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 OCTOBER 2003
 12th ANNUAL CLYDE, OH KART RACE - CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL FOR LARGER PHOTO

It was a sunny day in Clyde, Ohio and we were excited to participate in our first official cash race.  Patrick was our reluctant pit crew, since we didn't have enough karts, or cash, for him to drive.  Rob had his Top Kart setup with a fresh blue printed KT100 and Todd used Patrick's Energy kart with a beat-up, but legal engine (It was either that or use an oversized engine that wasn't legal, due to a mess up at the kart shop.)  Clutches were also used in the Supercan and Piped medium classes (340lb for driver and kart) for the LeMans start.  (Rob and Todd both agree they hate using clutches, calling out, "Give us direct-drive any day and see who the best driver is then.")
      

Results: Supercan didn't turn out great, Rob and Todd finished in the top half of the pack.  Piped was the fastest event for the day and Rob finished 5th, but the first 2 finishers couldn't pass tech, due to their use of illegal engines, so that put him in at least 3rd place, depending on how the other two teched.  Unfortunately, Rob was too worried about Todd's finger and forgot to get his own kart teched, so he was disqualified for a top 3 ranking. (He'll never forget to tech again, I bet.)

General Note: It was like driving with the Dukes of Hazard out there.  Karts were flying into hay bails at over 50mph and I heard at least one driver broke his ribs, and there were lots of karts that never finished.  One of the driver's said, "Don't focus on winning, just try to finish."  Todd even broke his middle finger in the second race when someone slammed into his kart at over 40mph and pushed him into a hay bail, catching the front tire and spinning him around.  He thanks Rob for all the safety equipment he had or the crash could have been much worse.  Many of these drivers should have been black flagged for not slowing down right away to give the "real" drivers a chance.

Bottom Line: Rob and Todd had a blast and that is what kart racing is all about.  MM Racing really appreciates the city of Clyde, Ohio, as well as all the volunteers and municipal workers for their hard work.  It takes a ton of time to host an event like this.  Hopefully, we will see a 13th Annual event.

Miscellaneous pictures from the 4-cycle class are below.  If you want a larger picture, send me an email at tjones@myriadminds.com and I can email you the full size, 2280x1024 picture.


 SEPTEMBER 2003
 MYRIAD MINDS, INC. FORMS MM RACING
Myriad Minds, Inc. is proud to announce their newest division, MM Racing.  Our initial venture will focus on competing in the Eastern Region ICA class of Champ Car Stars of Tomorrow.  Secondary initiatives will include training courses, kart rentals and seasonal competitions with cash prizes.

Under the tutelage of Robert Knipe, our VP and Senior Instructor, we are confident that the MM Racing team will be hard to beat.  Look for MM Racing at local ICA, Yamaha Sr. Light/Heavy/Sportsman, and Yamaha Jr. Sportsman class competitions.      

"Karting is an intense, high speed extreme motorsport that is the closest thing to Indy racing I've found," says President & CEO Todd Jones.  "There is nothing like reaching speeds over 100mph and only being inches off the track."

"The unification of karting organizations, Champ Car Stars of Tomorrow and Superkarts, along with increased airing of kart races on SPEED Channel makes now the perfect time to get involved," says VP & Senior Instructor Robert Knipe.

"The best thing I've ever done is gotten into racing," says Driver Patrick Knipe.


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 NEWS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

2013 - Hottest News of the Year - Expanding product offering to 4-cycle

2012 - Hottest News of the Year - Jackson Speedway Ice Races

2011 - Hottest News of the Year - Expanded Store Offerings

2010 - Hottest News of the Year - Opened New MM Racing Online Store

2009 - Hottest News of the Year - Opened Amazon Online Store

2008 - Hottest News of the Year - Opened Brick-and-Mortar Store w/Auction-it-Today

2007 - Hottest News of the Year - Podium Finishes at Grosse Ile

2006 - Hottest News of the Year - Opened MM Racing Online Store

2005 - Hottest News of the Year - Booth at Kart Expo

2004 - Hottest News of the Year - Opened eBay Online Storefront

2003 - Hottest News of the Year - Formed MM Racing



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