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...

What Can I Win?

Racing at SRR, and most of go-kart racing, is done on an amateur level. This means there aren’t any cash awards. During the race season at SRR we will have 4 to 5 different race dates on which we will award big trophies to the top five, (or more) drivers in each...

What Happens When I’m No Longer a Beginner?

We talked in an earlier section about kicking you out of the beginner’s class after you’ve achieved a certain level of experience and wins. That’s true, but you can stay in the Box Stock class if you wish. This class has the same in-expensive and...

Race Day Drivers Meeting

Every race day just before the races kick off we conduct the driver’s meeting. This is the time that the race director and flagman will tell the competitors about the days events.  The intent of this communication is to express what is expected of both the track...

Watching the Flagman

What do all those flags mean? Green-means the track is safe and the race is in progress, it also signals the start to the race. Yellow-means caution. Whenever this flag is displayed it means to slow down. During pace laps it is to slow the class for lining up. If...

Race Line-ups

How do we determine the line-ups for each race? There are several methods that could be used on any given race day.  If you get to the track early enough you may witness time trials. When we do this we simply time the last practice session. We do this with the...

Race Restarts

This deserves a bit more explanation, as we at SRR will use different procedures from time to time, and it may look a bit inconsistent. In the previous section we alluded to some of the flags that would be used to indicate that a restart of a race would be done. This...

Track Etiquette

We try to teach all new racers what the ‘rules of the road’ are, because they apply in practice as well as during a race   ‘Rules of the road’ are an outgrowth of both common courtesy and sportsmanship. Strict adherence to the, ‘rules of...

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