IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PRD Dealers:

ATTENTION PRD Dealers:

PRD International has determined a gear plate guard must be installed as a safety precaution to all PRD 125cc Fireball engines currently in the field. PRD-USA will issue the factory supplied guards to the engine owner free of charge. The new gear plate guard is easily installed between the chain guard and the engine.

It is the opinion of PRD International and RLV/PRD-USA if gear plate failure occurs it could cause damage or injury. Possible failure may occur as a result of improper removal, improper installation or inadequate maintenance. See Technical Bulletin #18 and the “recommended maintenance schedule” links for specific information.

Please urge your PRD engine customers (owners) to email prd-usa@rlv.com to request a “Gear Plate Guard Claim Form”.

Thank you for your help,

Art Verlengiere

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TECHNICAL BULLETIN #18

technical bulletin #18

TECHNICAL BULLETIN #18

PRD FIREBALL 125CC

Gear Plate (2007 Model)

Part Number  PRD-7121

gear plate

REQUIRED MAINTENANCE

Upon completion of the first twenty (20) hours of use, the gear plate must be removed and inspected on both sides for cracking. Special attention should be given to the root of the teeth and the lightening holes.

After the initial inspection, the complete inspection process must be repeated after every 5 hours of use.

When the gear plate has reached 40 hours of total use it must be replaced.

NOTE: The use of screwdrivers and pry bars to remove the gear plate/clutch center will damage the part causing premature failure. Only use the PRD clutch center puller to remove the clutch plate (part # PRD-7193). When reinstalling do not over tighten the three (3) gear plate bolts, maximum torque 144 inch pounds/12 foot pounds with red lock tight.

PURPOSE

Possible gear plate failure may occur as a result of improper removal, reinstallation or use beyond the expected life of the product.

WARNING: If failure occurs, the engine will be under power. The gear plate could potentially separate from the main gear at a high rate of speed causing damage or injury.

 

FREE LAKC Entry August 17th

531082_426723597382535_1667434335_nATTENTION Drivers-

Do you currently own a PRD engine ?

Have you been waiting for an opportunity to race with LAKC ?

DON’T WAIT any longer !!! Now is the time to bring your PRD out to an LAKC race. For our upcoming August 17th race we will be giving away 10 FREE race entries to qualified PRD drivers.

To qualify for the FREE entry you will need to meet the following criteria:
– Must race one of our PRD Classes (PRD-1, PRD-2, PRD-Senior, PRD-Masters and PRD Senior-Pilot)
– Must NOT have raced any of the above classes in the 2014 season
– Must email your Name, Class and Kart number to jbradley (AT) iqlaservision.com to request an entry
– This promotion is open to all drivers, both LAKC Members and Non-Members

Get out and race with the best series on the west coast.

Free entries are provided by RLV-USA

DATE CHANGE for the PRD PAN-AM CROWN of KARTING

prd-pan-am-2014Santa Maria, Ca August 1st, 2014.PRD-USA and Vega-USA have announced

a date change for the PRD Pan-Am Crown of Karting event. Due to unforeseen circumstances the promoters of the PRD Pan-Am Crown are forced to change the original October 2014 date to summer of 2015.

The new date for the race is over the 4th of July holiday weekend: July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2015. The venue remains the same with the world class Santa Maria Karting Association hosting the race. “Both PRD-USA and Vega-USA apologize for the inconvenience to all of the individuals affected by this change,” explains Art Verlengiere of PRD USA. “We know racers had already made plans, but we hope they understand the rescheduling was beyond our control.” Although PRD USA and Vega USA are extremely disappointed over this change, they urge all the participants to consider the change as one for the better. Summertime in Santa Maria is perfect, great, food, great weather, great racing.

Keep up with all the latest information on the 2015 PRD Pan Am Crown of Karting presented by Vega Tire at www.prd-usa.com and like us on Facebook.

Thank you for your understanding,
and Vega USA

PRD Challenge Bounty Defended by Johnson and Zimmeman at LAKC Round 5.

 

PRD Challenge Bounty Defended by Johnson and Zimmeman at LAKC Round 5. Round 6 Bounty Issued.

The PRD Challenge bounty was defended by Matt Johnson and Derek Zimmerman at round 5 of the LAKC PRD Senior Controlled event June 29th. The two defenders split the cash bounty placed on their heads by RLV after aggressive action was aimed at them all day long. Paul Bonilla and David Vasquez attacked early in the 18 lap final with Johnson slotting in for 3rd. By halfway it was clear that these three were going to go the distance and the rest were left fighting for 4th place. The real question was if defender, Johnson was going to be able to get to the front and thwart the efforts to claim the bounty. Vasquez and Johnson traded the lead a few times in the latter stages of the contest with Bonilla lurking a few feet behind in 3rd. Johnson was able to fight back, scoring the win, and defending the bounty. Vasquez finished on his heals in 2nd and Bonilla was 3rd. Defender, Derek Zimmerman battled most of the race with Jordan Roberson in the chase group and finished in 5th. Continue reading PRD Challenge Bounty Defended by Johnson and Zimmeman at LAKC Round 5.

