>Why not have a go on a go-kart?
Go karts come in a variety of different guises, from soap box derby carts to speedy superkarts, all of which provide entertainment for experts and beginners alike.
Serious go-karting is seen as a stepping stone to bigger and better things in the world of motorsport, and in fact is often used as a way of training drivers for motor racing. Many successful Formula One drivers honed their craft on a go-kart track. Superkarts, the souped-up version of those little carts most people are more used to seeing, can travel up to 155-160 miles per hour! They can accelerate from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds, and can come to a standstill from 100 mph in just 2 seconds! They have excellent cornering and maneuverability. While some karts use motorcycle engines, some of these superkarts have serious (usually two-stroke) engines, especially designed for use in kart racing, and designed by top manufacturers. Outdoor, open wheel kart racing is popular in Europe, and there are a number of high profile national and international racing competitions and events, including a superkart world championship.
But even if you are never going to be competitive at the motor sport, that does not mean that you should not give it a go. Kart racing is generally viewed as the cheapest of motorsports, and the most accessible to beginners. Anyone can give it a try, and many people do. Lots of different companies offer the chance to try go-karting, on either indoors or outdoors tracks. It is a popular activity for days out, birthday treats, stag dos or hen nights. Race your friends, or simply try to set your own best time round the circuit. Fun for practically all ages. You may not be able to go as fast as those Superkarts, but you are bound to have a fantastic time.