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prestonlogan

New member
I am almost absolutely clueless to what is all involved in kart racing. Can someone please link me to some videos or a website that will teach me everything I need to know about dirt karts. Thanks
 

Cope1

Member
In general discussion there is a thread pinned starts out as “A GO TO” read it all and then again a few times. Then read all the other threads also throughout this site that apply to the type of racing you are doing and such. A lot to learn and it takes a while so don’t think you will learn everything in a few weeks or even months let alone a couple years.
 

Chipg56

Member
I would start with Mike Mccartys book. https://4cycle.com/karting/threads/mccarthys-book.85049/. There are some videos available here: https://shopphantomchassis.com/videos-dvds/ to me they really are not worth the high price. Get the book and read it over and over again and read posts here on Bobs every day. Much like everything else in life learning never stops. Have you bought a kart yet? Post some details. By the way if you have not bought something yet look for something that has a fully adjustable front end at a minimum. Generally, anything that is listed as a "good starter kart" is junk and not worth your time and money. Also post where you live and what track you intend to run, there are lots people out there that are willing to help new racers.
 
I am almost absolutely clueless to what is all involved in kart racing. Can someone please link me to some videos or a website that will teach me everything I need to know about dirt karts. Thanks

You found it!
This site is a great resource for 4 cycle kart racing.
Read through the posts that interest you, and learn a little every day.
Also use the search feature to find specific topics that you may need help with or want to learn more about.
Don't be afraid to ask questions -- there are no stupid questions when you are starting out. Many have been asked before (again, refer to the search feature in the uppper right of your screen) and if you don't find the answer you are looking for, ask away.
There are several very experienced veteran racers, engine builders, tire guys, etc who visit this board and contribute on a daily basis.

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prestonlogan

New member
I would start with Mike Mccartys book. https://4cycle.com/karting/threads/mccarthys-book.85049/. There are some videos available here: https://shopphantomchassis.com/videos-dvds/ to me they really are not worth the high price. Get the book and read it over and over again and read posts here on Bobs every day. Much like everything else in life learning never stops. Have you bought a kart yet? Post some details. By the way if you have not bought something yet look for something that has a fully adjustable front end at a minimum. Generally, anything that is listed as a "good starter kart" is junk and not worth your time and money. Also post where you live and what track you intend to run, there are lots people out there that are willing to help new racers.

I have already bought a cart to build, but I guess my first question would be how do I identify my frame and engine? I know my engine is a clone made by Renegade Racing Motors, but is there more I should know about it?
 
I am almost absolutely clueless to what is all involved in kart racing. Can someone please link me to some videos or a website that will teach me everything I need to know about dirt karts. Thanks
I bought these three books and buried my face in them all winter. Great help!!
Dynamics of Speed
Chemical aTraction
Start Fast
 
I have already bought a cart to build, but I guess my first question would be how do I identify my frame and engine? I know my engine is a clone made by Renegade Racing Motors, but is there more I should know about it?
if engine is nka or akra spec, was it built for restricted or unrestricted, is up to date with the current rules.
 

tfitz25

Member
go to the track you are gonna run and ask questions about what engine classes they offer and ask other racers questions about you have
 
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