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karting

karting

Driving and racing miniature, skeleton-frame, rear-engine automobiles called karts or GoKarts. The sport originated in the U.S. in the 1950s after the first kart had been assembled from unwanted lawn-mower parts. It thereafter developed into an international sport in Europe. Speeds of 100 mph (160 kph) are not uncommon.

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Formula C was a karting class using 125 cc rotary valve two-stroke engines with a six speed gearbox that developed around 50 hp. It has been discontinued in favour of Super ICC, now called KZ1, which uses reed valve 125 cc engines.

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