Klouczech New Reader
Jan. 4, 2017 8:51 a.m.

Hello,

I started to race in KARTCROSS division this year and here is my video from the first race:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/CBIe2lp8WhU

nderwater UltimaDork
Jan. 4, 2017 9:04 a.m.

Hello Petr -- Kartcross looks like amazing fun, but does not exist in the USA. Please share some details about your kart and about the racing series you participate in! Did you buy it with the Honda CBR600RR engine, or is the chassis a kit that you built or modified yourself?

dculberson PowerDork
Jan. 4, 2017 9:09 a.m.

That looks AMAZING. We have nothing like it here in the us that I know of. What does it cost to get started driving in kartcross? What are entry fees like for a race?

Klouczech New Reader
Jan. 6, 2017 6:31 a.m.
Klouczech wrote: Hello, I started to race in KARTCROSS division this year and here is my video from the first race: https://www.youtube.com/embed/CBIe2lp8WhU
nderwater wrote: Hello Petr -- Kartcross looks like amazing fun, but does not exist in the USA. Please share some details about your kart and about the racing series you participate in! Did you buy it with the Honda CBR600RR engine, or is the chassis a kit that you built or modified yourself?

It is a Czech Kartcross Championship. Every Kart must be from RSK company, which is the prudcer and also the promoter of championship. Every car must have same parts (chassis, tires, fuel, wheels,...) except the engine (you can put in stock 600cc 4 cylinder engine - Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, ...) and the driver. Minimum weight is 325Kg. Brand new kartcross is for 18 000 USD and used for about 10 000 USD. I bought used and old one, but my father is a good mechanic.

dculberson wrote: That looks AMAZING. We have nothing like it here in the us that I know of. What does it cost to get started driving in kartcross? What are entry fees like for a race?

If you have the Kartcross, National license, FIA approved suit you can pay entry fee 1000 USD and race in official Czech championship race ;) You can also participate in amateur races, which are cheaper, or go Hillclimbing or slalom...

sachilles UltraDork
Jan. 11, 2017 1:38 p.m.

There is currently an importer in the US, but no organized series racing them. Popular in Scandinavia. I have friend in Sweden that does this with his son driving. He said buy in for a good used kart is $10-$14k US. Then of course you can spend more. Different levels for different age groups, with different engine options.

pinchvalve MegaDork
Jan. 11, 2017 1:44 p.m.

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Lof8 HalfDork
Jan. 11, 2017 1:48 p.m.

yes, this is awesome!

Klouczech New Reader
Jan. 12, 2017 1:09 a.m.

Not every race is awesome. In Czech we do more offroad tracks than in Scandinavia (not good for me).

The second race was full of potholes, mud and bad luck.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/0xyqmmvvGYY

petegossett UltimaDork
Jan. 12, 2017 5:42 a.m.

Did you hit a bump, or the wall, causing you to spin out in round 1?

Klouczech New Reader
Jan. 13, 2017 2:41 a.m.
Klouczech wrote: Not every race is awesome. In Czech we do more offroad tracks than in Scandinavia (not good for me). The second race was full of potholes, mud and bad luck. https://www.youtube.com/embed/0xyqmmvvGYY
petegossett wrote: Did you hit a bump, or the wall, causing you to spin out in round 1?

I hit a hole there. It was my first time on this track and I did many mistakes ;)

fasted58 UltimaDork
Jan. 13, 2017 8:49 a.m.

that's awesome

the US needs this, surprised it hasn't happened yet

jr02518
jr02518 Reader
Jan. 13, 2017 9:29 a.m.

http://crosskartsusa.com/

The first time these things showed up in tech inspection I had the pleasure of poking around and trying to figure what class we could have them run in. The default was AM.

The Cal Club region is a magnet for the unusual, just a normal weekend of autocrossing. And, these thing are quick. But drifting is slow.

www.solo2.com

David

Klouczech New Reader
Jan. 17, 2017 4:03 a.m.

We can have only 600cc engines. 750cc or 1000cc should be great!

My first podium with Kartcross buggy!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/0JMTuwQ8VcA

petegossett UltimaDork
Jan. 17, 2017 1:14 p.m.

Awesome, congratulations!

Daisy New Reader
Jan. 19, 2017 2:58 p.m.

Wow! That's cool and extreme!!

Klouczech New Reader
Feb. 3, 2017 5:17 a.m.

I also tried a slalom (autocross)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sb05xBGlvCo

petegossett UltimaDork
Feb. 3, 2017 7:01 a.m.

In reply to Klouczech:

Wow!

fasted58 UltimaDork
Feb. 3, 2017 7:28 a.m.

that sounded awesome

nderwater UltimaDork
Feb. 3, 2017 10:42 a.m.

It's like driving the badass offspring of a shifter kart and an arial nomad. Thanks for continuing to share your videos.

KickClass New Reader
Feb. 14, 2017 12:15 p.m.

This looks INSANE(ly fun).

Klouczech New Reader
March 21, 2017 7:53 a.m.

This race was tough! Many crashes, injuries and my first rollover in my life. But I survived 4-times repeated final run and finished 3rd!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/C18O3vI0rgE

David S. Wallens Editorial Director
March 21, 2017 8:33 a.m.

Okay, that rules. Thanks for sharing.

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