We, the VendAstians went for a Go Kart race yesterday; I was included in the heat 27 and 31. As a newbie driver and first time Go Kart racer, I was incredibly nervous. Even so, I did my best to play it cool and enjoy the race.
When it was heat 27’s turn, I chose the number 10 kart. And my “agony” began due to the following impediments:
- I cannot properly reach the break and gas pedal
- The seat can no longer be adjusted
- Solution: Step on the side (edge) part of the break and gas pedal
My left leg seem to be shorter at that time because I could hardly press the break pedal. As a result, it was a total nightmare for me during the heat 27.
It was a big challenge for me to work on a smooth turn especially the “S” section
I got pushed to the side while making a turn (I was stucked for few minutes)
Instead of going to the “finish area”, my kart “was out of control” and would like to continue the race.
As soon as the race started, I was already wondering when will it end. I was earnestly waiting for the checkered flag (signal for the last lap) to be waved.
Moving forward, in heat 31, I chose kart number 8 instead of kart number 10. I was amazed when I was able to sleekly reach the gas pedal and the break; well, it’s not the way it should be, but it was enough for me to control both pedals. This time, I was able to truly enjoy the race and was even contemplating that the time should be extended!