Last Update: August 25, 2012

New England Deaf Go Karting was begun in 2009 by Steven Heron, after observing deaf karting in Wallingford, CT. Sprint sponsored teams who won first, second and third places twice in a year in Wallingford. Next year, races will be held in Brookfield, CT. Irish Deaf Karting contacted Steven online, asking if New England Deaf Karting would be interested in racing with teams from other countries. The New England Deaf Karting club has participated in the USA Deaf Karting Club since 2011. The goal is to develop a World Deaf Karting group, and successful US racers plan to participate in World Deaf Karting races in Europe in 2014.



In a world without sound, a race driver feels his engine roar

Steven Heron developed his hobby, taking his 1974 Honda Civic Competition car to the track for lots of practice, leading the chase in challenge race. He built a high performance engine and transmission for his car by himself. He spent time at various tracks below for ten years in the 1970's.

  • Lime Rock, Conn. ~ 1.5 Mile Lap

  • Daytona, Fla. ~ 3.8 Mile Lap

  • Sebring, Fla. ~ 5.2 Mile Lap

  • Mid Ohio (Lexington, Ohio)

  • Watkins Glen, New York

  • Pocono, Pa.
1973-1984 Road Racing
Member SCCA & USAC (INDY 500)


International Motor Sport Association
Sport Car Club of America
United State Auto Club

Federal International Association
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing

Drove a Porsche 914-6, passed a test
at Bill Scott Racing School in
Summit Point, West Va. in 1972