Trying to get an estimate of the size of the oval sprint kart market in the USA. I did an estimate of the number of active racers in the sprint road course market in the Northeast a couple of years ago [see picture] which I estimate to be about 15% of the total US active or roughly 6,000-8,000 kart racer market for sprint road course racing. The above does not include hobby karters and I assume it is bit light because focuses on active racers – in the weekly results.
Now I am trying to figure out how many oval racers there are out there nationally. I would assume it is 3-4x if not the more than number of sprint road course racers with the majority being in the southeast, mid-atlantic, and midwest with a smattering in the other places.
What would be the organizations that sanction these events and track the numbers? Or any other references that might be able to establish the size of the market?
In the interest of full disclosure, these numbers will be provided to an Italian kart components manufacturer to understand the opportunity for 6" wheels catering to this segment of the market.