Among all my hobbies, my main hobby is karting, a motor racing sport geared towards low price (not always the case) and for all ages, with five years old usually being the minimum age. The chassis consists of a tubular cromoly frame, plastic bodywork and a modified industrial-type single-cylinder engine, a centrifugal clutch, and a chain-and-sprocket drivetrain. At my local track, I am able to achieve a maximum speed of 60 MPH, and at the larger car tracks, such as PIR, my top speed is around 85 MPH.
This kart is a 2002 Swiss Hutless Evolution chassis, purchased from Competition Motorsports Corporation (CMC). This kart was previously owned by Phillip Arscott, who, at the time, was racing at the national level in the "Stars of Karting" series. I had Don, at CMC, modify the chassis to fit a new Briggs and Stratton World Formula 4-cycle engine. This is a very reliable engine, based off of the popular Briggs Intek line of industrial small engines. This engine is 204cc, 15hp and utilizes an on-board electric starter. This engine can run 30+ hours between rebuilds.
The three tracks in this area are: McMinnville, Pat's Acres, and Portland International Raceway. The first two tracks are sprint tracks, which can vary between 0.5 miles to 1 mile in length. PIR is a full-length auto racing track that holds world-class events. I race in the Oregon State Kart Championship series, and Region 6 sprint and road races.