Wow what an experience, I had never even sat in a go-kart until today. I have to admit I was quite nervous about the whole thing. We arrived 30 minutes after American Indoor Karting opened and it was nice and quiet. There was only one other person whizzing around the track.
I was surprised to see all the other things that are available to do at American Indoor Karting, they had a video arcade, an inflatable obstacle course, pool tables and air hockey tables. There is even a party room, if you wish to hold a special event there. If it had been busy when we went, there would have been plenty of extra things to keep us occupied while we waited to race.
As you walk in to the building the cold air hits you, I thought I was going to freeze whilst I was there, but I soon realised that the adrenalin pumping through your blood warms you up nicely.
On the right side there is an enclosed section, in here is where you pay and fill in the paperwork that allows you to race. There is even a raised viewing section, so you can watch the races. I love the décor, they have car rims stacked on top of one another to make the stools, they surround the round tables which are made the same way, and they are on a black and white chequered racing flag styled floor.
Once we paid and signed the racing waivers we were led to a quiet room for our safety briefing, the majority of the information was straight forward, the lady explained the race marshal’s communicate with the drivers by waving flags, they told us several times what each flag means and they made sure we understood before we were allowed to get fitted with our safety gear. We were supplied with a neck brace and a safety helmet and then taken to our karts.
Sitting in the kart I began to wonder what I was letting my self in for. The helmet felt big and awkward on my head, I couldn’t hear properly and couldn’t imagine being able to navigate the go kart around the bendy track, but before I had time to think, my engine was started and I was headed to the starting line.
Well that adrenalin rush soon hits you as you speed around the track, with possible speeds of 40 miles an hour, most people were able to wiz around the track, I was not very brave and took it nice and slow, my husband lapped me four or five times, we both had so much fun and can't wait to return.