Switching gears from pavement sprint karts to dirt outlaw karts. Anybody have any experience with these things? Have been running at Gopro Motorplex since they opened and Looking to try something new and run at Milbridge Speedway in NC. Looking at the intermediate or open class. Cant run 125cc due to weight being 350lbs thinking of possibly 250F because they weigh 400lbs or running a 450F or 500 in the open class. Any Suggestions? SKE or QRC or something else? Were do I find used karts and engines. Thanks
SKE and QRC are both quality setups and companies. Since/if you are in the Charlotte area, to get going it may be best to work with Kyle Beattie at SKE. Also, once things get going back in full swing at Millbridge- most folks out there will surely and openly help out with any information you need. It’s quite a popular place for the winged outlaw karts. A quick Google of “winged outlaw karts” will open a lot of information and there are quite a few Winged Outlaw Karts For Sale pages on Facebook. Hopefully you’ll enjoy driving and racing these things as much as we have!
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They race them around here. They truly are an “open” tech type class of karting that is growing fast. The local track here went to A hard tire right rear and still need new tires every 3 races. better then 1 race, I guess.
Motor wise its A toss up. the CR500 is FASTER on the bigger tracks with lots of maintenance.$2-$3000
The 450 less so but when they go bang, they tear themselves up. Motor run $4,500-$11,000 from Joe Gibbs.
We just built one to run at Millbridge and have only run one race. Jimmy Elledge at QRC is awesome to deal with and has plenty of parts locally. We built a junkyard dog cr500 for $3500, but thats with a full rebuild and all parts…pipe, ignition, carb etc. The best part is tech which consists of rolling across the scales and driving back to your pit. I haven’t had this much fun racing since open moto in the nineties.
Thanks everybody for the information. Tim when you rebuilt your CR500 did you take most of the gears out of the transmission? I see a lot of people do that. Does anybody know why? Is it weight or rotating mass?