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Briggs and Stratton 206- Five Tips When Getting Started #keepkartingfun

Published By Davin Sturdivant     July 5, 2016    
When starting with the Briggs and Stratton 206, there are five easy steps that can help racers understand the package better as they hit the track.

Interested? Read below.


The Briggs and Stratton 206 engine package is one of the fastest growing engine formulas in recent times. We’ve talked about in an earlier article about why the Briggs and Stratton 206 engine package is so fun to race. So now that you’ve gone down to your local kart shop and gotten one, what do you do next?  Below is a list of five easy steps for the racer who wants to get the most out of their 206 racing experience:

  1. Understand the 206 Engine Class Regulations - One of the key things that makes the 206 such an exciting class to race in is the spec nature of the class. That being said, it’s important to just have understanding of how to keep to engine legal, so that you don’t run into an embarassing situation in post-race tech.

  1. Review the Parts and Reference Catalog - Just like with any engine, it’s important to understand how to maintain the longevity of the parts, how everything is put together and what the proper torque specs are. Having an understanding of how the engine is broken down in it’s individual parts allows for you to get ahead of purchasing spares where needed, so that you can service your engine ahead of time to avoid failures.

  1. Understand how the carburetors work: A large part of how the engines make power is understanding how the carbs are setup. Understanding how and when your carb is running rich or lean, how to adjust the jets and needles and how to maintain your carb will help you draw more performance out of your 206 engine.

  1. Review the most Common Mistakes Guide for the 206: There are plenty of tips and tricks about the 206 that most racers overlook. David Klaus has done an great job at collecting this information, and creating an handy guide that is recommended for any 206 racer to read before they get started. The link is available here from the Briggs and Stratton website.

  1. Tap into your local community and learn from their experiences: With the growing popularity of 206 racing, more people are learning about these engines every day. Take the time to talk with your fellow racers, and work together to share what you’ve learned about working with the 206. Not only will it help everyone save money in the long run by learning through other’s experiences, but you might be able to make some new racing buddies at the track and have even more fun!

Fortunately, Briggs and Stratton has done an excellent job at collecting some technical information about the 206 that should be shared throughout the karting community. We’ve combined a majority of the useful information that Briggs and Stratton has gathered on the 206 engine package and placed them in this handy starter’s guide.  Download this document for free or click the Starter's Guide image below, and have a better understanding of this affordable and competitive racing package.


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Note: This is just a version one guide, just to make people aware of the information. An updated verison is coming shortly with even more information!

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