Across the country, the demand for amateur racing events is on the rise. Everything from SCCA to locally sanctioned autocross to private track events are seeing more people than ever become interested in the world of motorsports.
Accordingly, there are an abundance of high-performance cars on the market to meet the needs of today’s competitive drivers. There are street-legal drivers such as the Lotus Elise and Ariel Atom to factory turn-key track cars from Rossion, Noble, Saleen, and Factory Five Racing. However, all of these cars have one thing in common: they require a huge investment of cash and resources to get started.
What if there were a way to enjoy the thrill of motorsport without sinking a fortune into in a high-end racecar, a second garage, and an enclosed car hauler? Well, now there is a way – meet the Mini Racer.
From their headquarters in Mesa, Arizona, the guys at Vintage Kart Co. share a vision to make racing affordable as well as fun. Their company is founded around these Mini Racers, which are inspired by the cycle cars of the 1920s. Each single-seater car is powered by a 200cc gas engine that can reach speeds 35 to 40 mph. The company offers several models to choose from, with cars starting as low as $9,975.
To build excitement for this new class of auto racing, the company is sponsoring the first ever Grand Prix event in Scottsdale. On Saturday November 7th, about 30 of these Mini Racers will take to the road course to do battle for victory. Spectators are welcome and invited to this inaugural event!