Is it to late to start 🤔

Charger is a hot chassis now. I don't know how customer service is and stuff but in many areas charger is dominating right now. I am on Kinetik and it is a FAST chassis at my local track and I mean FAST. But in reality man just get a good chassis and then just worry about TIRES,TIRES,TIRES. Get on a program and stay on it and be consistent with tires.
 

Bernied5151

Member
New does eliminate a lot of variables about equipment .
Pick a chassis , a engine guy and tire guy . If all three mesh thats good .
Not. Always the case .
I understand car setup as I've raced years so I think I can figure out karts with a guy I can ask a few questions I understand caster camber stagger just need to figure out how they mesh on a kart I understand tires but my weaknesses is what prep to use where are reading the dirt . 8000 tire preps available these days
 

ShialaBEEF

Member
My son is 14 and 142lbs and wants to start racing Karts . Are we too late to the party ? What divisions could we run ? Seems like information is hard to find. Trying to do my homework before investing North of 20,000 to get started. We're in the SE Hickory, Nc and willing to travel. Looking to have fun and make memories. He'll be a learning driver and I guess I'm a learning crew chief. Thanks in advance for any information given 😊
My son started last year at 12 and turned 13 during the season. He is a big boy. 5'10" 155lbs. We got spanked starting out for about 5 races. Things really came around at the end of the season and we scored a few poles and had a lot of good runs. He started in JR3 and definitely got thrown to the wolves but in the end our competitors pushed us to get better. Looking back I was holding him back more than his age, height, weight, or ability. If you get connected with good people willing to help and you and the boy are willing to put in the work you'll do great. Some of my favorite childhood memories are karting with my father and driving back so late the sun was rising on a Sunday morning :) GOOD LUCK!
 

Bernied5151

Member
My son started last year at 12 and turned 13 during the season. He is a big boy. 5'10" 155lbs. We got spanked starting out for about 5 races. Things really came around at the end of the season and we scored a few poles and had a lot of good runs. He started in JR3 and definitely got thrown to the wolves but in the end our competitors pushed us to get better. Looking back I was holding him back more than his age, height, weight, or ability. If you get connected with good people willing to help and you and the boy are willing to put in the work you'll do great. Some of my favorite childhood memories are karting with my father and driving back so late the sun was rising on a Sunday morning :) GOOD LUCK!
Yes sir ! Winning memories is what we're shooting for. Good luck to y'all
 

"J'-remy

Member
My advice would be don't get discouraged. In the south east especially in the Carolinas are the top kart racers in the Country. I don't care how much racing you've done outside of karting this is a different ball game. Seen many a good late model driver accuse every kart racer of cheating and seen the best kart racer out there struggle trying to race big cars. Most important is to have fun! good luck!
 

BrendanFitz#73

Mohawk Dawg
My advice would be don't get discouraged. In the south east especially in the Carolinas are the top kart racers in the Country. I don't care how much racing you've done outside of karting this is a different ball game. Seen many a good late model driver accuse every kart racer of cheating and seen the best kart racer out there struggle trying to race big cars. Most important is to have fun! good luck!
This is so true it ain't even funny. You take the suspension out and it's literally a different game all together. He's also right the most important thing is to have FUN.


I had a bad encounter with someone who had bought all new stuff after being out for awhile and he didn't like that I was faster so he not only wrecked me during the race but also after the checkered and shortly thereafter he sold everything. Couple years past and he showed back up racing someone else's equipment and after that night never seen him again. After he wrecked me and sold out his excuse was it wasn't fun anymore.
 

Bernied5151

Member
This is so true it ain't even funny. You take the suspension out and it's literally a different game all together. He's also right the most important thing is to have FUN.


I had a bad encounter with someone who had bought all new stuff after being out for awhile and he didn't like that I was faster so he not only wrecked me during the race but also after the checkered and shortly thereafter he sold everything. Couple years past and he showed back up racing someone else's equipment and after that night never seen him again. After he wrecked me and sold out his excuse was it wasn't fun anymore.
You'll have turds in every form of Motorsports we know what to expect from racing asphalt short tracks I've seen it all. Our number one goal is to have fun and make lasting memories. Everything else is secondary. Now we're competitive and aim to win but we understand that comes with experience and time .. hardwork paves the way
 

Chipg56

Member
The first thing you need to do is go to the track you want to run. Find out what class and what rule set they run under before you spend a penny. Nothing wrong with buying new if you choose to spend your money that way.
 
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