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How to Race Go Karts Extremely Well

 

 

One of the best parts about Speed Raceway is seeing how quickly people realize that our indoor go karts mean business. They start to panic a little because they realize that they have no idea what they are doing. That is when they really forget everything else in their lives and just focus on driving. I think that is what truly attracts people to racing. You can completely remove yourself from everything else in the world while you drive. It’s a release of sorts. And when you look up to our racing time screen and see your name in first place, you will be filled with an exhilarating feeling.

My shameful performance on the track inspired me to figure out what I was doing wrong. And, as it turns out, it was a lot, but I learned some great tips that helped me get right back into the competition with my peers. I don’t wish anyone experience the humiliation of utter defeat like I did, so I made a list of six things you should know before stepping onto the track. They are as follows. Good luck:

  • Be sure to have good posture in your seat

Good posture will really help you out on the track. I am not trying to mother you. It honestly helps how the kart handles. All you need to do is sit back in the seat, in an upright and comfortable position. And just try not to move around because it will slow you down.

  • Properly hold the wheel

You often hear people say to hold the wheel at ten and two. Honestly, nine and three works too, or anywhere in between. You just need to be comfortable and focused.

  • Use you breaks but do so sparingly

Once you get comfortable with accelerating and basic turns, you should start to experiment with your brake. If you are going into a sharp turn, you can let off the gas and tap the break. You want to do this before you go into the turn. This will help you start turning effectively and avoid drifting into the far wall.

  • Experiment with your angles through turns

Many people see a turn and want to head into it right away. Often this leads people to taking a too aggressive angle on a turn and they sacrifice speed. You should try to keep the kart straight for as long as possible and take a wide approach to the turn and see if that allows you to hold more speed through the turn.

  • Focus on keeping up your speed as you exit a turn

Turns are where you lose almost all of your speed, so you want to focus on keeping the speed up through your exit of the turn instead of focusing on how quickly you can go into the turn. Slow in and fast out.

  • Hold fast and keep straight

The turns are where most people struggle, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t easy to waste valuable seconds trying to block or tap someone else. You should focus on going perfectly straight whenever possible.

 

These may seem basic to you. I hope so. That means you are ahead of the ballgame. If not, trust me when I say it gets easier. Like anything, you need to get used to it. You have to crawl before you can walk. And you have to slam into the walls some and spin out before you can smoothly curve through turns at optimal speed. These things take work, and luckily for you, this work is fun, and now that you have the inside scoop, you will be ahead of your friends.

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