Maine Indoor Karting Blog
From the Desk of Rick Snow
Posted on 07/12/2006 at 12:00 am by Maine Indoor Karting Viewed 936 times
Well another three months has gone by and its time for another newsletter. I can't believe it's already summer. For those of you who get to hot or sunburned on the beach don't forget were open 7 days a week.
Very few of you have let us know which specials you like the most. Please let our staff know what suggestions you'd like us to try. Our August summer camp date is almost full so sign up your children now. With all the track time they get, we guarantee they will be worn out at the end of the day.
We are testing a new form of motor sport called drifting. We are looking into whether this type of racing will work with go-karts and if there is a demand in this area to justify the cost. Let us know what your thoughts are. Remember drifting is more about kart control and not about speed.
Stay Cool on the Track
Are you comfortable right now? How's your posture, are you to hot?
Race drivers don't have the comfort of A/C. If it's hot outside it's a lot hotter in the race car. The best way to cope with the external uncontrollable things is to control your environment. When you race at Maine Indoor Karting, adjust your seat to the most comfortable position, make sure the helmet is strapped and not to loose or tight. Make sure you've gone to the facilities, and don't have anything except racing to think about. As you're waiting for the race to start imagine the best lap you've ever done. Where did I brake? When did I turn the wheel and how much or how little did I turn the wheel to make each turn. How soon could I get on the gas? All these questions are what you should be thinking about before the green flag waves. The first few laps should be to get the tires up to temperature and to feel the kart and how it handles. The most important thing about racing like most sports is to be consistent. Find your best line and try to copy it each lap. Smooth is Fast.
Lori and I look forward to seeing you here this summer!
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