New father and son to karting NCMP, G&J, Whiteland

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Where are you located?

Central Indiana, very close to New Castle

What age bracket are you in? Junior (<16), Senior (16+) or Masters (30+)

I’m 51, my son is 10

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your mechanical ability, or willingness to wrench on things?

  1. I’ve worked in an automotive machine shop, I’ve done metal fabrication, and I’ve raced a Miata with NASA

Talk a little about your racing experience so far.

NASA HDPE, sold the car to have kids! Already bought a Nitro Cadet LO206 for my son.

What’s the main thing you need help with to get you started.

I don’t want to buy a non-competitive kart, but I can’t afford to buy a new, front runner. After my son and I get seat time, we’ll re-evaluate the best chassis to buy. LO206

I’m pretty comfortable with jumping into karting, I just need bits of advice. My son is very new to racing and karting, and I want him to enjoy it before the competition wears him out.

Thanks, Chris Kramer Greenfield IN


Welcome! I’m in Central IN as well. A few others here are as well!



Kartpulse is a great resource and many here will give you good advice. I would also suggest doing a search if you have a general question as more than likely others have had the same questions in the past too.


Welcome Christian. Being in Greenfield, Comet Kart Sales is going to be your new best friend. You can also look at their site and showroom for used chassis. They sell them on consignment for others so they tend to be on the higher side of the market, but they also tend to be in good shape too.

Keep an eye on the Sprint Kart Classifieds on Facebook as it’s a very active karting classified section.

Assuming that Comet will be your shop of choice you’ll want to talk to them about which cadet brands they support. Nitro chassis is still the most popular cadet chassis which unfortunately Comet doesn’t stock much for. I’ve found however that parts directly from Nitro in NC come pretty quick.

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