We are your complete karting source
with 2 cycle kart engine blueprinting, 4 cycle
machining, tech gauges, engine gaskets and full kart
With an emphasis on the "true" blueprinting of our
motors we have produced engines that have carried many
of our customers to hundreds of national titles for over
30 years. Karters and engine builders around the world
know our reputation for quality.
Our goal at L.A.D. Specialties is to provide you, the
karter, with the finest products and services available.
As you visit our site feel free to e-mail
or phone us if you would like to discuss your particular
April 24, 2013.
ITEM ALERT: CC PLUGS
CC plugs will be required for the 2014 season for all
tag engines. Here are the pics and part numbers of the
plugs to fit your engine.
| part no: ccmp-tag1
CC Measuring plug for the Rotax and Motori 7
| part no: ccmp-tag2
CC Measuring Plug for Sonik TX & VX
| part no: ccmp
CC Measuring plug for all other engines
Download your order form here, email
us, or call us today at 708-430-1588 to place your order
See other related tech items here.
January 3, 2013.
Daytona for the Record books!
With the 2012 WKA World Championships at Daytona behind
us, we sat back to reflect on the results. L.A.D. had
some really good results on both the Man Cup side and
the Road Race side as we have been really seriously
thinking about putting forth an effort to get our
engines back on the sharp side of the grid on the Man
Cup side, so what better driver to have than Nick Neri!!
Nick's dad, Marty, approached us a few weeks before
Daytona asking if we can supply him with the engines
necessary to compete in the full list of classes they
wanted to run and we were happy to do so and was happy
to work with them to give Nick a chance to win every
class. We prepared him a Komet KPV and a Parilla Leopard
MY'09 and right out of the box showed good pace in all
his classes. The air was really good (high power) thus
we had some carburetion issues as he was building up his
speed and ended up seizing the engine, but with the LAD
trailer on the Road Race side, we were able to hone the
cylinder and get him back up and running...
Nick's Man Cup spoils:
Komet PRO 1- Qual.p2/prefinal p3/final P1
Komet PRO 2- qual. P1/prefinal P2/final P2
TAG 1- qual.P15/prefinal P11/final P1
TAG 2- qual.P12/prefinal P5/final P4
Parilla 1- qual.P15/prefinal DNF (accident)/DNF
Parilla 2- qual.P7/prefinal 22 (accident)/final P9 (from
Here's a list of notable finishes our drivers had during
the National Road Racing Series event:
P1-Yamaha pipe medium
P2- Yamaha pipe heavy
P5- Yamaha sportsman medium
P1- Formula 100 Saturday
P4- Formula 100 Saturday
P2- 100cc controlled
April 17, 2012.
Specialties becomes Tony Kart Dealer!
When they say they "go green," most companies are
talking about the environment. When karters go green,
that means they're reaching for one of the strongest
karting products and brands on the planet: Tony
We at L.A.D. Specialties are very
proud to announce that we are included in the select
group of shops that can officially represent the green.
More announcements will be coming soon regarding product
availability and depth, so stay tuned. As always, you
can reach us by email
or give us a call at 708-430-1588.
February 25, 2012.
Kid Kart Tools and
Comer C-51 Parts!
L.A.D. Specialties can help you get your youngest
drivers prepped with the best running equipment. C-51
parts and Kid Kart Tools
will help you make sure the next generation of karters
have quick gear to begin their life-long passion for
September 29, 2011.
17T DRIVER, PRD ENGINES/PARTS AND PANTHER CHAIN!
Rotax road racers have been limited to a max 16 teeth
for drive gears, but no longer! Now available at L.A.D.
is a 17th tooth drive gear, so now those tall rear
sprockets and resizing your chain for the long tracks is
a thing of the past.
Next up: Used in T.A.G. and spec classes, and known for
its affordability, the PRD Fireball is now available
from L.A.D. as an engine package as well a full array of
Lastly: A race can only be won if you finish. That
needed reliability can come from the Panther chain.
Contact us for prices and sizing.
As always, you can reach us by email
or give us a call at 708-430-1588.
March 29, 2011.
Sniper Products are now live at L.A.D. Specialties
If you're looking for the ultimate precision in chassis
adjustment, you're in the right place. Click
here to find the right Sniper product for your
needs and place your order today!
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