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How old to start racing?

Postby Brad Galbraith » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:53 am

Being a long time motorhead that has been blessed late in life (I'm 45) with a boy (15 mo) you can bet he's going to be neck deep in go fast toys. (he's already taken possession of my 69 Camaro and AC Cobra).

I'm finishing up a custom Radio Flyer (need some 10.5x4.5-6 tires if you have some used ones laying around) and am getting started on a electric motor powered pedal car conversion. Yes, these are really for him.. I promise. :mrgreen:

Looking down the road a bit. How young did some of you or your kiddos start out in karting? What classes and equipment? Obviously I have several years to go but I figured I better start learning now.

And then there's the junior dragsters and 50cc dirt bikes...and and and. I'm not sure who's gonna be having more fun, me or him.
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Re: How old to start racing?

Postby Brad Galbraith » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:07 am

Guess it helps to sniff around here a bit.

http://www.ntkarters.com/racing-classes-at-ntk.html

Kid Karts it is. 5 years old.
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Re: How old to start racing?

Postby George Kraus » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:14 pm

Trade a Yamaha for the Cobra. :roll: A ride that is, sorry, it a full size kart.

Just askin.
Doctor say that I can go drive, check the bloodpressure and LET'S SEE.

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Re: How old to start racing?

Postby Brad Galbraith » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:41 pm

Unfortunately the Cobra is still Flintstone powered, very much in the 'kart' stage.

Eventually it will get a stroked 351W and a Tremec but for now it's collecting dust until our house sells and I can get back in a proper shop.
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