Racing Go Karts

DSC00086Last night we had dinner at Quaker Steak and Lube. It reminded me of Hard Rock Cafe a little. This is not a place to go for health food but… gotta live a little, right? Those things in the photo are giant pitchers. They fill them with beer, pressurize and tap them, and bring them to your table. They stand about 3 feet tall! racing

After dinner Todd took me to Unser Racing to race some serious go karts. These aren’t kiddie carts. They go up to 50 miles an hour! You could never get that fast on a 1500 foot 9 corner track but you can definitely feel their power. The place was a little intimidating at first. People get memberships and join leagues and stuff. There was an actual competition going on while we were there. You have 7 minutes to get your fastest lap (between 12 and 15 laps). Fasted single lap wins.

Once we got on the track it didn’t feel so serious. After the first couple laps I got pretty comfortable whipping and sliding around those corners. Total blast. I couldn’t stop laughing. At the end one of the employees asked “Have you guys every raced competitively?” Hahaha. Right. Apparently I had one of top three lap times for a girl!


  1. Corin O'Connell Said,

    November 5, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    Hurray for go-karts! I’ve taken Ash to race down at Bandimere, I didn’t know about Unser, looks like it’s a lot more convenient to get to. The Bandimere track is fun since it’s outside and you can go a lot faster than on an indoor track.

    Also, I saw a great quote the other day on a CF shirt, it said, “I am my New Year’s resolution.” It resonated with me and seems to echo your banner statement 🙂

  2. Karen Ramirez Said,

    November 7, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    Yeah I definitely want to do an outside one. Whipping around the corners is great but I want to go straight and see what it feels like trying to get to the top speed!

    That is a GREAT quote!

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