This book was written by racers, for racers - at any level - dirt or pavement. It explains, in easy-to-understand detail, everything from understanding the key to making a race kart do it's thing - weight transfer - to how each component works, how to correctly assemble a kart, tuning the kart, and addressing handling issues. Learn about stagger, crossweight, scaling, seat and body mounting, caster, camber, and everything in between.
Don't spend the money on a chassis, tires, wheels, clutches, tachometers, safety gear, a trailer, tools without having the one book of knowledge that teaches you how to get the most out of it all. This is the book - The Read for Speed.
High quality: 180 pages, 86,000 words, 440 color photos, 8.5x11 Perfect bound on high-gloss paper.
So, I wrote a book about it. I wanted it to be the book I wish I had when I started racing. The learning curve is steep in racing and I wanted to give racers the info they need to get faster... faster.
-Frank Ashe, Author
Until now, there has been no better way to learn about oval track kart racing and understand the machine.
From Beginner to Winner is a book designed for all levels of kart racers. It's a how-to book, including what, why, when, and cause and effect.
33 Chapters take you from introduction to the sport, through a kart build-up and correct assembly, to race day and even post race clean-up and maintenance.
In racing, there are a hundred different ways to accomplish any task so even if you have your own ways of doing things, this book will add new perspective and provoke new ideas to improve your racing program.