Hi there, first post and im brand new to karting. Have flirted with the idea of karts in the past but only recently have i decided to do something about it.
Im coming from a dirt bike background and im mechanically minded, so karting obviously appealed. But i’m old (37) for getting started in Motorsports and will be limited to club racing only.
When i started to get serious and looking to buy i was able to find info, But it took an inordinate amount of effort, a lot of google and reading. From past experiences with other hobbies it seemed harder to find somewhere engaging. Not just on technical info posts but in the whole vibe of karting.
Previously i would have found a local forum and dove right in, reading every article that i could until i built a mental picture and garnered the knowledge i was after.
It took quite a while until i found this place (which my local club secretary put me onto, even though i am yet to meet them), which so far has been engaging enough that i have felt inclined to contribute my 2c. But i had to go through a swathe of dead forums and facebook groups to find out about you lot. I am amazed that there isnt an active Australian based karting forum.
We have a local kart shop. It isn’t big, a one man show i believe, i have knawed their ears of for hours and he has been fantastic. But at the end of the day he is operating a business and has other customers needs to serve rather than only chatting to a newb who is just amped on a new passion. Yes, i will buy my parts from there and support his business, but he cannot be someones only source of info or sole connection to the sport.
If i wasn’t obsessive i would have given up and nearly did actually. At least now i am at a point where i know enough about what to google and watch on youtube, and with your cumulative knowledge im confident i’ll be ripping out rookie laps as soon as i can make a club day!
p.s Arrow x2 cik with x30. Loving playing with motors and doing race prep activities again