Karting Tent for Racing weekends

Dear all,

I hope everyone is well…

When you race outside your home track, do you generally rent a space in a tent, or do you have your own?

I did around eight races outside my home track this year and realized that I could have bought my tent with the money I paid to be in a team tent or of someone else.

Does anyone know where I could buy a good tent or make adaptations to a cheap tent that I could find on eBay or Amazon?

Ideally, I would like to have one of those Gatel Tents myself, but it is way too expensive. If anyone here is selling one, please feel free to DM me as well.


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No need for a super fancy tent, a simple 10x20 EZ-Up or a Eurmax if you’re feeling frisky works fine. You can get sides for them and get a couple if you want more space. Lots of smaller teams go that way.

The real benefit of a tent program is the support and help from a team/shop and other drivers to work together with.

I could fund about 5 seasons of karting myself instead of buying a Gatel tent.

Undercover canopy (Company from CO), Commercial Series. I bought one and I’ve been super happy with it, they sell any part as a spare if needed

ULINE has a good off brand canopy. Pretty sure you can get their products in MX.

We’ve been using one that my work supplied to us 4-5 years ago and it’s held up very well.

I use ABC Canopy off of amazon. Honestly the most durable i have used for the money. With the wind we see at several races out here i went through several before landing on these.

Only thing to note. Tighten down the clamps on the cross bars occasionally. I try to check them after each race weekend.


I bought a 10x10 tent from Dick’s Sporting Goods this year. It’ll probably last at least another season.

Now that I no longer use rachet straps (ropes are better) it’s easy to tie it to the car and the fuel drum.

I originally inherited a used off brand 10 x 10 pop up canopy from my dad. It lasted a few months and then was destroyed by the wind. Folded like a soft taco. Later picked up an EZ-Up commercial grade 10 x 10 that came with 4 walls (one had a entry zipper in the middle) and a rolling storage bag with pockets for the walls and stakes. It was only $200 at walmart. It has lasted a few years now and remains very sturdy. Only issue I have had was one of the large head screws on a side scissor joint backed out and was lost. Luckily EZ-Up sells replacement parts on their website.

After hearing about mine, my dad purchased two for himself to use at the track with his race car. I think the price had gone up $20.

Either way, a tent is a good investment for practice days or just tail-gating. If you want to really get fancy, EZ-Up will personalize them for you. $$$

Costco has a coleman 12 x12 for $160,YMMV. It set up easy and take done easy. I have gone through two cheap Walmart one before this.

Many will agree, there is only one tent worth the money. EURMAX

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We have always used EZ up Brand with the race team. We “Tactically Aquired” a 15x10 and 10x10 for our karting. The 10x10 is like new and we use it the least, the 15x10 has to be 20 years old and used a ton! and absolutely has outlasted anything I can imagine. (We generally lose atleast 1 EZup with the team a year) so the luck of that particular EZ up seems unmatched.

A tent thott for non-wrench racers.

I saw an individual “cube” tent that fits a chair and is enclosed, providing shade.

A one seat tent would be ideal for endurance races.

Not this small, tho:

Grabbed this one at the start of the season

Holding up well after some heavy rain this year!

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