One of the fundamental
keys to safe racing is to develop a mastering of the basics.
Starting, stopping, maintenance, and track rules are some
of the key basics. These rules can be learned before and during
practice. A little "seat time" and these rules will become
A New Karters Handbook (Shown)
There is a wide variety of publications available for
new racers today. No matter what "type" of karting
you wish to get involved with, there are books, magazines
and videos that can help to quickly get you competitive.
Visit your local karting tracks, check out what type of
karting is popular in your area. Ask questions! Karters
are friendly and most are more than willing to help new
racers. At some point each of them were "new karters"
Practice, practice, practice!
Just like any sport,
practice is one of the key essentials to success. Practicing
in a noncompetitive environment is vital to learning the ins
and outs of racing. Many local tracks set aside several days
a week for practice times. The best way to find this out is
to call your local Motorsports Center or track.
Learn the Basics!
One of the fundamental keys to safe racing is to develop
a mastering of the basics. Starting, stopping, maintenance,
and track rules are some of the key basics. These rules can
be learned before and during practice. A little "seat time"
and these rules will become second nature.
Any form of racing has risks
associated with it. The organizational bodies lay out
track rules to protect racers, but it is important to
know about any local differences, So ask!
Be sure you always wear the proper safety equipment,
including a suit or approved jacket, an approved helmet,
driving gloves, and a neck brace. Make sure that your
local track has a satisfactory insurance policy! Also,
be sure to race only on sanctioned tracks at sanctioned
The whole family is involved
in karting. Kids, mom, dad, grandma, grampa. There's
a class and division out there to fit everyone who wants
to race, help or just support "their" racer!
The bottom line in motorsports
is the enjoyment of racing. Following safety rules,
keeping your cool, and enjoying the adrenaline of racing,
are the steps to a safe and fun-filled career in racing.