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Karting Tips in WA
It is at local kart club meetings where you will start your quest for motor sport fame. It is at these meetings you will excel if the speed thrills, family fun and competition has enough to satisfy you.
Despite its simple outward appearance, a racing kart is really a complicated, hi-tech mass of metal, engine and tyres. The best drivers won't win with poorly set up equipment just the same as the worst drivers won't win with the best set up equipment. Kart racers are generally a helpful lot they'll help to get you on the pace because they want to race you. At your first meeting you'll learn more about the intricacies of kart set up than you can in a month of Sundays practising by yourself. Engine and carby tuning, tyre pressures, chassis tuning, race craft it's all ahead of you.
So, simply, you have to work at it. To practice driving techniques and, equally importantly, to become an expert at chassis tuning and understanding your engine. Talk with anybody and everybody who will talk to you. Do a day or two at a kart school or with a seasoned karters who's prepared to show you some ropes. Hang about at your local kart shop. If you are a customer, this is a great place for valuable advice. Every kart shop likes to boast about its winning customers.
You'll now need to check out who's winning and who's not and make up a short list prospective engine builders and chassis that will work for you. Talk to them all. Your engine builder is going to be the most important factor in your karting life and you want one who will talk to you, be patient with your lack of knowledge and give you tuning advice.
The difference between on the pace and off the pace can be as little as a half second a lap. Invariably, after your engine is blue-printed this half second will be in what you are able to do at the track chassis set-up, tuning your carby as your drive, driving technique and race craft.
It is rarely in your motor. Good, blue printed motors are all pretty much on a par.
In motor sport, you have to cross the threshold between ordinary and competitive and it usually comes suddenly, through a set of circumstances which are beyond your conscious control. It may be that you become involved in a thrilling dice or whatever. The important thing to realise is that the last half second is within you and it will come if you work at it without trying to force it.
So, assuming you've spent anything up to six months or a year coming to grips with the competitive side of kart racing, you are ready for your next step to plan the remainder of you motor sport career.
To make the plunge here you can start out small, but to be really successful you'll need two chassis (usually one set up for wet weather and one for the dry but you can get by with one), two or three engines (at around $2,500 each, but much less second hand). You'll use two sets of tyres per meeting (at around $300 per meeting) and spend considerable time testing, especially during the week or two prior to the meeting.
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