If you come out to the track on a race day, buy a pit pass (allows you into the pit area where all the go-karters are, and is also personal insurance) and wander around to see what goes on. Ask questions, as 100% of the people who race at SRR are great folks and will be more than willing to answer your questions. They were beginners once too, and can add some insight to your quest for go-kart knowledge. You will find good information in the pit, and will quickly learn that most go-karters are the best sales people of the sport. They are doing something they really enjoy and will be happy to talk about the sport with you. Just ask them why they are involved in the sport and why they’d recommend that you too become involved. Ask them what they like best about go-karting.
If at this point you still aren’t sure if you want to commit your time and money to this sport, then you’d better take the test. Rent a go-kart and try it out! SRR rents go karts by the half hour during open practice days. We have rental karts for drivers 56″ minimum height and up. We also offer the 9 HP that is used for our ‘Rent to Race’ programs. Anyone 18 years and older can select this kart for the ½ hour ‘Hot Lap’ session, as we call it (current fee is $30 per ½ segment per driver using a 6.5 HP kart or $50/half hour on our 9 HP karts).