Founded in 2009, Kendig Motorsports is a family kart racing team based in Storrs, Connecticut. The two-kart team fields an Italian-constructed PCR cadet kart powered by a Yamaha KT-100 motor, and an Avanti kid kart powered by a Comer C-50 engine.

The team is owned and operated by Tysen and Leslie Kendig. Their veteran driver is son Austin, 10, who became the first driver in U.S. karting history to capture the Kid Kart National Championship in both the Comer restricted (2010) and unrestricted (2012) classes. His younger brother, Colton, 6, began his karting career in 2013 competing in exhibition events.

In 2014, both drivers will compete for championships in the World Karting Association's (WKA) New Jersey Sprint Series, along with select national-level races throughout the eastern United States in the WKA’s Manufacturers’ Cup series. Colton will seek to add to his family’s legacy when he makes his debut at the Kid Kart Nationals in St. Louis.

Kendig Motorsports is affiliated with Excel Racing, which provides year-round support for the team. Austin signed as a charter Excel Racing team driver in 2011, and Colton accepted a team spot in 2013. The team’s Yamaha engines are constructed by Switch Racing Engines, and its Comer motors are built by Excel Racing and Phil Carlson with tuning support from Drake Racing.

The team is also proud to have Connor Healy on board as trackside mechanic and kart tuner.

This site was created to keep a photographic and written journal of the Kendig boys’ racing hobby, for the enjoyment of family and friends. Please explore the links at the top of the page, and support our sponsors below with your patronage and messages of thanks for supporting youth karting.

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Welcome to Kendig Motorsports

Next Race:

WKA New Jersey
Sprint Series

May 16-18 2014

New Jersey
Motorsports Park

Millville, NJ