Get ready to rev those engines and put the pedal to the metal at the Boardwalk’s outdoor go-kart racing track. Situated in the open area behind the amphitheatre, Speedway Grand Prix gives Formula 1 fans the chance to test their motoring skills on an open-air racing circuit designed with tight twists and turns. As one of the most popular kids’ activities in Port Elizabeth, this fast-paced go-kart racing track will test a range of driving skills as you meander around the S-bends and race towards the finishing line...
Tips for successful go-kart racing
Go-kart racing is not about speed. If you want to perform well on the track, consistency is key! Here are six tips to help you make the most of your go-karting experience at the Boardwalk:
Just like Formula 1 racing, go-karting is all about good sportsmanship and camaraderie.
Be in control of the go-kart
Stay focused and calm at all times and don’t forget to fasten your seatbelt.
Drive in a ‘racing line’
In other words, brake gently around sharp corners and accelerate on straight roads.
Over-breaking will slow the go-kart down – you want to achieve a consistent ‘breaking balance’ when tackling sharp corners and bends.
Make sure the go-kart seat fits properly.
Sounds simple but comforts yields confidence on the track.
Minimise time spent navigating corners
This slows you down and compromises your overall momentum on the racing track.
Go-karts for kids
Are you ready to race like the pros? Speedway Grand Prix caters for large groups and is a fun way to celebrate a kid’s birthday or special occasion with friends. Please note that minimum heights apply and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or adult.