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The Ultimate Go-kart Racing Quiz
by Staff
Many professional racers got their start behind the go-kart wheel and the sport doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Think you can handle one of these small speed-demons? Take the ultimate go-kart quiz to find out!

First things first, what's the acceptable way to refer to go-kart racing if you want sound like you're in-the-know about the sport?

  • Kart-wheeling
  • Karting
  • G-karting

All sports have a beginning and karting is no different. Which year did karting make its debut in the United States?

  • 1956
  • 1957
  • 1958

Someone has to be credited with this amazing motorsport! Take a gander at these fellows below and choose the inventor wisely.

  • Art Linkletter
  • Art Ingels
  • Johnny Kartson

There are more than just a few professional race-car drivers who got their start in karting. Which of the two race-car icons below first started their career with karting?

  • Danica Patrick
  • Jeff Gordon
  • Both of these racers

There are three different types of karts raced today. But one is the most widely used and can compete on several different types of tracks and different race styles. Which kart is it?

  • Enduro
  • Oval
  • Sprint

What is the average speed range for karts?

  • 25 to 45 miles per hour (40.2 to 72.4 kilometers per hour)
  • 45 to 80 miles per hour (72.4 to 128.7 kilometers per hour)
  • 80 to 120 miles per hour (128.7 to 193.1 kilometers per hour)

Which part is purposefully missing from all racing karts?

  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Steering column

About how much horsepower do kart engines usually produce?

  • 2 to 10 horsepower
  • 5 to 30 horsepower
  • 10 to 50 horsepower

Yard work can be tedious, so why not make something fun out of it, literally? The first kart engine was a repurposed engine from which type of yard equipment?

  • Gas-powered hedge trimmer
  • Lawnmower
  • Gas-powered weed trimmer

In order to increase aerodynamics what do drivers of enduro karts do?

  • Sit in a hunched-over motorcycle position
  • Lather their racing suit up with cooking oil
  • Lay flat on their backs

Sprint karts are the most prolific type of kart, which also means that their tracks are the most used as well. What is the average length for sprint tracks?

  • 1/8-mile to 1/4-mile (.2- to .4-kilometer)
  • 1/4-mile to 1/2-mile (.4- to .8-kilometer)
  • 1/2-mile to 1-mile (.8- to 1.6-kilometer)

Kart tracks can be found in what part of the United States?

  • Southeast
  • Midwest
  • Entire United States

How many tracks does the World Karting Association have throughout the United States?

  • 25
  • 50
  • Over 100

Sprint, oval and enduro karts all have different ways of measuring winners of a race. For spring karts, how many heat laps do drivers usually have to compete in for a race?

  • 1 to 5 laps
  • 5 to10 laps
  • 10 to 15 laps

Which type of kart has its races on tracks like the Daytona International Speedway?

  • Sprint
  • Enduro
  • Oval

Oval karts have a chassis specifically designed to turn in how many directions?

  • One direction
  • Two directions
  • Neither -- the karts only go straight.

Karting is family sport. Kids as young as 5 years old can participate in karting; but at what age do official competitive races begin?

  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

How long did it take before official rules for kart racing were published after the first kart was built?

  • 1 year
  • 5 years
  • 7 years

Karting tracks can be made out of which type of surfaces?

  • Soft dirt, asphalt and packed clay
  • Soft dirt, gravel roads and packed clay
  • Soft dirt, asphalt and ice

Step right up, folks, and guess the kart weight! The average kart weighs about how much without the driver?

  • 150 pounds (68 kilograms)
  • 300 pounds (136.1 kilograms)
  • 600 pounds (272.2 kilograms)