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We have recently partnered up with an on-line newspaper to promote karting! On this page, you will find various videos aimed at informing people interested in joining karting. We also think current karters will enjoy the videos. Please let us know your thoughts by e-mail info@overdrivekarts.com

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Episode 1: General Overview of Karting

In our first Video, we discuss the difference between rental karts and racing karts and give a brief overview of the kart's steering design. The drive train is also covered - We also discuss the very popular Rotax Max engine and it's features as well as Honda engines to power the junior racers. With the power of these high speed machines, we couldn't forget the braking system!

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Episode 2: Tires, Wheels & Seats

We continue from the basic operation covered in Episode 1 and now we explain the wheels, tires which help put the power to the ground.

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Episode 3: Safety Apparel

We showcase the various safety items required for competitive kart racing: suit, shoes, gloves and rib protection, neck protection and helmets.

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Episode 4: Flags

Joey reviews the flags used by race officials during a competition. This is a general review of the flags and drivers should still read their local rulebook for proper procedure.

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Episode 5: Journalist Tries Karting

Markham Hislop of www.secalgarynews.com puts down the camera and gets behind the wheel of a kart with help from Overdrive's Joey Guyon.

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Episode 6: Interview with Former F1 Driver Allen Berg

Allen Berg began Karting in 1978. In 1982 he won the prestigious Tasman Formula Pacific Series in Australia and entered the British Formula 3 series in 1983 -- competing against Ayrton Senna and Martin Brundle and ended up fifth in the series. The following year he was runner-up in the British F3 series with eight second places. In 1986 he was offered the opportunity to race with the Osella F1 team. He took part in nine races posting commendable results in uncompetitive equipment. Berg has remained involved in motor sport as a professional driver, team owner, series administrator, driving coach and instructor. He also enjoyed success on the Mexican racing scene, winning the Mexican Formula 2 championship in 1993 and the country's Formula 3 title in 1997. He also won the Indy Lights Panamericana title in 2001 as a driver-owner, before retiring from driving.

He currently operates Allen Berg Racing Schools in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.