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17Sep
17Sep

In this video, Col walks you through the three different kinds of two stroke oil available, and how their various properties affect their use in high performance kart engines.

26Aug
26Aug

Want to climb to the top of Mount Awesome? No problem, you just have to navigate through the Valley of Suck first! What am I raving about? Press play and find out...

21Jul
21Jul

Over the last month or so, we've been discussing the ways that tyres interact with the surface of the track, and how you can inspct the tyres in order to work out what changes are likely to improve the handling of the kart. In this video, we talk about using weight to find the perfect balance in the kart, which is the primary contributor to a kick-arse setup.

07Jul
07Jul

In this week's Whiteboard Wednesday, we look at how kart tyres communicate with you. Every session, they come back in loaded with information about how your kart is performing, and it's up to you to ask the right questions in order to learn from them, and work out what your kart needs to go faster again.

28Jun
28Jun

Ever wondered why kart chains are so expensive compared to dirt bikes chains which are five times the size? It seems like bigger should be more expensive, yeah? Well, funnily enough, it's because they're small that kart chains cost a lot...

17Jun
17Jun

In today's Whiteboard Wednesday video, Col defines three words - sliding, skidding, and twisting...

29May
29May

What is Toe?

Posted in Setup - Nitty Gritty By Col Fink

Toe is a pretty important piece of kart setup, because of the way it affects the contact patch's interaction with the road. Toe is a measure of the amount the tyres are not pointed directly straight ahead when the steering wheel is centred...

20May
20May

How did you go with last week's tech question? Did you get the right answer? Col's back with more tyre tech, explaining how and why a van in a crosswind will drift off the road (and how that relates to kart setup).

This topic was inspired by a question on slip angle sent in by Patrick from New South Wales. $20 voucher coming your way mate!

13May
13May

Can you answer this crucial tech question?

Why does a van with its wheel pointed straight drift off the road in a strong crosswind?

(And how does this relate to karting?)

12May
12May

Our new site is here

Posted in K-Racer News By Col Fink

I'm ecstatic to announce today that our new website is live! This has been a huge effort by everyone on the team here and I'm thankful for all the work everyone has put in (Luke, Mish, Ben, take a bow). I promised our new shipping arrangements - which mean I'm no longer spending all day packing boxes - would bring noticeable improvements for you guys and today is the first big step forwards.

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