General JKC New to national Karting

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Hi,

My son is 13 years old, we are going to race Junior Kart Championship in 2023. Hopefully racing Junior Rotax. My son races at local tracks. But this is our first jump into owner karts. Can people please offer advice and guidance, I have found a good Kart from local dealer. I'd like to know what to take on race weekends, tools and gear. Types of sprockets and spares needed. But any advice is always appreciates and welcomed.

Thank you
 
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Hi,

My son is 13 years old, we are going to race Junior Kart Championship in 2023. Hopefully racing Junior Rotax. My son races at local tracks. But this is our first jump into owner karts. Can people please offer advice and guidance, I have found a good Kart from local dealer. I'd like to know what to take on race weekends, tools and gear. Types of sprockets and spares needed. But any advice is always appreciates and welcomed.

Thank you

Welcome!

Ideally try and build up your spares over time if you can. Plugs, chains, sprockets, pads etc etc all good to have in stock. An assortment of carb jets and rear sprockets for setup changes.

Basic tool set required, sockets, spanners, large allen keys, compressor, tyre pressure gauge, tracking lasers etc etc. Specific carb tools, clutch tools etc you'll require and get when you need to.
Maintenance is key! Float height tool, clutch locking tool.

Ideally prep the Kart before any test days or race meetings, so you spend less time on tools during the day.

Go testing till you think you are setup ready for racing. If you break something, you'll probably break it again at some point so get a spare.

Most tracks also have a on-site shop if you get caught short.
 

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