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If you need some ideas for a Christmas present for that
racing friend or family member who craves speed and loves karting, this holiday gift guide is for you! 

EDKRA'S HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR GO-KART RACERS

Hurry up! Christmas is almost here!

CHRISTMAS GO-KART RACER GIFT IDEAS!

GO-KART RACER GIFTS UNDER $20

You may think this an unusual gift or stocking stuffer, but competitive kart racers use these everywhere and often! From strapping down wires to fuel lines, no competitive kart racer leaves home without them! Make sure you get heavy-duty ones for the person you are gifting them to and at least 8-10" long.

Zip Ties are easy to grab from your local hardware store right in time for Christmas!

Average Retail Cost - $15-$20

Good ol' Chain Lubricant. An essential consumable for all competitive kart racers. Chains are subject to a lot of wear and tear. Whether you're just starting out, or driving a higher performance kart, the chain will start to wear out after time. Most competitive kart racers lubricate their chains after each day at the track. This helps keep the chain in good condition and the kart operating optimally. So although you may think chain lubricant is a mediocre Christmas Gift, it's not. It's used often and whoever you are gifting it to will be extremely thankful! Just make sure you get the right kind!  There are many brands of Chain Lubricant that are great consider! 

Lubricant can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have some in stock. Support local first!

Average Retail Cost - $15-$20

Competitive Kart Racers use lubricant often on their karts. This is another essential consumable to have in their tool boxes. Common-sense lubrication is essential to the operation of their karts to keep them operating at peak performance. Tri-Flow is a great choice, but there are plenty of good lubricants available to pick up as a Christmas Gift or Stocking Stuffer for that special someone (ask any of our local kart dealers what they recommend too!), either way, whoever you are gifting it to will be happy to have an extra can of this in their tool box to help keep their bearings fast and their kart performing well. 

Lubricant can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have some in stock. Support local first!

Average Retail Cost - $15-$20

Why do we have so many consumables listed under the Ultimate Gift Guide? Well, karting is an ongoing investment and kart racers use a LOT of consumables throughout the season! You may think these types of gifts are a little boring, but they certainly aren't to the competitive kart racer!

Kart racers need to change the oil in their karts often, it's a crucial element of engine maintenance. Changing oil often keeps karters racing competively and prevents engines from getting damaged. Karting Consumables are a great gift for the competitive kart racer!

Racing Oil can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have some in stock. Support local first!

SKZ Motorsports has oil on for $19.94 (10% off EDKRA Christmas Stocking Stuffer Special)

Spark Plugs. Another affordable stocking stuffer for the competitive kart racer. Now... you may need to do some "digging" to find out what kind of spark plug the competitive racer you are gifting it to uses. A great way to find out is by phoning a local kart dealer and letting them know what kind of kart your giftee has and see what they have in stock. Most local kart dealers know who the members are too and will be able to give you expert advice.

Spark Plugs are a very essential part of a karts operating system, it doesn't get replaced often but when it becomes corroded, damaged or worn its imperative that it gets replaced immediately. Spark plugs seem like a less than exciting gift but be not afraid, this gift WILL be appreciated and you'll get extra bonus points/hugs for buying them something that they will need during their racing season!

Spark Plugs can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have them in stock. Support local first!

SKZ Motorsports has them on for $11.99
(10% off EDKRA Christmas Stocking Stuffer Special)

These tools are unique, affordable and must haves for the competitive kart racer!

 Spring Mounting Tool AKA Spring Thingy AKA Spring Puller Majigger Tool - This tool is practical and essential to disengage or engage all types of springs tool with ease, without the risk of getting hurt. Please make sure you drop this beauty pointy side down in the stocking to avoid your giftee from springing backward upon reaching in with their hands!

Briggs Oil Plug Remover Tool - This tool helps remove Oil Plugs from Briggs motors for easy re-filling. If you've ever tried removing a plug without one of these tools you'll know exactly why its imperative to have one of these tools in your kit! Plugs are a pain in the butt without these tools in your tool box. Help make changing oil a relaxing, stress-free, sweat-free and enjoyable experience. Get them what they want this Christmas, get them a plug remover! 

These tools can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have them in stock. Support local first!

