Go cart racing has been part of the American culture since the 1950s. Built to become the smaller version of motor racing, the development of the sport has led to some rather competitive and interesting thought developments. While it is a token of fun, it has also become one of the safest ways to bring the sport of motor racing into the lives of those that are either too young to drive or those that have yet to experience the thrill of running the track.
Whether it is a highly competitive go cart racing experience of a go cart run around a recreational track, the components taken from one element to the other are basically the same.
Small engines (varying in complexity by class) are developed to push the limits of the small cart while maintaining a required level of safety. Each developed stage of cart racing exemplifies the overall balance of the limits versus the push.
With the very low center of gravity go cart racing can be introduced to just about anyone whose feet can reach the pedals. Provided that there is a cognitive comprehension of how the go cart works, there are any number of classes of go cart racing that are waiting for more drivers to get involved in. With predetermined tracks and the ability to drive at increased speeds the go cart racing community is experiencing a nice influx of interest. More drivers are finding the thrill of the smaller cars racing steadily around the tracks to be just as or even more engaging than the larger cousins of the go carts.