Where are you located?
Bay Area California
What age bracket are you in? Junior (<16), Senior (16+) or Masters (30+)
Baby, Bambino, Micro (5 Year Olds)
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your mechanical ability, or willingness to wrench on things?
8-9 Have wrenched on cars my whole life
Talk a little about your racing experience so far.
So my son and his buddy have done one training class with Lisa of Race Karts Inc. It was a great class and he absolutely loved it and Lisa and her team were amazing!
I personally have done multiple 24 hours of LEMONS races and my teams best finish ever was second in our class.
What’s the main thing you need help with to get you started.
So I have found a Kart (Honda GHX50) which is one item checked off the list. I have read the proffered tools posts and have most of the staff covered less the chain break and tire dismount equipment. I am thinking I really shouldn’t need those items for the first couple of months at least. At this point finding the safety equipment for my kid. Seeing as this is an experiment I am trying to buy second hand to minimize up front cost to see if this is a long term passion of his.
So far I need the following for two kids.
Suit: SFI 3.2 required or normal abrasion resistant ok? I have been seeing both listed but not sure which is critical at 5 years old.
Helmets: Is snell rating ok are do i need to look for something else?
Chest Protector: What do you guys recommend?
Neck Brace: Same as suit I see fire retardant and non fire retardant.
Any other pro tips would be very welcome.
Thank you for your time.
P.S. The karting community is amazing. Everyone I have talked to so far has gone above and beyond providing information and feedback. This community is truly amazing and I appreciate all of you so far.