We see drivers from all backgrounds at Full Throttle Raceway, some are young, some are old, some have very little experience to take up go karting and others would give Lewis Hamilton a run for his money on a good day. Take up go karting today! It is one of the best and most popular forms of motorsports, we think it’s brilliant for the following reasons:
1. Karts are easy to race –
With very little experience, you can quickly master the controls of a kart. Basically one pedal makes the kart go faster, one pedal slows you down and a steering wheel helps you change direction. Get to know a circuit a little and learn how to eke the best performance from a kart and you’ll be competing with the best in next to no time.
2. Karts are simple to work on –
To take up go karting is good fun for kids and adults, you could invest in a basic tool kit and learn simple mechanic skills. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to maintain your own kart throughout a racing season. In theory, you could race and repair your kart on your own, or at the very least have a modest pit crew helping you out because karts are really easy to run and repair.
3. They’re easy to transport –
All you need is a van, pick-up truck or small trailer and you’ll be able to transport your kart to various events throughout the season.
4. It’s relatively cheap –
Buy a cheap second-hand kart to begin, look for special offers on racing wear and racing a kart is cheaper than you think. It’s one of the cheapest forms of motorsport especially when you compare it to the Formula Ford series or something similar.
5. It’s perfect for honing track skills –
Karting is a brilliant starting point if you want to become a professional racing driver. Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and most Formula 1 drivers started out in karts and look where it led them!
Here at Full Throttle Raceway, we believe that all children and adults should take up go karting, so if you fancy practicing a little before you buy a kart? Book a session at Full Throttle Raceway – home of one of the best go karting in Stourbridge and the West Midlands.