What Should I Wear To Kart World Belmont?

“What should I wear to Kart World Belmont?”

This is a question we receive many times a week from people who aren’t sure what the proper attire for go karting is. Because our track is indoors, our only requirement for our customers is to wear closed-toe shoes. We also suggest that people wear darker coloured clothes just in case the seatbelt or seat is dirty; it might leave a stain on a white shirt.

Other than that, you are free to wear whatever it is you want! We have found that our customers are most comfortable wearing jeans and a t-shirt while driving, but that is only a suggestion. It is by no means mandatory. We provide our customers with a full-faced helmet to wear, which is also mandatory to wear.

This dress code is meant to ensure the safety of our customers who wish to drive for leisure at our indoor track at Kart World. The dress code for professional drivers, especially those in Formula 1 and NASCAR, is very specific. The patches and corporate sponsorships may seem to be the focal point of the uniform, but the main purpose of the uniform is safety. Today drivers must wear full-faced helmets, fireproof long john, and a fireproof uniform that is comprised of three or four layers of flame-retardant fabric. In addition to this suit, drivers must also wear fireproof gloves.

All of the fireproof products on the market are tested by the SFI Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that issues and tests the standards for all racing products. They are the ones who test things like the thermal protective performance (TPP), which measures the length of time a racer wearing a fireproof garment can be exposed to a fire or some kind of extreme heat before getting a second-degree burn. The uniform NASCAR drivers wear are required to resist a second degree burn for 10 seconds. This is the minimum, and many uniforms allow drivers to resist burns for longer.

It’s not only the driver who must comply with these strict regulations; over-the-wall pit crew members must also wear fire resistant uniforms. These strict regulations come after a series of tragic events that forever changed the racing world. Before these new regulations were put into place, drivers in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s dressed in t-shirts and jeans or a dress shirt and dress pants.

One tragic incident involving Glenn “Fireball” Roberts changed the face of NASCAR and the entire racing world. In 1964 at the World 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Roberts was involved in a fiery crash that burned much of his body. He survived the initial crash, but succumbed to his wounds six weeks later.

This turning point in the world of racing saw a significant increase in uniform regulations. Today, these kinds of laws have helped protect many drivers’ lives.