This week’s favorite is a little different than my others. Typically, my posts are something I consider one of my favorite outfits, items, or things to do. Well if you haven’t already noticed from the title of this post… this week’s favorite is not so much a favorite, at least not for me. However, my boyfriend and friends had a GREAT time so I encourage you guys to give it a try!
So, I went go-karting. I was really excited to go because it looks like so much fun and I’m always ready for some competition! There’s only one place in New Jersey that has a go-karting place. It’s located in Jersey City, and it’s called Pole Position Raceway. The price isn’t bad at all- $30 for first timers for a 10 minute, 7 lap race.
After we all chose our race name, we waited for our turn and watched the race that was already happening. They were going so fast and the course was a bit small so it made it harder for the racers to cut each other off without bumping. We witnessed a couple minor accidents of racers bumping each other or into the barriers. (bumping wasn’t allowed and they gave you a warning before making you come out because of how dangerous it could be). I was still excited but definitely a bit more nervous at this point.
Next thing you know, it’s our turn. We watched a short safety video and picked our helmets for the race! Then we were allowed to get right into the go-karts.
As you can tell, I was really excited but deep down I was scared out of my mind haha
Anyways, the race started and instantly I noticed how hard it was to control these go-karts! But it was still so much fun, until I got into my first accident, key word- first. It wasn’t my fault though and I’ll tell you why! We were coming to a turn and my one friend bumped my car, so I ended up bumping another persons car and next thing I know, both me and the girl I bumped are underneath the barriers! Luckily, we didn’t get hurt and the workers understood it was an accident and let us continue.
Although it was still hard to get the hang of the go-karts, I was determined to finish the race strong! A few laps went by and I felt better at making the sharp turns and controlling how fast I was going. Then something happened…
My best friend Nicole, was coming up close to me during an upcoming turn. Like I mentioned before, the course was small so it didn’t give us much room for more than one racer to make a turn at a time. So Nicole and I are neck to neck when she decided to try and cut me off by making the turn before me. However, I was still not making that turn. While she turned the wheel, her go-kart crashed into the barrier in front of me and I couldn’t stop myself from crashing right into her! My go-kart landed right on top of the right side of her body and I FREAKED OUT. As quickly as I could, I unbuckled my seatbelt and took my helmet off to see if she was okay. Meanwhile all the workers are running full speed to get my kart off of her and make sure she wasn’t hurt. My anxiety was off the roof. I felt myself shaking and my heart was racing.
Luckily, Nicole was fine and she only hurt her hand. We were both pretty shook up so the workers asked Nicole if she wanted to continue. She said yeah. However, I DID NOT. I couldn’t wait to get out of there. I literally thought I almost killed my best friend and I could not get back into that g0-kart and finish the race. I left the race and stepped out to calm myself down from my mini anxiety attack. What was supposed to be a fun first time experience, ended up with me freaking out and my best friend crushed under my go-kart.
Once my friends and bf finished the race, they came outside to check on me and let me know that everything was okay; that Nicole was fine. She came out, laughing and hugging me but I still couldn’t help but feel awful. They all reassured me that it was so much fun, and in a few days we’ll look back at this and laugh. Although some were already laughing, I did not think it was funny yet haha.
Seriously though, who thought a go-kart could crash into someone and end up on top of them!? Not me, that’s for sure. Like I stated in the beginning of this post, Go-karting is not for me, and definitely not a favorite of mine. I don’t even know if I’ll ever give it another shot. However, my bf and friends had such a great time and really wanted me to include it into my blog.
So I’ll leave it at this, if you’re someone like me who has anxiety and isn’t all that great with controlling fast things.. maybe this isn’t for you; you could end up hurting someone. However, if you’re certain on your skills and want to give it a try- go for it! Although the jokes will never end, and I’m the star of a not so funny pun “I pulled a Kayla”; it was still an experience I’ll never forget & neither will my friends haha
That’s it for this week guys!