Entries by Sarah Vigil

HOW DOES A SPOILER WORK?

It seems like spoilers are all the rage in car design right now. Everywhere you go, you see cars ranging from old hatchbacks to the most modern and expensive of luxury cars driving with a spoiler on the trunk or roof. Why is that? The easiest answer for most cars is that they give your […]

THREE ODD QUESTIONS ABOUT NASCAR RACING

The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing, otherwise known as NASCAR, is by far the most popular racing series in the United States. But there are some parts about this sport which some people have never known but always would have liked to. On this blog, we look at just a few of these […]

WHY ARE FINNS SUCH GOOD RACECAR DRIVERS?

“If you want to win, hire a Finn.” It’s a long-time moniker in motorsports that has a remarkable amount of truth in it: despite being a small nation with a large amount of territory north of the Arctic Circle, Finland produces many exceptional racecar drivers. Despite having a population of just under 5.5 million, they […]

SNOW RALLY – WINTER’S FAVORITE RACING

A white, snowy winter may not appear to be ideal conditions for an auto race, but snow rally drivers would beg to disagree. Snow rally is mostly popular in Northern European countries where snow and ice are a regular fixture during winter months, including Finland, Norway, and Sweden. However, the sport has recently begun to […]

THE FIVE TOUGHEST TRACKS IN THE WORLD

Race fans love watching drivers go head-to-head and wheel-to-wheel around some of the most difficult and competitive race tracks in the world. Whether it’s the high-speed and high-banked corners of Talladega Motor Speedway in Alabama, or the seemingly-endless desert miles of the Baja 1000, tracks all have a number of challenges that force the most […]

WHY ELECTRIC RACING IS BETTER THAN GAS

We are occasionally asked why we choose to race with fully-electric go-karts as opposed to the more commonly-known and widely-used gas engine powered go-karts. There are several reasons for this, mostly pertaining to the advantages that electric go-karts have over their gas-powered counterparts. Each type of kart has advantages and disadvantages, which we’ll explore now. […]

WHAT IS “DRAFTING?”

If you’ve ever watched an auto race from NASCAR, Formula 1, or any other head-to-head lap race, you’ve likely noticed cars chasing each other while driving right on the tail of their opponent. This practice is known as “drafting,” and may seem strange to someone not familiar with the practice. Why would you not drive […]

CHRISTIAN BROOKS FINISHES ROOKIE SEASON IN 5TH PLACE

When we last checked on MB2 Motorsports driver Christian Brooks, the Santa Clarita, CA native was buzzing along in his first season in the series, having made the jump from karting to the thrilling short-format hybrid racing. Brooks entered the final four events of the season in a pretty comfortable 5th place in the standings. […]

REASONS WHY WOMEN LOVE GO-KARTING

Just a few decades ago, you wouldn’t often see a woman who loves hitting the track to get some laps in. With women such as Danica Patrick and Alice Powell dominating the racetrack, however, more women are beginning to find the excitement and thrill in go-karting. In this blog, we share a few reasons why […]

THE MYSTERIOUS HISTORY OF THE CHECKERED FLAG

There is perhaps no more iconic symbol in auto racing than the checkered flag. Every driver wants to see it waving overhead as they roll across the finish line first, signifying them as the victor. However, the history behind this tradition is somewhat cloudy, and its origins have been somewhat lost to the ages. On […]