Kartcross, like a Nordic version of Sprint Car racing | Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/EpH6A-_UDY0

What do you get when you put a high-revving motorcycle engine in a tiny, lightweight chassis? Kartcross, apparently.

Popular in Nordic nations, this motorsport has a few different classes, with the top one featuring karts with 600cc engines like the ones in this video.

Pepe
Pepe New Reader
9/24/21 10:09 a.m.

They're apparently a handful.

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/24/21 10:43 a.m.

Monticello has quite a few of these... reach out to Chris D. up there as I'm confident that he'd be up for getting JG or anyone else on staff into one for a video and article. 

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/24/21 10:44 a.m.

In reply to Pepe :

They are absolutely a handful. Between the power to weight ratio and the amount of steering angle that you can give them it's incredibly easy to overdrive them. But when you get it right there is really nothing that is remotely close to their capabilities. 

JesseWolfe
JesseWolfe Reader
9/24/21 1:09 p.m.

Sierra Cars sells several versions of krosscarts in the U.S., from hill climb to rally.  The few I've seen go up Pike's Peak were definitely very fast and entertaining. 

trigun7469
trigun7469 SuperDork
9/24/21 2:45 p.m.

SECOND HAND KARTCROSS FOR SALE  That tubing looks pretty small in the cockpit and $16.5k :/

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
9/24/21 3:01 p.m.

How is this like the Sprint Car racing? This just looks like a crazy class of cars doing stage rally. 

This is Spring Car racing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faCXpPQT2zY

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
9/24/21 3:27 p.m.
JesseWolfe said:

Sierra Cars sells several versions of krosscarts in the U.S., from hill climb to rally.  The few I've seen go up Pike's Peak were definitely very fast and entertaining. 

"Starting at.." numbers are between $32k and $70k.

 

....yeah, no.

Mezzanine
Mezzanine Dork
9/24/21 5:57 p.m.

I typically watch YouTube videos somewhere between 1.5x-2x speed. It took me a minute to realize that I was watching that at 1x speed and they're actually that fast and sound like that. surprise

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