Take your Go Carting Off the StreetWritten by Mitch Johnson
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Although catching air and riding full throttle into a ditch is fun and thrill that attracts people to off-road go carting, it is also cause of necessary safety equipment. The brush bars on many go carts are padded of additional protection, but even without padding bars keep you more secure. The safety flag installed in rear of off-road carts is needed to mark you cart among other riding hills and valleys. Go cart flags help other drivers near by to spot in case you are on extra hilly terrain where you might drive in and out of sight through valleys.
Though they are standard for many types of go carting, three point safety belts on off-road carts are very helpful in keeping you in your seat when you hit those hard jumps. With safety features covered, it is also important to remember that without quality performing engine and other mechanical parts, you entire purpose of thrill riding is defeated. For this, manufacturers have come up with specialty features, such as torque converter, for off-roading go carts. The torque converter senses different demands on engine depending on terrain and is constantly varies to push for most exciting ride. The more serious you become in hobby of off-roading go carts, more you will learn about engine accessories you can have added to improve off road performance.
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Racing ATVs at any LevelWritten by Mitch Johnson
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No matter how diverse varying types of ATV races may be, diversity within any given ATV competition is greater. Within each ATV tournament many different types of riders are involved. Whether it is a single race or a series of races, riders are classified into racing groups, which are riders they will be competing against essentially. The racing classifications are determined by different standards, depending on rank of competition you are involved in. The type of ATV you drive, its capabilities and motor classification are main determining factors in grouping ATV racers. In 2004 standards and rules changed for which class you and your ATV fall in, and they will continue to change as administrators figure out what rules run best races.
As a result of multiple classifications of ATV riders, there may be several first place winners in a single race if several classifications are racing same track at same time. The classes of riders are only beginning of diversity within a race. The multiple types, styles and designs of ATVs are reason for different classes, which creates even more variety in sport.
While competition level among ATV racers is high, there are still those who are learning or they just enjoy racing recreationally. For these types of ATVers, you can find local trails or racing tracks. They will often coordinate ATV races with whatever riders are available and some tracks will plan a weekend tournament for all local riders.
Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for http://www.atv-parts-n-accessories.com/, a site that focuses exclusively on atv reviews, as well as tips on choosing parts and accessories. His articles have also been featured on recreational automotive sites such as:
http://www.go-cart-plans-n-kits.com/ and http://www.best-scooters-n-mopeds.com/