The world of karting has become a popular yet growing sport. The karts or karting was first introduced to the public by a kart designer from Southern California name Art Ingles. Art Ingles, who worked for Kurtis Kraft as an experience builder of race cars and hot rods built the first kart in 1956. After, his introduction of the kart or what is commonly referred to as a go-kart, the market of karting spread like wild fire. Karting became extremely popular in Europe and is growing all around world. Kart racing has been accepted as one of the economical sports that could be compared to other four-wheel motorsports. In addition, in Paris the youngest age allowed to kart, starts at 8 years-old and classes begin at age 7.
Kart racing has adopted many of the formula racing formats. There are several formats when it comes to kart racing. There is sprint, which is a small circuit track that is very short in duration lasting approximately fifteen minutes. Endurance racing can last thirty minutes to twenty-four hours. In the U.S.A. this type of format racing is called “Enduro” racing. Lastly, you have speedway racing which is on an oval track made up of clay or asphalt with laps that range from four to twenty. Kart racing is a sport that you can take on as a hobby or you can compete on a circuit track. To compete on the track, you must be licensed to operate a kart. Most karts don’t require a lot of maintenance and most karts need to be maintenance regularly to ensure your kart is operating at its optimal performance. There are some basics maintenance practices such as changing your oil regularly, checking the condition of your spark plugs, proper storage in the off-season, and most importantly chain maintenance.
As an owner of a kart who typically does his or her own maintenance may want to invest in a streeter basic stationary kart stand. This stand will allow for easy maintenance such as wheel changes, oil changes, and accessing the undercarriage of your kart. This stand is a necessity when time comes to maintenance your kart. This stand is well-built, and it is inexpensive to own. The stand itself was built to withstand 300lbs max. In addition, it folds easily which is valuable in maximizing your storage space. Also, the bars that the kart sits on are rounded which makes your kart resistant to scratches. Further, the kart is finished with a black powder coat that allows your stand to last year-after-year.
Go-karting is a great sport and hobby, most professional NASCAR drivers started out driving go-karts before they became professional drivers. However, being a novice kart driver, you will still be able to enjoy the adrenaline that the speed of kart provides. Further, you will be able to test your skills and push your kart to the limits in a safe manner if you follow basic safety guidelines. Lastly, you will gain the experience and knowledge to perform routine maintenance yourself.