How to construct your own go cartWritten by Mitch Johnson
For some thrill of go carting begins before actual ride. Kids and adults enjoy building their own go-carts for self-satisfaction. Building a go cart is essentially a simple task because of simplicity of most go cart designs. For decades taking on a go cart construction project has been a typical father-son bonding activity. It is also a hobby that is just plain fun for anyone, any age. Go carts are perfect do-it-yourselfer because they are a complex machine that runs like a car, but not too complex where ordinary people cannot comprehend construction.
These days it is not difficult to find information you need to get started on building go carts. The internet has innumerable resources for all types and designs of go carts. The hardest part for you is choosing design you want your homemade go cart to resemble. Perhaps most helpful piece of knowledge for making that decision is to know what your uses of go cart will be. You will most likely be choosing between a street cart or an off-road set of wheels.
Children looking to make a go cart with little or no adult help are fortunate enough to have easy access to blue prints and go cart kits, making job easier. With a set of go cart plans to build off of you are made aware of all necessary building materials and construction tools. Knowing these things prepares you to make a list and find all equipment.
Ken-Bar and Yerf Dog Quality Go CartsWritten by Mitch Johnson
Auto racing has become a popular sport among both drivers and spectators and appeal of sport continues to attract more people as diversity within grows as well. The span of vehicles types drivers race ranges from all terrain vehicles to Nascar and Indy racecars and everything in between. Among large selection of automobiles being raced are go-carts, which have diversity within themselves. Go cart racing may be done on a homemade, makeshift track or races are taken to “street” on professionally established, asphalt tracks.
Like any of vehicles popularly driven in auto races, go carts are driven in different styles of races, depending on type of cart you are driving. Go carts with small, compact, aerodynamic and low to ground characteristics are type you will see competing in short distance sprint races, sometimes referred to as “Fast and Furious” racing. These races are traditionally 3/8 to ¾ of a mile in distance.
Nascar racing, another style of go cart competitions, attracts many people because it closely imitates real Nascar racing by using an oval asphalt track. The Nascar go-cart races are also sprints ranging from 1/10 to ¼ of a mile long. Nascar and Indy go cart racing are popular among participants not only because race track style is similar to actual races, race limitations also pleases drivers because cart designs resemble that of real one or two seater Nascar and Indy racecars. The last commonly known style of go cart racing takes a complete 180 degree turn to give you long distance, or “enduro,” carting. Enduro cart racing is largely a test of a go-cart’s capabilities. The races may last more than five miles, which is an unusual distance to drive most go-carts in one race. Some “enduro” races last hours and require teams in order to have driver switches.