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.