Catching the Cheaters! - Listen Live - Karting Segment on IFR Show - Apr. 6 at 8pmET

[B] Listen LIVE to possibly Florida’s busiest Karting Tech Official, Vinnie Crawford, on the Inside Florida Racing Karting Segment broadcast on Monday, April 6!

Vinnie will come on the air around 8pm ET! [/b]

For 2009, Vinnie Crawford is the 2-cycle tech official for the Florida Karting Championship Series, which has quietly become one of Florida’s most popular karting series, with a record 245 entrants at it’s most recent event at the Ocala Gran Prix on March 28 (180 different drivers!).

In 2009, Vinnie is also the tech official for the Tri City Kart Club in Bradenton, and the Southwest Florida Karting Association in Immokalee. In addition, Vinnie also fills in with the CCMP Karting Series, Ocala Gran Prix, and Desoto Champ Kart Series, as needed.

Vinnie discovered karting in the 1980’s, while racing his Stock Car Modified at a short track in New York. One night, when the stock car track began it’s intermission, Vinnie watched many of his fellow car racers rushing out of the pits, to an area outside of the track. Puzzled, Vinnie stopped one of his competitors, and asked what was happening. He learned that many of his fellow racers had sons and daughters, who were racing at a small go-kart track on the grounds, and they were rushing out to watch their children and family compete in their go-karts. At that time, Vinnie had a young son. Intrigued, Vinnie followed the crowd out to the go-kart track, and watched the races. He was particularly impressed with the family atmosphere that he observed that night, and 30 years later, Vinnie is still involved with karting.

Vinnie has promised to give listeners a few examples of the most “creative” cheating he has witnessed in karting, during his 15 years of working in the tech area. :eek:

This is the thirteenth weekly segment on Florida karting. These 20-minute segments will appear on the Inside Florida Racing Show broadcast every Monday night! The IFR show is broadcast from 7pm-9pm, with the Karting Segment starting around 8pmET! :cool:

To listen to the show LIVE each Monday night, simple visit the following link and click on the ‘Click Here To Listen Live’ on the left hand side of the screen:

If you miss the show, you can listen to a taped copy, which is usually uploaded (same page linked above) within two days following each broadcast.

To listen to the previous Karting Segment guests this year, please visit , and click on the list of available shows.

Jan. 12 - Dustin Chisholm - 2008 Desoto Super Speedway Late Model Champion - Show 69

Jan. 19 - Sam Rodriguez - 3-time TBARA Champion, Promoter Dirt Devil Speedway - Show 70

Jan. 26 - Chad Dokken - 9-time WKA National Champion and former Hooters Pro Cup Driver - Show 71

Feb. 2 - Victor Peters - Multi-time WKA National Champion, TS Racing Engines Head - Show 72

Feb. 9 - Jimmy Sims - President of Florida Karting Association - Show 73

Feb. 17- Seth Adams - 13yo Karting Champion - Show 74 (Feb. 17)

Feb. 23 - Todd Kovi - 2-Cycle Director with the Florida Karting Championship Series - Show 74 (Feb. 23)

Mar. 2 - Robin Green - TBARA Winged Sprint Car Owner, Owner of Heat Racing - Show 75

Mar. 9 - Ryan Hunter-Reay - 2008 Indianapolis 500 Rookie-of-the-year, 3 Indy Car Wins - Show 76

Mar. 16 - Greg Roeback - Flagman, and Karting Series Director for CCMP in Punta Gorda - Show 77

Mar. 23 - Chase Fitzgerald - FKA Champion and Cutting Edge Motorsports Owner - Show 78

March 30 - Joe Ruttman - Nascar Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck Series - Show 79

Finally, if anyone would like to provide any comments or input on the shows, please feel free to either email the show directly, or send me a PM. I will be in the pits next at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness on April 18, and would be happy to talk to anyone.