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In 2016, Kart Carolina started as a small arrive and drive school. We bring decades of racing passion and years of first-hand championship experience together to offer you some of the most fun you can have on four wheels.
Kart Carolina is the ultimate way to experience kart racing. We offer driving consultation and support for every skill level, from beginner to experienced, ages 8 to 80!! Getting into racing can be difficult, and there are not many teams like us. Don't have your own apparel, helmet, or other gear? No problem, we have it! All you need to do is show up...
Our goal is to introduce racing to new and novice racers in the most fun, stress-free way possible. If you already purchased a kart... great! We can help you learn about it through our SUPPORT program. If not, Kart Carolina offers the first true arrive and drive experiences with race prepped sprint karts running LO206 engines by Briggs & Stratton... one of the hottest and fastest growing kart classes in North America. We offer experiences at both GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC as well as Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, SC running on asphalt road courses approximately .75 miles in length.
Andre Albuquerque Castro
2-Time Karting National Champion
Andre started kart racing when he was 6 years old. Andre is originally from São Paulo, Brazil. He won his first title when he was 10 years old in Cadet Karts. Andre has also raced in multiple classes like lo206 and X30. He was a factory driver and has won 2 national championships, over 6 top 10 finishes and 3 state championships. He has raced in multiple endurance races that are 500 miles long and has 2 podiums in those events.
Sam Kelly Smith
Sam started racing when he was 14 years old and has competed in many different types of racing and karting. Sam has multiple podiums in Rotax senior and lo206 karting and won a club endurance championship in 2014. He then went on to race Late Models in 2018 for a year before returning back to road course racing. Now Sam races a Mustang FR500C in SCCA GT-ST and in SVRA events. Sam has won regional and national races in SCCA and has multiple podiums including SVRA events.