what a blast!!!
Went Karting at 3 Sisters in Wigan last night, outdoor, 1000m circuit, twin-engined pro-karts (about 60-65mph at the end of the straight!) - BRILLIANT!!!
It was part of a race series open to hire-drivers (us) and owner-drivers (them!). 6 of us from work went making up 2 teams and theres some money floating about there, people turning up in their Ferarris etc, with custom made Kart trailers, monogramed suits and custom helmets. There was one bloke there who had 4 karts and was testing them for this weekends 24hrs at Le Manns!!!!! Decent blokes as well, some of them anyway, giving tips on lines though corners and braking.
£180 per team so £60 each, 2 hour endurance race, 30 min practice and 10 mins qualifying!! 30 Karts on the grid, so pretty packed, we finished 16th overall and 1st in class, actually beating 2 owners!!! I think some of them should've been better, they had all the right gear but at the end of the day were just shit drivers. We could stick with them in the bends and get past them, but any hint of a straight and they'd just sail past!!!
They karts in both classes are supposed to be basically the same, but certain mods are allowed, valve springs, ratios, tyre compounds etc. The quickest there were doing 47 sec laps, we were doing 51/52 sec laps and at the end were 16 laps down on the overall winners!!
brilliant night - totally recommended!!!!
(although my hips are battered and bruised today after rattling round in the seat!!)