Different Types of Karts

Car racing can be very expensive and downright dangerous. However, you can approximate the thrill of car races by driving go-karts. These miniature vehicles offer the same excitement, but with fewer expenses and a greater degree of safety. But while opting to buy a kart over a car is an easy choice, it’s not that simple. You need to pick from among the different types of karts to suit your needs. There are many different go-karts for amateurs, automatic go-karts, to 6-speed manual shifter karts and go-karts for the seasoned competitive professionals.

Before you start towing home a kart, here are some things you should know before you do so.

Should You Buy New Karts or Used?

In most cases, when you’re buying a kart it’s generally a good idea to buy a brand new unit. This is especially true if you’re certain that you’ll use it for at least a year. The problem with pre-owned karts is that buying one only seems to be less expensive at first. But when you start fixing one up, the expenses can pile up quickly as you replace worn out or outdated parts with newer replacements. 

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Introducing the SKUSA Super Kart League

In the world of shifter kart racing, the SKUSA Super Kart League is one of the largest well-known leagues in the nation. It’s the acknowledged leader in the shifter kart industry. It’s the sanctioning body dedicated to high-performance kart racing in North America. The mission of SKUSA is to develop and promote the sport of kart racing into a truly professional motorsport. The goal is to build a network of regional racing programs all over the US, with a travelling tour that will enthrall the legions of fans.

SKUSA started back in 1994. It was led by several dedicated enthusiasts and now Tom and Patti Kutscher has taken over the driver’s seat since 2006. Tom was an ardent supporter of SKUSA ProMoto Tour since the late 1990s, and he was actually one of the top shifter kart drivers in the country. He moved on to kart shop ownership, and his Extreme Karting outfit won the 2003 Shifter Kart Illustrated Team of the Year award.

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A Good Place to Start Shift Kart Racing

So you’ve finally seen how exciting shift kart racing can be, and now you want to try it for yourself. Shifter cars are not toys for newbies, but you can try out K1 speed go kart racing to get you up to speed, so to speak.

As mentioned in the previous post, indoor go-kart racing is a great way to make your way onto the shifter kart racing scene and out of the pit providing auto detail services.

Here are some reasons why K1 speed can help you out:

1. Even professional drivers like Boris Said are regular visitors to their excellent indoor karting facilities. (Boris Said won the 24 Hours of Daytona back to back, the Trans-Am Championship, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, and the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring.)

2. K1 Speed uses

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What Do You Need To Do to Become a Shifter Kart Racer?

What Do You Need To Do to Become a Shifter Kart Racer?

Shift kart racing is one of the most exciting. It pulls out the racer in you, and it won’t be surprising that you’d want to try it out too. But hold your horses! If you want to be a shifter kart racer, you’re going to need a lot of skill, and that doesn’t happen overnight. You need lots and lots of practice.

Be honest with yourself. Can you really handle these requirements right now?

Speed. These karts can reach 60 mph in about 4 seconds or so. On Sprint tracks, you can go 80 mph. On Road tracks, you may even go over 115 mph. When you’re in the driver’s seat and you’re just an inch of the asphalt, it feels like going more than 200 when you’re just at 70 mph.

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What is Shifter Kart Racing?

Karting is the best and safest way to get into auto racing when you don’t have the money for full-size auto racing. And among the many types of karts you can race, the shifter karts are undoubtedly the fastest—and that makes shifter kart racing the most exciting of them all.

How Fast Does a Shifter Kart Go?

It all depends on the motor and the weight of the kart. Shifter karts are usually fitted with 125cc motorcycle engines and they typically come with a 6-speed sequential transmission. That’s enough to reach 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, which not many “real” cars can do. And they can get up to 125 mph if you have a straight track long enough.

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