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Join Prokart SSS Endurance Karting

Join Prokart SSS Endurance Karting

So you think you have what it takes to start endurance karting?

 

You are about to embark on a voyage of discovery!

The Prokart Super Single Endurance Kart Series is unique in South African karting. A series of ten six hour endurance races for teams of up to six drivers.

Discover yourself, discover your team mates, discover your limitations. Discover that racing is not necessarily a win at all costs event.

Unlike most other formulae, the Prokart SSS is based on equalising the playing field so the dominant factor in winning is driver skill, preparation and strategy. Above all we are a fun series, where unusually in a motorsport formulae, your closest competitor will often times be the one helping you get your kart back on track, if you have a breakdown. Our motto is: “We would rather see you on the track than in the pits.”

So if you have ever wondered what it would be like to compete at Le Mans, this is the closest you are going to get to get to it in local motorsport. The Prokart Super Single Endurance Kart Series is without doubt the most affordable series in the country. You will get the most bang for your buck, with a minimum of two hours seat time, per driver, per race. Check out the team budget and compare this to any other form of racing. You will not find a more affordable way to go racing.

Cheering for your team, checking the live timing, planning the race tactics, driver changes, mechanical acumen and fuel stops – it’s all there. Our formula is about the love of racing and spending time with your mates. Make no mistake, out on the track “the race is on” but back in the pits – we all love racing and we hope you will join us.

The Prokart SSS includes a variety of skill levels – from ex-professional drivers to beginners. Not everyone has the free time and money to buy the latest gear, then rush off every weekend to test. The karts are designed to keep you less in the garage and more on the track. The karts are powered by extremely reliable Honda or Hoffmann engines, delivering 22 Hp. The engines are sealed and may not be modified. Standard braking systems, tyres, clutches and chassis keep racing close and costs under control. Each kart has to meet the minimum weight requirement of 185 kg, including driver. In other words, it is driver skill that makes the difference, not the size of the driver. Each team is responsible for their own kart setup. Each kart is allocated with an electronic transponder for the race, and lap times are recorded for you.

Remember – 3 drivers means you only pay a third of the costs. We know you’re itching to get started.

First you must better your best lap time, then you must beat your team mate’s best time. Next you must pass the kart in front of you.

Before you know it…

An Overview
The Prokart Super Single Endurance kart racing series has been in existence for the last 15 years. Initially established to provide an affordable entry level to motor sport. It is aimed at people who have the desire to race, but not the money or the opportunity.

  • There are two different Prokart Series, Endurance and Sprint
  • Both are team sports, with Endurance requiring a minimum of 3 drivers, but no more than 6. Sprint requires minimum 1 driver and no more than 3.
  • The minimum age to participate in Endurance is 16 years old. Sprint has different age groups based on your class, starting from 6 years old.
  • Endurance races are a minimum of 6 hours long, so you get maximum seat time for your hard earned cash. Sprint races usually have 4 heats in a day and track time depends on your class ranging from 30 mins to 2.5 hours.
  • Refuelling and driver changes play an important part in the strategy to win races.
  • All motors in their respective classes are sealed by a single engine supplier.
  • Gear ratios are fixed.
  • We use Dunlop SL1 control tyres for most classes, which are very durable and cost effective. The smaller classes use Mojo Tyres.
  • Driver skill is the major differentiating factor.
Tech Specs: Basic specifications of Endurance 390 Class
  • Kart chassis is free but must be at least one year old.
  • Standard Honda or Hoffman 390cc motor.
  • Centrifugal  clutch with chain drive and fixed ratios.
  • Single hydraulic disc brake acting on rear axle.
  • Dunlop SL1 control tyres.
  • Controlled spark plugs.
  • Minimum weight 185 kg

FOR DETAILED TECHNICAL RULES OF ALL CLASSES CLICK HERE

 

So what is it going to cost me to start endurance karting?

Not as much as you might think!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED BUDGET

What forms must I fill in?

Okay, where do I get the stuff I need?

There are a number of kart shops and suppliers.

CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF SUPPLIERS.

 

5 thoughts on “Join Prokart SSS Endurance Karting

  1. Mojalefa Sediti

    I dont have any team members. Please consider me if you need a team-player.

    Mojo
    079 170 2256

  2. Poon

    Thanks to Freddie Logan and Rob Clarke who assisted me in the beginning and Theuns and Riaan who rented their car to race in the last race. They are true ambssadors for the sport. Speak to Theuns if you want intro friends to the sport. For a fee he enable them to experience the blue kart on quiet afternoons.
    We have formed a new racing team “Heaton Racing” and we will compete in a 2015 Mac Minarelli obtained from Graeme Neilsen(great guy to work with)
    I have made good friends with a few guys and it will be fun to see you on the 1 March at the track.
    All the best to all the teams
    Poon

  3. Keith Moore

    Hi Rob Clark,

    Pse circulate me as well – I am also looking for a drive and will do my share as far as costs go.

    Hi Poon – We could pos start a new team – lets talk

    Regards,

    Keith Moore
    0828246900

  4. Rob Clark

    Hi Poon,
    We will circulate your enquiry to our teams. there may well be someone looking for a driver.

  5. Poon Schoeman

    Are there any teams available who need a driver to join them. I live in Sasolburg and seek an opportunity to compete in the next race in Vereeniging. I you know of any team please ask them to contact me and we can discuss the bussines side of the deal.

    Regards
    Poon
    0737849065
    PS. Will enjoy a team with mature people with a good sence of humor while serious about racing. Maybe we can arrange for me to have a practice session for which I will pay if you need to check me out.

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