Texas Lone Star Grand Prix

Texas will host an open-wheel race in Dallas during March of ’12 featuring GoKarts from hell.

Shifter karts have next to nothing in common with the lawnmower-powered chuggers that run on the backyard-sized track next to the local putt-putt golf course. A six-speed kart powered by a 125cc two-stroke engine will hit 60 mph in about three seconds and has a top speed approaching 120, with devilishly twitchy handling and lateral grip in the realm of 2Gs.

This will give you a taste of what it’s like:

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