Karting History

Karting History

5 Time "King of the Streets" Champion - Alan RudolphHOW IT ALL STARTED

Bondurant SuperKart School was conceived after a conversation Bob Bondurant had with Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher at Ferrari's 50th year anniversary. Bob was intrigued why Shumaker was racing shifters karts when he had a multi-million dollar deal with Ferrari driving Formula 1 cars.

Michael explained to Bob that shifter karts were the "closest thing to a Formula 1 racecar" - quickness in acceleration, braking, steering, cornering ability and a sequential gearbox similar to a Formula 1 car. Bob thought to himself, if it's good enough for Michael Schumacher it must be good enough for me. After visiting several karting facilities throughout Europe and driving the karts himself, Bob decided karts would be a perfect fit - not only a fun sport, but a great learning tool. The SuperKart School was opened in 1998 and today has its own dedicated track and fleet of Shifter karts, TAG karts, and Briggs & Stratton Pro karts.


Alan RudolphSince March of 1998, the school has been under the direction of karting champion Alan Rudolph. Alan has over 20 years of racing history and has won many championships including WKA National and Grand National Champion, SKUSA National Champion, and five time SKUSA King of the Streets Champion. Additionally, Alan has raced in SCCA Sports 2000, was a Skip Barber scholarship winner, competed in Star Mazda posting two wins and was rookie of the year which led to competing in the famed Petit LeMans in LMP 2.


At the Bondurant SuperKart School, we have karting courses for thrill seekers looking to come have an amazing night of fun, as well as advanced kart courses instructed by a professional staff that includes 5 time King of the Streets champion, Alan Rudolph. So whether you're looking for a unique activity to do that is sure to get your adrenaline pumping, or you're looking to get into karting or advance your existing karting skills, we have a kart racing course for you! Give us a call today at 1-800-652-KART.

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