Go Kart Drifting

aswearing

Torque Master
Points
72
Location
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!
 
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Stiggy

Torque Junkie
Points
202
Location
Worcester
Car
Audi A3 Quattro
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
 

obi_waynne

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Points
1,157
Location
Deal, Kent UK
Car
A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
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.
 

aswearing

Torque Master
Points
72
Location
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
 

Jim

Torque Junkie
Points
70
Location
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 :(
 

aswearing

Torque Master
Points
72
Location
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
 

speedofsilence

Wrench Pro
Points
61
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
 

aswearing

Torque Master
Points
72
Location
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:
 

aswearing

Torque Master
Points
72
Location
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....
 

944

Torque Junkie
Points
62
Location
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..
 
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