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.
Take your Go Carting Off the StreetWritten by Mitch Johnson
There are those that understand and have passion and those that do not, but for either type of person is it obvious that off-road go carting attracts an audience of loyal and up-beat drivers. Both young and young at heart ride go carts off-road purely for thrill of it. Advocates of off-road go carting get a satisfaction from tumbling over rough terrain in their carts designed specifically for that purpose. For many, thrill is only purpose behind their hobby of off-road go carting, but other still thrive on competitive aspect of it.
Off-road go carts is a broad category in many aspects, from designs of carts to type of people interested in sport. Because of this off road category of go carting is split into even more precise classifications, depending on type of off roading a person participates in. The most noticeable separation of off-road go carting are cart designs. For drivers who enjoy a recreational cruise through mud or just like carting up and down beach, off-road go cart designs are not as high profile as those used for hard core off roading or go cart racing. The off-road race drivers place much more attention on mechanics of go carts. Go carts with best suspension system, highest torque and largest horsepower will be carts that offer best ride through rough.
Unlike most street racing go carts, off-road carts have brush bars and a tall safety flag, which are just of few of extra safety features included on most all off roading go carts. For street racers, brush bars and other features added on body of a go cart are unreasonable when trying to achieve greater arrow dynamics. However, off-road carting requires a few more safety precautions to be taken because of rough and bumpy ride drivers endure.