Roadracing in Arizona & New Mexico


Where the Club came from

The Distant Past

January 2004


For the young at heart and mature of bone

It’s an odd beginning, but the kart racing group speeding around the track at ASA ProAutoSports events got started at a boat show.

One of the founders of Southwest Karters, Randy Quismorio, was leisurely walking the boat show in Denver years ago when from out of the blue came an offer from a kart construction company showing its wares. Come out to the track. Drive a kart. No charge.

Bargain shopper Randy hesitated briefly, but thought what the heck and showed up for his free lesson.

“I was hooked,” he said. “I bought a kart from them on the spot.”

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