Is this the most affordable way to race?

When you’re a kid you want to be one of three things when you grow up. Either a firefighter, an astronaut, or a race car driver. As you grow up you realize, you can’t make much money if any being a fire fighter, it takes an immense amount of schooling and intellect to actually become an astronaut, and it takes a lot of money, skill, and experience to be a race car driver. But what if I told you it didn’t take a lot of money, skill, or experience to be a race car driver and that almost anyone can be one…kind of.

You’ll notice I put the kind of there…and that’s because I’m not really talking about racing cars, but rather racing go karts, which is pretty close. That’s right go kart racing. While there is a certain level of financials needed to race go karts and be competitive, you can do it fairly cheap and you don’t need any experience. There are a range of classes from 80cc for young kids to 100cc for kids and adults and 125cc shifter karts for adults. 100cc is the best for the casual racer and cheaper but 125cc shifted karts get the most thrill and closest experience being a “real” racer. 100cc karts can get up to about 70mph depending on how they’re geared and shifted karts can hit about 120 mph, both of which are just an inch off the ground! I used to race karts and I can’t tell you how much fun it was. We never won because we didn’t spend a ton of money but it was a load of fun going out there every Sunday in the summer with my dad. Racing karts, watching other karts race and then waking over to the drag strip to watch some races and eat some greasy fries and a hot dog between heats. If you have the racing itch get out there and race some karts. It’s so easy! And now with more and more indoor electric kart tracks popping up everywhere, it’s even easier and there’s no excuse to get out there and try it out. If you’re interested in racing karts but have no idea where to start. Message me or comment and I’ll do my best to help you out and get you pointed in the right direction.

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Get Your Treads Right With Treadwright

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Every once in a while I come across companies where I really believe in their mission and I want to share it with as many people as possible.  Treadwright Tires is certainly one of them.

In a time where we’re constantly looking at new innovative ways to recycle and go green, Treadwright has come up with an affordable, reliable way to recycle tires. They specialize in recycling tires and turning them into new off-road/ truck tires. The process while fairly complicated in application is actually quite simple. Oh and they’re made right here in the USA.

Used tires come in and are thoroughly inspected and tested to ensure structural integrity of the tire. Next the tires are “buffed”. All the old tread and some sidewall rubber is removed to a certain measurement, to provide a clean smooth surface for the new tread pattern. After the tires have been buffed to spec, a machine adds several layers of new industrial grade rubber to the tread area and sidewalls. The tires are then individually balanced and placed into a molding machine to bring the tire back to new condition. Each tire is then tested and sent through a final inspection and another round of balancing to ensure a quality product is provided to the end consumer.

While most people might be put off by the idea of a recycled tire, as you can tell these tires are just as good if not better than buying a comparable new name brand tire. The fact that they are recycled just means better prices for the consumer and less stress on the environment.

You can check out Treadwright Tires online at https://www.treadwright.com/