Hello Everyone. I’ve posted a few times already with more specific topics. But, I wanted to create a thread that I’ll add too as I learn and progress. Hopefully, this will provide some context and aid to any others out there trying to find out what they need to get started. I don’t have all the answers yet but hopefully my experience helps someone else. I’ve found that karting experience is very regional and so all of this is from a south eastern US point of view.
About me: I’m a 30yo weekend warrior who sold his Miata to pursue karting. I can take apart anything but am still learning set up and maintenance specific to karting. I live in Columbia, SC. 1 hour from Carolina Motorsports Park and 2 Hours from GoPro Motorplex.
Goals for me in Karting:
-6 races a year w/ 6 other practice weekends.
-Run in the midfield.
Goals for this thread:
-Provide a race/practice report after each weekend.
-Provide an overview of what I’ve purchased and provide a beginner’s budget one year after purchasing my kart (August 2022).
You can see my experience on instagram @driverbert. I’ll try to post pictures here as well.