With go-karts, that is.
Last night, I had the chance to try my hand at karting at Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. While my last karting experience was hundreds of years ago in Tokyo, Disneyland and there’s not much to be said about my driving, I was semi-confident that I could handle a simple, four-wheeled vehicle.
There are only two pedals to manipulate. The accelerator and the brake. It sounds pretty easy and it actually is! I was given a helmet for protection as all drivers were. After all, even in a controlled environment, accidents can happen.
Still, I had the time of my life speeding through the course. For nine minutes and P210, I felt like a true daredevil on the tracks. There are also two-seater go-karts which cost around P300-P350. While one person drives, the other can egg him or the other drivers on. ~:>
Karting is not a new sport but it seems like more and more kids are being taken by it. There was one boy that night, who couldn’t possibly be older than fourteen, but raced like a complete pro. I remember my boyfriend being impressed by how skillfully the kid manipulated his kart and turned corners like no one else.
Then again, kids as young as six and seven are competing and winning in professional karting races these days.