24 foot trailer too big for kart tracks (Seattle area)?

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(Jeff Fry) #1

I am coming from car racing and have a 24 foot enclosed trailer. I just recently picked up a kid kart for my son and a LO206 for myself (we’re newbs). We visited our a couple of our local tracks PSGKA and PGP and parking is limited. Would a 24 foot trailer be a pain for the smaller kart tracks?


(Patrick Newton) #2

We are here in California and I have a 8.5 x 22’ and a 6x10’ with extra height. Unless I want to get there early for races the 10 is so much easier at the smaller tracks. When a lot of these tracks were designed everyone showed up in a van and could fit 300 racers now everyone has bigger trailers and room is to tight. I find myself wanting to do more test days with the smaller trailer just hook up and go. You can have a double stacker and a work bench up front with cabinets and fit more than what you’ll need for 2 club karts. Now there have been times where I wish I had brought the bigger trailer but we run a team and have a lot of kart parts but honestly we can still make do with the smaller trailer and like it more for local club racing.


(James McMahon) #3

@stifry Welcome to the forums and to karting. It’s not uncommon for folks to have bigger trailers.

Of course pit space isn’t proportional to the track size, so I think the best thing to do might be to contact the tracks individually. if it helps, we have a directory here: tracks.kartpulse.com
@DavinRS might be able to give to local insight too.

Also, we go with our full names, so if you could update your profile that would be great.


(Jeff Fry) #4

Thanks! That’s exactly the confirmation I was looking for.


(Davin Roberts Sturdivant) #5

A 24 footer is too big if you’re just doing club racing and using a few karts. Huggler Racing uses a 24 footer and he brings 4 to 5 karts, plus gear plus storage.


(James McMahon) #6

I think that’s what he has right now already though.
What do you think about pit space at the tracks around you?


(Davin Roberts Sturdivant) #7

See above. You can fit it, sure. But you need to arrive early and get spots at most of the local tracks in this area.