What better way to spend your Saturday or Sunday then taking a spin on a new go cart. Growing up as a kid I always wanted something motorized whether it was a dirt bike, go cart or ATV’s of some kind. My father thought motorcycles were too dangerous and r
Every kid dreams of going fast and go carts are no exception. Although they are setup safer than their 2-wheeled counterparts they are still a danger if not used smart and properly. Parents are responsible for teaching that to their children as well as to themselves. Safety is the number one concern especially when your children are involved.
Go kart racing has evolved with the times. Go karts now are much more technical and very fast for some models. They will run as fast as 80mph for some 2 stroke models. The Superkart will go as fast as 160 and can be very dangerous.
Most go karts come with some sort of governor depending on the size and level of expertise for the rider. Child go cart are much less powerful than their adult counterparts.
Go kart racing is labeled by categories such as sprint which involves one quarter to a mile oval dirt tracks. Endurance races that last up to 24 hours and include actual strategies and crew like a Nascar race. Speedway racing takes place on a clay dirt track and also involves an oval track with four left turns and 2 straightaways.
Go cart racing is exciting but can be dangerous racing. Imagine running at a high speeds with your body just a few inches off of the ground. Of course safety is always a priority whenever racing is involved. You are required to wear the appropriate gear such as gloves, jackets and approved helmets.
Go carts and go cart parts are available at local hardware shops and also motorcycle dealers. The best time to find most go carts are in the fall and winter months as this seems to be the best time for most atv supplies.
To decide if your child is ready for go kart racing make sure you test their skillset and also get them out on practice track to see if they can handle the environment
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