THE PRD CHALLENGE RETURNS for LAKC ROUND 5

Matt Johnson and Derek  Zimmerman have a $1000 bounty on their heads for LAKC Round 5

Matt Johnson and Derek Zimmerman have a $1000 bounty on their heads for LAKC Round 5

THE PRD CHALLENGE RETURNS for LAKC ROUND 5
PRD SENIOR Controlled TAG 1ST BOUNTY = $1,000
June 29, 2014 ROUND 5 L.A.K.C.

R.L.V. OFFERS $1,000.00 CASH BOUNTY
DEFENDERS: MATT JOHNSON & DEREK ZIMMERMAN
CHALLENGERS: MUST DEFEAT BOTH DEFENDERS
To collect the award the “Challenger(s)” must finish in front of both “Defenders” and pass post race tech. Each Challenger finishing in positions 2 – 5 collects $150.00 each, the winner collects the remaining balance of the bounty. If the Challengers fail to defeat both Defenders, the defenders will split the bounty 50/50. Bounties will be paid cash immediately following tech.

ROK Joins PRD Pan-Am Crown of Karting 2014

prd-pan-am-Rok-2014-2VEGA Tires USA presents the PRD Pan-Am Crown “PRD” & “ROK” In Sync October 10, 11, 12, 2014 
PRD-USA & Vega USA Welcomes the “Rok” to the PRD Pan-Am Crown of Karting
Featured classes: PRD – Rok – Honda – Comer

Hosted by the Santa Maria Karting Association
The Central Coast of California is the home of Santa Maria Karting’s race track since 1959.  The Santa Maria Kart Club takes pride in their facility which houses an excellent, challenging, technical track complying with CIK standards.

Registration opens July 2014, event details/information soon at:
www.prd-usa.com & http://www.facebook.com/prd-usa

ALL INCLUSIVE SPECIAL DEAL

ATTENTION SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JR I DRIVERS!

PRD AND VEGA FACTORIES UNITE

TO PRESENT A PRD JR I

ALL INCLUSIVE SPECIAL DEAL

PRD JR I a class dedicated & designed for the serious JR I driver.

HERE’S THE DEAL

A PRD JR I FIREBALL COMPLETE ENGINE PACKAGE(direct from PRD-USA)

FOUR (4) SETS OF VEGA FH TIRES (direct from PRD-USA)

FOUR (4) PRD JR I CLASS ENTRIES (qualifying So California Clubs)

COMPLETE PACKAGE RETAIL VALUE = $3,186.44

4 FREE TIRE SETS $769.70

4 FREE CLUB ENTRIES $340.00

ALL INCLUSIVE SPECIAL DEAL = $1,859.99

(PRD-USA PAYS THE TAX)

This all inclusive special deal is available June & July 2014

Qualifying Southern California Clubs:

L.A.K.C. – So Cal Sprinters – S.M.K.A

Call PRD-USA to be part of this limited time offer (805) 925-5461

Email us at prd-usa@rlv.com

2014 ORIGINAL PRD 125CC CONTROLLED TAG RULES

2014 prd 125cc controlled tag rules pdf

PRD 125CC CONTROLLED TAG RULES

(2014)

CLASS                                                                                   AGE

 

*Junior I    PRD TAG Controlled @ 240lbs to 260lbs           8 to 12

 

*Junior      PRD TAG Controlled @ 240lbs to 260lbs           8 to 12 (attained)

    Intermediate                                                                      

*Junior II  PRD TAG Controlled @ 310lbs to 330lbs           12 to 15

 

*Senior       PRD TAG Controlled @ 360lbs to 380 lbs          16 +

 

*Masters    PRD TAG Controlled @ 390lbs to 400 lbs          35 +

 

                   * PRD-USA National Class

  Continue reading 2014 ORIGINAL PRD 125CC CONTROLLED TAG RULES

TECHNICAL BULLETIN #20

technical bulletin #20 pdf 

TECHNICAL BULLETIN #20

PRD FIREBALL 125CC

 

Class Deleted:  Cadet (JR I) effective immediately

The PRD Cadet class using the PRD-USA/ RLV filter cup with an air inlet hole of 0.412” no go has been deleted from the official 2014 PRD 125cc Controlled Tag Rules.

CLASS Replacement:  PRD Junior I effective immediately

The PRD Junior I replaces the PRD Cadet class where Cadet was run.  The PRD JR I Class requires the use of a PRD-USA/ RLV filter cup with an air inlet hole of 0.462” no go, the hole will remain as manufactured no cleaning, de-burring or any other modifications are allowed.  O-ring must be used and functional. The filter cup must be sealed to carburetor.

The PRD Junior I class rules can be found in the 2014 PRD 125cc Controlled Tag rules.

RLV/PRD-USA