And, (I posted before I was ready), I have found that the same problem on startup was happening. The cart would backfire because the butterfly valve was not completely closed. Again, it allows too much fuel into the cylinder and when you send a spark, it EXPLODES! (or backfires in laymans terms)
You can also check the throttle cable adjustment to set the butterfly to open after the starter is turning and closed before the throttle pedal is fully released.