Do you think you are man enough to withstand the hand-eye coordination challenge that go-karting will present you with? Make no mistake… even though it’s mostly kids that enjoy riding go-karts, it’s still not a kids’ game! Go-karting requires the discipline to drive it responsibly. Do you think a go-kart has all sorts of advanced safety features, like auto braking, such as modern cars do these days? Not a chance!
In a go-kart, it’s all up to you. On the circuit, there are going to be some tough corners you’ve gotta steer through. Sure, you’ll want to go as fast as you can, but the simple fact of the matter is that you’ve got to have the self-discipline to make sure you don’t have a horrible accident. Go-karting is the amateur’s Formula 1. But don’t think for a minute that that’s a derogatory comparison in any way!
The go-kart was first developed in the 1950s by a guy called Art Ingels. He was working at the Kurtis Kraft company at the time. One day, he had this crazy idea of building a mini racing wagon. The result of his efforts is what we call today the go-kart. Little did Art Ingels know that his invention would set off a popular craze around the globe. One that is still growing exponentially at this very moment.
There are only a few dozen go-karting establishments in the USA. But they are spread out all across the country, so there will almost always be one near you. With the onset of go-karting in popular mainstream entertainment, however, the number of go-kart circuits is sure to grow quickly in the coming decade or two!
There are all sorts of go-karts available on the market today. Even Amazon is selling them. But you can also get a lot of them on eBay. Many people are so in love with the go-kart that they simply build them themselves. Homemade go-karts are also increasing in popularity. You’ve got Dune Buggy to go-karts, to sprint go-karts, to enduro go-karts, and so on.
If you want to try out go-karting for cheap, then it’s best if you go to a go-kart establishment and simply rent a go-kart for an hour or two. That’s go-karting for recreation, not competition. If you want to compete… that’s a whole ‘other story! The guys over at the go-karting track will probably be able to set you up in a competition, so ask them.
But the only way to get into a competition is if you’re good enough. So make sure to get lots of practice before you think about signing up. To begin with, go-karting for entertainment will already provide you with quite a big thrill. Once the initial thrill wears off, then entering a competition would be a great way to reinvigorate your whole go-karting experience!