Go-Karts are a great recreational activity that can be enjoyed indoors and outdoors. Anyone can build their own Go-Kart to enjoy at home and on paved trails, or riders can visit a Go-Kart track for tons of racing fun. For speed, opt for an electric Go-Kart. For power, gas-powered Go-Karts, pack a punch. Go Karts are popular for their versatility and enjoyment. Riders will sharpen their senses and build quicker reflexes as you race the track. There are specially designed tracks worldwide for thrill-seekers and speed junkies. Tracks like Kart2Kart in Michigan feature a straightaway style to achieve maximum speed, while others such as Orlando Kart Center feature curves and bumps to add variation to your ride. Go Kart speeds can range from track to track, typically hovering around 15 mph and increasing to speeds up to 40 mph. For those interested in owning their own, there are options to visit a local dealership or purchase through a reputable online retailer. For an innovative option, build your own Go-Kart using a pre-packaged kit or following DIY guides and plans available online.
Afternoon At the Go-Kart Track
Venture out and explore lots of different tracks around the globe. In the United States, there are go-kart tracks in nearly every state. Andretti Indoor Karting and Games in Atlanta offers a 4 story track and additional long tracks, so there is something for every driver. Children as young as 4 can enjoy racing with the junior-sized go-karts, which typically allow riders to begin racing at 52 inches. Tracks like Speed Zone in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offer twisting tracks with sharp twists and turns that get your adrenaline pumping. Others will quench the thirst for speed. Vegas Super Karts excels most expectations with a 2100 foot track boasting a 500 foot straight away. Go Kart Centers will provide all of the safety gear riders need; riders can simply show up and enjoy the thrills. For those who own their own go-karts, you can race them at local outdoor tracks that allow you to bring your own vehicle to race.
Building Your Own Go Kart
If you opt to own your own go-kart, there are tons of options available to build your own from a kit. You can order Go-Kart kits from major retailers like Amazon and Walmart, or opt for e-commerce companies such as Gopower sports or Gokartusa. Most GO-Karts purchased online come with interactive tutorials to walk you through building your go-kart. Youtube offers step-by-step video tutorials for most major brands. Sites like Gopowersports have pdf's available to download a full manual with various go kart plans. You want to be certain of what you are getting, so pay attention to what comes with your kit. Some kits include the engine, frame, and mounting hardware, while others do not. You may also opt for full customization and buy all of the parts separately, and utilize many of the blueprints available online as a guide to creating your own masterpiece. For a DIY Go-Kart you will need the following parts:
- Rear Axle
Buying a Go-Kart Online
Once you have experienced go-karts at your favorite indoor and outdoor tracks, you may be ready to invest in owning your own. Online retailers are a great way to shop 24/7 and view all of the different options available to you. Major retailers like Amazon and eBay also come with a satisfaction guarantee and quick shipping so you can ensure that your go-kart arrives on time, with all of the necessary parts. If any issues arise, you can be certain that it can be easily returned, or there will be customer service available to rectify your issue. Visit the company's website or use a search engine to see customers' reviews of your potential go-kart before purchasing. As you begin your search, consider if you want a recreational vehicle for fun or are interested in go-kart racing for competition. For the latter option, you may want to make a larger investment upfront to ensure that your kart will stand up to wear and tear for years. Be sure to browse the different classes and chassis (or skeletons) of each kart to be sure it matches the functions you are looking for.