December 27, 2014 at 5:57 pm #39435Josh BrewerParticipant
What karting shops/dealerships do you guys recommend in Southern California? I’m particularly looking for some in Orange County. Thanks
December 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm #39443
December 27, 2014 at 8:39 pm #39446
December 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm #39447Steve O’HaraParticipant
Go see Stu Hayner at MDG in Orange.
Here’s the contact information…
1657 N Glassell Ave
Orange, Ca 92867
Customer support and service is above and beyond.
A full range of ready to race karts from introductory to state of the art all at good prices.
December 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm #39448Tom RickettsParticipant
I would recommend checking out mdg karting as well they are located at 1657 glassell ave. and there number is 714-928-5278. Stu is a great guy and has a huge selection of new and used karts, and parts and he will be able to help find you something to fit your budget. Also he will help you get into karting the right way and not into something that is to advanced for you.
December 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm #39450Bryan LampeParticipant
I’ll echo what has been said about MDG Karting in Orange. You won’t find a more experienced or helpful group than these guys.
December 27, 2014 at 9:51 pm #39451FREDDY SANDOVALParticipant
I forgot about Stu Hayner
I would totally go there
Good people, and with great reputation.
December 27, 2014 at 9:53 pm #39452
December 28, 2014 at 7:04 am #39462Kalvin ChenParticipant
If you want 125 TAG and 100cc in Orange County, I highly recommend MDG karting in Orange. Stu is helpful and offers great karting advice, especially for a someone new in karting. He has everything , especially for 100cc. I know that he can pretty much get you anything you need in karting. I have known him for a long time; ever since his shop was in the old location.
The shop has a nice showroom with easy parking. I love going there! I heard that his son, Kyle is a great coach.
For shifter kart racing, I would definitely recommend MRC in Corona. Willy and Billy’s vast knowledge and their willingness to help us have been so awesome. They have a very professional setup with a complete inventory of shifter karts and parts. They are always at the track testing , and that helps a lot with on-track parts and tuning support.
I truly believe that both of these shops mentioned have business models that are highly customer driven and not money driven. The owners are truly passionate about karting.
Have fun karting!
December 28, 2014 at 9:27 am #39472Josh BrewerParticipant
Thanks for the replies guys. I’ll definitely go check out MDG karting and some of the others mentioned.
December 28, 2014 at 11:24 am #39476Marcus sengolParticipant
Definitely go check out MDG
Stu and his sons are the best by far!
They are phenomenal drivers and great people. I got started in Karting because of them.
I would recommend 100cc if you are starting out and go from there, it really forces you to learn the fundamentals and dynamics of driving karts. (Great cost benefits will definitely keep one in the sport long term). But they carry 125cc too.
1657 N Glassell AveOrange, Ca 92867
Customer support and service is waaaayy above and beyond what you would expect from any store let alone a karting store in so cal.
December 30, 2014 at 1:47 am #39609Ryon BeachnerParticipant
Not sure which part of Orange County you’re located in, but were in Laguna Hills.
Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Ryon @ 2 Wild Karting
December 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm #39672Arnel BabidaParticipant
There are numerous shops in Southern California, but before you go anywhere else, I would highly recommend MDG Karting . MDG Karting focuses on selling quality new and used karts, parts, apparel and merchandise with the best and most helpful service at reasonable prices. MDG strives to make karting affordable and accessible for racers of all budgets. Whether you are brand new to karting or a seasoned racer, looking to buy a race ready kart, an engine, or a new chain, MDG is the place to go! You will leave with so much information, knowledge and extremely satisfied!
The shop is run by longtime professional racing driver Stu Hayner along with his sons, Kyle and James.
Good luck and have fun.
January 8, 2015 at 9:09 pm #40123Rod HawkinsParticipant
MDG karting. Stu is the man. He will talk in detail regarding what you are looking for, what your budget is and what your plans are. He is very realistic and helpful. He is also open to meeting you at the tracks and helping you with your purchase.
When end I was first looking into karting a couple years ago, I got a lot of “attitude” from different people in the sport. As someone coming from motocross, mountain bike racing, BMX racing and a deep interest in sports cars, I just about gave up looking into karting as I didn’t need a bunch of ” kart experts” being too cool to talk to someone and educate them on the sport. It was frustrating because I kept reading on these boards about how karting is dying, and then you try and learn about the sport and equipment and they all look at you like your an idiot because you didn’t know the difference between KPV, kt100, PRD, leopard, x30, rotax, stock honda, etc.
After meeting stu I got really excited and now love going out and racing.
You out need to look into f100 series too. If you think you are going to have fun just doing practice track days with you and a few friends, it gets kind of boring after a while, esp after performing in a series like f100.
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