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[*] posted on 12-31-2007 at 12:37 AM
NAPKRA Racing Club Info


If you are interested in organized racing and live in the US. A new club has been created with Buggy Racing as it focus. The club is North American ParaKart Racing Association NAPKRA.ORG

I invite anyone who is curious about racing to register and check out the new site. It is still iunder construction so please bear with dust.

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[*] posted on 12-31-2007 at 05:50 AM


Seems to me that the ragflappers are much more organized than your group......aj



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[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 07:27 AM


Anytime you get more than one buggy going... there's always the unofficial fun race down the beach and back.

My only concern with trying to bring local races to our area... would be land usage. We buggy on a public beach, and to cone off an area or otherwise try to block off an area for a race might start to raise eyebrows with people. Seems the more "official" something gets... the more people start to hold out their hand. Permits? Safety? etc etc etc...

So I'll stick to just having fun here, but think racing could be a great thing in the right places.




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[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 10:15 AM


I just got the nod from the State of GA to use Jekyll Island Beach for a buggy event. Looking at the tide tables for mid- May...



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[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 11:32 AM


well aj, we've got a pretty good handle on things. we looking forward to some fun fun fun fun. bison and ellis are quite motivated. we're going to start as soon as FEB. We have a pilot registration form on the web site NAPKRA.org
doesn't hurt to participate. :thumbup:
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[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 11:44 AM


Quote:
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I just got the nod from the State of GA to use Jekyll Island Beach for a buggy event. Looking at the tide tables for mid- May...


I havent even got a buggy and going to the races sounds like a blast :smilegrin:
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[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 07:19 PM


to kullas,

not everyone will be racing, since we need volunteers on the side. you're welcome to my buggy in any race i'm not in.




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[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 08:40 PM


Thanks :thumbup:
but its looking like i will have a buggy soon enough :D
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[*] posted on 1-29-2008 at 06:36 PM
NAPKRA Pilots: Decals and Placards Now Available


For all of you that are NAPKRA Pilots placards and Number decals are now available.
Contact me to order yours today.


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[*] posted on 1-30-2008 at 04:52 AM


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For all of you that are NAPKRA Pilots placards and Number decals are now available.
Contact me to order yours today.


Brad Rex
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Now its for real. :thumbup:




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[*] posted on 1-30-2008 at 02:26 PM


Just a little update since there are replys to this thread. (really didn't expect any, so I never checked)

As of today Jan 30, 2008 there are 72 registered pilots with NAPKRA.
16 from Canada
15 from Mexico
41 from the US

Insurance is in the works, we have two options and are deciding on which one is the best value. Many other areas are still being worked on. Resources section will have instructions on how to run races for most conditions and # of attendees among many things that are already there. The rules are much easyer to read. Much of this achieved in a very short time by many pulling together to help. (too many names too list)

We already have feedback from our Mexican pilots of a place that is well AWESOME and HUGE!!! South of Texas and if I am correct quite possibly within the subtropical area which means TRADE WINDS. The video I have seen is a local TV?? production with helicopter shots and the area is mostly sand (I think) and the buggy shots show smooth wind from what I could tell. The area is close to the Gulf. We are already talking about a spring trip for 2009.

So if you are interested in NAPKRA then just go to www.napkra.org and look around. If you would like to see the whole forum then just sign up! Ask questions, contribute or just lurk.

Our first training race is January 16 & 17 at Seaside, OR. Weather permitting!

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[*] posted on 1-30-2008 at 02:49 PM


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Originally posted by buggybison7499

Our first training race is January 16 & 17 at Seaside, OR. Weather permitting!

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Uhhh, you mean Feb, right... ;)




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[*] posted on 1-30-2008 at 03:24 PM


The spot in those videos in Mexico is about a 14 hour ride (including an hour for crossing the border) from Houston. I have friends with family in Monterrey, and that is where they go when they hit the beach.

Great area to kiteboard, buggy, land sail... and just have fun. My friends recommended four wheel drive, and get out before it rains or stay in certain spots. But said it's a nice area, more of a small fishing town, with a very very very nice beach.

I can't make NABX due to work issues. As long as it's the first week of April, about the only way I can ever make it is to quit my job... but this place is closer, on the water, and looks like it has LOTS of open area.

Anyone else interested in making a late March or mid April camping trip in '08 instead of '09???




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[*] posted on 1-30-2008 at 05:04 PM


ooooooooo.......Mexico instead in '08. And you'd be going in March. hmmm.....that sounds RAD.

The First series of Races are Feb 16th-17th. Just about three weeks out. RipSessions Kiting Sent Prizes, I''ve donated a kite and some other goodies.

If any other retailers/wholesalers would like to donate prizes to the club, they don't have to be donated in time for the Feb race. We will create a 'bank of prizes' so that we are ready to ship em out to future events.
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[*] posted on 1-30-2008 at 05:54 PM


Hey Taper, might be able to due mid April after we get back..........



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[*] posted on 1-30-2008 at 07:34 PM


Cross the border on the 12th and come back on the 14th?



