How Safe Are Our Go Karts?

by | Jul 5, 2023 | Racing Tips, Things To Know

“How safe is it?” That’s a fair question to ask before you put yourself behind the wheel of an Italian-made, Formula 1-inspired pro kart/go kart capable of speeds up to 50 miles per hour.

And while simply living brings its share of risk, you can rest assured that a lot of thought, care, and engineering went into making this activity as fast, fun, and safe as it can be.

At Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events, our number one Core Value is to “Champion Safety.” Yes, we like to “Think young, have fun,” but that’s only possible in an environment that’s secure and proactively minimizes risks.

Go Karting at Accelerate Speedway and Events

First of all, there are the go karts. There are a couple things that make our go karts special. 

Our go karts are electric.

Eliminate the internal combustion engine, and you take away some of the risks associated with older gas go karts. There’s no exhaust and no harmful fumes to breathe in while racing or watching. Electric karts are much better for the environment and your health.

In addition to being safer, they’re also more comfortable and convenient as you can race in your street clothes without putting on some bulky, poorly fitted fire suit.

Our go karts are engineered for safety.

Our go karts run on some of the most high-tech, advanced batteries available. They stay cool and provide dependable, consistent performance. They provide a fast, steady, predictable ride, making the experience more enjoyable and much safer,

Low-to-the-ground and extremely aerodynamic, our go karts are less prone to flipping, have a four-point safety harness, and feature a responsive motor brake system. 

We use a professional four-point safety harness to keep racers strapped in and safe. That means even if you take a turn a little too wide, your harness will keep you securely strapped in. 

Our brakes are dual-disc brakes which give superior braking ability to racers that you won’t find everywhere. If you’ve ever had to make a quick stop on one of our tracks, you know how powerful these things are. This helps minimize the amount and severity of collisions on the track.

Finally, go karts that handle better are safer. Our rear differential system allows karts to take turns smoothly, even at high speeds. That means it’s highly unlikely the kart will ever flip. And in the extremely rare chance it would, there is a reinforced steel roll bar that extends way above the seat.

These racing machines are built for safety and speed.

Our track is designed for safety.

All the courses were inspired by world-famous circuits like Monaco and LeMans. We’ve shrunk them down and put in every effort to make them challenging, fast, fun, and safe.

Our safety barrier system has specially designed springs to absorb the forces of impact. It is one of the most expensive barrier systems available, and it’s worth every penny.

One of the other important benefits of our all-electric go karts is that we can control them remotely. Whenever our Race Marshals see a threat, they can power down any vehicle to help prevent or minimize a collision. 

What’s more, they can control the speed of each kart, which means you and everyone else around you has to demonstrate the skill necessary to push the karts to the limit. Don’t worry. It doesn’t take long to get pretty good behind the wheel of these beautiful beasts, which means you may be hitting top speeds in no time.

Our people make it safer.

Before you ever even try to race one of our go karts, you have to successfully complete our safety course and watch our safety video. You can also rest assured that our people, who have logged thousands of hours in our go karts on our courses, will make sure you are ready to go.

You really are learning from some of the best in the business.

Karting at Accelerate Speedway and Events

For more information, we have plenty of flags and safety rules posted throughout our facilities to keep you in the know, and we present each racer with a safety video prior to racing. Brush up on our flag meanings and you’ll be even more prepared. 

Have any questions about our karts or tracks? We’d love to talk to you! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us here.

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