Average Retail Cost $20

GO-KART RACER GIFTS UNDER $50

A Rubber Mallet Hammer, an essential tool for the competitive kart racer! Karting is expensive; often, people think that karting is just about buying the kart, and you're good to go! Nope! Karting is an ongoing investment, and there are essential tools that kart racers need or eventually add to their toolboxes to make kart maintenance easier. A rubber mallet hammer is excellent for delivering a solid strike without damaging the kart. They're great to have on hand when you have a bent tire rim or need to adjust the chassis with some extra help from a hammer. 

These tools are easy to grab from your local hardware store right in time for Christmas!

Average Retail Cost $20-$50
Dependent on quality/brand. 

Balaclavas are an essential part of safety gear, and a competitive kart racer can never have too many of them! Think of them like socks... but for your head, a head sock. These garments protect a competitive kart racer's head and helmet from sweat, allowing them to focus on the kart race at hand and keep them safe!

 Like socks, you can never have too many! If a competitive kart racer only has one balaclava, they most likely aren't bringing it home to wash in fear that they'll forget to bring it back out to the track. Having a bunch of these on hand makes it easier for them to bring home, wash, and remember to bring it back eventually. Either way, the more balaclavas, the more they'll get washed!

Available at your local kart dealer, or most motorsport retailers!

Average Retail Cost - $20-$50

T-Handle Allen wrenches (metric) are a must-have for the competitive kart racer. They're used often, and a good quality T-Handle hex wrench kit helps make wrenching on karts easier and more efficient.  

These tools are easy to grab from  your local hardware store right in time for Christmas!

Average Retail Cost - $20-$50
Dependent on brand/quality. Some are more expensive but you should be able to get a decent set for under $50

A specialty karting tool that will have the person receiving this unique gift thanking you repeatedly! A Chain Breaker for racing chains is the perfect gift for competitive kart racers who want a quality tool that will last them a lifetime of kart racing. This tool is used to break the chain to lengthen or shorten chains when kart racers are making gear changes. The most common Chain Breakers are the #35 and #219 at the EDKRA.

 Chain Breakers can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have some in stock. Support local first before shopping online!

Average Retail Cost - $40-$50

You can never have enough chains on hand when you're a competitive kart racer. This is another item that you'll need to do some "clever investigating" into to find out what the giftee uses on their kart, but it'll be worth the work!

Kart chains can break for a variety of reasons, and often, it's usually when the competitive kart racer has forgotten to stock up and have an extra one on hand to grab at a race! (I think this is where we can put the hand on face emoji....). Having an extra chain on hand will have your competitive kart racer thankful when you give it to them, and SUPER thankful when they have it on hand the next time a chain breaks!


Chains can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have some in stock. Support local first before shopping online. 

Average Retail Cost - $50

GO-KART RACER GIFTS UNDER $150

Tire tongs, also known as tire scissors and tire pliers, are great for changing go-kart tires. Without them, they make changing tires... a pain in the butt and hands. Tire tongs are affordable, easy to use and don't take up a lot of space in the competitive kart racers toolbox. Changing tires is expected; some racers change their tires before every race or multiple times throughout the season, so you can rest assured that this Christmas gift will be well used and appreciated! 

Tire Tongs can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have some in stock. Support local first before shopping online. 

Average Retail Cost - $150

Karting gloves are an essential yet underrated part of the competitive kart racers safety gear setup. If you've ever karted before, both recreationally or competitively, you know that you need to give the track and kart your undivided attention. If karting gloves are obstructing the racers wrists or hands from driving smoothly, they won't be able to drive the track fast, and ultimately this will affect their driving and concentration in more ways than one.

Having gloves that are designed for karting is highly beneficial. Not only will they help racers race smoother, grip the wheel, but they are purposely built to protect their hands and wrists while driving around the track. Collisions and accidents can happen; it is imperative to protect their hands with the proper safety gear.

Karting gloves don't last forever and eventually will start to break down with wear and tear. Having an extra set of karting gloves is always a plus and a great Christmas gift! 

Karting gloves can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have some in stock. Support local first before shopping online. 

Average Retail Cost - $60-$120

The Sniper Laser Chain alignment tools is a MUST have for every kart racer! Want to win some major bonus points this Christmas? Gift this to the competitive kart racer in your life! Kart racers need to align their chains for efficient drive train operation and performance. This tool helps kart racers prevent thrown chains, worn sprockets, or stretched chains! 

The Sniper Laser can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have some in stock. Support local first before shopping online. 

