Joined: 17 Jul 2007
|Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:46 pm Post subject: From arrive and drive to owning a kart. How to?
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I have racing in an “arrive and drive” series and lapping sessions and am ready for the jump to owning my own kart. I have transportation, enough budget and time. I just need some questions answered before purchasing a Kart. Also, I live in so-cal. Bakersfield. I need some help.
I’ve decided to go rotax since it seems to be a popular choice and good for new owners. Like many first time buyers I’m looking into the used market for a “Lightly” used rotax that I can learn on but also still be competitive. Also, I was hoping to get extra parts to get me started, maybe a kart stand.
1 I am a little confused on leagues and what not. Gatorz, IKF, Local club races?
I know it depends who you ask, but once I get a Rotax what league should I run?
2 Also, I believe the Rotax can run in NEARLY all TAG events. If I get a CRG chassis with a rotax engine I can run in pretty much any TAG league? What are common problems with not meeting specs?
3 What are some common problems with buying used that I should look after when testing a used kart?
4 Also, if in Bakersfield or near socal area. What are your favorite rotax dealers and shops?