1 2 3
Klouczech
Klouczech New Reader
1/4/17 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
nderwater UltimaDork
1/4/17 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
dculberson PowerDork
1/4/17 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
Klouczech New Reader
1/6/17 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
sachilles UltraDork
1/11/17 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
pinchvalve MegaDork
1/11/17 1:44 p.m.

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Lof8
Lof8 HalfDork
1/11/17 1:48 p.m.

yes, this is awesome!

Klouczech
Klouczech New Reader
1/12/17 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
petegossett UltimaDork
1/12/17 5:42 a.m.

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

Klouczech
Klouczech New Reader
1/13/17 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
fasted58 UltimaDork
1/13/17 8:49 a.m.

that's awesome

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

jr02518
jr02518 Reader
1/13/17 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
Klouczech New Reader
1/17/17 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
petegossett UltimaDork
1/17/17 1:14 p.m.

Awesome, congratulations!

Daisy
Daisy New Reader
1/19/17 2:58 p.m.

Wow! That's cool and extreme!!

Klouczech
Klouczech New Reader
2/3/17 5:17 a.m.

I also tried a slalom (autocross)

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

petegossett
petegossett UltimaDork
2/3/17 7:01 a.m.

In reply to Klouczech:

Wow!

fasted58
fasted58 UltimaDork
2/3/17 7:28 a.m.

that sounded awesome

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
2/3/17 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
KickClass New Reader
2/14/17 12:15 p.m.

This looks INSANE(ly fun).

Klouczech
Klouczech New Reader
3/21/17 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
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/21/17 8:33 a.m.

Okay, that rules. Thanks for sharing.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/10/17 3:02 p.m.
Klouczech wrote: We can have only 600cc engines. 750cc or 1000cc should be great! My first podium with Kartcross buggy! https://www.youtube.com/embed/0JMTuwQ8VcA

And check out No. 46.

Klouczech
Klouczech New Reader
4/12/17 7:57 a.m.
Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett UltimaDork
4/12/17 8:41 a.m.

In reply to Klouczech:

Good job! It looks like you are carrying much more speed through the corners than most of your competitors.

1 2 3
Our Preferred Partners
1jipSYRyJZ6LxseVSYxjCsid9ytpFGKT