Are you considering getting into the exciting world of karting? Whether you're looking for a fun hobby or a gateway into motorsports, karting offers an accessible and thrilling experience.

Karting involves racing lightweight karts that can reach speeds of up to 100 kph. Karting is suitable for all ages and skill levels, making it an ideal starting point for anyone interested in motorsports.

Here are some tips if you are looking to get started....

  1. Research Local Tracks: Look for karting tracks near you like Lombardy Raceway. Check reviews and recommendations to find a track that works for you.

  2. Understand the Costs: Karting can be affordable fun or a more serious investment. Consider the costs of track sessions, equipment rentals or purchases, and membership fees.

  3. Safety Gear: Make sure you have or can rent the necessary safety gear, including a helmet, gloves, and racing suit. When renting, the track will generally provide these.

  4. Consider Your Own Kart: As you advance, you might consider purchasing your own kart. Research different types of karts and consult with experts to find one that fits your experience level and goals.

  5. Book a Session: Find out how to get track time at your local track. At Lombardy, you can reach out to Nonstop Racing to find about racing at the track as part of an academy, rental league or private event. 
Karting has a number of classes to cater to different age groups, experience levels, and types of karts. Here are the main types of karting classes:

  • 4-Cycle Classes: These karts use 4-stroke engines, which are less powerful but provide good torque and durability. Common engines include Briggs & Stratton.

  • 2-Cycle Classes: These karts use 2-stroke engines, which are lighter and produce more power. Popular engines include Rotax and Rok.


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