Everyone is acquainted with the name of motor sports. Racing karts is also a type of Motor sport and is the most popular one in the US, and racing karts is also the fastest growing motor sports in the US. It is a game that fascinates both male and female and even children because it is appropriate for any age group who is basically interested in racing go karts. There are around 100, 000 karters all round US including children belonging to the age of 7 and so on.
Kart racing is also short termed as go-karting and truly speaking it shares many of its features with open wheel motor sports. The difference lies only in the fact that a racing kart is a small four-wheeled vehicle, also termed as, karts or go-karts according to its design. It is an appropriate sport for those who want to take up motor sports as their profession as it is considered to be the first step or the stepping stone towards the exciting ranks of motorsports.
Racing karts run on scaled-down circuits and can enlighten your racing career by teaching you the basics of competition racing, engine tuning and setting up the vehicle and also develop a good competition skill in you. Many drivers started their career with racing go carts and are still pursuing it in their leisure to keep their reflexes and skills honed.Racing Carts Classes
These racing carts vary in speed and can easily touch speeds exceeding 160 mph or 259 km/h and so are known as Superkarts. These super go karts involve a variety of classes from which the players have to choose from. Some of these racing karts classes are:
Sprint-Enduro Racing Kart: Sprint-Enduro karts basically run on short tracks and are best suited either for ovals or for road courses and is suited for asphalt or dirt (off road karts). Whereas the enduro requires a bigger track in comparison, similar to the ones used by other racing karts. In the enduro kart the driver seems to lay flat and the kart looks longer and slimmer in comparison to sprint karts.
Shifter Vs Non-shifter Karts: The shifter karts are the more expensive racing karts consisting of features that may prove the vehicle to be cheaper in the near future. It provides a sequential 6 gear box that enables the driver to run the vehicle's engine in the optimum RPM range and also are faster whereas the non-shifter are devoid of these features and comes in two varieties like the direct drive and the clutch style.
Two cycle or 4 cycle engine: Again you can opt between two cycle or four cycle go-kart engine while the exact difference is still not confirmed, the two cycle go kart motor is best suited for competitive field.More About Racing Karts
Go Kart Kits
Building your own go kart from ready to build go kart kits is easy, fun and there is a lot of satisfaction involved in the project. Check out these tips on racing go cart kits.
Racing Go Kart
Racing go kart kits are quite popular nowadays. They come with the go kart frame already welded, so it's easier for you to build your own go kart.
Go Kart Frames
Kart chassis are the overall frame of your racing or off road go kart. You can buy these go kart frames from different manufacturers at different local stores or online. I highly recommend eBay.