Karting Links

ASN Canada FIA

www.asncanada.com

 

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is the Global Governing body of motorsport, and ASN Canada FIA is the National Governing body of motorsport in Canada. ASN Canada considers KartSport to be the foundation -- and the key to the future -- of Motorsport in Canada. 

 

 

Goodwood Kartways

www.goodwoodkartways.com

 

Our home track. Built on over 20 acres of rolling hills, Goodwood features one of the most prestigious track layouts in Ontario. With multiple configurations, and over one kilometre of paved racing surface, the ten turn course is the perfect place to begin a career in karting. Canadian heroes such as Ron Fellows, Paul Tracy, Scott Goodyear and James Hinchcliffe have all raced at Goodwood. Racers from all over Ontario, Canada and the USA have visited the historic facility to participate in a wide variety of karting events.  It is often said to be a “must have” on driver resumes.

 

 

Mosport Kartways

www.mosportkartways.com

 

Managed by the team at Goodwood Kartways for the 2015 season, the newly renamed Mosport Kartways offers one of Ontario's finest karting facilities. The huge 1.5 km track offers something for both rookies and professionals alike. And the multi-configured track boasts a whopping twelve turns and has several elevated surfaces, all on a smooth, beautifully maintained and recently upgraded track. The facility also has a large paddock, plenty of viewing areas, and a large parking lot.

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Red Camel Racing

https://redcamelracing.com/discount/teamFMR

 

Racing is an expensive sport. And yet, the one place you should not cut corners is with regard to protective clothing. There are many great manufacturers and suppliers of CIK-FIA approved racing suits, but none are as budget friendly and aimed at the growing Junior Driver better than the suits of Canada's own Red Camel Racing brand. Select from an assortment of pre-existing designs, or even have your own custom suite designed and manufactured at a price that will leave you plenty left over for a few extra sets of racing rubber. Use Promo Code: TeamFMR and save an additional 10%

 

 

Intrepid Kart

www.intrepidgroup.it/en/intrepid-world

 

Intrepid North America is based at Goodwood Kartways in Stouffville, Ontario, Canada, where drivers can progress from turning rental kart laps to world championships. The Intrepid North America race team represents the facility at National and International Championships like the Florida Winter Tour, Pan-American Rotax Max Challenge, Eastern Canadian Karting Championship and Canadian National Championships.

 

 

Rotax

www.rotax-kart.com/en/Home

 

Rotax engines have won the most kart racing titles – and still lead the list of overall championship titles. In 1995, Rotax developed a completely new engine technology: easy to handle, less maintenance, technical continuity and durability - all this to keep the costs for our sport under control. The company set new standards by launching a new engine concept in 1997, based on its extensive experience of 2-stroke technology for recreational applications: the Rotax 125 MAX engine with numerous new features for the karting world. 

 

In 2002 BRP launched the 125 MAX DD2 engine with direct drive (no chain) in combination with a two-speed gearbox (operated by means of shift paddles on the steering wheel) to continue its pathway towards low maintenance as well as challenging products.

 

 

Briggs & Stratton

www.briggsandstratton.com/engines-racing

 

Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206 and Junior 206 Racing Engines are hand built in Milwaukee, Wisconsin using tooling and dies specifically for racing for unparalleled repeatability. Utilizing a factory sealed short-block with ground cam and controlled piston pop-up (reducing compression variance) LO206 Engines meet a simplified IKF/WKA rule set designed to maintain a stock configuration right down to the factory shipped carburetor jets to provide a more affordable approach to competitive racing.

 

 

Canadian Karting News

www.canadiankartingnews.com

 

Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206 and Junior 206 Racing Engines are hand built in Milwaukee, Wisconsin using tooling and dies specifically for racing for Competition karting news site focusing on events throughout Canada, and on Canadian Karters worldwide. This is where you'll find the latest news, driver profiles, photo and video galleries, karting resources, classifieds and that all important karting forum. 

 

 

My Laps

mylaps.com/en/events/toronto-racing-association-of-karters/97988

 

Where time determines the result, MYLAPS Sports Timing helps capture the performance. MYLAPS Sports Timing allows our users to record lap times, collect performance data, and publish and analyze results. My Laps creates systems for professional timers, event organizers, track and club owners, federations and sports areas as well as products for individual racers and athletes.

 

 

PRO Driver Training

www.professionalracingontario.com

 

Team FMR was proud to have been supported by Darryl Timmers, Curtis Fox and the team at Professional Racing Ontario. With 38 combined years of kart racing, tuning, and development experience, Professional Racing Ontario inc, (PRO) can assist you with a personalized driver/mechanic development program. PRO dedicates itself to developing future drivers both physically and mentally for the next level of competition via good public relations, personal training, application of a strong work ethic, communications, and professionalism. PRO works with families and their drivers to develop mechanic and tuning skills off track, while providing the racer with the tools they need to succeed on track.

