What is Go-karting; a Brief History

Go-karting, most simply put, is the least expensive form of motor sports that exists. Go-karting got its start in 1956 in California. It was a huge hit. It started into the first phase of its life, the fad stage. Everybody had a go-kart (or at least it seemed like...

Go Karting’s Future

    What does the new millennium hold for go-karting? The sport is as popular as it has ever been with continued growth every year. The manufacturers who have stayed with go-karting have added stability. Common sense class structures have eliminated weekly and even...

Who are these people, these ‘Go-Karters’

If you are five years old or older and in good health you can become a go-karter. There is no upper limit, as each year we seem to see older and older drivers compete. So far 63 years old is our oldest feature winner! Drivers range from 50 to over 200 pounds. Drivers...

Sugar River Raceway’s Racing Program

At SRR we do a form of go-karting called ‘sprint racing’. Sprint racing is typically on a paved road course and the races are short in length or duration (6 to 15 lap races are the norm). Go-karts made for sprint racers have a wheelbase that is in the...

What is Box Stock Honda Racing?

Box Stock racing means beginners and Honda. SRR runs a locally developed class called Box Stock Honda (The Honda engine got its start in our box stock program in 2006 and takes over from the Briggs Raptor engine in 2007). We ask that all of our new go-karters start in...

How Much Does Box Stock Honda Go-karting Cost?

A common question we hear: “If I start at the beginning of a season, how much will I need to budget to race all year?” We’ll try to get you in a range. Whether you start with new or used equipment will impact the amount you spend. SRR sells a lot of...

The safety gear you’ll need

You will need the following: Current Snell Foundation minimun M2010 or SA2010 (other ratings by SFI, Snell K for karting, and Snell Childs Racing also are allowed) rated full face helmet. Cost range $129 to $600 Skid resistant (not fire resistant/retarding) driving...

What Ongoing or Recurring Expenses Will There Be?

    Well, believe it or not there is a charge for using the track at SRR. A race day entry fee will cost in a range of $25 to $40 per driver. This includes the driver’s insurance pass, track use fees, and race awards. Practice sessions will cost a driver $20 for...

Practice

So you’ve got your go-kart purchased and now you need to learn how to get max enjoyment out of it, but how? Check our schedule for practice sessions on our web page, by phone (608/897-2898), or in person at the track. Your next plan should be to practice,...

Your Racing Initiation

This will be a nervous time, but a fun kind of nervous. This is bigger than your first day of school! You are putting your personal safety and your ego on the line.  The later has a greater potential to be bruised that first day, as karting is quite safe, and you will...

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