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    T H E O F F I C I A L P U B L I C A T I O N O F T H E I N T E R N A T I O N A L K A R T F E D E R A T I O N * V O L U M E 5 3 , N O . 1 jANUARy 2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS SEPTEMBER '12 MEETING MINUTES KARTING THEN & NOW AN INTERVIEW WITH FORMER IKF PRESIDENT MAC MCMILLAN A VINTAGE KARTER'S DREAM COME TRUE! REGION 11 CHAMPIONSHIP SPRINT SERIES RACE REPORT FROM FRESNO MEET MIKE GUTENBERGER VIRTUAL KARTER NEWS - jANuARy 2013 1

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    4 The "Duffy" Karting's Highest Award Each year, hundreds of karters from all of the USA participate in the IKF Grand Nationals in hopes of winning their class and becoming an IKF Grand National Champion. Along with this prestigious title, each driver is competing for the most coveted award in karting, the "Duffy." Prior to 1976, each Grand National Champion received a TV set or a plaque as their award. At the 1976 April Meeting of the I.K.F. Board of Directors, Administrative Director Bob Graham presented the Board Members with a model of the 12 inch bronze statuette that was to be mounted on a 6 inch wooden base. The designer of this model was Pete Millar. The Board Members agreed that karting needed a "Grand Prize" to present to each Grand National Champion; something that was out of the ordinary and unique as most karters received many trophies each year for participating in local or regional events. The vote was taken and the statuette was presented, for the first time, at the 1976 I.K.F. Grand Nationals. From 1976 to 1981, it was known as the "Joe Karter" award. At the January 1981 Board Meeting, President John Strauser called for the Board's vote to honor a man who, just the month before, had retired from I.K.F. and karting. This well know gentleman had been active in karting as a driver, mechanic, Board Member, past President several times of the I.K.F., and was the Co-Founder of organized karting and the Go-Kart Club of America, which evolved into the International Kart Federation. His name, Frank "Duffy" Livingstone. President Strauser made the announcement that henceforth the statuette was to be known as the "Duffy." KARTER NEWS - jANuARy 2013

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    Vintage Karter's Dream - page 17 Karting Then & Now (Texas Lone Star Grand Prix) page 20 Region 11 Sprinters in Fresno - page 24 Note to all Competitors: If you, as a competitor, have any questions about the legality or safety of your kart, please ask the appropriate official at your race. For tech or safety issues, ask the Tech Director. For race procedures or general items, ask the Race Director. The IKF does not endorse or determine the competition legality of products and services advertised in the Karter News Magazine, the Competition Regulations & Technical Manual, and on the IKF Web Site. The competitor is responsible for determining the legality of all their equipment for use in IKF sanctioned events. KARTER NEWS - jANuARy 2013 ON THE COVER: Karts assemble on the grid at the Texas Lone Star Grand Prix. Photo by Mohflo.com THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL KART FEDERATION * VOL. 53, NO. 1 * jANUARy 2013 TAble of ConTenTs THE DUFFy ................................................................................................................................................... 4 MEMBERSHIP NEWS .................................................................................................................................. 6 REGIoN 7 2013 SPRINT CHAMPIoNSHIP SERIES INFoRMATIoN ................................................ 7 IKF TECHNICAL INSPECToR PRoGRAM - REGISTRATIoN INFoRMATIoN ............................ 8 IKF BoARD oF DIRECToRS SEPTEMBER 2012 MEETING MINUTES ............................................ 9 A VINTAGE KARTER'S FANTASy CoME TRUE ................................................................................. 17 KARTING THEN & NoW - INTERVIEW WITH MAC MCMILLAN ............................................... 20 MEET MIKE GUTENBERGER - DRIVER PRoFILE ............................................................................. 23 REGIoN 11 SPRINT CHAMPIoNSHIP '12, RACE REPoRT FRoM FRESNo ................................ 24 REGIoNAL PoINTS .................................................................................................................................. 26 2013 IKF REGIoNAL MAP ....................................................................................................................... 26 IKF 2013 GRAND NATIoNALS & REGIoNAL EVENT SCHEDULES ............................................ 27 WELCoME NEW IKF MEMBERS ........................................................................................................... 27 ADVERTISER INDEx ................................................................................................................................ 30 IKF GoVERNoRS, CooRDINAToRS AND CoMMITTEES ............................................................. 31 IKf boArD of DIreCTors GLENN ARAKI, 2615 Business Park Ave., Fresno, CA 93727 ...........................................................(559) 291-0570 ED DIEDRICH, 1308 Hallertau Drive Sparks, NV 89441 ...................................................................