There’s a giant go-kart track coming within driving range of Detroit next month, meaning my childhood dream of Mario Kart racing in real life might actually come true.
If you missed our annual pre-Detroit Auto Show karting event last night, I’m sorry to say you missed a good one. T-shirts! Trivia! An art car! Trike racing! Brutal contests of speed! A fine time was had by all.
The 2018 Detroit Auto Show kicks off on Saturday, and if you’re in town you should most definitely come hang with Jalopnik at friends at Kart 2 Kart tomorrow night!
You wanna be cool, don’t ya?
It’s that time again: time for the car companies to roll out their new semi-autonomous crossovers and fast-selling pickup trucks at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. So, as is tradition, we’re gonna find our thrills at annual readers vs. writers karting tournament next weekend. You should come kick our asses like you…
Last night in Brazil’s premier “500 Milhas de Kart” event, two drivers were disqualified for engaging in fisticuffs after the pair had contact on track that ended with both of them stuck in the barrier with just 18 laps remaining in the race.
Youth kart racing doesn’t waste a moment throwing kids head first into danger, cutthroat competition and, of course, cheating, as 10-year-old Ole Scharp explains in the newest installment of Chris Kippenberger’s documentary series Kart Kids.
Do you like Canada? Is that even a question? Do you like karting? Time to log on to MapleMingle.gov or get a passport, because there’s a new speedway opening next year that looks like it will let you live out your Mario Kart dreams in the real world.
Lots and lots of oversteer.
Last night, the Autobahn Indoor Speedway in West Nyack saw a karting smackdown of epic proportions. Readers went toe-to-toe against Jalopnik writers and Formula E race car drivers. It was nuts, and we can’t thank you all enough for coming out to be a part of the noise.
Nika’s one true passion is karting and she’s not afraid to fight for it—and holy crap, do they ever fight in this trailer. One dude straight-up gets headbutted in the face. Another gets kidnapped. Every lame NASCAR post-race punch has just been put to shame by this movie trailer for the Slovenian film Nika.
Near as I can tell, most car people go nuts for karting. Especially when you tell them that the karts are gas-powered. Their eyes light up like it’s Christmas. My response is usually a quiet, lonely “Ugh,” so that nobody will hear me.
Go-karts are the perfect place to satisfy your need for speed, but you may want to remember that the laws of physics still apply in real life.
The thing about kids who race karts is that they are still very much kids.
Several years ago, Christopher Kippenberger brought us a short glimpse into the world of German pro/am youth karting in a short titled Kart Kids. Now he’s expanded upon that adorable nine-year-old’s explanation of how grip works into a bigger film, Kart Kids Der Film, due to hit in August.
Looks like a race in Canada went full Mario Kart over the weekend—not only does one kart leap straight over a competitor, it sticks the landing and keeps cruising!
Brian Parme, Pramoda Ravi and Michael Pagano didn’t ask to be heroes.
Another Detroit Auto Show is upon us, and you know what that means: it’s time for you, the readers, to test your mettle against the driving gods of Jalopnik. Are you faster than we are? (Probably.) Come find out this weekend!