Spokane Kart Racing Association

BEGINNER's GUIDE

NEW To KARTING?

We as a club are passionate about growing the sport and helping all new racers to get settled in and setup properly. Below will be some basic information on what you need to know to get started!

To get started in kart racing, you’ll need a few things. You’ll need your own kart (aka chassis), an engine packagesafety gear, and a way to transport your setup to and from the track.

 

NEW To KARTING?

We as a club are passionate about growing the sport and helping all new racers to get settled in and setup properly. Below will be some basic information on what you need to know to get started!

To get started in kart racing, you’ll need a few things. You’ll need your own kart (aka chassis), an engine packagesafety gear, and a way to transport your setup to and from the track.

 

NEW To KARTING?

We as a club are passionate about growing the sport and helping all new racers to get settled in and setup properly. Below will be some basic information on what you need to know to get started!

For the kart/chassis, you have the choice of buying used or new depending on budget. For a brand new kart (without an engine package) you can expect to spend anywhere from $4000 to $6000+ depending on which brand you go with. For used karts, a lot of times you can find a decent used chassis for $2000 to $4500, a lot of times with an engine package already on it.

To find a good used kart + engine package, we recommend reaching out to either Chris Worley (509) 378-4793 with Midnight Motorsports in Tri-Cities, WA or Michael Valiante with Italian Motors in Sumas, WA.

Depending on what class you race in will determine what engine package you should go with. In kart racing, you have 2 main engine types to choose from. There are 2 cycle and 4 cycle engines (also referred to as 2 stroke and 4 stroke).

Common 2 cycle engines will include 100cc air cooled, 125cc water cooled (known as TAG), as well as shifter. These engines are very fast, require consistent maintenance, and have a bit of a learning curve to them. They’re expensive too!

We always recommend that newcomers in the sport start out in the 4 cycle class if you are over the age of 7. This class runs an engine called an LO206 by Briggs & Stratton. It is very affordable, extremely reliable, easy to maintain, and promotes close, competitive racing. These engines are not as fast as 2 cycle engines, and do not require the same amount of knowledge or financial resources. This makes the LO206 perfect for beginners!

Anyone between the ages 5 and 7 can race in our “Kid Kart” class. Contact us to learn more about our new Tim Draggoo Kid Kart Academy!

For safety gear, you’ll need a SNELL rated helmet, a racing suit, gloves, and high top shoes (think wrestling shoes). For anyone 14 and under a chest protector and neck brace are also required.

To find safety gear, we recommend either reaching out to the team at Italian Motors, Midnight Motorsports, Acceleration Karting, Kart-O-Rama, or Zimmer Motorsports has in stock.

MEMBERSHIP PLANS: All families looking to become members must fill out a Membership Form. A 1 year membership for a single member is $240 (or $120 with a volunteer agreement). A Family membership is $275 (or $145 with a volunteer agreement).

CLUB FEE STRUCTURE: A single race entry for 1 driver who is a club member is $68 (or $113 for a non-member). If running more than one class, each additional class is $36 for members and non-members. For families with multiple racers, the 1st entry is $68, the 2nd entry is $63, the 3rd entry is $58, and the 4th entry is $53. A practice pass for a club member is $22 (or $67 for a non-member) and is good for a full day. The overnight camping fee is $20. Kid Kart race entries are only $30. We also offer transponder rentals for $26.50 and Pit Passes are $11 (required for everyone in the pit area who is not driving).

SUPERMOTO PRACTICE: A practice day pass for Supermoto is $30 for club members, and $45 for non-members. We do not accept cash, only credit or debit, and any drivers wishing to signup for supermoto practice must do so at the track. Supermoto bikes are not allowed on track while go karts are on the track, but we make sure that everyone has a fair amount of track time during practice days!

TRI CITY KART CLUB: All members of TCKC are considered members of SKRA and do NOT have to pay non-member fees!

To get started in kart racing, you’ll need a few things. You’ll need your own kart (aka chassis), an engine packagesafety gear, and a way to transport your setup to and from the track.

For the kart/chassis, you have the choice of buying used or new depending on budget. For a brand new kart (without an engine package) you can expect to spend anywhere from $4000 to $6000+ depending on which brand you go with. For used karts, a lot of times you can find a decent used chassis for $2000 to $4500, a lot of times with an engine package already on it.

To find a good used kart + engine package, we recommend reaching out to either Chris Worley (509) 378-4793 with Midnight Motorsports in Tri-Cities, WA or Michael Valiante with Italian Motors in Sumas, WA.

Depending on what class you race in will determine what engine package you should go with. In kart racing, you have 2 main engine types to choose from. There are 2 cycle and 4 cycle engines (also referred to as 2 stroke and 4 stroke).

Common 2 cycle engines will include 100cc air cooled, 125cc water cooled (known as TAG), as well as shifter. These engines are very fast, require consistent maintenance, and have a bit of a learning curve to them. They’re expensive too!

We always recommend that newcomers in the sport start out in the 4 cycle class if you are over the age of 7. This class runs an engine called an LO206 by Briggs & Stratton. It is very affordable, extremely reliable, easy to maintain, and promotes close, competitive racing. These engines are not as fast as 2 cycle engines, and do not require the same amount of knowledge or financial resources. This makes the LO206 perfect for beginners!

Anyone between the ages 5 and 7 can race in our “Kid Kart” class. Contact us to learn more about our Kid Kart Academy!

For safety gear, you’ll need a SNELL rated helmet, a racing suit, gloves, and high top shoes (think wrestling shoes). For anyone 14 and under a chest protector and neck brace are also required.

To find safety gear, we recommend either reaching out to the team at Italian Motors or Chris Worley (509) 378-4793 at Midnight Motorsports, or by checking out what Acceleration Karting has in stock.

MEMBERSHIP PLANS: All families looking to become members must fill out a Membership Form. A 1 year membership for a single member is $240 (or $120 with a volunteer agreement). A Family membership is $275 (or $145 with a volunteer agreement).

CLUB FEE STRUCTURE: A single race entry for 1 driver who is a club member is $68 (or $113 for a non-member). If running more than one class, each additional class is $36. For families with multiple racers, the 1st entry is $68, the 2nd entry is $63, the 3rd entry is $58, and the 4th entry is $53. If a racer is running more than one class, each additional class is $36. A practice pass for a club member is $22 (or $67 for a non-member) and is good for a full day. The overnight camping fee is $20. Kid Kart race entries are only $30. We also offer transponder rentals for $26.50 and Pit Passes are $11 (required for everyone in the pit area who is not driving).

SUPERMOTO PRACTICE: A practice day pass for Supermoto is $30 for club members, and $45 for non-members. We do not accept cash, only credit or debit, and any drivers wishing to signup for supermoto practice must do so at the track. Supermoto bikes are not allowed on track while go karts are on the track, but we make sure that everyone has a fair amount of track time during practice days!

TRI CITY KART CLUB: All members of TCKC are considered members of SKRA and do NOT have to pay non-member fees!