All Go Karting Starts Locally

You’re on the ‘World Wide Web’ and you’ve found our blog about becoming a go kart racer. If our track and race program isn’t within easy driving distance of your home this information is only general. Somewhat representative of how you...

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 Kartings Future

Let’s gaze into the crystal ball regarding go-kartings future. Go-karting follows the fortunes and travails of professional motorsports. One could also observe that go-karting also follows the economic ups and downs. For certain racing will continue in many...

Who are these people, these ‘Go-Karters’

Who go-karts? If you’re 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 70 years old is our oldest feature winner! Drivers range from 40 to over...

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...

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