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    Introduction to Karting - Part 7
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    WRAPPING UP

    The leaves have long-since changed and most have fallen off. There's a chill in the air and the odd snowflake, too. The summer motorsports season is at an end, and it's time to think about putting everything into stasis for the winter. With a kart, this requires a bit of work: ...

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    Introduction to Karting - Part 6
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    RACE DAY
    It's taken a long time to get here, many months accelerated through the magic of the internet, but now it's finally time to hit the track in anger, to fight for position, to make some daring passes – or at least to try and avoid getting lapped more than once. Learning all ...

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    Introduction to Karting - Part 5
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    HAVE ENGINE, WILL PRACTICE

    Finally, after weeks of learning, shopping, and preparation, we have a track-ready kart. If you've been following along with our An Introduction to Karting series you're probably just as ready to go as we are. Last time we got our chassis, installed the seat, and ...

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    Introduction to Karting - Part 4
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    PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS

    If you have the money, there's nothing like a sweet, freshly painted beauty that's been buffed, shined, and carefully assembled by the skilled hands at your local kart shop. It only came out of its box thanks to a check you signed, the first time it hits the ...

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    Introduction to Karting - Part 3
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    HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
    We've been accused of acting as facilitators; as dealers; as dastardly souls encouraging readers to engage in a one-way trip toward an expensive, time-consuming hobby. That's pretty accurate. Yes, we did describe karting as an inexpensive way into a serious ...

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    Introduction to Karting - Part 2
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    RENT YOUR WAY TO GLORY
    Welcome to the second installment of our Introduction to Karting series. Hopefully the first piece piqued your interest with tales of tiny machines pulling 3 g in the corners then hitting 60 in under three seconds on their way up to over 140 MPH. (Well over, as it turns ...

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    Introduction to Karting: Part 1
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    Introduction to Karting: Part 1 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Michael Schumacher. Ayrton Senna. Jeff Gordon. Alex Zanardi. Danica Patrick. All great drivers and all learned their trade in buzzy little racing karts with no suspension, no downforce, minimal protection, and arguably more ...

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