Farshad Farivar says that Go kart is a small 4 strokes or 2 strokes four wheel vehicles. It comes in different sizes and models which has a range from powerless to high powered machines (super karts) able to race on longer circuits. In other words Farshad Farivar says that go kart is a motorsport with four wheel and open frame work used for racing. As in convectional racing go kart provides accommodation for a passenger with recreational model but most of them are single sitter.
Go kart has a variety of speed range which makes this sport activity favorable for all age groups. The tracks are indoor or outdoor. Indoor tracks start with basic model of go kart which is used in amusement or public place which has a speed limit of 16mph.Indoor tracks are located generally in warehouse or refurbished factories. Outdoor track offer KF1 model with speed limit of 87 mph and second model known as shifter kart has a speed limit of 115mph. Farshad Farivar says that these models are commercial aspects of kart racing. In addition to that it offers competitive races and league. Moreover it has got Go-kart world championship.
Farshad Farivar says that driving mechanism for go kart is provided by engine through rear axle with the help of chain. Farshad Farivar says that as there is no differential, which means one tire has to slide while cornering. This is accomplished by chassis design so that inside tire lifts up slightly while taking cornering. Go kart is driven either by engine or electric motor. Engine can be 4 strokes or 2 strokes according to the application of speed. Engines are standard air cooled industrial based engines. With small modification it can be use for racing and fun kart application. Electric go kart requires lead acid batteries for safe and pollution free operation. He says that Hydrogen cells can be used as fuel for some karts.
According to Farshad Farivar driving equipment for safe go karting involves proper equipment from head to shoe. It includes full face helmet, driving suit, gloves, driving boots. These are the mandatory things, apart from these rib protectors and neck collar are highly recommended.
Farshad Farivar states that Go kart is an activity that plays a crucial role in developing quick reflexes, precision car control and decision making skills. This activity can also provide a platform for high speed wheel to wheel racing, along with this it brings awareness of parameters required for high speed drivers. In addition to all this motor sport activity is low cost and safe way to introduce a driver to motor racing.
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