We're going to try and do a miniseries & talk about some USA kart tracks. How to get involved in some of these different facilities around the country, but also just giving it a review on what we thought it was like driving at these places, who we drove for when we leased some kart packages, and just a general sense on what it's like to race at these tracks.
Karting has a rich history in America, with roots dating back to the 1950s. The sport was created by a group of racing enthusiasts who wanted a way to race on smaller tracks than the traditional oval tracks used for stock car racing. In the early days of karting, the vehicles were made from whatever materials the builders could find, and races were often held in parking lots or on abandoned airfields.
Go-karting is a recreational motorsport activity that involves driving small, open-wheel vehicles on a track. Go-karts are typically powered by petrol engines between 8-30hp and are designed to be lightweight, nimble, and easy to handle. Go-karting can be done for leisure or as a competitive sport, with races held at both amateur and professional levels. Go-karting is a popular activity among both children and adults and is a great way to experience the thrill of racing in a safe and controlled environment.It is seen as the foundation for a motor racing career with the majority of the Formula 1 grid having started out in go-kart racing.
Finding grip is essential to keep the go-kart on track while turning for a corner. However, finding grip is easier said than done because grip levels can change from session to session & day-to-day. Factors such as weather conditions and rubber on-track can affect how much grip is on track and where you can find it. So, with many variables to consider, where and how do you find grip? This is what we are here to tackle today.
Pure driving ability should go hand-in-hand with the right equipment. To say one has the right equipment does not depend entirely on what they use, but also how they fine tune their equipment to their preferences whilst seeing noticeable changes on track. Making changes to your go-kart is by no means easy as conditions vary. However, if you learn how to make these changes, that can be the difference between winning and losing.
“The fastest drivers are equipped with the fastest equipment”. This is a tried-and-true statement that is effective in all forms of motorsport, and karting is no different. Equipping yourself with the best go-karting equipment, plus your driving technique which you hone through countless laps will give you the best chance of winning races. But what exactly are the fastest go-kart chassis brands on the market? Well, that’s exactly what we are here to figure out.
Changing the setup on a go-kart involves adjusting various components of the kart to optimize its performance on the track. The specific setup changes will vary depending on the kart, track conditions & tire compound, but some common adjustments include:
Driving a go-kart in the wet can be a bit challenging, as the tires have less grip on the track and it can be more difficult to control the kart. Here are a few tips to help you drive a go-kart in the wet