Go-kart facts you didn’t know
Racers depend on their go-kart tires for fast paced racing, and to keep them on track as they drive around tight corners. Picking quality goes kart wheels is relatively straightforward. There are two types of go kart tires: grooved or rain tires for wet racing and slick tires for dry days.
Less known go-kart facts
There are some slick tire brands to choose from, all of which are pretty good. Popular slick tire brands include Mojo, Vega, Bridgestone, and Dunlop. These tires or wheels are designed to provide an excellent grip and an accurate amount of gravity with the track and the go kart. It creates a type of interlock, so the go-kart sticks to the track and enables the go kart to turn corners with ease at increasing speed. The tire tread is a thin layer of rubber combined with various compounds making the tire have great resistance to wear and a really good grip on the track.
Racing in the rain is not highly favored, but there are go kart tires specially designed to help racers race in the rain. However, those with the rain tire knowledge and some rain racing experience find that racing in the rain can be just as fun as racing in the sun. Rain tires have unique grooves that aid to lessen contact between the track and the go kart, therefore, keeping the racer on the track. Rain tires are made like slick tires in they way they are compounded: more grip and resistance to wear and tear.
Maintaining proper tire pressure
Racers can get the most out their go kart tires by making sure they keep the right tire pressure in their tires at all time. Picking quality to go kart wheels is just step one, maintaining their quality until it is time to purchase new tires is step two. If it is a desert day and you are racing with your slicks, make sure the pressure is about 14 to 16 psi (Pounds Per Square Inch). It is important to remember, once you begin racing the tire will heat up and increase in pressure.
Depending on outside temperature the tires can rise to about 1 to 3 psi. Feel free to expand or release pressure as required to match the feel you are viewing for on the track. If tires are checked before each race, it will help ensure pressure is good and that the tires do not malfunction. If it is a rainy day, it is best to increase tire pressure anywhere from 1 to 5 psi. Once the track dries are sure to switch tires so the rain tires do not wear out quickly.