Average Retail Cost - $140

Tire pressures are so important to competitive kart racers. Tire pressure needs to be perfect when it comes to racing, and it needs to be checked every race day. Tire pressures will need to be adjusted for various reasons, weather conditions, temperature, types of kart chassis, racing classes and more! Whatever reason the competitive kart racer needs to change or adjust their tire pressure, its imperative that they have a good quality tire pressure gauge to give them accurate readings to set the exact values for each tire. 

 Tire pressure gauges can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have some in stock. Support local first before shopping online!

Average Retail Cost - $45-$150
(Dependent on brand/quality)

The tire bead breaker is one of the most efficient and extremely easy-to-use tire changers out there! When kart racers start karting, they tend to invest in the essentials first, and tools like this get pushed aside easily. You don't have to have it when you start karting, but it's a must-have item that karters are so thankful they have in their toolbox once it's in there! 

Bead Breakers can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have some in stock. Support local first before shopping online.

Average Retail Cost - $80 

You can never have enough helmet visors! The competitive kart racer can switch up the style of their helmet in a matter of seconds when they have a variety of colorful visors to choose from. It's important before purchasing a visor for the karter in your life that you find out what brand/style of helmet they have. Visors are made specifically for different brands and not all visors fit all helmets. 

Although visors don't get damaged often, its always good to have an extra one on hand, and if it's the karters favorite color/style.... all the better! 

Visors can be purchased from a local kart dealer! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have some in stock. Support local first before shopping online. 

Average Retail Cost - $50-$150

GO-KART RACER GIFTS UNDER $500

Ultra-quiet 3 to 6 gallon air compressors are a must-have for the competitive kart racer. Just like the tire pressure gauge, this item is essential for karting. Being able to fill up your tires without having to ask other people to use their air compressors is a relief. The EDKRA has a fantastic member community with people that are more than happy to share some air with a fellow member, but to have the ability to have access to your compressor, especially on days that you are out at the track on your own practicing... well let's say that whoever you are gifting this to, will be eternally grateful for this gift! 

Air Compressors are easy to grab from your local hardware store right in time for Christmas!

Average Retail Cost - $150-$450 (dependent on brand/quality)

Competitive kart racers don't always start their newfound hobby/sport by investing in a good quality pair of proper karting shoes. The essential karting items are often purchased in the first couple of years (let's be honest, karting is an investment, and the actual kart is the main focus in the beginning), and the perfect pair of karting shoes is on the wish-list for a later date. A great Christmas present is a gift card to a local kart dealer with good quality karting shoes available for purchase or finding a reputable kart dealer online with good quality kart shoes. Please note, this is an incredibly generous gift that the competitive kart racer you're gifting it to will appreciate beyond words!
 
Gift Cards can be purchased from local kart dealers! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have karting shoes in stock. Support local first before shopping online!

Average Retail Cost - $150-$300

Sniper alignment laser systems are the ultimate gift for the competitive kart racer if they don't have them in their toolboxes! Sniper alignment systems helps racers quickly and easily set camber and toe on their karts. It gives the ability to measure static (kart on the stand) and dynamic (kart on the ground or scales with driver in place) so they know exactly how the kart responds. This system is suited for all kart racers, ideal to be used at the track between races to alter setup or to check alignment.

Sniper tools can be purchased from local kart dealers! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have karting shoes in stock. Support local first before shopping online!

Average Retail Cost - $425

The EDKRA is a MOJO Tire Raceway. All EDKRA members who are competitive kart racers use mojo tires to race on. Most racers use anywhere between 4-12 new sets of tires EACH SEASON racing! The costs of tires adds up fast, gifting a set of tires to the competitive kart racer will have them feeling beyond thankful to have you in their lives!

Mojo Tires can be purchased from local kart dealers! Call a local kart dealer today to see if they have karting shoes in stock. Support local first before shopping online!

Tires sets are approx $275-$295


Are you looking to earn some extra brownie points with the competitive kart racer this Christmas? Looking to give them something unique, completely unexpected, and extra special, allowing them to express their personality on the track? A gift card to a reputable custom kart graphics company is the ultimate gift. 

A great choice for decals that are made in Canada is https://godecalzone.com/

Custom Graphics range from $300-$500

Custom and Canadian Made wheel jigs from kartcrg.ca in Edmonton!

Mount in vice to make tire changes simple.

$500 retail, $450 special when mentioning you're buying them for an EDKRA member!

LOCAL KART DEALERS AT THE EDKRA! SUPPORT LOCAL THIS CHRISTMAS!

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