You’re an adrenaline junkie who wants to find the perfect outlet. You’ve heard that go-karting is fun and exciting, but you don’t know what to expect. It’s understandable! Go-karts look small, but they can reach speeds up to 40 miles per hour (64 km/h). So how do you know if this would be right for you? Here are some things to consider before taking a spin on the go-kart track:
Calling All Drivers.
Go-Karting is a very popular sport, and for a good reason. It’s a great way to have fun with friends and family in a safe environment. Go-Karting has been proven to reduce stress levels, improve self-esteem and generally just make you feel good about yourself!
However, there are some things you should know before you get behind the wheel of your go-kart:
- You will most likely get sweaty. This is because it’s hot inside those things (and also because we’re out here in this heat). At least they give free water bottles! 2) It’s fun! Just go with it! 3) Driving on the pavement? No problem! You’ll be fine if you keep your head out of your ass for at least five seconds at a time–we’re talking about cars here, not tanks or tanks without tracks or tanks without treads but wheels instead (which would be pretty fun too).
Wear Proper Clothing and Shoes.
Before you begin your go-karting adventure, it’s important to make sure you’re dressed for the occasion. You’ll want to wear closed-toe shoes that are comfortable and durable, as well as clothing that allows you to move freely. Long pants are always recommended—but if your legs tend to get cold easily or you’re worried about getting your shorts dirty and wet from the dirt track, it may be best to opt for long sleeves too!
Along with proper attire, wearing a helmet is also recommended by most karting facilities because of how fast these vehicles go (and how dangerous they can be). You should consider purchasing a helmet with a visor or goggles so that dust doesn’t get into your eyes while zipping around the track.
Rules, Rules, and More Rules.
The first thing you should know about Go-Karting is that there are a lot of rules. It might seem overkill, but these rules are important because they help keep everyone safe and ensure things go smoothly.
The second thing you need to know is that most of those rules are universal—you’ll encounter them pretty much everywhere you go Go-Karting. For example:
- Seatbelts must be worn at all times (and helmets too)
- No yelling or shouting in the car
- No standing up while driving/riding
And so on! You should read through these before booking your session; it’s also a good idea to ask if there are any extra ones specific to where they operate, so don’t forget this step!
Keep Your Head on a Swivel.
Once you’ve got the hang of steering, it’s time to focus on your surroundings. Your vision should focus on what’s in front of you and everything around you. You need to watch out for other drivers, especially if they’re speeding up, slowing down around corners, or coming toward you from behind. If someone is pulling alongside or passing you, ensure they’re not getting dangerously close—if their tires make contact with yours, it could cause a serious accident!
You also shouldn’t get distracted by anything else that’s going on around you; this includes cell phones and passengers who want to talk about anything unrelated to safe driving (or even things related to safe driving). Focus is key here, so keep your eyes well trained on the road ahead!
If you’re feeling a little nervous about your first go-karting experience, don’t worry. It’s normal to be nervous, especially if it’s been years since you last drove or rode in one of these machines. The best thing to do is to get out there and try it yourself! You won’t regret it.