Gidley Tries 125cc Vortex Rok Shifter

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As a longtime supporter of US shifter kart racing, Memo Gidley tried out the new Vortex Rok 125cc Shifter package today at Sonoma Raceway karting track. The local Sanzura Championship karting series has taken the first step to start to phase out the long time Honda 125cc Stock Moto class with a relationship with the Vortex engine manufacture for the series.  “I have been a big fan of the Stock Honda class for many years.  I liked the low cost and …Continue reading

Gidley Podiums in First Race Back!

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It has been a long recovery road for athlete Memo Gidley, and this past weekend was a huge step in his passion for racing. Memo finished on the podium driving for RattleSnake Electric Sport this past weekend in the Sanzura Karting Championship race at Sonoma Raceway. “Well, my first go-kart race back I can describe in one word… fantastic!” said Memo. “I have been working towards getting back into a race for over three years and with the help and …Continue reading

Gidleys Grab the Win!

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This past Saturday, Memo and his Mom, Mary, took his 35’ Elliott 1050 sailboat “Basic Instinct” and grabbed the win in the annual SSS Corinthian Yacht Club Double Handed race held in the San Francisco Bay.  The CYC SSS race is open to a maximum of two people per boat for the 18 mile course.  It is a popular race with 140 sailboats and teams to show their stuff with a very limited amount of crew doing the work. Memo …Continue reading

Celebrate “Memo Back Driving Day”!

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Racing star Memo Gidley announced today that he will be back driving go-karts next Sunday, February 12th, at Sim Raceway Kart track at Sonoma Raceway.  Memo is planning to make his first laps since his horrific accident during the 2014 24 Hours of Daytona race. “I have been waiting for what seems like an eternity to get that OK from my doctors, and most recent back surgeon that I was healed and could go back to doing the things I …Continue reading