Decide on the general layout of the dirt track and where it will be located. Keep in mind that you don't necessarily have to adhere to a specific shape or size for the track. If you've got room, making a large, irregularly shaped track works great.
Mark the boundaries of the track using wooden stakes placed at intervals along the way.
Remove any large obstructions from the path where the track will be located such as fallen logs or rocks. Rather than trying to smooth out high areas or move large rocks, consider working the track around them. The extra curves can increase the track's appeal.
Set the cutting deck on the mower to its lowest setting and cut the grass or undergrowth out of the path of the dirt track. If the track is to incorporate some dense woodland riding, use a saw or hatchet to cut saplings out of the track if you can't uproot them by hand.
Ride the go-kart around the track until the dirt beneath the wheels has packed into place. Eventually, you will find that the dirt won't allow seeds to permeate it, making it easier to maintain the dirt track once it is completed. This step may take several seasons, but the positive is that you can let the go-kart racers do this work for you.
Things You Will Need
- Lawn mower
- Wood stakes
- Pay attention to banks and turns on the go-kart track after it has been packed in place. These areas may still be susceptible to washouts after heavy rainfall and could potentially damage the go-kart and cause injury to the rider if hit hard enough.