SL Kart Sport Organization (SLO) was founded in order to promote and develop karting. Our precursor, SL Kart Club, was established back in 1977 and we inherit their spirit which is to make karting an accessible sport for everybody and to organize fair, safe and affordable kart races.To enable these tasks we basically run one-make-races using the Yamaha engines. It can be said that this is a huge attraction for all ranges of competitors, from junior to adult classes, to be able to race with the same engine just by controlling its inlet system.

To aim for fairer and safer kart races, we draw up the SL race regulations. For this purpose, we organize the SL license seminars. Only those who learnt the race regulations and racing track manners are allowed to participate in the SL race events. By fully understanding the risks of motor sport can one care for safety and its importance. We will be able to provide a better karting environment by developing both hardware and software sides as such. We hope the SL races to be used for fostering young kart drivers especially. Through experiencing the importance of rule observation, serious competition, bonding with friends and so on. We believe karting can help them flourish.

Recently, we have seen more drivers from other Asian regions in Japanese race events and more Japanese drivers in vice versa cases. Exchanging between foreigners should give chances to realize importance of communication skills and knowing different languages, which we hope will be able to contribute to their development.

We would like as many people as possible to come to know about this splendid sport.

Yoshinori KOJIMA
President of SL Kart Sport Organization