Although I have gone go-karting at various amusement parks, the coolest place I ever drove a go-kart was called Velocity 17 in Paramus, New Jersey. I’d never heard of this place before, but when my friend Kevin mentioned it a few years ago, it sounded like something that was right up my alley!
Kevin wound up bringing one of his friends and I brought Chelsea and Caleigh along for our trip to the racetrack. What’s neat about V-17 is that the go-karts can attain speeds of up to 30 mph, while driving them along their 2,000 foot racetrack. Although 30 mph might not sound that fast after driving a car, attaining those speeds in a go-kart was a blast. They also had an electronic leader board in which you can track your lap times and who is winning.
According to their site, V-17 closed in July of last year, but a new one will be opening with brand new bowman gas karts.
No matter what your age is, I would recommend finding a similar go-karting experience, as it was definitely a unique one, especially if you’re looking for something to do!
So if V-17 is closed right now, where else can you go go-karting?
If you live near New York, here is a list that CBS compiled of the best 5 go-kart racing spots.
For you travelers, here’s an awesome list of the 10 coolest go-kart tracks in the world.
Maybe the next step will be looking into racecar places!
So who else has been go-karting or has go-karting on your bucket lists? Tell me about your experiences!