(775) 424-3797 BILL HILGER, 5910 Skylark Lane, Lincoln, NE 68516 ........................................................................(402) 416-1284 Fax (402) 489-7370 JACK HoEGERL, 4205 29th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201 ................................................................... (309) 793-0118 Fax (309) 793-0111, Email: jackh18@aol.com DoUG NoRGAARD, 312 E. Glenwood Drive, Brandon, SD 57005 .................................................(605) 351-9223 RICK SCRIBNER, 5475 Laird Road, Loomis, CA 95650 .....................................................................(916) 652-3905 Fax (916) 652-3910 MICHAEL SCHoRN, P.o. Box 373, Banks, oR 97106 .........................................................................(503) 324-9072 kartrcr@yahoo.com ART VERLENGIERE, 2351 Thompson Way Bldg. A, Santa Maria, CA 93455 5

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    6 VOLUME 53, NO. 1 * jANUARy 2013 Karter News is the official monthly publication of the International Kart Federation. Editor Pat Eldridge (pat@ikfkarting.com) Production coordinator Felton Stroud / Stroud Design, Inc. intErnational Kart FEdEration: Advertising, Membership and Subscription information: Office: 909/923-4999, Office Fax: 909/923-6940 website: www.ikfkarting.com Address: International Kart Federation, 1609 S. Grove Ave., Suite 105, Ontario, CA 91761 intErnational Kart FEdEration StaFF: Pat Eldridge (pat@ikfkarting.com) Carmen Carranza (carmen@ikfkarting.com) Karter News (ISSN: 0096-3216) is published monthly by the International Kart Federation, 1609 S. Grove Ave., Suite 105, ontario, CA 91761. When applicable, preferred periodicals postage paid at ontario, CA and additional offices. There is no restriction to access the virtual issues (January to october) on the International Kart Federation website. The printed issues: the Grand Nationals Annual and the Competition Regulations and Technical Manual, will be mailed to current National members as part of the I.K.F. member's benefits. These two printed issues may be purchased individually. To join I.K.F., send $60.00 for one year's membership - U.S. funds only. Editorial information: Karter News Magazine, 437 W. Wilshire, Ste. C, Oklahoma City, OK 73116 Phone: 405/840-3158, Fax: 405/843-1465, e-mail: strouddesign@strouddesign.com At least six weeks notice will be required to effect an address change. When making an address change, please use postal forms and give the old address as well as the new and the effective date. When possible, please furnish the mailing label from the latest magazine. Send to Karter News Circulation, 1609 S. Grove Ave., Suite 105, ontario, CA 91761. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Karter News Circulation, 1609 S. Grove Ave., Suite 105, ontario, CA 91761. Tech and Article contributions: Karter News welcomes any such contributions, but assumes no responsibility for the return or safety of artwork, photographs, or manuscripts. Material to be returned should be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope with the correct return postage. Deadline for all submitted material is the first of the month two months prior to the month of publication For display advertising space rates, please contact the International Kart Federation at 909/923-4999. All material published herein is copyrighted by the International Kart Federation and may be reprinted only by written permission by the President of the Board of Directors. I.K.F. office Telephone: 909/923-4999, Fax: 909/923-6940 Competition Regulations and Technical Manual: The International Kart Federation, Inc., is the sole owner of the right to use the Competition Regulations and Technical Manual. The use of any rule in this rule book or any other later promulgated rule or regulation is expressly prohibited, without written permission from the International Kart Federation, Inc. Unauthorized use of the Competition Regulations and Technical Manual is with the assumption of any and all risks, with the user expressly required to indemnify (as a Type 1 indemnity), defend, and hold harmless the International Kart Federation, Inc., its officers, directors, employees and members. The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules and regulations shall govern the conditions of all events and by participating in these events, all members are deemed to have complied with these rules. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators or others. Publication of any advertisement shall not be considered an endorsement of the product or services involved. © 2013 International Kart Federation MeMbersHIPneWs iKF JaNuary 2013 Board oF direCtors meetiNg iNFormatioN January 26, 2013 Sheraton ontario Airport Hotel, 429 North Vineyard Avenue, ontario, CA 91764 To book your hotel room reservation call 1-800-325-3535 or 909-937- 8000 and ask for IKF discounted room rate. CorreCtioN iN the 2012 graNd NatioNal aNNual-NovemBer issue on page 27, under the 2-Cycle Sprint Grand National Whatcharuns, the 3rd place finisher for the Kid Kart Heavy class should have been Sebastian Davis. We appologize for the error. 