Retailers that sell go-kart kits suitable for racing include GoKarts USA and TSRacing.com. Go-kart kits include parts such as seating, brake, live axle, tires and assorted hardware pieces required for assembly. Descriptions and images of go-kart kits are featured at the retailer's website along with price and ordering information.
GoKarts USA sells vintage style go-kart racing kits with 1960s design features, and its kits are easy to assemble. Its basic go-kart kit includes bucket seats, aluminum mag wheels, clutch, drum brake and large knobby tires, but requires purchase of a separate engine kit. The entire go-kart is assembled using basic tools and needs no welding. TSRacing.com sells go-kart kits for kids and adults, and its kart packages include the engine. Go-kart kits offered by this retailer cost thousands of dollars and are designed for sprint and speedway tracks.
Building a simple racing go-kart can be done in one day using go-kart plans and parts. A basic go-kart includes the frame, steering, engine, cables and rear axle. Frame assembly from scratch requires use of a MIG welder. Upper and lower steering parts must also be welded together. Engine assembly requires using compatible parts, and cables are important for foot pedal operation.