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WKA's Pit Board - 11.05.2009 *** New Jersey Motorsports Park still accepting enrollments for karting seminars 11.05.2009 (Millville, N.J.) - New Jersey Motorsports Park has announced two adjustments to the instructing team for the NJMP ...

WKA's Pit Board - 11.05.2009


New Jersey Motorsports Park still accepting enrollments for karting seminars

11.05.2009 (Millville, N.J.) - New Jersey Motorsports Park has announced two adjustments to the instructing team for the NJMP University karting seminars, the half-day seminars on November 14 and 15.

New Jersey Motorsports Park is offering the first two classes to karters at F1 New Jersey, the world-class karting facility at the South Jersey-location.

The series opens with two distinct half-day seminars packed with information for all levels of karters and their teams. The latter session includes optional hands-on assistance with your personal kart following on-track sessions at F1 New Jersey.

The first seminar, "How To Utilize Data Acquisition For Karting," covers both the operation of the AIM/MyChron system, and how to interpret and use that data to gain speed. Roger Caddell, owner of Victory Lane Data, will host the Saturday, November 14 class from 9 a.m. to noon.

Caddell has more than 27 years experience in motorsports, on projects ranging from karting to sports cars. He has worked as a driver, mechanic, team owner, and crew chief in addition to his lengthy resume as a data engineer. Caddell has traveled the country conducting seminars on the how to utilize the AIM/MyChron system.

The Sunday, November 15 course will cover chassis dynamics, focusing on set-up and design. "Chassis Dynamics For Karting" will run from 9 a.m. to noon, featuring tips for adjusting your kart chassis, regardless of brand, to optimize speed and handling.

An optional, expanded afternoon session that includes hands-on instruction is offered for those who have participated in the morning classroom lessons. Students should bring their own karts and safety equipment to turn laps on the F1 New Jersey tarmac.

Mattia Madami will provide instruction for the Sunday morning course. Madami, who specializes in kart chassis set-up, has been responsible for supporting CRG's U.S. racing efforts for the past six years. The Italian-native has been instrumental in his work with multi-time karting champion Gary Carlton, both in the United States and in Europe.

Madami will offer hands on suggestions and explanations for those participating in the expanded session.

A limited number of spaces in each of the seminars are available for $50 per participant, per session. Participants are encouraged to pre-register before available seats are filled. Courses will include a continental breakfast for all participants beginning at 8 a.m.

The afternoon on-track session of "Chassis Dynamics For Karting" is open to anyone participating in the morning session for an additional $35, which includes track time.

Additional courses will be announced in the near future.

Registration forms and more information are available at www.njmp.com or by calling F1 New Jersey at 856-327-7213.

About the courses:

How To Utilize Data Acquisition For Karting
Saturday, November 14; 9 a.m. - Noon

This course focuses on not only the operation of the AIM/MyChron data acquisition system, but also how to analyze and optimize the data provided to improve driver, engine and chassis performance. Additional focus will be placed on gauging driver performance and consistency. Using the optional GPS feature of the MyChron 4 system, students will learn how to better understand the natural trends of their driver and how to improve their performance and better tune the chassis to their driving style. Roger Caddell will provide instruction on data acquisition.

Chassis Dynamics For Karting
Sunday, November 15; 9 a.m. - Noon
On-Track Optional Session: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

This course is essential for understanding kart chassis set-up and design. Learn about kart preparation, chassis adjustments and their effects, proper front end alignment and geometry and routine maintenance. The class will utilize a kart in race trim as well as several tools used by kart technicians to properly set-up team karts. Focusing on philosophy and theories for all classes and age groups, this seminar will provide participants valuable information no matter what experience level. The seminar will be taught by Mattia Madami.

Students are encouraged to bring their karts and participate in the optional afternoon session. The afternoon session will include track time and hands on, practical applications of the morning's lessons.

For more information on New Jersey Motorsports Park, F1 New Jersey, Breighton Room, or to purchase tickets, visit www.njmp.com or call 856-327-7217.

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