2012 iKF graNd NatioNal aNNual aNd 2013 iKF rule BooK availaBle For purChase Reward your sponsors, family, and friends with a copy of the 4th edition of the IKF Grand National Annual. Copies are available for $20.00 each plus $10.00 shipping and handling. Additional copies of the 2013 IKF Competition Regulations and Technical Manual are available for $25.00 each plus $10.00 shipping and handling. This does not include International Kart Federation membership or voting privileges. Quantity discounts are available on both issues. Call the IKF office at 909-923-4999 to order or for more information. remiNder regardiNg miNors' CertiFied Birth CertiFiCates required For iKF memBership The International Kart Federation requires all minor members, under the age of 18, to have a Certified Birth Certificate on file at the IKF office. Copies will not be accepted. Please send a Certified Birth Certificate with new minor membership applications. Renewal Memberships received without the Certified Birth Certificates will be on hold and considered expired until the Certified Birth Certificate is received at the IKF office. New Memberships will not be processed without the Certified Birth Certificate. Please call the Membership Desk at the IKF office, 909-923-4999 or email membership@ikfkarting.com, if you have any questions. KARTER NEWS - jANuARy 2013

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    IKF Board of Directors Meeting Minutes September 22-23, 2012 ontario California President Bill Hilger called the Saturday open Meeting to order at 8:15 am. Directors present at Roll Call were Glenn Araki, Ed Diederich, Bill Hilger, Jack Hoegerl, Doug Norgaard, Mike Schorn, and Rick Scribner. Tom Rayl and Art Verlengiere were not present at Roll Call. President Hilger welcomed the following Members and Guests in attendance: Don Durbin Sr., John Motley, Janet Scribner, Sharee Hoegerl, and Carmen Carranza. Financial report Treasurer Hoegerl presented the Profit & Loss Three year Comparison Report. Income is up from the previous year. Rulebook sales and pass income up. Expenses are down from previous year. Net income and Cost of Goods sold discussed. Balance Sheet comparing current year and past two years. Discuss Reserve Accounts. Accounts Receivable Report. Discuss various Committee Budgets. Board discussed the various finance reports. discussion on eCommerce store. New items to be introduced in the future. hilger presents plaques to outgoing Directors, Mr. Ed Diederich, Mr. Mike Schorn, and Mr. Rick Scribner. The Board thanks them for their years of service and dedication to the sport of karting and the IKF. diederich questions the tag weights for the Vortex RoK TT and the Motori Seven engines in the 2012 IKF Rulebook. Wants correct weights in the 2013 IKF Rulebook. Motley states the weights currently used are based on a successful TaG Program. Scribner suggests a matrix based on actual race results. Durbin states the current Rulebook weights are right and working. Motion by Schorn for the Vortex RoK TT and Motori Seven to remain as printed in Section 275.5.3 of the 2012 IKF Rulebook. Second by Scribner. In Favor: Araki, Diederich, Hoegerl, Norgaard, Schorn, Scribner. Absent: Rayl, Verlengiere. Passed Scribner feels record keeping would be prudent in the future for more meaningful discussion. diederich states Bsi will not send information on helmet testing. BSI puts a certain code on their stickers. A lot would like to use the BSI rated helmets. Motorcycle associations and some four wheel vehicle racing have already approved them. Good till December 20 2013 in the IKF. Will let IKF know of any changes and see if we can be on the list for changes. Standards are good for 10 years. 600 tire - sprint racing Motley says the bumper rule discussion in Sprint racing was all because of the 600 tires. The 600 tires, used in the United States, are not CIK tires. It is a special tire made only for the United States. From importer down, it would be better to stock two tires instead of three and not have a special tire. other programs get along with only two tires. Schorn agrees. Difficult for 4 Cycle. Scribner's concern is backlash. Schorn suggests 1 or 2 years. Motley suggests waiting until the end of the homologation period. Scribner suggests getting feedback from 4 Cycle racers. Hilger suggest verbiage be added to the IKF website and the 2013 Rulebook, to be effective in 2014. Ed Diederich exits the Meeting. 2012 grand National reports from directors in Charge and tech directors 2 Cycle sprint - director in Charge Bill hilger The event was held at the Fresno, California Fairgrounds hosted by the Kerman Kart Club with 74 drivers and 190 entries. The facility had modern bathrooms, showers, great camping facilities, multiple trees and being located within the city offered all the other services as well. KARTER NEWS - jANuARy 2013 There was one large building that was climate controlled where the scale and technical area was and this was also used for the drivers meeting and relief for all drivers and pit crew as the week went on due to the heat. A temporary racing track was built on the parking lot and this track led to many great races with multiple passing zones as well. This temporary track took the so called home track advantage away. The construction of the track with started the weekend before as the track was built. Ron Perry and the Kerman Kart Club along with Mike Shorn and others constructed the temporary kart track. Many hay bales, cones, safety barriers etc. were place to build the track and it was very well laid out. Myself with race official and IKF