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damn, that looks fun..

 

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Niagara Speedway, located on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is scheduled to open in June as the largest multi-level go-kart track on the continent, at 2,000 feet in length.

According MLive, 36 karts will drive on the track, reaching a maximum speed of 15 mph. And while that doesn’t sound particularly fast, it still looks like a hell of a lot of fun. Especially if you bring bananas and shells.

 

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Bananas and shells?

I get the banana bit.....

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3 minutes ago, Mrleft8 said:

Bananas and shells?

I get the banana bit.....

Super Mario cart...  Geez, I am almost 50 and even I know that.....  :)

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What's a super Mario go cart?

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That looks like a life size slot car track.

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15 MPH top speed. Marketing photos show amusement park style carts and no helmets. Love to see a “real” cart track laid out this way but suspect this won’t be much of a thrill unless you can sneak a shifter cart in. 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Innocent Bystander said:

15 MPH top speed. Marketing photos show amusement park style carts and no helmets. Love to see a “real” cart track laid out this way but suspect this won’t be much of a thrill unless you can sneak a shifter cart in. 

 

 

This is a kart track....

http://www.roadamerica.com/experiences/get-on-track/karting-club.html

Full disclosure: I have no affiliation other than enjoying the track on several occasions....

 

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On 5/17/2018 at 11:51 AM, Innocent Bystander said:

sneak a shifter cart in. 

 

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On 5/16/2018 at 9:51 PM, Innocent Bystander said:

15 MPH top speed. Marketing photos show amusement park style carts and no helmets. Love to see a “real” cart track laid out this way but suspect this won’t be much of a thrill unless you can sneak a shifter cart in. 

 

 

Just too dangerous.  The faster you go the more likely you're going over the rail.  Better off keeping them nice and flat and safe where higher speeds are concerned.

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On 5/16/2018 at 7:51 PM, Innocent Bystander said:

15 MPH top speed. Marketing photos show amusement park style carts and no helmets. Love to see a “real” cart track laid out this way but suspect this won’t be much of a thrill unless you can sneak a shifter cart in. 

 

 

After watching the vid,  A shifter cart in an inexperienced person's hands would be airborne on that downhill and into the sure to be installed nets at the bottom.

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5 hours ago, shaggy said:

After watching the vid,  A shifter cart in an inexperienced person's hands would be airborne on that downhill and into the sure to be installed nets at the bottom.

Agree.  Just don't see the "drama and excitement" in a 15 MPH amusement park cart. It will be a boring ride sure to keep the kiddies safe.  They would never allow shifter carts there in the same way you won't get to drive a 160 mph supercart on a real track without some credentials.  

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9 hours ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

dang, that bottom turn isn't banked?  that's where most of y'all will wind up..

old matey in the vid was hanging onto the anchors fairly hard on the decent ..................

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3 hours ago, Innocent Bystander said:

Agree.  Just don't see the "drama and excitement" in a 15 MPH amusement park cart. It will be a boring ride sure to keep the kiddies safe.  They would never allow shifter carts there in the same way you won't get to drive a 160 mph supercart on a real track without some credentials.  

Jeezuss - 160 on a cart? :o

That would feel supersonic.

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6 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Jeezuss - 160 on a cart? :o

had them at the Gold Coast Indy , first year in Oz .

2nd fastest vehicle on the track , second only to the indy cars .

Oz champion at that time was a woman .

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50 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Jeezuss - 160 on a cart? :o

That would feel supersonic.

 

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Powered by a 2-stroke 250 cc engine producing 62 hp for an overall weight including the driver of 205 kilograms, Superkarts have a power/weight ratio of 440 hp/tonne (330 W/kg)(c.5 lbs/hp). Superkarts can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).[8] Their low weight and good downforce make for excellent cornering[9] and braking abilities.[10] A Superkart is capable of braking from 100 mph (160 km/h) to standstill in around 2 seconds, and taking corners at nearly 3 g (30 m/s²).[11]

At some circuits, Superkarts are the outright lap-record holders,[12] at others they run at around Formula 3 lap times.[citation ne

Seriously fast. Not kiddie karts. 

At most autocrosses, a decent driver in a shifter cart will own FTD (fastest time of the day).  Most fun is to watch a 3 or 4 YO driving a junior kart. https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/videos/a27572/watch-two-adorable-kids-race-in-a-motorcycle-vs-go-kart-track-battle/

 

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