Kart Racing for the first time??? Look no further, CityKart Racing is in Park Square 1 right in the heart of Makati City.
Last October 15, a few selected individuals were invited to Bloggers Blaze Fun Cup 2011. Almost everyone was nervous since it was our first time behind the wheel of a go-kart. Being a car fanatic and hungry for speed, I daydreamed of kart racing and race with my buddies.
Before the race started, bloggers signed up for a race license and logged in their Facebook accounts so that records will be published on the social networking site. Right on the dot. How cool is that?
VJ Monica from Myx hosted the event. We were also given a crash course so we'll know what to do in the track. Finally, I understood what those checkered flags meant! Uhmmm but I think forgot about it after the race. I picked the name of the famous Enzo Ferrari to be my nick while I persuaded my friend Louie to be Bugatti Veyron. I crossed my fingers hoping not to tarnish their polished, reputable names.
City Kart Racing boasts of its state-of-the-art application that records your performance and posts it in your Facebook page right after you cross the finish line. We can't get enough of Facebook, can we?
So there we were, trying to memorize the rules and the tips provided and we're ready to rumble. We put on our helmets and once I got seated and started revving the engine, my nervousness subsided. I went slow at first and when I got the hang of it, all I wanted was to go faster and faster and tell my competitors to eat my dust.
Wooooohooooo! It felt totally amazing. In the words of Ramon Bautista...I can't help but say.."It's a lot fun!"And you know what? I was fast. In fact, I was so freakin' fast that I ended up 2nd to the last among the racers!!! So much for representing Enzo Ferrari. I think I'll never use his name ever again or until I improve my game.
Forgetful that I was, I didn't remember that we were up for another race and this time it's a longer time on the track as we compete as a team. Jumping Jupiters! (whatever that means) I can finally make up for my failure. I was teamed up with 2 of the fastest racers for the day, Don and Oui Oui. Lucky me.
We were treated to a Yellow cab lunch, which we all devoured since the race was surely tiring! To think that we only spent a total of 32 minutes --racing our brains out. Trophies and special awards were given and my new found buddy, Alice, got the "most coveted" Flat Tire award. I didn't care much about getting any awards or the trophy for 1st place for that matter. Yes, I'm telling the truth . You can even put me on a on a sour graping detector.
|Flat tire award (in the form of a go-kart wheel)|
How I wish I could go kart racing again and this time with my pals Steve and Richard.
Below are more photos from Blogger's Blaze Fun Cup 2011
|1st 2nd and 3rd placers|
|Piston Cup awardee|
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