Motorsports To Go! December 4, 2020

Welcome to Motorsports To Go! Each week, we will take a look at an upcoming event on We will tell you everything you need to know in order to participate. It’s the easiest way to get out of your recliner and into the driver’s seat. We’ll be covering everything from $25 autocrosses to million-dollar “gentlemen racer” opportunities, all of them explained in simple English via the same basic set of questions. Let’s get started!

What is it? Indy SCCA Winter Karting League Race #1 — register at MotorsportReg.

Well, what is it? Indoor karting in time trials format against all the local SCCA hotshots… and it’s on a two-story track!

Where is it? Fastimes Karting of Indianapolis, IN.

What’s it cost? $35 bucks for existing SCCA members, or $125 combined with an SCCA membership.

What kind of car do I need? No car at all!

What kind of personal equipment do I need? A full-face helmet with a DOT or Snell rating, and closed-toe shoes.

How long will it take? From 10am to 2pm

Will there be someone to answer my questions at the event? Yes, both behind the desk at Fastimes and with the SCCA.

Can I damage my car or get hurt? I broke my brother’s ribs once during an indoor karting event. If you’re not my brother, you should be A-OK.

Why would I bother to do it? Faslane’s unique layout is worth experiencing and this is your chance to do it with good people from the SCCA.

What’s the hot setup, if I have time and money to prepare? I like Arai motorcycle helmets for indoor karting, with a CLEAR VISOR! Smoked visors are cool, but they turn indoor karting into a mysterious adventure indeed.

Give me two tips or tricks to really shine. When in doubt, drive a “minimum distance” line, just the shortest path between corners. Holding the brake and gas for more than a brief moment will cause you trouble, but sometimes that’s the only way to make sure you leave the corner in a hurry. Try to get a visual sense of how wide the karts are, that way you don’t block any further to the inside than is necessary.

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