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Go Kart Drifting

Discussion in 'Drifting' started by aswearing, 4 June 2007.

  1. aswearing

    aswearing Torque Master

    Messages:
    827
    From:
    Doncaster
    Car:
    Micra 160sr
    yesterday while attending work, i sneeked offf round the back to find my colleagues, only to find them mucking around with a home made go kart

    i was hindered into having a go and bloody loved it, it was so easy to drift! before long i found myself holding the slides and controlling them.

    my first time drifting, and was very very fun indeed.
    certainly got me hooked!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 7 March 2010
  2. Stiggy

    Stiggy Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    219
    From:
    Redditch
    Car:
    2004 Toyota Celica
    iv done go kart drifting before i was on an oudoor track but it was raining and they only had slick tyres, so i though im not gonna slow down to i gunned it and soon found myself doing massive power slides lol, loved it
     
  3. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    40,262
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 2.0 TDI
    I went carting in the rain, and yes it is superb fun, especially on slicks. At first it seemed impossible to get a good time but when you start drifting the corners your time improves and it is fantastic fun.
     
  4. aswearing

    aswearing Torque Master

    Messages:
    827
    From:
    Doncaster
    Car:
    Micra 160sr
    im not sure what it would be like on a track, but on the outdoor pitch at where i work, sliding between a memorial bench and a few trees then trying to avoid a 5 a side pitch really got me going!

    plus the adrenaline of not getting caught and fired helped some.

    it was a hot day, dry and no tread at all. great stuff
     
  5. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    40,262
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 2.0 TDI
    You like to live dangerously! What was your excuse going to be if you did get caught? :lol:
     
  6. Jim

    Jim Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    131
    From:
    Scotland
    I did 60 laps the other night at a local track. Ive got a huge raw circle on my hand where the friction was from the steering wheel. (they dont issue gloves :()

    Anyway, the first kart i was on had practically no grip. Took me a few laps to get used to it. Eventually when i did i was sliding just a few cm away from the inside of the track, it was good but sore on the hand.

    The guys watching over did eventually notice (after about 40 laps), and swapped me in another kart which stuck to the ground a bit more :(
     
  7. aswearing

    aswearing Torque Master

    Messages:
    827
    From:
    Doncaster
    Car:
    Micra 160sr
    well..... im not too sure i cant say it wasnt me as my name is signed in, my face is on the cctv aswel...

    sod it i had that much of a good time im not too bothered, probably put it down to peer pressure :p
     
  8. speedofsilence

    speedofsilence Wrench Pro

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    i used t race karts semi pro on clay tracks and that was the only fast way around corners
    they get real easy to control after a while
     
  9. aswearing

    aswearing Torque Master

    Messages:
    827
    From:
    Doncaster
    Car:
    Micra 160sr
    i enjoyed it that much i think i might build one, now i've had a pay rise.

    which motor should i go for? V8? V12? :p :shock:
     
  10. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    40,262
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 2.0 TDI
    Why not get an engine off the guy that crashed his Veyron?
     
  11. aswearing

    aswearing Torque Master

    Messages:
    827
    From:
    Doncaster
    Car:
    Micra 160sr
    ha, i'd lower it onto the chassis and the wheels would fall off... :lol:

    imagine that power with 4'' alloys and slick tyres with no suspension....
     
  12. 944

    944 Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    199
    From:
    Podgorica,Montenegro
    Car:
    golf 1.9 TDI 120 hp
    yeah its really funny to drift in a go kart but ones i drove didnt have enought power to keep drifting for a while.....((((it was more sliding.....anyway a lot of fun..
     
  13. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC Pro Founder Moderator

    Messages:
    18,906
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    if you want a good lap time then drifting is out of the question.
     
  14. 944

    944 Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    199
    From:
    Podgorica,Montenegro
    Car:
    golf 1.9 TDI 120 hp
    yea ofc....u loose a lot of speed....but for the first few times u drive them its funny...
     
  15. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC Pro Founder Moderator

    Messages:
    18,906
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    And also loads of fun.
     
  16. 944

    944 Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    199
    From:
    Podgorica,Montenegro
    Car:
    golf 1.9 TDI 120 hp
    hahah..lol...and maybe some fun aswell...
     
  17. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC Pro Founder Moderator

    Messages:
    18,906
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    And some good bruises from the track near me.
     
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