So you want to be a race car driver? That dream took a sizable step closer to coming true recently for participants in a karting class held at Darlington Raceway. Aspiring drivers of all ages spent the day learning about a variety of topics including kart classification, safety, and set-up techniques.
"It is our hope that some of the future stars of NASCAR will get their start right here at the Darlington Kartway," said Darlington Raceway president Chris Browning.
The idea isn't really far-fetched. Contemporary racing superstars including Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and 2005 NEXTEL Cup Series champion Tony Stewart spent time on kart tracks early in their careers.
For more information on go-kart racing at Darlington, visit www.darlingtonkartway.com.