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The Full Caster Podcast - A Karting Conversation is a new podcast started by Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel, hosting guests from all parts of the Karting Community. We chat about every thing Karting, as well as sharing banter and stories from their lives both at and away from the track... Continue Reading >>
The Full Caster Podcast - A Karting Conversation is a new podcast started by Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel, hosting guests from all parts of the Karting Community. We chat about every thing Karting, as well as sharing banter and stories from their lives both at and away from the track... << Show Less
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Episode 47: Sean Buur - Part 2 This installment of the Full Caster Podcast - A Karting Conversation, was recorded on July 16th 2022, with hosts Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel interviewing someone who is perhaps mostly seen these days behind a camera, Sean Buur.  For episode 47 of the FCP we chat with Sean not only about his current duties as photographer and media lead for the Challenge of the Americas and all the sport karting events at CalSpeed, but also his origins in karting and the founding of one of the most popular karting magazines over the past 30 years, Go Racing magazine. But did you know that Sean used to drive? With more stories than we could possibly fit into a regular episode, listen in for a very entertaining edition of the FCP.Join us for Episode 47 of Full Caster Podcast, Part 2 with Sean Buur!
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Episode 47: Sean Buur - Part 2 This installment of the Full Caster Podcast - A Karting Conversation, was recorded on July 16th 2022, with hosts Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel interviewing someone who is perhaps mostly seen these days behind a camera, Sean Buur.  For episode 47 of the FCP we chat with Sean not only about his current duties as photographer and media lead for the Challenge of the Americas and all the sport karting events at CalSpeed, but also his origins in karting and the founding of one of the most popular karting magazines over the past 30 years, Go Racing magazine. But did you know that Sean used to drive? With more stories than we could possibly fit into a regular episode, listen in for a very entertaining edition of the FCP.Join us for Episode 47 of Full Caster Podcast, Part 2 with Sean Buur!
Episode 47: Sean Buur - Part 1 This installment of the Full Caster Podcast - A Karting Conversation, was recorded on July 16th 2022, with hosts Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel interviewing someone who is perhaps mostly seen these days behind a camera, Sean Buur.  For episode 47 of the FCP we chat with Sean not only about his current duties as photographer and media lead for the Challenge of the Americas and all the sport karting events at CalSpeed, but also his origins in karting and the founding of one of the most popular karting magazines over the past 30 years, Go Racing magazine. But did you know that Sean used to drive? With more stories than we could possibly fit into a regular episode, listen in for a very entertaining edition of the FCP.Join us for Episode 47 of Full Caster Podcast, Part 1 with Sean Buur!
Episode 46: Nathan & Trisha Thibodeaux - Part 1 Recorded on May 27th, the 46th edition of the Full Caster Podcast - A Karting Conversation, sees hosts Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel interview The Thibodeaux&apos;s of Tri-C Karters, Nathan and Trisha. As two of the three principals of the Tri-C Karters club,  this dynamic duo -along with Eric Nelson- are responsible for putting on the events of the Tri-C club at CalSpeed Karting, but also have a local winter series, as well as summer night series that run at Adams Motorsports Park.  Get to know both of them in the latest installment of the FCP, with roots back to the famed Moran Raceway, and more!Join us for Episode 46 of the Full Caster Podcast, Part 1 with Nathan & Trisha Thibodeaux!
Episode 46: Nathan & Trisha Thibodeaux - Part 2 Recorded on May 27th, the 46th edition of the Full Caster Podcast - A Karting Conversation, sees hosts Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel interview The Thibodeaux&apos;s of Tri-C Karters, Nathan and Trisha. As two of the three principals of the Tri-C Karters club,  this dynamic duo -along with Eric Nelson- are responsible for putting on the events of the Tri-C club at CalSpeed Karting, but also have a local winter series, as well as summer night series that run at Adams Motorsports Park.  Get to know both of them in the latest installment of the FCP, with roots back to the famed Moran Raceway, and more!Join us for Episode 46 of the Full Caster Podcast, Part 2 with Nathan & Trisha Thibodeaux!
Episode 45: Stevan McAleer - Part 2 Episode 45 of The Full Caster Podcast: A Karting Conversation sees Hosts Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel catch up with their buddy and longtime Sports Car racer, Stevan McAleer. Hailing from Scotland, Stevan takes us through his journey as young karter, where his start came from bouncing back from an incident to find an even bigger fire and passion for driving. Making the move to the States after earning a drive at Skip Barber, he progressed through the MX5 Cup and now races in the GT4 class in IMSA. Also a Team owner in the MX5 category with McCumbee/McAleer Racing and having his own karting team -McAleer Racing- he is involved in karts and cars as a driver, coach, and team owner.Join us for Episode 45 of the Full Caster Podcast, Part 2 with Stevan McAleer!
Episode 45: Stevan McAleer - Part 1 Episode 45 of The Full Caster Podcast: A Karting Conversation sees Hosts Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel catch up with their buddy and longtime Sports Car racer, Stevan McAleer. Hailing from Scotland, Stevan takes us through his journey as young karter, where his start came from bouncing back from an incident to find an even bigger fire and passion for driving. Making the move to the States after earning a drive at Skip Barber, he progressed through the MX5 Cup and now races in the GT4 class in IMSA. Also a Team owner in the MX5 category with McCumbee/McAleer Racing and having his own karting team -McAleer Racing- he is involved in karts and cars as a driver, coach, and team owner.Join us for Episode 45 of the Full Caster Podcast, Part 1 with Stevan McAleer!
Episode 44: Jake Drew - Part 2 Episode 44 of The Full Caster Podcast: A Karting Conversation sees Hosts Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel catch up current ARCA West Series driver and top-flight senior karter, Jake Drew. Starting in kid karts in the the early 2000&apos;s, Jake worked his way up from there to not only become one of the best Senior-level karters in the USA, but also has made the move into cars via the ARCA West series and Sunrise Racing. Join us as we chat with him about everything from winning IKF Duffys, to the the challenges of swapping a kart for a stock car!Join us for Episode 44 of the Full Caster Podcast, Part 2 with Jake Drew!
Episode 44: Jake Drew - Part 1 Episode 44 of The Full Caster Podcast: A Karting Conversation sees Hosts Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel catch up current ARCA West Series driver and top-flight senior karter, Jake Drew. Starting in kid karts in the the early 2000&apos;s, Jake worked his way up from there to not only become one of the best Senior-level karters in the USA, but also has made the move into cars via the ARCA West series and Sunrise Racing. Join us as we chat with him about everything from winning IKF Duffys, to the the challenges of swapping a kart for a stock car!Join us for Episode 44 of the Full Caster Podcast, Part 1 with Jake Drew!
FCP: 'Roundtable One' Recorded on January 12th, 2022, Mike Smith and Derek Esquibel host their first ever &quot;Roundtable&quot; discussion, bringing on former Full Caster Podcast guests Matt Johnson, Jesus Vasquez, and Race Liberante. Covering all sorts of karting topics and from multiple different views in the industry, we chat off season prep, views on rules and officiating, driver etiquette, the pitfalls of getting into karting, and even brainstormed possible solutions like how licensing could work. Whether new to the sport, or a passionate long-time racer, this episode has a little of everything...Join us for &apos;Roundtable One&apos; of the Full Caster Podcast!00:00 - Intro00:15 - Going from one season to another09:10 -  Choosing what to do for the year37:40 - Driver etiquette and penalties47:58 - Knowing who you’re racing1:18:10 - Who should be allowed to run what and where1:35:24 - Class structure on the national scene 1:58:00 - Figuring out your own program2:12:56 - Fighting, how to handle the scenario
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