Kart Racing FAQ’s

Q: How fast do they go?

A: It depends on the class. For example Kid Karts have a top speed of 20 to 30 mph. 4 cycle karts are in the range of 40 to 60 mph. And the 2 cycle karts we run here have a top speed of 65 mph.

Q: How much does a kart cost?

A: There are many things to consider when answering this question. Brand new packages are available for purchase as well as used packages. Pricing is normally determined by the age of equipment and condition. When buying used equipment it is customary to find packages offered at 1/2  the price of new. Realize that buying a used kart is like buying a used car, great care must be taken to ensure you get what you pay for.

Q: I purchased a kart, what do I need to start racing?

A: In order to race competitively you must have a transponder that attaches to the kart for timing and scoring. This transponder is referred to an AMB transX160 and retail for $300.00. We also rent these on race days at a rate of $15.00 for one day and $25.00 for two days. Kid karts do not use transponders as this class is a non-point class and focuses on the fundamentals of racing and not who wins or loses. You will also need appropriate safety gear which includes a Snell 2005 approved helmet racing jacket or a suit, neck collar and proper racing gloves.

Q: How hard is it?

A: There is no easy answer to this question. Variables include equipment, experience, talent and competition. Always keep in mind that you may be racing against experienced competitors and showing up at the track and expecting to win right from the start might be a little unrealistic. It is a good idea to set long term goals with measurable results, but at th same time you must remember that kart racing is fun ad there is more to fun than just winning. In reality it takes a combination of equipment, set up of the chassis, a good running motor, good tires, a good driver and some arcing luck to become a consistent front runner.

Q: I have a kart, but I don’t think that I am ready to race yet, what are my options?

A: The great thing about Stockholm Karting Center is that there are many open track days during the season to help you gain valuable experience. These open track days cost $45.00 plus an  $8.00 insurance fee. On these days you will alternate sessions with our rental kart program in 8 minute on track sessions.