10-Year-Old Karter Leaves Orbit, Friends Discuss

Mini-Rok racing karts can hit 70 m.p.h, pull three mechanical gs in corners, accelerate like a cat that fell in a bathtub, and stop like the Radical Vertical Impact Simulator in Spies Like Us. They're stupid crazy Wile E. Coyote Acme Rocket fast. And they're typically driven by ten-year-olds. And sometimes they flip. » 1/22/15 10:20am 1/22/15 10:20am

The Best Rotary-powered Vehicles You Can Buy, Plus a 40 hp…

Felix Wankel's rotary engine has been fascinating gearheads for decades. Even so, Wankels' engine has been generating more than its share of press recently, with some news sources speculating that the engine will be making a return as a compact range-extending generator in future plug-in hybrids from Audi and Mazda » 8/13/13 1:12pm 8/13/13 1:12pm

Huge Drivable Lego Go-Kart Ups Pushes Global Awesome Index To New Highs

We've all seen Lego Mindstorms kits, right? Those advanced Lego kits with little motors and linkages and a little computer brain box? Sure, you know them. Usually, they're used to make little robots or table-top Rubik's cube solving machines or possibly advanced, immobile, closet-occupying robots. Normally they're… » 9/03/12 4:00pm 9/03/12 4:00pm

A Nine-Year-Old Karter Explains How Grip Works

Say hello to Curtis. He's nine. He races karts in Germany and he is going to explain how grip works in "Kart Kids," the newest short from Kippenberger. » 8/23/12 1:00pm 8/23/12 1:00pm

Dirt Tracking Kart Upshifts At Full Oppo

Shifter karts on racing slicks are meant for tight, twisty, and certainly paved tracks. One hoon we know from dirt tracking a Camaro took some karts offroad with spectacular results. » 8/16/12 1:00pm 8/16/12 1:00pm

How to kart

The folks at Fast Lane Daily take a pair of karts to Monticello to experience a cheap introduction to the racing world. It's also a good excuse to wear a helmet with your name on it. » 5/04/11 11:00am 5/04/11 11:00am

If God Had Meant Man To Flush On The Road...

...we would have been given toilet karts. Oh, wait — we were given toilet karts. A whopping 6.5 hp, 32 mph, twin-throne action, and all the TP you can stand. Ain't America great? » 7/06/10 5:30pm 7/06/10 5:30pm

This Is How To Finish A Race In Style

Racer Kyle Prokup gets way loose in the final turn of this kart race but saves it with a brilliant backwards roll across the finish line. This is how it's done, friends. » 5/19/10 2:00pm 5/19/10 2:00pm

Lewis Hamilton: Child Prodigy Turned F1 Star

As a child, we mean, more of a child than he is now, well before being a superstar of the racetrack, Lewis Hamilton » 10/03/08 3:45pm 10/03/08 3:45pm was already in the limelight. The McLaren-Mercedes driver may be the biggest thing to happen for British F1 fans since claimed the championship 12 years ago, but how has the 23-year-old become so…

Michael Schumacher's Son Competes In First Race

Despite a recent crash, Michael Schumacher's new motorcycle racing career has shown that he really has a natural talent for going fast, no matter what the vehicle. Of course, nobody doubts that the seven-time Formula One champion has skill. The question is whether that talent runs in the Schumacher DNA. Sure, brother… » 4/21/08 2:00pm 4/21/08 2:00pm