The Brentwood Go Karting Race Track in Essex provides superb all year round, all weather, outdoor, floodlit, go-karting, in any weather, come rain or shine!
Wet weather go-karting on a floodlit track – go for it!
Outdoor Go-karting can be lots of fun, but you need to be prepared for the British weather! At some point it is bound to rain on your race, and lets not forget, sleet, hail and snow. But don’t let that put you off, yes outdoor wet weather karting can be challenging, but it also guarantees you some of the most exciting go-kart racing on four wheels. Read on and get yourself booked in for some outdoor floodlit go karting at Brentwood Karting in Essex, we promise you the ride of your life!.
Brentwood Karting in Essex for all weather, night time go-karting
All year round, whatever the weather, Brentwood Karting in Essex can offer all weather go-karting throughout the year. Go-karting in bad weather is the ultimate test in how to handle a go-kart and drivers can hone their driving skills in wet weather or at night, go-karting on our fantastic floodlit karting circuit in Brentwood, Essex. Not only can you appreciate the full Le Mans 24 hour experience that outdoor karting at night time brings, but you can also begin to understand how a go kart handles in the wet weather and how karting in bad weather conditions can enhance your everyday driving skills, making you a more confident and knowledgeable driver.
Embrace the wet weather and outdoor go karting in wet weather
Embrace the rain, their is nothing to fear. When the rain falls it can put people on the back foot and in the wrong frame of mind for go karting. So mentally you need to start by being tough and squash any negative thoughts. Embrace the rain and show your fellow racers no fear, they won’t understand why your so confident, this will instantly shrink any ego they had into a state of non-existence, thus putting you at an advantage before the race has even begun.
Your racing tips for all weather outdoor karting
Of course, all the mental strength in the world can’t make you drive fast in the rain, if you don’t have a clue of how to handle a go-kart on a wet track. Our outdoor wet weather go kart racing tips will help you get the best out of poor weather conditions, get to grips with these and you will be in a much better position to win that race.
1. Controlling the throttle for all weather karting
If a driver tries to accelerate too hard to quickly the rear wheels will simply spin, rather than drive the kart off the corner. It is important for a driver to learn to gently apply throttle progressively, this will allow the kart to pick up speed more gradually and lead to a faster get away from each corner.
2. Karting in wet weather – braking and turning off line
The normal racing line will become incredibly slippery when it is wet. If a driver tries to do anything on this line it generally results in the driver missing the corner as they can’t slow down or turn in. It is important to position the kart off line to slow down and turn in, this often means going deeper into the corner and then driving out tighter than the usual line.
3. Braking techniques for wet weather karting
When slowing the kart down off line, it is important to hit the brakes hard enough slow the kart down as late as possible. If the brakes are hit too hard the rear axle will lock up, this does very little to slow the kart down and often ends in a spin. In addition to applying the brakes the driver can gently flick the steering as the braking period begins, the rear will slide and the higher skilled driver will be able to maintain the slide, aiding the slowing of the kart.
4. Using body weight to aid cornering on a wet go-karting track
Similar to the raising of the centre of gravity to increase the loading to the outside tyres, the driver can use their bodyweight also. They can do this by leaning towards the outside tyres when cornering, for example leaning right in a left corner. While this works better with taller drivers, it will aid every size of driver to a certain degree.
5. Wearing the correct kit for outdoor karting in Essex
In order to aid tip number 7 it is fundamental that the driver is wearing the correct kit to stay dry. Race wear items such as waterproof boots, gloves and wetsuit should all be worn in order to optimise the chances of staying dry. Lakeside Karting can provide all the kit you need to keep you dry when wet weather go-karting in Essex. However, we suggest that you don’t forget to pack an extra set of of clothes (especially socks!) to change into if they do get wet.
6. Keeping warm when night time go-karting
While this may seem like common sense, it is one of the biggest challenges of racing in the rain. If its dark and wet and a driver gets cold, their focus will stray from hitting apexes and braking points, to “bloody hell, I’m freezing my B……. off!!!” Every effort should be made to keep dry and warm up during the breaks between each session.
7. No need to get all steamed up!
When you are karting in wet weather, just like a car windscreen when it is raining, a visor will often steam up during a race. Restricting what the driver can do as they cannot see where they are going, this hinders performance and can be quite dangerous in extreme cases. There are a number of products in the market which can stop this, but if a driver is caught out at the track without them simple solutions can be used, such as; washing up liquid or cheaper still – saliva, probably best to use the driver’s.
8. Lets get physical with all weather go karting at Brentwood Karting in Essex
Don’t be frightened about driving a go kart in the wet weather. Wet weather go-karting will give you the opportunity to be more physical in the kart, drive more forcefully and with flair. Wet karting on a floodlit go-karting track gives you more opportunity to let yourself go and have some fun!!!
9. Outdoor Go-Karting practice makes perfect
The best way to work out the most effective form of wet weather Go-karting is to get out there and practice in the rain. It’s unlikely that your fellow Go-karters will bother to do this, so it will give you an edge over most of them.
Winning your wet weather go-karting race….the podium awaits!!!!
You’ve read the Brentwood Karting Wet Weather Racing Tips blog, and you’ve been down to the Brentwood Go Karting Circuit in Essex, the widest and best equipped all weather go-karting track in the South East, to put some practice laps in. You have faced your fear and had the drive of your life, leaving the competition standing! All that hard work paid off, you have joined a group of elite drivers, and you deserve it!
The all weather, floodlit go-kart race track at Brentwood Karting in Essex
Hopefully you are now tempted to face your wet weather go-karting demons and come down to Brentwood Karting in Essex to get some practice outdoor go-karting in. The widest and best equipped go-karting track in Essex and the South East, we are open all year round and in all weathers, our floodlit go-karting circuit is one of the most demanding in the country, our only question to you is this…….do you think you can handle it? Don’t forget….Woodland Laser Combat Warfare at Brentwood Karting is also a great fun outdoor, all weather laser combat activity and just like Brentwood Karting, woodland laser tag at Brentwood is also open all year round!
Book you outdoor, all weather go-karting race today!
Don’t delay, head straight to the Brentwood Karting Web Site and book your all weather, outdoor, floodlit go kart racing session today, and in no time at all you will be tearing around the fastest, all weather go-karting circuit in the South-East. Come Rain or Shine, Night Or Day… Go Karting at Brentwood Karting Essex, Is Fun And Exciting For Go Kart Racing in Essex, Harlow & Hertfordshire.
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