The Need for Speed
After tooling around on Cup cars all week, the last way mechanic Brian Davies should want to spend his weekends is, well, tooling around on a race car. Not the case. His ride of choice – a Honda CR 125 shifter kart with a dirt bike motor. Brian likes nice toys, but fessed up to why the chassis and motor are brand spanking new – “I destroyed my old kart at Road America last year. It was a massive wreck!” Brian escaped unscathed and went on to finish 5th this year at Barber Motorsports Park and 6th at Road Atlanta (photo) in the road race series of the World Karting Association. His kart can crank out 130 mph and even boasts the same power-to-weight ratio as an IndyCar.