Kart racing or Karting is a variant of open-wheeler motor sport with
simple, small four-wheeled vehicles called karts,
go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design... Karts
vary in speed and some (Superkart) can reach speeds exceeding 160 mph
(250 km/h). A Formula A kart, with a 100 cc 2 stroke engine and an overall
weight including the driver of 150 kilograms, can accelerate from 0-60
mph in under 4.5 seconds, and has a top speed of 85 mph (140 km/h).
It takes a little more than 3 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph with a
125 cc shifter kart (6 gears), with a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h)
on long circuits.
- The future CIK-FIA kart categories will be
known as KF1, KF2, KF3, KF4 and KZ1, KZ2.
- Kart racing is usually used as a low-cost and
relatively safe way to introduce drivers to motor
- Open karts have no roll cage.
- Caged karts have a roll cage surrounding the
driver, they are mostly used on dirt tracks.
- In Straight chassis the driver sits in the center.
Straight chassis are used for sprint racing.