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JERRY SOLT’S SAE KART

The city of Finlay in Ohio is known as Flag City USA; however those that have knowledge of the early days of American kart racing know about Findlay for a totally different reason. Findlay was the city where SAE karts were originally built beginning towards the end of 1957 in premises located at 305 Taylor Street.

ICONIC KARTS FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF KARTING

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Solt Automotive Engineering or SAE for short was first and foremost back in 1957 an automobile repair garage operated by Russell Solt a gifted engine builder. Russell and his son Jerry first tried out a kart in 1957. After that kart ride the Solts were converted to the new fangled motor sport sweeping the country at that time. They decided to build a kart but thought that they could make something a little better than the model they had driven. One of the initial modifications made by the Solts to their kart was to install a axle despite the fact that they were told that it would not work; but as history has confirmed it of course did. The rear end modification that the Solts incorporated into their kart made them the first at far as they were aware to use a live axle, certainly in their area.

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