First quarter 2021 data confirms a constant growth trend of CRG’s Rental Division in the USA. For over 3 years Centurion go-karts in the 4-stroke engine configuration have been among the best-selling rental karts in the United States, but starting with the second half of last year, the product that has mostly increased its presence in these markets is the CRG electric kart E-drenaline.
This go-kart model has entered the hearts of many American customers for its performance and design, also driven by the US regulations, imposed by national laws that include switching to electric for indoor tracks. The American ecological sensitivity is increasingly marked and in the karting sector CRG is the company that has invested most in this direction, respecting all the technical parameters required by the Government regulations and achieving very important results today, despite the effects of the Covid pandemic in the world. Even CRG’s sales analyzes for the American market are even more positive for the second half of 2021, when it is estimated that the vaccine plan should allow for a downsizing of the emergency.
North America (USA and Canada) is one of the most important and strategic areas for rental karting, both for the number and for the quality of the racetracks available. Several aspects that are the basis of CRG’s philosophy have always been awarded: product quality and customer service. In this regard, we would like to remember that CRG has a dedicated office at the headquarters in Italy, which is under the coordination of Euan Jeffery and manages relations directly with the single tracks, both for what concerns the initial consultancy phase and after sales, as well.
It is also important to remember that CRG was among the first companies to introduce leasing plans on the American market and has a branch (CRG Nordam), with which it is able to manage all spare parts and assistance needs in a timely manner.
Some of the most important tracks in North America that already use CRG rental karts are the GoPro MOTORPLEX in North Carolina, Lone Star Kartpark and Rimrock Raceway in Texas, Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati (Ohio), Kart Circuit Autobahn (Illinois), OVRP (Oakland Valley Race Park) in the state of NY, the Speedway Indoor Karting in Daytona (Florida), Indianapolis and Whiteland in Indiana, as well as the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex and many others. By the end of 2021 it is estimated that around 15 new racetracks can be added to the list.