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From the Desk of Rick Snow

Posted on 04/21/2006 at 12:00 am by Maine Indoor Karting Viewed 216 times

Thanks to all of you who took the time to open and comment to us about the E-traction newsletter. Please feel free to share it with your friends and co-workers.

We have updated the next three months of specials, so check out the MIK Specials page and pick your favorite. Speaking of specials, let us know which specials you like the most and give our staff suggestions for some you'd like us to try. We have scheduled our summer camp dates so you can sign up your children now. With all the track time they get, we guarantee they will be worn out at the end of the day.

Thanks to all of you we have had a good first quarter. Having Jerry Nedeau and Ryan Moore race here with the NAPA sponsored WBLM winners was a great success. Jerry was in the low 21 second range within 3 races! I know why he was a NASCAR star before his Richmond accident.

In this newsletter we will discuss the most important component to driving fast. Can any of you guess? No its not horsepower or aerodynamics. It is the tires! If you can't get your tires to grip the racetrack you are not going to have a fast lap. A lot of drivers think that if the tires are squealing they are going fast. The tires are talking to you when they squeal. They are letting you know that you are at the limits of adhesion of your tires. You need to slow down just a little to stop the squealing. Because you are near the limits of the tire grip, any large adjustment to the gas, brake, or steering will throw the kart out of balance. Any adjustments you make must be small and smooth to keep the kart facing in the forward direction. The next time you're here, find the limits of tire and slow down just a tiny amount and see how your times will improve.

Hope to see you soon to try out our many specials.

Rick Snow

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Posted on 04/21/2006 at 12:00 amViewed 216 times

Thanks to all of you who took the time to open and comment to us about the E-traction newsletter. Please feel free to share it with your friends and co-workers. We have updated the next three months of specials, so check out the MIK Specials page and pick your favorite. Speaking of specials, let us know which specials you like the most and...

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