Crawford family karting began in 1961 when Dad bought his first kart (a sprint kart) and began racing at Navarre, Ohio, North Industry, Ohio, and Port Washington, Ohio. Tim didn’t get involved in karting until after we moved to Llano, California around 1986. His kart was a 1977 Bonzai Enduro, and it is shown below with Tim sitting in it waiting for his friend Ralph Mattis to start him at Willow Springs, California. (Ralph is starting me in the photo.) Scott got envolved in karting later, maybe around 1993 or so. I forget exactly, but it was after we were done racing dirt bikes. PHOTO ABOVE: JIM AND JESS AT THE PHOENIX FIREBIRD EAST TRACK.
PHOTO BELOW LEFT: TIM ON HIS FIRST KART AND DAD. RIGHT: TIM WITH HIS TROPHIES. BELOW CENTER: SCOTT, RALPH MATTIS, DAD.
BELOW RIGHT: KEVIN. BELOW LEFT: ROSS. BELOW LOWER RIGHT: STEVE. BELOW CENTER: TIM AND ED AT WILMOT, OHIO KART TRACK ON MY 1961 DART KART.
BELOW LEFT: BECCA. BELOW RIGHT: CALUM. BELOW CENTER: JIM AND JESS AT THE FIREBIRD EAST TRACK IN PHOENIX, AZ.