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360 Motorsport

http://pro360motorsport.com

 

360 Motorsport, based out of Nova Scotia, was formed to help their drivers not only reach the top of the podium but also take the next steps in their motorsports career. The team, supported by Alta Nissan of Canada, and powered by Briggs & Stratton 206 engines aboard Intrepid Karts, have aligned with the Nissan Micra Cup and will support their graduating racers to car racing program. 360 Motorsport will work with their drivers to hone their race craft in karting and to develop them for the next steps in their motorsports career through a ‘Start and Shift’ program. The drivers will learn the basics of driving a manual transmission car in a controlled environment to gain comfort in a race car. Over the course of a season, the plan will be for a driver to go from the absolute basics to slalom sessions to finally lapping on a controlled race course.

 

Kart Set-Up Guide

The FMR chassis set-up guide is provided to help teammates set-up their kart under normal conditions. Only track testing can confirm these recomendations.

 

Oversteering at corner entry or there is too much front end bite.

  • Reduce jacking effect

  • Reduce scrub radius (remove one wheel spacer from both front spindles)

  • Increase rear track width

  • Reduce castor

  • Reduce Ackermann

  • Increase rear grip

  • Raise rear tyre pressure by 1 PSI or drop front tyre pressure by 1 PSI

  • Move weight towards rear of the kart

  • Remove 3rd Axle bearing (in low grip conditions)

  • Reduce front grip

  • Lower the front of the chassis

  • Reduce toe-out (0-2mm is normal toe-out)

  • Remove or loosen front torsion bar and loosen crash bar

 

Understeering at corner entry (pushing out)

  • Increase jacking effect

  • Increase scrub radius (add one wheel spacer on both front spindles)

  • Increase castor

  • Increase Ackermann

  • Decrease rear track width

  • Increase front grip

  • Raise front tyre pressure by 1 PSI or drop rear tyre pressure by 1 PSI

  • Shift weight forward (seat, ballast)

  • Raise the front end of the kart

  • Add or tighten front torsion bar and crash bar

  • Use shorter rear hubs or softer axle

  • Increase toe-out (0-2mm is normal toe-out)

 

Oversteering out of the corner

  • Increase rear grip

  • Raise rear tyre pressure by 1 PSI or drop front tyre pressure by 1 PSI

  • Put longer (or shorter) wheel hubs on the axle

  • Add torsion bar or turn torsion bar to vertical position

  • Raise any ballast to a higher vertical position on the rear of the kart

  • Raise the rear ride height

  • Change to a stiffer (or softer) rear axle

  • Add or tighten 4th rail

  • Add seat stays

  • Raise and or move seat back

  • Use a stiffer seat

  • Reduce (or increase) width of rear track

  • Reduce jacking effect

  • Increase width of rear track

  • Reduce front grip

  • Remove or loosen front torsion bar

 

Understeering out of the corner

  • Increase front grip

  • Add or tighten front torsion bar and crash bar

  • Move the seat forward

  • Use a softer seat

  • Reduce Rear grip

  • Put shorter wheel hubs on the axle.

  • Lower the air pressure in the rear tyres by 1 psi

  • Change to a softer rear axle

  • Lower any ballast to a lower vertical position at the rear of the kart

  • Remove one set of seat struts

  • Lower the rear ride height

  • Loosen Side Pod Bars

  • Increase jacking effect

  • Reduce the rear track width

 

Understeering all the way through the turn

  • Increase rear tack width

  • Turn rear torsion bar to horizontal position or remove it

  • Loosen 4th rail

  • Increase front tyre pressure by 1 PSI

 

Bounce in the rear

  • Increase rear tack width

  • Lower chassis height

  • lower seat height

 

Too little grip in all four tyres or there is not enough side bite

  • Decrease front and rear track width

  • Add or tighten 4th rail (normally should be tight)

  • Loosen the side pods

  • Raise the air pressure in all 4 tires by 1 psi

  • Raise (increase outside tyre bite) or lower (if outside tyres not able to cope with friction) centre of gravity

 

Too much grip in all four tyres (two wheeling around corners)

  • Increase width of front and rear track

  • Remove or loosen 4th rail

  • Lower the the rear of the chassis (normally in highest position)

  • Tighten the side pods

  • Lower the air pressure in all 4 tires by 1 psi

  • Lower (decrease outside tyre bite) or increase (outside tyres not able to handle increased friction) centre of gravity

Lack of top end speed

  • Insufficient power

  • Change sprocket

  • Change exhaust flex length

  • Change jetting settings

  • Change spark plug if fouled or select appropriat heat range

  • Check or replace fuel filter(s)

  • Friction

  • Check that brake pads are not touching brake disks

  • Check that front the wheel bearings are free spinning (should be able to turn with fingers)

  • Too much toe-in, toe-out or camber

  • Increase rear grip

  • Raise rear tyre pressure by 1 PSI

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