Chase – The Rookie Race Kart Driver

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Chase Brunscheen is the only seven-year old boy I know who is a Rookie Race Kart driver! He’s from Dyersville, Iowa, and started racing kid karts when he was five. His new Rookie kart # 93 is overall a completely different kart than his kid kart of last year. In this Rookie Kart frame he could race up to an adult. He’d just have to change out the restrictor plate in the motor so he could go faster. The seat and pedals can be moved to adjust to his height. In 2-3 years he’ll update the chassis (frame) to stay competitive.

This new kind of kart is a far cry from the old vintage go-karts of years ago!

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If you haven’t already guessed, maintaining the tires is important. After every hot laps and heat race, the tires are removed, washed and Prep is applied. That’s a solution that helps tires perform their best on a particular racing track. Of course there are different Preps for different tracks raced. The trick is to pick the best Prep for each track!

Chase has had some challenges learning his new Rookie Kart this year. Last year, his Kid Kart had tires with treads, no Prep needed, and it handled well and gripped the track. He could drive anywhere on the track pretty easily. Not so this year with his new Rookie Kart. He’s moved up to “slicks” tires. No tread! The tires and prep he uses can make the difference in winning or loosing a race. His driving skills in handling this kind of kart are impressive.

11223958_1743136109246795_8734250336159416345_n-2This year Chase has raced on six different tracks, and he’ll race his seventh track over Labor Day weekend in South Dakota. With the help of his Mom Shannon & Dad Brian and his many supporters, Chase will continue to race. He’s doing pretty well on the track, moving up a class and working on increasing placement and finish.

Chase is a well-rounded, energetic, talented young boy. This summer he attended two wrestling camps, a football camp, played baseball, and took swimming lessons. Football practice has started and his first game was on August 30th.

Also he’s a kid connoisseur of seafood. He loves, sushi, muscles, clams and calamari. Not to forget the many other things he loves; dinosaurs, farming, construction trucks, all kinds of animals, the Hawkeyes, LA Dodgers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Nascar driver, Kevin Harvick!

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His favorite colors are green and purple, the color scheme of his Rookie Kart. The Kart number 93 is his birth date!

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He’s just started the second grade. I’d say he’s a remarkable seven-year-old. His Mom & Dad think so too! Let’s hope he keeps his Rookie Kart racing up along with all his other interests and likes for many years to come. Watch out NASCAR, here comes Chase!

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Visit Chase on Facebook – Chase Brunscheen Racing

Facebook Fun Stuff

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September 3rd is Chase’s 7th birthday.

Let’s wish him a Happy Birthday!

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About C.E.Robinson

Sunny southern California has been home for the past 25 years, a transplant from the east coast, Europe, Asia, and the northwest. In 2014 I retired as a nurse practitioner to be a stay-at-home writer, co-author, and blogger. From the blog beginning, Before Sundown has been honored with awards, and blog tours. I’m ever grateful for my dedicated worldwide followers who like, share and tweet posts. Before Sundown’s Welcome Page is full of glorious sunsets and sunrises. The New Featured Monthly Sunrise or Sunset Header and mini-bio promote and support blogger friends. What better way to keep the blog theme, “remember what made you smile” than to give visitors something to smile about! http://cerobinsonauthor.com
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34 Responses to Chase – The Rookie Race Kart Driver

  1. Gutsy parents. Hope he survives his childhood. As a pediatrician, I know far too much about sports injuries to let a kid that she play football, even if it is “little kid” football. The spine is not all fused yet, and there are injuries that cannot be undone. Many parents derive a lot of vicarious satisfaction and pride out of seeing their kids excel at sports, especially at such a young age. I’ve seen the price they often pay. Yeah, the kid may end up being the next Dale Earnhardt….um….

