Hello, I’ve been looking to get into Karting and have been doing some research. I’ve been doing indoor karts but never outdoor karts, I’ve also done tons of autocrossing and tracks days with my car.
I want my own Kart but unfortunately, do not have a truck/trailer to haul it around. There are shops that would transport it for me for $150 per practice session, but that would make my costs shoot up. For now, I’m still pondering my logistics. I guess I can install a roof rack on my car and transport it that way. I live in the Bay Area and I’m willing to drive 1.5-2 hours one way for tracks, but it looks like there are a few that are just over an hour’s drive from me. I’ll probably start out with a used chassis and an LO206 engine as I want to work my way up. I’m looking at used karts just to get my feet wet.
My question is, is there anyone here that knows of someone or a shop or a track that is willing to rent me their kart? I looked at simraceway and it looks like they do not have any more practice sessions that have rentals for the year, I would also need to attend their Karting experience/school just so I can rent their Karts. I know that the season is about to quiet down, so do I just have to wait for next season?
Also, since I’m looking into the LO206 engine, can I store the kart vertically? I have limited space in my garage and the best compromise of keeping cars inside and the kart is storing the kart vertically.
Also, I found a used 2014 FA Kart with an LO206 engine for $2,200. Is this a fair price for the kart? I know the chassis might be older, but are there downsides to something like this?