Sunday, June 16, 2024

NMS Kart-A-Geddon Showdown 2024!

Brian takes the top step on the podium at the Trackhouse Motorplex, with yours truly in 2nd place for the NMS Kart-A-Geddon-Throwdown 2024. 

Believe it or not, the NMS team once again ventured north for some automotive events, which included a duel, a la mano-a-mano, at the Trackhouse Motorplex kart track up in Mooresville NC. We've been there a few times before, back when it was the GoPro Motorplex, so this time it was some friendly competition under the Trackhouse brand name. The temperature hit 90 (Yes, Fahrenheit, not Celsius or Kelvin, we're in the USA man, come on!) We fought it out over 3 races of 10 minutes each, and we came away with one conclusion...OH MAN THAT WAS GREAT!

Later we stopped by the Team Penske facility.

Conclusion #2: Brian was the faster driver in all 3 events. Honest, I could show you some statistics, average lap times, fastest times, overall place in our races of 22 and 17 other drivers, but Brian beat me all 3 times. Way to go!

Conclusion #3: In addition to being faster than me, Brian also was the fastest overall driver in one race and took 2nd place in another race! I finished in the middle of the pack of each of these races, so nothing to write home about there! The races were 10 minutes each, with the placings based on your single fastest lap. The Trackhouse folks send you an email immediately with all the timings and include your overall average lap pace too! If you're anywhere near Charlotte NC, we highly recommend you find time to do some rental kart racing at Trackhouse. You can bring your own kart too, since they run both rental and owner sessions back-to-back all day. 

On a different topic, this weekend was also NEW TOOL DAY! This Ryobi ratchet can use 1/4-, 3/8-, or 1/2-inch bits. As Tim (The Tool Man) Taylor used to say: "MORE POWER!"

Conclusion #4: You need to be in good shape to take on the stress of driving a kart full tilt! 24 hours later, my arms, shoulders, and neck are all a bit sore. Sounds like I need to work out and stop whining! 

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