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Hi Guys, im new to karting, my son would like to have a go, hes very keen but i have some questions about buying a kart.

I have been offered a cheap tony kart bambino with a comer c50 but i believe its about 10/11 years old and doesnt appear to have a serial number on the chassis, would this kart be allowed on track and is there anything i would need to do to prepare it?

I dont want to spend crazy money on his first kart incase he doesnt like it.

Thanks in adavnce.
 
Depends how old he is to start with then worth looking around to see what tracks you are thinking of visiting. I'd guess Teesside & Warden Law probably?
If he's 8ish, or will be 8 or older next year he should be in cadets, not bambino. Also if you are not going to race MSUK next year and he will be cadet then I'd bin off bambino and go straight to cadet, bambino is a waste of time IMHO, just keep the throttle floored and steer around the bends, in cadets he will learn to brake and drive earlier.
 
Depends how old he is to start with then worth looking around to see what tracks you are thinking of visiting. I'd guess Teesside & Warden Law probably?
If he's 8ish, or will be 8 or older next year he should be in cadets, not bambino. Also if you are not going to race MSUK next year and he will be cadet then I'd bin off bambino and go straight to cadet, bambino is a waste of time IMHO, just keep the throttle floored and steer around the bends, in cadets he will learn to brake and drive earlier.
He's only 6 that's why I was looking at Bambino
 
He's only 6 that's why I was looking at Bambino
It really depends what you want to do for the next year or 2. If you want to race at MSA sanctioned (MSUK) races then he will have to race Bambino, many do but it's a money pit and engines are everything as there's not much 'driving' required, just keep your foot in and don't fall off lol.

Most independent tracks should allow a kart on, so long as it's got bodywork etc as for the kart itself, 10 years old is very old and a tony kart is made from very soft metal (to the point at the sharp end of racing they are replaced in months, not years). But then again, he's just starting so if it's at a good price then it's a way of getting on track etc. Just make sure spares are still available for the engine etc (& it actually runs).

There's loads of people who will give you #the best honest' advice but I'd suggest you speak to Paul or Kat at Teesside. They own the track and have been in karting for years and will actually give you some unbiased honest advice without an alterior motive, just say Lucas suggested you call them.

Tel: 01642 231117​

Teesside Autodrome
South Tees Motor Sports Park
South Bank Road
Middlesbrough TS6 6XH

Hope this helps
 
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It really depends what you want to do for the next year or 2. If you want to race at MSA sanctioned (MSUK) races then he will have to race Bambino, many do but it's a money pit and engines are everything as there's not much 'driving' required, just keep your foot in and don't fall off lol.

Most independent tracks should allow a kart on, so long as it's got bodywork etc as for the kart itself, 10 years old is very old and a tony kart is made from very soft metal (to the point at the sharp end of racing they are replaced in months, not years). But then again, he's just starting so if it's at a good price then it's a way of getting on track etc. Just make sure spares are still available for the engine etc (& it actually runs).

There's loads of people who will give you #the best honest' advice but I'd suggest you speak to Paul or Kat at Teesside. They own the track and have been in karting for years and will actually give you some unbiased honest advice without an alterior motive, just say Lucas suggested you call them.

Tel: 01642 231117​

Teesside Autodrome
South Tees Motor Sports Park
South Bank Road
Middlesbrough TS6 6XH

Hope this helps
Cheers buddy, ill do that, the kart is in good condition, runs stops etc, its not been used for a number of years, engine is a comer c50 and tony kart still produce the chassis so spares are readily available for £300 its probably worth a punt
 
Cheers buddy, ill do that, the kart is in good condition, runs stops etc, its not been used for a number of years, engine is a comer c50 and tony kart still produce the chassis so spares are readily available for £300 its probably worth a punt
Sounds good, get him out on track and enjoy 😉 👍
 
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