Go-kart racing has been a huge part of American culture since it was invented in the 1950s. You’ve seen it in T.V. shows, movies, books, you’ve probably even done it yourself. It’s a great way to get some adrenaline pumping and get into a little friendly competition. If you’re in Baltimore and want to take part in this activity but don’t know where to look you’re fortunate. Baltimore happens to have one of the best places to go go-kart racing in the country, and it’s fun for everyone aged 8 and up. If you are looking for things to do, this is the one.
Safety is Critical
When choosing what go-kart racing track you want to go to, it’s important to be sure that the staff values safety as much as you do. That’s one of the reasons why Baltimore’s indoor go-karting course is so great. They take your safety personally and have planned around ensuring that they can provide the safest experience possible.
They use a high-tech guard rail system that is “reflexive” and designed to lessen the impact if you crash into a wall. This helps keep you safe because a traditional guard rail system won’t be able to provide as much protection, and this course’s karts go very quickly.
They choose their karts for safety as well. They come with dual disk brakes to ensure all drivers can stop quickly if they need to, and brake lights so other drivers can maneuver around those that are braking easily.
There’s a lot more to the karts than just the braking system. All of the mechanical components are stored within the kart. That not only protects the components from the drivers but protects the drivers from the components. In traditional gas go-karts, a lot of these components are on top and can lead to burns if the driver touches them.
Lastly, the way that the karts are designed adds to safety. They are weighted in such a way that tipping and flipping of the kart are unlikely, but just to be extra safe a roll bar was installed to make either event even more unlikely. Each kart also has a 4 point harness that’s the same quality professionals use and will help keep you a lot safer in the case of impact.
Go-Karts Should go Fast
Part of the fun of go-kart racing is the fact that you can zoom around the course without a care in the world other than the turns in the track. Well, this course uses top-of-the-line Italian electric motors.
Because electric motors are still relatively new there’s a lot of skepticism towards them, but it’s entirely unfounded. These motors have 20 horsepower and can go as fast as 50 miles per hour. That’s nothing to shake a stick at.
The differential axles built into the karts also allow for smooth handling whether you’re new to the game or have a lot of experience under your belt.
Because this is a go-kart racetrack it does have certain amenities specifically for racing. The course can hold 10 separate karts at once, and it has a sensor that can tell who won even if the difference was by less than a second. That means that you can have a heated, neck to neck race and even if you won or lost by just a hair you’ll be able to know with accuracy up to 1/100th of a second.
Have a Great Time Go-Karting
Whether you’re going alone, with family, or friends, go-karting is a great activity. It leads to a good time for almost everyone and can make memories that you can take with you for the rest of your life. No matter the reason why you enjoy go-karting, Baltimore’s own indoor go-kart racetrack will help you get your go-kart fix.