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    brandon sonko
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    hi guys, I’m new to karting always wanted to get into when i was younger. i was just wondering are there adult leagues? if so where do i start into looking for one near me and how about kart shopping where do i look for that?  thank you in advance.

    #42662

    FREDDY SANDOVAL
    Participant

    First check what indoor tracks are available in your area, do a couple of races and see if you like it, and how well you do, then go back again some other day and see if your driving improved.

    If you feel like the indoor karts are too slow for you, then it’s time to move on to the next level. Find a local track near you and ask if there is an arrive and drive/rental program, and start driving 4 cycle low hp karts just to get you started. This should take place at a real race track ( bigger than indoor)

    Once you become better, and more addicted to the sport, and you can’t take it anymore, other than wanting to buy your own equipment, then it will be time to look around for a good used turn key and ready to go kart.

    I wouldn’t be too concerned about adult classes, all full size karts are adult drivers, in most clubs you have to be at least 16 or 17  and up to 65 years old to race.

    A great place to look for used karts, and parts is right here, there is always something available at a good price, and there are many racers willing to give you a hand and good advise. Good luck to you, and welcome to the sport. FastFreddy.   😉

    #42799

    brandon sonko
    Participant

    thanks for your help, much appreciated. will defiantly be back with more input

    #59786

    Nick Clark
    Participant

    Hey Brandon did you have any luck getting into a league? I’ve never raced in a league but I’ve had a few ‘day out’ races. Freddy, I’m starting to read into building my own go kart with a friend, just for fun really. Do you have any suggestions? It’s not going to be a ‘track ready’ kart, just one that we’ve built and moves for fun.

    #59904

    FREDDY SANDOVAL
    Participant

    Nick, welcome.

    It is less expensive to purchase a used kart, than building a new kart from scratch.

    By the time you’re done adding all the components, brakes, hubs, axle, bearings, cassettes, wheels and tires, seat, steering wheel, hub, steering shaft, etc. You’ll be way over budget.

    I highly recommend finding a good used full roller chassis, or a turn key ( complete kart) for a discounted price.

    I don’t know how things are in Europe, but I imagine karts may be a lot cheaper and easier to buy than it is here in America?

    Good luck and enjoy your new karting adventures. FastFreddy.

     

    #64142

    Eric Bertrand
    Participant

    I don’t want to scare anyone off, but it must be mentioned, rental karting leagues often turn into bash fests, since the wheels are covered people can make moves they would never make in an open wheel kart, since that leads to damage of their own kart and potential injury. If your local track has good staff they will police it with black flagging and booting people, but if they don’t it really hampers the racing. Try it and if you enjoy driving a kart, try to find a local club track and watch some races, where bashing is not tolerated.

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