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Laura, Thanks so much for your visit and offering caution on contact sports. All important points from your experience as a pediatrician! I do agree, and wish the best for Chase and his your football teammates. Let’s hope the Rookie Kid Kart driving will have minor contact with other karts and he’ll stay injury free! NASCAR here he comes! Chryssa

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    • Timothy Price says:

      I did my part to keep our pediatrician in business between riding and racing motorcycles and horses when I was a kid. I never played contact sports, which was probably a good thing.

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  2. Sammy D. says:

    I admire his intense gusto for life, despite my concern about his young age and injuries. You did a great job writing this with all tge energy and pizzazz of his 7 years.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thanks so much, Sammy D., for you comment. I do agree with you and Laura about caution with contact sports for young kids. Chase does have lot of other interests that may keep him busy and not so involved with contact sports. Chryssa

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  3. Timothy Price says:

    Go Carts, motocross, even soap box derby is a far cry from when I was a kid. When I was at a car show in February there were mini dragsters all driven by pre-teen and teenaged girls.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Tim, bet you wish….knowing how you loved all that fun stuff after reading your Tales from My Youth posts! Sophisticated fun for kids nowadays! I think my cousins had a wooden crate with wheels on it when we were kids! Chryssa

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  4. Happy Birthday Chase! Thanks for a fun post, Chryssa.

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  5. Michelle says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHASE & GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND!!

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  6. Carol Botts says:

    Brian and Shannon are loving parents and always wish the best for their son. Chase enjoys the sports that he plays and to say that the parents get satisfaction out of living vicariously through his sports is short sighted especially when you comment on someone that you do not even know. They are supporting his dreams and giving him a truly enjoyable life. Happy Birthday Chase and good luck in SD. I will be checking your Facebook page to see how you do!

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Carol, thank you for your thoughtful comment on this subject. Sometimes the comments get a bit strong when bloggers have had experiences with the topic and are thinking it through with their own history of events up front. There are many comments on this post that mention other sports that bloggers have had bad outcomes with as kids, or with their kids. It’s part of growing up in an active, adventurous life. I’m sure parents (including Shannon & Brian) are very careful and informed about sports safety measures, and stand up as proud, cheering squads for their children. Christine

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      • Carol Botts says:

        Yes, mom and dad’s first concern is for Chase’s safety. The enjoyment comes second. And what could be more enjoyable than spending time together as a family and doing what your kids really like to do?
        The wore up was awesome and I really enjoyed it. :0)

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      • Carol Botts says:

        Write up….not wore up. Where’s my editor?

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      • C.E.Robinson says:

        Thanks so much Carol, for a second comment! That’s what I liked so much about their involvement in Chase’s participation as a Rookie Kid Kart driver. Family time…concern for safety, total support and enjoyment. Shannon & Brian are incredible parent role-models! Chase is one lucky boy! No worries on typo…know the cringe feeling well, and I’m a copyeditor! All best, Chryssa (aka Christine)

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  7. Happy, happy birthday, Chase. Wow. Already he doesn’t allow moss to grow under his feet. Wonderful his parents are his supporters. This young man’s world will be his oyster (as if it isn’t already!) An amazing boy. 😀 ❤

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  8. Almost Iowa says:

    Kids get ALL the cool stuff.

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Know what you mean, Greg! Especially with today’s “toy” technology. Back in the my day we just had wooden sleds, wooden toboggans, and crates with wheels go-carts. And a no gears bicycle! Yeah, but did we have fun! Chryssa

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  9. His name kind of suits him 🙂

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  10. olganm says:

    Fabulous post. I hope he had a great birthday and he keeps enjoying everything in one piece.

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  11. What a cute kid…I mean, celebrity! I hope he had a great 7th birthday. Wow.

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  12. Chase Brunscheen Racing says:

    Thanks Christine for the great write up! Stubbled across this agian today and thought I’d post an update for some of your followers. I know you keep close tabs on my Facebook page which I really appreciate. Anyway we finished the year with 4 feature wins out of 19 races. And as of right now dad is getting it ready for a 3 day race indoors at Lincoln Nebraska over thanksgiving weekend. Thanks agian Chasin Brunscheen Racing

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