Board members walked the surface to look at all aspects of the racing surface and made comments and or suggestions on where additional barricades or barriers could be used. There were some additions but very few. Racing each day was very good due to the multiple passing zones throughout the course. yes, there was the occasional flare ups but for the most part very minimal. one morning the local television set up and did multiple segments on the IKF event. This started at 5 a.m. and continued till around 9. Very good publicity. The Kerman Kart Club had a banquet on one evening where a buffet was held in the climate controlled building. This was very nice as everyone that purchased a ticket was able to sit down and visit with many other people. The Vintage Karting group was there with Ernie Fisher directing the activities. This group put on multiple exhibitions each day and showed the racer of today how it was done back in the day. Faye Pierson brought the Bug Museum display and set it up in the climate controlled building for all to see. A very nice collection of memorabilia. Ron and Shelly Perry along with the Kerman Kart Club worked their tails off each day to make everything right. I thought the facility was first class and the racing surface was just as good. Ron was everywhere making sure things were right and Shelly was there to do the same. The only thing lacking at this event was the pre-race marketing. Sometimes you need to hire an outside source to get the marketing completed so one can do all the other things needed for a successful event. I would have no problem recommending this facility being used again for such a race. I also want to thank Rick Scribner for filling in for me on the day that I was under the weather. Also want to thank all the IKF Board Members in attendance for the input and support of the event. Thanks to Dave Brant (Race Director), Bob Philips, (Flagman) and all the support staff for their hard work as well. once the race was over the track was dismantled in less than two hours. All in all the Fresno Fairgrounds was a great place to host the Grand Nationals and thanks to Ron and Shelly Perry and everyone involved with the Kerman Kart Club. Schorn agrees with Hilger's report. Would like to see them host another Grand National event. Amenities were great. Kids had a great time with water features. 2 Cycle sprint - tech director in Charge John motley The track and tech area were excellent, our tech was in a large air- 9

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    conditioned fair building and was just great! When the competitors pulled off the track they went inside the cool building to weigh and tech. My associates included Carolyn Adams, Frank Jimenez and on Saturday only Don Durbin. Each did an outstanding job and should be thanked for it. The club supplied scale, scale person and procedure was outstanding. We had very few controversial calls at this event. Most were clear cut, there was a question raised about a rule interpretation on Saturday when I was not present, Don Durbin may be able to address that issue. We did supply (courtesy of Glenn Araki working with Empire Karts) intake restrictors for the Rookie Comer class. These were both black anodized and printed with the IKF logo. They should become the required restrictor and sold through kart shops and our on-line store. This is a roadmap for other mandated similar components. They should be anodized and sold in this manner. My only comment to those that did not attend because it was a "parking lot race," was you missed a great event. Unfortunately too many took this view and coupled with the punch/waiver issues as well as a lack of wider promotion reduced the entries to a level below what it deserved. Discussion regarding the restrictors. 4 Cycle sprint - director in Charge ed diederich As I arrived at the Tri-City Kart Club facility in Richland, WA Tuesday, it was apparent to me that the club had already spent many hours preparing the facility for the 4 Cycle Grand National event. The grounds were very clean inside the perimeter fence as well as outside the perimeter fence. IKF & sponsor banners were strategically placed around the perimeter fence so as to be visible from most angles while attending the event. Registration was already setup and operating a day ahead of schedule. A quick observation of the registration layout and procedure assured me that everything was in a logical order and facilitated easy and fast registration. Everything was organized in a "user" friendly order for the competitor's convenience and also fully in compliance with all policy and procedural IKF recommendations. Joanne and Cory Poyner were my designated track/kart club contacts. Joann was in charge of Registration. The Race Director, Dave Brant and I had traveled together on the plane from Reno to Pasco and then shared a rental car for the duration of the event. Larry Hewitt was the Starter/Flagman and was experienced at that position. EMT personnel were on a rotating basis meaning we had two different EMT personnel each day beginning on official practice day. Track prep was very good, all barriers and cones were properly placed for maximum effect and the barriers were backed up by midget racing tires. Tech Director, Mike Schorn was there and had his "Tech" crew identified and was discussing the flow for