Kart not put before the horse

KEL Treseder's dreams of V8 glory are not far off the mark.

Every contender in this year's V8 Supercars competition started their racing career in the tiny two-stroke powered open-bodied vehicles.

The sport is slowly gaining popularity across the country - at last count there were 7500 racers across 82 clubs.

Entry grade racers zoom around a one-kilometre track up to 25 times at 80kmh.

But that's low compared to the top racers who easily hit 165kmh.

Like other motor sports, karting is not cheap.

A year of racing at club level will set you back $5000 to $10,000 in vehicle costs including maintenance and in the elite grades it can cost $70,000.

Sponsorships are hard to come by but Karting Australia spokesman Lee Hanatschek says the sport is starting to attract corporate dollars.

 

- APN NEWSDESK



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