[TAGTeam] Part 2 – Find yourself a home track #theartofkart

This post isn’t going to be long, but the message is still important. -Find yourself a home track.

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A home track is a track that you’re comfortable with that you know fairly well, and drive fairly often. Your home track gives you a place to build confidence as a driver. Mentally, you’ll have one location that you know that you’re quick, which allows you to practice mentally developing that confidence programming when you to go to other tracks.
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[TAGTeam] Part 1 – Getting to know you #theartofkart

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^^ I know I’m using pictures from an earlier post, but I wanted to get this series started. ^^

At the start of this year, I made the change from racing in the World Formula class to Tag Sr with the X125.  I’ve gone from 15hp at 7,100 rpm to having 30hp at 15,000 rpm. So, I was going to have to start making some changes. It’s been really fun, but by doubling my horsepower,   I basically doubled the amount of things that I needed to take care of at the track. Changes in my driving style, massive changes to the setup of the kart, and changing the way that I approach going to the track.

I’ve always had the ambition to race in faster machinery, and be competitive. When I was running a four-stroke, there was just enough stuff going on that I could handle the majority of the work by myself during club races.  However, I knew that when I moved to TAG, I was going to need help getting to the next level.

Fortunately then the timing was right, and I reconnected with my friend Chris Novotney.

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|World Formula| Recapping the end of the year…or something.

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Honestly, I’m not sure what to title this post, seeing that I wanted to put so many things in it. Now that it’s the winter time, I figured it was a good idea to do a end of the year wrap up post. Seeing that it’s been a few months since the last Gold Cup race, I’d been holding off on any new posts for a little while, as I’ve been wrapping up the year and prepping for 2015.

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|World Formula| End of the year… what next?

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I got a chance to go up against some good four-stroke talent this year, which gave me a good reference of how good my driving is

This year was my first time competing in a regional kart series. I took part in the IKF Region 6 Gold Cup. Now that the season is over, I’ve had a few friends who just wanted to have a quick summary on how the racing season went, so I figured that I would give a quick post on that.
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|Introduction| Philip Thompson

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Hey y’all, I’m Philip Thompson from East Tennessee.

I currently race “classic cars” on dirt ovals locally. This past season, I have had a breakout performance claiming 16 feature wins! I grew up around dirt oval, following my dad and helping him on his cars from a young age. Karting on dirt ovals was my first experience behind the wheel after a brief stint in motocross. Continue reading