I love going fast, whether in a car, riding on a galloping horse, or just running in the wind. I’ve always thought of how fun it would be to drive a racecar, and recently, I got to try it!
A couple of months ago, I went to the K1 Speed Track, where you get to take the wheel of your own mini racecar, and race against other people! After each race, you get a score sheet with your results, and how many points you got based on your rank. I went there with my brother, my uncle, and my mom.
Even though the karts only go about 45 miles per hour, it’s more than enough! 45 MPH is a lot faster when you don’t have a roof, or walls, around you to block the wind and sounds. The track I was on was full of twists and turns, and I had to learn how all the controls work so I wouldn’t crash into the boundaries. There was a go pedal, break, and reverse. To do some of the sharper turns, you had to slow down a bit, but the straight paths are a completely different story.
RRRRRRRRRRR! VRRRRRRRRR! The engine roars as you push the gas. seeing out of the corner of your eye, the rubber flying off the wheels. The wind rushing around your helmet, and making your hands cold. You go into high alert when your racing because you don’t want to crash, and you don’t want to let others pass you!
It was an exhilarating experience! I actually beat my older brother once! I officially drove a car–for the first time– even though I don’t have a license! And I tell you… it was fun!