Back in the beginning of summer, June to be exact, I got to watch the IKF, International Kart Federation, put on a regional go-kart race at the Fresno Fairgrounds. There was approximately 220 go karts on hand competing in this event. It was an eye-watering event!
These go karts weigh under 200 pounds and run about 70 miles an hour down the 500 foot long front straight away. To compound the issue of trying to wrap your head around such a small vehicle cranking out some enormous speeds, most of the go-kart drivers were under 12 years old!
It was quite a sight to behold! These young boys and girls, yes there were many young girls piloting these go karts, seemed to be fearless.
Check out this video that I have compiled showing just a small portion of the racing action that Saturday afternoon back in June, 2012.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!