Racing Karts was published monthly by Rajo Publications in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was a digest- or trade-sized format with content focused on kart racing, and it was a re-titling of Karting Sport magazine.
The publishers were Joseph Hardie and Raymond Kelly, who published several automotive titles including Speed Mechanics and Custom Craft.
After ten issues were printed, the title was changed to Hot Cars and Racing Karts.
The publisher provided net paid circulation data to N.W. Ayer's compendium for 1962 through 1964. Reported circulation was 60,600 print issues annually.