  • Jan. 2 – 4:30 p.m. simulcast – Karter Division
  • Jan. 9 – 4:30 p.m. simulcast – All Star Division

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SKUSA SuperNationals XV Photo Gallery: S1

Posted November 30, 2011 at 11:57 am Karting, SKUSA SuperNationals Comments

This is Junior Open-Wheel Talent’s eighth and final edition in a series of photo galleries from the SKUSA SuperNationals XV. This particular slideshow features the top Stock Honda drivers during their main event on Super Sunday. For additional karting galleries, please check out the related reading links below.

All photos were shot by Corey JohnsonJuniorOpenWheelTalent.com

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This is the seventh edition in a series of photo galleries from the SKUSA SuperNationals XV. This particular slideshow features the top TaG Senior drivers during their main event on Super Sunday. For additional karting galleries from the SuperNats, please check out the related reading links below.

All photos were shot by Corey JohnsonJuniorOpenWheelTalent.com

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SKUSA SuperNationals XV Photo Gallery: S5

Posted November 29, 2011 at 11:59 am Karting, SKUSA SuperNationals Comments

This is the sixth edition in a series of photo galleries from the SKUSA SuperNationals XV. This particular slideshow features the young up-and-coming shifter kart pilots in the S5 division during their main event on Super Sunday. For additional karting galleries, please check out the related reading links below.

All photos were shot by Corey JohnsonJuniorOpenWheelTalent.com

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