The best thing you can do if you want to get into karting is to visit your local karting circuit. This way you can meet some of the drivers who are competing in the series. Talk to as many drivers as you can. Most if not all driver would love to help out and give advice.
How do adults get into go kart racing?
Start racing in club races at your local kart track, then progress on to more competitive championships. Consider joining a team, even if it’s not a top-level one. This can help you develop as a driver – but if you’ve just started karting, spend time learning how to drive the kart on your own.
Is it too late to get into karting?
Most F1 drivers and major series drivers will have started in kart racing around the age of 7, with the latest in their mid teens. Absolutely not too old. You can start racing at any age.
What is the maximum age for karting?
The FIA Karting Championships are open to drivers from the age of 12, with no upper age limit. Although the kart is basically a machine of simple design, the high standard of competition makes it a very high level sport where ultra-competent professional teams compete against each other.
Is karting an expensive hobby?
Karting is expensive. A racing kart will cost around $8000, plus $1000 for a decent set of gear. If you are going to participate in championships, there are extra costs such as entry fees, fuel, consumables, repairs, and travel. This brings the cost to around $11,000 for a year of competition.
Can you go go karting without an adult?
All drivers aged under 16 years old, must have an adult over the age of 18 to sign them in. Any drivers under 16 years old without an adult present, will be unable to race. We recommend drivers wear soft shoes. Trainers are ideal, open toe footwear and high heels are NOT ALLOWED!
What age is too late for F1?
F1 drivers are getting younger, not older, mostly down to how pathetically physical the sport no longer is. If you’ve not won some serious single seater racing by the age of 20, you’re not going to be a Formula 1 World Champion anymore.
Is 17 too old to start go karting?
Any age so long as you are physically able to. If you are looking at this to gain entry into some form of professional racing then you are pretty much done if you haven’t started by 16 and age 6 if you are looking to get into the upper echelon of racing.
Is 20 too old to start racing?
If you are wanting to aim for something like Formula 1, or another major international series, then 20 is certainly on the old side. Most F1 drivers and major series drivers will have started in kart racing around the age of 7, with the latest in their mid teens. Absolutely not too old. You can start racing at any age.
Can you wear flip flops to go kart?
What should I wear? Appropriate footwear must be worn. No high heels, flip flops or open toe shoes. No bare feet.
How much difference does weight make in a go kart?
The lighter the vehicle, the bigger percentage the drivers weight factors in. This is why you’ll see heavy drivers doing comparatively better against light drivers in electric karts since they weight about 1.5x what gas rentals weigh and about 3x as much as sprint karts.
Do go karts have weight limits?
A: No, there is not a weight limit. The karts can handle anyone who fits, and we have had racers as tall as 7-foot, two-inches races at Pole Position Raceway.