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Getting Started in Karting


KART RACING

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED

AGE REQUIREMENTS:

Must be 5 years old to start racing Kid Karts (50cc 2-cycle karts).

Must be 7 years old to start racing in 4-cycle classes.

Classes are listed by ages with minimum weights in the HRKC Rulebook.

TO BEGIN, YOU WILL NEED:

KART – HRKC races 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines. Most youth classes are 4-cycle, 5hp Briggs & Stratton engines with restrictor plates.

MANDATORY SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR ALL DRIVERS:

HELMET- Helmet shall be a full face meeting current standard SNELL certification for MOTORCYCLE (M), SPECIAL APPLICATION (SA or SAH), KARTING (K) or CHILDREN’S MOTORSPORTS (CMR or CMS)

See 

http://www.smf.org/cert 

for current years.

NECK BRACE – Collar-type, designed for motor sports use. Champ Kart drivers must wear a Hutchins device and neck brace or a HANS device.

DRIVER’S SUIT – Can wear blue jeans and jacket made of abrasion-resistant material. No nylon windbreakers or sweatshirts. Champ Kart, Mini Cup and Arena Car drivers must wear a fire suit – a single layer fire suit is the minimum allowed.

DRIVING GLOVES – Required for all drivers.

RIB PROTECTOR – Youths 12 and under are required to wear WKA approved chest protector (approx. $75.00).

RACING SHOES – Or suitable leather (tennis) shoes.

KARTS & PARTS SOURCES:

Steve Caton 

EVENT RACING EXPENSES:

Pit Passes: $ 10.00 for ages 5 & 6

4 and under free

$ 15.00 for ages 7 & up

Driver Registration: $ 15.00 members (Per Driver Per Race)

$ 20.00 non-members

$20.00 for Turkey Race

Fuel: Methanol - $5.00 per gallon (available at track)

Oil: $ 3.00 - $ 9.00 per qt. (available at track)

Transponders: required for scoring

$ 10.00 rental

$ 8.00 holder bracket - required (available to buy at track)

CLUB MEMBERSHIP:

$ 40.00 prior to day of 1st points race

$ 50.00 1st points race and beyond

Members receive monthly newsletters, rulebooks and compete for track championship.

We have a monumental annual Awards Banquet!!

Read your HRKC Rulebook with your child. Be sure to ask questions if you are unsure about anything.

HRKC strongly recommends getting some seat time for yourself/your child before coming out to race.

PLACES TO PRACTICE YOUR KART:

Ft. Eustis – Year around at the kart track. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 12noon.

Small fee

Langley Speedway – Track available for rental on weekdays. Contact Langley Speedway about available times and fees (757) 865-7223.

More Questions? Contact the appropriate kart representative – information listed on Board of Directors page of website.

Download a membership application from the website and come join us for some fast, family fun!

Hampton Roads Kart Club

3165 N. Armistead Rd Hampton, Va 23666

(757) 249-5278

HRKC – Over 35 years of family Fun!!!