Making karting fun again – Turning track days into test days. #theartofkart

 

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So in my last post, I admitted how having to worry about my engine exploding was making karting less fun, so while I’m working on that, I’ve been focusing on also how to improve my approach to my driving.

I’ll admit, though no surprise to anyone, that I am not the fastest driver in the world. Therefore, I always want to work to improve my driving skills, and my understanding of how to setup my kart. After a few years of racing, I’ve gotten to a point where “just getting seat time” isn’t becoming as beneficial. I need a more focused approach in how I practice and test, so I can work on developing specific skills with my racing, setup and racecraft. Continue reading

I haven’t been having fun karting lately…and I’m going to do something about it. #keepkartingfun

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Again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. There is a good reason for it though.

I love driving, and racing. It’s my a favorite thing to do.  If I could, I’d make a career out of doing it. Karting is really the way that I express my enjoyment about my passion. Simply put, karting is awesome.

However, honestly, I haven’t had that much fun lately. Like really haven’t been having fun. It’s been frustrating, and I couldn’t figure out why. So I decided to write a post about it to see if it would help me clear my head. (This post might not even stay up long…or it’ll stay up forever. Who knows.) Continue reading

|Technique| Three ways to make the most out of a challenging race weekend

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We’ve all had race weekends, where nothing seems to go right. It happens to every racer at some point. Either you’re off the pace in every session, missing something key on the setup, or the machine just doesn’t seem to want to run correctly. What can be even more infuriating is that you might not have a reason for your performance at the time. It’s just slow!

As a racer, being off the pace and not understanding why is one of the most frustrating scenarios. However, it is important to stay focused, as that track time is still very valuable. If you know how to maximize the opportunities of the situation, you can start to working your way back towards the front of the pack.

Below are three quick tips on how to make the most out of a challenging race weekend:
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Is a classic car a viable first car?

Asking if a classic car is a viable first car is much the same as asking someone if they like the colour blue; some will, and some won’t. It’s not so much whether a classic car is suitable for a new driver, more so if the person driving it is right for the vehicle.

Going through the pros and cons of classic vehicle ownership, you see an entirely different battle take place inside of someone from that of buying a normal, modern car. A modern car, especially in these delicate eco-focused, economy driven times, is weighted up and decided very much by our heads.

Are we going to be able to afford to run it? How much will it depreciate? How much fuel is going to guzzle? And how much damage is it going to do to the environment? Questions that have been around for years, but only within the past 5 have we really taken them to a conscious level when buying a car.

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