competitors for post-race tech beginning at the scale and continuing on to the "Tech" tent. Cathryn Schorn was designated as the Grid Master. "Cat" has had this responsibility many times in the past and does an excellent job. The Tri-City track requires 4 turn workers. Each turn worker has about a 60% view of the track. There were always the required number of turn workers with the relief turn workers filling in when one or more turn worker(s) needed a break. The track barriers were setup in compliance and there was more than ample "run-off" area. This is the first time I have seen redundant scales at an event. Tri-City had a set of Longacre four pad scales as well as a traditional scale to use for verification of class weight. The Race Director, Tech Director and Director In Charge all had their IKF Rule Book in hand and ready to help clarify any rules issues. Each night the radios were charged and each morning there was a radio check to assure that the event staff could communicate with each other. Fire extinguishers were deployed each morning and retrieved each day after the racing was completed. Kart removal was done via a golf cart/trailer combination. At no time was the retrieval vehicle on the track before the checkered flag was displayed and the last kart had entered the exit road to the scales. Scoring was done by Cindy Schorn and there were no race interruptions that were scoring related. All results, grids and final finish order sheets were printed promptly and accurately and posted on the results board. There is a small concessions stand that is permanent at the track. They had plenty of liquids, snacks and sandwiches for sale throughout the week. Restroom facilities at the Tri-City track are permanent and feature showers also. Rent-A-Cop security was utilized and very effective. Both the American and Canadian National Anthems were played every day before the main events got underway. Duffys/Eagles/awards were presented in the morning for the day before and in the evening for those classes that were run during that day. From Friday on, there were two photographers on site for the racing each day. Trash barrels were positioned approximately every 50 feet so the racers didn't need to go very far to get rid of their throwaway materials. The spectator area was accessible from the general public part of the facility and was fenced to restrict spectators from getting into the pit area or grid area. one of the unpleasant responsibilities that I had to perform was to eject a mom of one of the drivers. overall this event was well prepared for and with the exception of a couple of over eager drivers on track and the mom in the pits, this event went off very smoothly. As would be expected, the racing in each class was intense whether there were 8 karts or 20 in the race group. I am happy to say that we had one competitor earn his "Expert" status at this race event. Lloyd Mack won four Duffys, (had one taken back after post-race tech) which qualified him for his "Expert" status in IKF. There was no "walk away" Duffy winners with the possible exception of World Formula Masters. Mat Kattenek won the Masters class by about 20 kart lengths. I credit the Race Director, Dave Brant, Tech Director, Mike Schorn (and crew), the Starter, Larry Hewitt, Joanne Poyner (and registration crew), Cindy Schorn-Scoring, "Cat" Schorn-Grid Master, all of the volunteer turn workers and Terry (announcer/race calls) for making this a very successful and exciting 4 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals. on another note, I have some suggestions recommended by the racers that will help these events be more user friendly in the future and help bring the IKF Grand National events back to their rightful stature in kart racing. Discussion on the motor blow up of the C50's. Scribner asks if a letter of concern should be sent to the manufacturer. Araki states it is the flywheel. Motley states the keyway is a stress riser and would cause that kind of problem. States many blow up in the pits. Scribner has concern for shrapnel everywhere. Board discusses a "Quiet Zone" at Grand National events. Went real well; no complaints; well received. Discussion on age. Needs to be mandatory at regional and Grand National races and recommended for club races. Schorn to work on "Quiet Zone" verbiage for a vote by the Board for inclusion in the 2013 IKF Rulebook. 4 Cycle sprint - tech director in Charge mike schorn on arriving the Monday of the event, the Tri City Kart Club had once again worked very hard to make their track one of the best facilities hosting an IKF Grand National. It is a shining example of hard work and pride of ownership which makes this a picture post card track. The tech barn and adjoining tent was large enough to hold all the class winners in a confined area. There was adequate room for all 7 tech officials and kart representatives for engine disassembly. There were 184 entries for the event and every entry was dealt with honesty, integrity and fairness. I hope that my first attempt at Tech Director in Charge was not too stressful or demanding as we all have many things going on at the Grands. This was however one of the most memorable Grand's that I have attended. From the 184 entries at the event we had over 10 10 KARTER NEWS - jANuARy OCTOBER 2013 2012

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