Go Cart Racing for the Long Haul

In the world of go carting, many participants have embraced the sport
competitively, which has resulted in racing events occurring across the
nation at tracks made especially for go cart street racing. Amateurs
and seasoned go cart drivers are attracted to the large scale go cart
racing events that have become serious competitions. Endurance karting
is what many of the go cart races have been dubbed because most of the
popular track events consist of long distance races.

Endurance karting is an event where a series of races are held at
tracks around the United States, such as those in Florida, North Carolina,
Nevada, New Jersey and Connecticut. The events have 90 minute, three
hour, four hour, six hour and eight hour races with participants of all
ages and experience levels competing. The endurance karting has a
system set up to classify the racers by age, weight and experience level.
In each race there are several first place prizes awarded because teams
from every classification level compete in the races.

This type of racing is said to be a European style. Racers and
advocates of endurance karting enjoy it because it mimics the Nascar races.
The set up of these long distance, time consuming go cart races is
professional grade. Go cart racers have driver changes throughout the race
and tedious passing and other driving skills are strategically executed
by each team.

Endurance karting events bring in numerous racers, but since the
competitions are so long and require driver changes, teams are a must. Avid
go carters or those that are members of a go carting club often bring
their own team of three or four drivers. If you are new to the sport or
just a lone rider, individual racers are welcome and will be appointed
to a team.

Street racing go carts has become a hobby of so many because it appeals
to a large age range. Go cart racing seems to not discriminate in the
audience it attracts. The reason behind the interest in racing go
carts is different for each person as well. Some enjoy the thrill and rush
of fast races, while others have a taste for the challenge of enduring
a long distance competition and working with team members.

There is no doubt that at events such as the endurance karting races,
being a participant will introduce you to an enthusiastic population of
go cart racers. Endurance karting events and races like them are
successful also for the diversity within them. The events not only host
endurance races, they also hold special occasion events to appeal to a
more precise audience.

Endurance karting has go cart racing events for families to participate
in together. They have also held a women’s go cart racing day where
experienced women drivers offered tips and lessons and all women go
carters where recognized. The endurance karting challenges are for amateur,
semi-pro and professional go cart drivers and each year they hold a
championship series for those who follow the trail of racing events around
the nation.

About the Author

Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for, a site that focuses exclusively on go cart plans, tips and revieews.
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