|8415 Kelso Dr #100, Essex, MD 21221, USA
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This place is Awesome. Unlike Speed Raceway in Cinnaminson NJ this guys arent so fast to reduce your Karts Power output. More over they Dont over inflate the kart race tires. I can actually get the tires Hot on the track and feel the Bridgestones hook up!! Its nice to see a facility seems to have a mild understanding of how race tires work!! Last place I went to, Management tried using a hard compound Race tire in an indoor facility. The Karts in NJ where sliding all overall the place and they never got hot. So trying to do a controlled Drift or slide the rear was completely out the question. My only suggestions for this place to drop the tire pressures about ½-1psi in the rear tires. That would help reduce the oversteer in the rear having more heat and contact with the ground. Make sure you check your cold tire pressures every day before getting these Karts started. So the Tires will heath up a little faster, grip more and wear out before they go threw too many heat cycles. Once a race tire see to many heat cycles it will slide in a very unpredictable and sudden manor. The No 9 Kart was almost dead on for its set up I could induce understeer and oversteer in different stages of the race. The rear took a little too long to get hot but a slight drop in pressure and it would have been as close to perfect as you could get. Amazing job guys for being new to the industry. Never forget your job is to help your racer put down the fastest laps possible by providing them with the best set up and Maintained K1 Karts. As the years go by I truly hope to see more Advance K1 Karts that will make the person feel even closer to the race machine in the big leagues. Something with Paddle shifters would be insane and would draw a massive crowd.
idea is great, the cars are cool, I liked the safety measurements. what I did not like is that I was promised 14 laps (circles on the track), there was no additional information about the time limits or anything else. I was told I dont have to be super fast, just if Im slower than others I should stick to the right side. so I did. it was my first time, so was my husbands, we were very excited. I wasnt fast, no more than 40 seconds per loop though. and surprisingly, just as the fast kids finished their 14th loop, my car stopped too! I did only 10 loops! 10! why was I promised differently? why nobody mentioned extra rules of "as soon as smb finishes, you are done too"? my husband completed 12 loops the first ride and 13 the second ride. together we paid for 7 (SEVEN) loops that we were not given. I would not feel so upset if the conditions were described upon the ride, but they were not. I feel like I was lied to and that part of the money is stolen, because I didnt drive the full amount of loops. the cashier just said "yeaaaah, sorry". the experience with this type of activity was interesting, but the unspoken rules left me and my husband very disappointed, we will not return. I hope my review helps you find the way to give people exactly what they paid for or at least you will start saying the conditions of the rides before people find themselves disappointed with your company
We came here on a Saturday night with a party of 12. We purchased three races & we were told that our group would be split in half which was fine but when my group was split in half the second time I wasnt in the race at all. Then the next race I was in, I was put into a car and then taken out and had to wait while 3 races went by with my group in each of them. When we were trying to figure out what went wrong the employees were very nasty and had a very bad attitude towards us. I only had the opportunity to race 2 times and was told that they were closing and they couldnt make one more race for me to use my last race that I had bought when I got there. When I went to the front to receive my refund for my last race the employees had attitude once again, rolling their eyes, & talking under their breath and were not friendly at all when this was their mistake. We will never be returning here again!!!!
I always have a great time when I go to the Autobahn, this past Saturday unfortunately was not exactly the experience I was looking for. My biggest, and almost only complaint is the lack of use of the passing flag. When the passing flag is not used, it is more likely for there to be more bumping/spin outs to try and pass slower racers. When this happened instead of using the flag more to avoid bumping, the kart speeds were just turned down, adding to my groups frustration. I was there for about four hours, watching races in between my own and saw the flag twice the whole day, at times that it didnt even seem appropriate to use it. Not sure the reason for this, hope its a fluke. Disappointed this last trip wasnt what I hoped itd be. It might be a while before I come back to this particular location.
Not sure who their target audience is. If youre a die-hard go kart fan, this place is probably Mecca. Family-friendly? Not so much-- it is Very expensive- $26 for your first ride. Also, you cant race against your own kids... a real bummer. Not to mention the multi-page disclaimer you must sign, in which you WAIVE SIGNIFICANT RIGHTS. Their words, not mine. We left and drove 5 minutes to the original go kart track on rt 40. Cheap rides, no forms to fill out, race WITH your kids... Just Like a family-friendly attraction should be.
This was a new experience in the birthday party venue for my family and for children I think its best to keep the group small and of the same mind set Its pricey by individual, so I think a better group rate should be offered with the time limit that is also offered Overall, it seems everyone enjoyed the experience but when asked how many would do their party there, we had no takers! Let folks know ahead of time about gloves and the headgear, provide a reasonable option!
My mom and I took my nephew here today. It was the first time we had all been here, but we have ridden gokarts before. My nephew went first in the smaller (youth) kart. He had a great time, and got 12 laps. My mom and I went next (at the same time) and had 14 laps. Total drive time is supposed to be about 10 minutes, and it was for all three of us. We will go back! The score cards would be cooler for a bigger group but we all had top 5 lap times for the week!
I was so excited to go and race then I started to sign in and found out how much required personnel info they want from me. When I asked to confirm if the e-mail address was required, the attendant looked at me like I was crazy. I am sure that this is a great place but not at the expense of waiving all kinds of rights that only a lawyer would understand and forgoing some personnel info that has nothing to do with me getting in the vehicle and racing .