Do you crave the thrill of zipping around a track, making an inside pass and seeing the checkered flag wave as you cross the finish line ahead of the pack? Go-karting is a ton of fun and a great way to spend an adrenaline-filled day with your friends and family. Here at Charleston Fun Park in Mount Pleasant, SC, we have an awesome track and go-karts for one or two people so the entire family can come out and feel the wind in their hair! And if you’re looking for an edge on the track, check out some of our tips below to add speed and skill to your driving!
- Posture and Grip – It might not seem like the most important part of go-kart driving, but having the proper posture and the right grip on the wheel can make all the difference! Make sure to sit all the way back against the seat when you’re driving. You might feel like leaning forward, but you retain much better control when you are sitting back with your hands gripping the wheel at 10 and 2.
- Keep Your Eyes Down the Track – It is important to always look at where you’re going instead of where you are. Keep your eyes focused down the track so you can see turns coming and make your maneuvers at the right time!
- Drive Smooth to Drive Fast! – The steadier you are during your ride, the faster your laps will be. Breaking, swerving or changing acceleration rate will affect your momentum and cause your finishing time to drop way down!
- Don’t Spin Out! – If you’re out there to win, you obviously don’t want to spin out. But beyond costing you the win, a spin out can be very dangerous. To avoid losing control, do not break going into your turns. If you feel like you have too much speed as you enter a turn, your best bet is to let off the gas and let your cart slow itself without breaking.
If you aren’t sure you’re ready for the fast-paced world of go-kart racing, don’t worry about it! We have a ton of other attractions here at Charleston Fun Park such as bumper cars, mini bowling, and rock climbing, just to name a few!