Why karting will help your car racing

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It’s that time of the year, where most of my autocross and road racing friends are packing up their cars for the fall and winter.  During the ‘off season’, they would love to be able to get more practice time in, but when you’re running a club racer like a Spec Miata or a Spec Racer Ford, getting practice time is an incredibly expensive premium.

Very few people have the resources to simply rent a full-size track, afford transportation and manage the regular consumable costs in order to practice sufficiently between big races or during the winter months. Continue reading

|Technique| How to plan your test days to get faster #theartofkart

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One of the advantages of karting, is the copious access to practice time that you can get compared to other motorsports. Most kart tracks are owned by clubs, so the entry fees are affordable enough for racers to get more seat time.

You’re going to need to have a plan of how to best maximize your time, if you’re going to take advantage of that extra seat time . Below are some quick tips about how to have a more effective practice day the next time that you’re out at the track karting. Continue reading

[TAGTeam] Part 2 – Find yourself a home track #theartofkart

This post isn’t going to be long, but the message is still important. -Find yourself a home track.

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A home track is a track that you’re comfortable with that you know fairly well, and drive fairly often. Your home track gives you a place to build confidence as a driver. Mentally, you’ll have one location that you know that you’re quick, which allows you to practice mentally developing that confidence programming when you to go to other tracks.
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