WHAT DO I NEED TO GET ON TRACK?
You will need a kart! There are many different brands and engine packages. Safety equipment is next. A proper helmet, suit, shoes, rib protector and gloves are required. Third is a membership. The membership includes your access to our club racedays, along with access to most events across North America.
WHAT KART IS GOOD FOR ME?
There are different types of karts and engines you can use which fall into different categories. There is a 4 stroke package targeting budget friendly racers. The 2 stroke package is aimed towards more experienced drivers seeking more speed. Ages 8-11 will need a cadet kart, while ages 12+ can use a full size chassis. See below for a list of classes in detail
WHAT DO I NEED EACH RACE DAY?
Every raceday requires some tools and kart maintenance items. These include (but not limited to): Fuel, tires, oil, generic tool kit, along with other items.
Click here for a starter checklist
WHERE DO I FIND EQUIPMENT?
There are multiple places to find both new and used equipment. Saskatoon Kart Racers have 2 local dealers. Karttec and Karting Canada. We also have a Facebook group Saskatchewan Karting Buy and Sell where you can find primarily used equipment across Western Canada.
The Briggs LO206 is a 4 stroke engine designed for karting to keep costs at a minimum, while ensuring close racing and competitiveness at an ultimate high for all drivers. This would be the best package for a driver on a budget, or for someone who is just getting started.
Rotax is a 2 stroke engine also designed for karting. These classes target experienced drivers who want to take karting to the next level. Speeds will exceed 120+ km/h. These karts are the ultimate drivers test of endurance and skill.
BRIGGS LO206 CLASSES
Junior 1 - Ages 8-11 (cadet chassis)
Junior 2 - Ages 12-15 (adult chassis)
Senior Lights - 15+ (adult chassis)
Senior Heavy - 15+ (adult chassis)
ROTAX MAX CLASSES
MicroMax - Ages 7-10 (cadet chassis)
MiniMax - Ages 10-12 (cadet chassis)
JuniorMax - Ages 12-15 (adult chassis)
SeniorMax - Ages 15+ (adult chassis)
MastersMax - Ages 32+ (adult chassis)
DD2 (2 speed) - Ages 15+ (adult chassis)
WHAT ARE MY COSTS?
Used karts are the best way to get started.
Briggs package can range from $2000 - $4500.
RotaxMax packages range from $3000 - $6000
New karts always come with karting's newest technologies.
Briggs packages start at $5000
RotaxMax Packages start at $9000
Safety always comes first. There are guidelines that must be followed when purchasing safety equipment. Click here to see the rules and regulations.
Helmet - $250+ (click here for helmet standards)
Suit or leathers - $250+ (CIK level 2 recommended - rip/tear resistant)
Rib Protector - $150+
Gloves - $20 (mechanics gloves work)
Closed toe shoes (runners ok)
MEMBERSHIP AND FEES
A membership is a must to get on track. The Saskatoon Kart Racers offer a few different membership packages to suit any drivers needs.
Competition Membership - $600/year
Practice Membership - $300/year
Race day Fees - $80*
*Subject to change based on special events or double headers
These are the running costs that will need to be spent to keep racing throughout the year. The costs listed below are based on an average, and may differ depending on how many laps put in.
Fuel - $20/day
Tires - $300~/set (3-4 sets per year)
Oil - $20
Transponder - $135 + Subscription
Transportation - (Truck or Trailer)
Storage - $TBA (check for availability)