UMIGO karting, green track and a good time now open in Livermore

UMIGO Karting

Ok, so they’re not open till Wednesday the 23rd of so. Those Fire Marshalls are sticklers, but of course for good reason.

Mike, Shaun (our San Diegan), and yours truly (Fred) went on Saturday night to try out the new track, and to try out our driving gear. Here’s the results from driving, and of our gear.

In terms of UMIGO Karting, it’s on the north side of the Lawrence Livermore Labs

6538 Patterson Pass Road in Livermore

First of,, the track is HUGE!!! A lap runs over a minute!

The fastest lap of our group was half a second under a minute at full tilt. It’s that big!

When the grip comes in, I’d look to lap times nearing 50 seconds, possibly even as low as 45! For the distance travelled, it’s really something.

The karts are great! Electric start, Big red kill switch on top, and plenty of speed.

The parking is cake (all you East Bay folks, don’t worry, just come on down, you’ll always fit in the lot, and the security is top notch (there’s a national lab across the street with high level security doing driving sweeps often, you’ll be plenty safe!)

Best of all, it’s simply a great time! Click this link for more pictures of our time at UMIGO Racing in Livermore.

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Incident Report: Status, awesome! (we had a great time Karting last night)

Go Kart Racer LogoThree Fifths’ of Scuderia Punk Rock Chef showed up last night to Go Kart Racer in Burlingame last night for a sustained pummeling.

We with our silly bodies made of flesh, stuffed in fiberglass skull bubbles, and view ports made of polycarbonate , while we sheathed ourselves in Nomex, Nylon, and leather, ready for 50 minutes of intense G-force induced bliss,, or maybe it was just me.

It was Mike, Jukka, and Fred (that’s me), ready to roll (once we all arrived,, ugh, crossing the bay can be quite a trifle). I myself took almost two hours to arrive, same for Jukka, so we were tense upon arrival, Mike made it all ok with the addition of the local fare,, In n Out Burger (if you’re not a Californian, you wouldn’t understand,, magical hamburgers,, mmm, (best secret, animal style fries!)).
Monza Track at go Kart Racer

But you’re not reading this for the burgers, you want to hear we piled up on the side of the road and crashed willy nilly into the walls.

Sorry to disappoint, but we did fine. Jukka did have to suffer through an ill handling car, but the three of us came through with flying colors. It was a fun test of fitness and rubber depletion. I’d post all the pics, but its a little hard to hold a camera going through the corners.

Best of all we got to try out some of the gear we’ll be driving Lemons with. Knowledge is power!