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    Kid in my neighborhood wants to autox this year. He's 12 and has an adult size kart with a 200cc 4-stroke (similar to link).

    http://www.roadratmotors.com/product...Racing+Go+Kart

    A couple of questions...
    1. Can a 12 yr old run this kart?
    2. For tech inspection, is there anything we should do or be aware of?

    Thanks!

    Note: The stock fuel tank on the motor is in use, not the center plastic tank.
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    Here's a link to the SCCA kart rules for solo racing: http://scca.cdn.racersites.com/prod/...y%20online.pdf

    I like those karts for beginners.

    At the age of 12 he can technically run JA or JB. When he turns 13 he's supposed to move up to JA. This age rule allows you to turn 12 mid-season and not be forced to move up in class.

    The only approved engines in JA are...
    • Briggs and Stratton Animal LO206 (new for 2015)
    • Briggs and Stratton Raptor
    • Briggs and Stratton World Formula (what we run)
    • Rotax Mini-Max
    • Yamaha KT-100

    There are certain restrictions to all those engines.

    However, "Clone Motors" are listed in the JB approved engine list. But there's no info on displacement. I'll investigate and let you know what I find out. You can run JB engines in the JA class too.

    Regarding wheels and tires:
    "For JA and JB classes: Maximum tire size for front tires is 4.60/10-5; maximum size for rear tires is 6.00/11.0-5. Tire brand and compound is restricted to the MG® HZ “Red.""

    It'll probably need a brake safety cable:
    "A “brake safety cable” or redundant brake pedal connection is required in all karts."

    Required safety gear:
    • Closed face helmet with proper SNELL approval for SCCA solo
    • Abrasion resistant clothing (jeans and kart jacket is what we use; leather jacket would work; or full kart suit)
    • Karting style neck brace
    • Closed toed shoes
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieNelson View Post
    HI'll investigate and let you know what I find out.
    Ok, the engine is approved for JA or JB.
    Robbie Nelson
    F125.... come to the DARK SIDE

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    Thanks Robbie!

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