It’s always fun to do something really different. Instead of munching on popcorn in front of the movie screen or hopping from cafe to cafe in seek of the tastiest brunch set or desserts why not race on the course on a four-wheeled vehicle with your friends? I’m not talking about car racing but go-karting. It’s one of those heart-racing and adrenaline pumping activity that doesn’t really endanger your life unless you to go crazy and wild on the race course.
A couple of weekends back, I brought my friend, Xue Ying for Go-Karting at Kartright Speedway. Thanks to Cheryl Tay, a motorsports enthusiast, I had this opportunity to do a trial at Kartright Speedway. It’s located in the west side of Singapore, near Joo Koon MRT which was pretty accessible for me. So, I reckon that if I needed a breather from the crazy hectic city life, I could head over to Kartright and scream at the top of my lungs as I zoom across the race course on the Go-Kart.
The best part about Go-Karting is that fact that you don’t need a driving license to drive this small vehicle around. After flunking my practical driving test 4 times in a row, I didn’t dare to maneuver any other vehicle except this Go-Kart. I wish they would allow Go-Karts to be on the road! Then I wouldn’t have to get squashed up in those trains which are jam packed with people.
I’ve did Go-karting before in Canada but that was like a few years back but I didn’t really enjoy it much because I was the ‘turtle’ among my friends who raced through the course like a pro. You know, I get pretty cautious on the road – it’s all about safety.
We shared the race course with this Father and son who whiz passed me a few rounds. Who cares if I’m that old tortoise with tough shell on its back? But I do find thrill in making sharp quick turns that generates lots of inertia and makes you feel as if you will be flunged off your seat. It’s that excitement ( or rather, that cheap thrill) that makes your heart thump, just like you’re on a roller coaster ride.