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    Video: Racing dispute devolves into kart-flipping brawl
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    It's a fairly well known fact that racers are quite a competitive sort, not taking well to losing or things that they view as unfair. That's led to some great confrontations over the years, with one of the most recent being the Ed Carpenter and James Hinchcliffe dispute at this year's Indy 500. ...

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    Video: Go-kart driver can't go over the top
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    "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." That must be the motto of the go-kart driver shown in this video. After an attempt to pass on the outside of a dirt oval track, he has a hard introduction with the wall (in what appears to be the worst possible way), but quickly shakes it off and ...

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    Video: Razor Crazy Cart may be the coolest kid-size drift car money can buy
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    It might as well be a fact that if you want to get ahead in the world of motorsports, you need to start young. And since most toddlers can't see over the wheel or reach the pedals in an actual car, karts are the most logical option. Unfortunately, big league karts are not cheap. Enter the Crazy ...

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    Video: eGarage makes kids and karting look epic
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    Meet Curtis. Curtis karts. Curtis has fun karting. Through the work of Christopher Kippengerger, Curtis karting looks kind of epic. An installment from eGarage, a self-proclaimed automotive storyteller website, "Kart Kids" uses slow motion and high production values to make the youngsters racing ...

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    Confirmed: Racing Dreams documentary premiering on PBS in February [w/video]
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    Racing Dreams is an award-winning documentary that follows the racing exploits of three go-kart racing youths chasing an entry into the world of NASCAR. As we reported before, when Racing Dreams took the podium at the Tribeca Film Festival, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson got behind this project as ...

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    Official: Caterham going karting
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    Anything you can do, we can do better. Or at least, also. That seems to be the guiding principle over at Caterham these days vis-a-vis its progenitors at Lotus. Or maybe it's the other way around. Both Caterham and Lotus lay claim to the iconic Seven, that bare-bones, less-is-more ugly duckling ...

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    Official: Lotus aims to get 'em young with new karting program
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    Sports recruiting keeps starting at younger and younger ages. While professional-league scouts used to hit the college games, these days they're scoping out the high school fields. And not just for graduating seniors, either. That's certainly the case (minus the school teams) in professional ...

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    The next Lewis Hamilton? McLaren signs 13-year-old karting champ
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    Eighteen years ago, a young Lewis Hamilton walked up to Ron Dennis, introduced himself and told the McLaren chief he wanted to drive for him one day. Thirteen years later he was, and the year after that he won the world championship. It was a turning point in F1 teams recruiting young talent, and ...

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    FIA supports young female racers with karting trophy
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    Women in racing are few and far between. Sure, a smattering of notable names comes to mind – like Danica Patrick, Sabine Schmitz and Susie Stoddart – but in this male-dominated sport, they're the exception. The FIA is taking steps to fix that, however. Two of the regulatory body's ...

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    Video: 125cc shifter karts lap Laguna Seca
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    Shifter karts at Laguna Seca – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Few forms of motorsport offer up a more pure driving experience than going tire to tire in a shifter kart. Likewise, of the many storied and excellent tracks of the world, Laguna Seca holds a special place in the the ...

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    The Streets of Monaco super yacht features go-kart track... and everything else
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    The Streets of Monaco super-yacht – Click above for image gallery
    Those who follow the super-yacht scene know that these giant floating mansions have grown to incorporate all manner of amenities: helipads, bowling alleys, swimming pools, garages... anything and everything you might expect ...

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    Showdown: Rossi versus Alonso, winner wears red
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    In what's sure to be a competitive affair, MotoGP star Valentino Rossi and Formula 1 ace Fernando Alonso are scheduled to go head-to-head in a race for ultimate Italian bragging rights. One thing's for certain: the winner will wear red. On January 10th, when fellow Italian brands Ducati and ...

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    Video: Worst go-kart pileup ever?
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    When go-karts attack – Click above to watch the video
    Ever see those Tour de France crashes that start with one guy in Spandex shorts face-planting into the cement and ends up with 30 or 40 cyclists cascading like dominoes? It's a horrific site to be sure; one that gets replayed dozens of ...

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    Video: Karting comes to Gran Turismo 5
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    Karting in Gran Turismo 5 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Despite our best efforts, we're getting pretty excited about the arrival of Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 5. After suffering through years of the company (and the interwebs at large) crying wolf with launch dates, it ...

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    Monterey 2010: A century of Indianapolis 500 entrants féted at Pebble
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    Indianapolis 500 100th Anniversary at Pebble Beach – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 95th running of the Indianapolis 500 this May represented the 100th Anniversary of "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing." The unbroken streak halted a total of five years during our involvement with ...

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    Ferrari's 11-year-old wunderkind beats F1 driver in karting competition
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    Lance Stroll in the Ferrari karting challenge, Montreal – Click above or below for high-res image gallery
    Montreal has some great karting tracks. The French-Canadian metropolis, after all, is a veritable motorsport mecca, playing host to Formula One (among other series) on a more regular ...

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    Ferrari signs 11-year-old to development program, renews Massa contract
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    We don't know about you, but when we were 11 years old, most of us here at Autoblog were dreaming about one day driving a Ferrari. Never in our wildest dreams could never have imagined being signed to a contract with the Scuderia. Not at that age, anyway. But that's exactly what's happened for ...

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    Cornell's SAE Baja buggy helps us get even with would-be alma mater
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    Cornell's SAE Baja Buggy – Click above for high-res image gallery
    How much horsepower do you need to have fun in a car? More is usually better, but sometimes less is okay too. Sometimes even none is enough – if you have gravity on your side. When you're running off-road through mud, ...

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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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