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[*] posted on 1-30-2008 at 09:36 PM


Glad you got the goodies Eli. I'll be giving out more prizes per event as it happens. If you got a race event, PM, I'll send you some prizes to help.

Eli, I elected you the Prize Keeper. :P

When is this MEXICO trip? I wanna go. Again that piece of land is #$% HUGE!




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[*] posted on 1-31-2008 at 11:02 AM


Hey BuggyBison NAPKRA is adding 5 or more new members a day.
As of this am NAPKRA is 77 strong.
North American ParaKart Racing Association rocks.
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[*] posted on 2-7-2008 at 04:11 PM


update....almost 100 members. aprox 20 in Mexico... Ellis has been invited and is heading down to conduct a racing clinic in Mexico.

First Club Race Feb 16th 10 a.m. Location: Sunset Beach
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[*] posted on 2-8-2008 at 07:51 PM


Hey Ricardo, I see you guys have a BC group, any races planned up that way?



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[*] posted on 2-9-2008 at 07:42 PM


i have to read this and napkra now too. j/k =)

as of yet right now
we have event insurance
nothing is planned for right now, as everyone here in BC is geared up for NABX. some who arent attending NABX, will probably head to the Sunset Beach event on Feb. so hopefully not all the American Racers win all the prizes I've sent down. (i'm hoping Eli-US26 doesnt win that Lime Green Hummer - NAPKRA inside joke)
Hopefully a larger group of BC than last year will be present at NABX. 2008 will be bigger year since we just had 4 new buggiers / some oldies coming back.

As for future events in BC, we'll have to leave that up to our NAPKRA #11 rep, which we are voting for now. It takes time, but check back on NAPKRA there, since that's where the racing is. If you plan on hosting an event NAPKRA Committee is always here to help.

Personally, I have a few events that I'm setting up right now. White Rock has its annual Regatta which I'm working with the Orginizers (BCKA), and have some sort of racing there. Cresent Beach Lifeguards phones me annually as well to have their "Beach Day", which they want buggiers/boarders to come. Depending on our Spring/Summer access to the SOD Farm is another event location. City Richmond and PKC are working together. Lots to come in 2008 season.

Not to forget the ROAD TRIP to MEXICO.

Side Note: I think NAPKRA should make a Female Racing League, ie B.O.O.B.S. In BC we have 4-5 female buggiers.




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[*] posted on 2-11-2008 at 11:11 AM


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Originally posted by ripsessionkites

Not to forget the ROAD TRIP to MEXICO.


Not everyone is going to make NABX.... so why not go to the beach in Mexico instead! My passport is in the works, and will apply within the next week for the wife's.




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[*] posted on 2-12-2008 at 02:15 AM


i'm trying to get the whole month off April right now ... i'm already booked in for NABX the first week, Las Vegas Vacation the second week. Come back for one week, and plan on the Trip to Mexico since NAPKRA was talking about an event in April for the good winds. anyone wanna go halves with me on a helicopter? we could get some good aereal kitebuggy video/pics.

sorry Taper123, I got your PM on NAPKRA but forgot to reply too it, thx for the info.

too many good kitebuggy locations and so little time.




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[*] posted on 2-14-2008 at 10:46 AM
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In 44 days the membership has grown to 91 pilots. Please take a look and let your vote guide this club. There is insurance for events and membership is free. There will be training for the new pilots, to the race tips for the pros, to gatherings just for fun. One of the benefits of this club is to unite us, like the Sierra Club, horse clubs, fishing clubs, etc that use their strength for the good of their membership. Our sport needs your help, whether you are a racer or a cruiser, together we can help protect and grow our sport.
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[*] posted on 2-14-2008 at 10:59 AM


hey i just joined even though i dont buggy yet, hopefully soon.
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[*] posted on 2-16-2008 at 03:51 PM
Club #10 Update


Just a quick note:

Club #10 started at 10 a.m.
An Overtaking VS. Crossing Q&A started the day. Jon Ellis Demonstrated light wind techniques with his 16m RM+.

Reps and pilots with banners and big single lines kites have the beach looking very festive!!! Can't wait to release the pics....

Discover Paragliding is on scene and looking forward to clear skies for tandem tows...

KBSS is tuning buggies and looking over Mods.

Bison has been super helpful clearifying general guidlines for race rules.

The tide is on the way out...and the wind is picking up

Good time and good vibes.
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[*] posted on 2-25-2008 at 10:23 PM


a short video from the first meeting of club #10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYqiTbEOxYU




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[*] posted on 4-11-2008 at 01:53 PM


just a reminder...we've got a calender...there are events scheduled out as far as october. so far the weather provided great conditions for each club event.... still looking forward to the Ellis clinic report from Mexico....

http://www.napkra.org/calendar.htm
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[*] posted on 4-11-2008 at 02:00 PM


Sunset Club #10
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[*] posted on 4-28-2008 at 01:46 PM


Several of the NAPKRA guys from Mexico will be at La Pesca June 13th to 15th. I should be able to go as well. Would be nice to have some more US buggier's make the trip.

Smooth highways and easy to find... nice hotels and a killer buggy spot. Anyone else have their passport ready and want to use it?




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