The next ‘Big Thing’ has skidded straight through the doors of FastLane Karting and is ready for action. All that’s missing is you!
Allow me to introduce to you, the PEPSI MAX CHALLENGE.
Fastlane Karting are launching the much anticipated Pepsi Max Drift Challenge at this years Top Gear Festival by adding Fastlane’s incredible $10 Track pass deal during the weekend of the 8th-9th of March.
The Pepsi Max challenge is to reach the top10 on Fastlane’s leader board which is displayed in the kiosk area. The top 10 will also be posted weekly on Fastlane’s Facebook fan page. Each week on Tuesday the leader board will be cleared and ready for stacking. Tuesday nights will be the starting point of the weeks build up of fastest lap times on our Rimo Evo4 karts for both juniors and senior and family karting. So any normal track pass will be counted on the Top10. At 9pm on Tuesday any person on the top10 will have the opportunity to buy a normal $20 track pass (No promo or special deals included in this) and drive the Fastlane Drift Kart on changed track conditions to set the Fastlane Pepsi Max top time on the Drift Kart. Drifting with zero traction on special tyre inserts takes heaps of skill and concentration to get around the track without spinning out. It’s heaps of fun and very entertaining to watch. Sideways drifting with wheels spinning at full revs out of some corners is the fastest way around while coming in too hot will see you in the tyres and out of the game! Pepsi Max are putting up drinks and prizes to those WHO CAN DRIVE… The challenge lasts throughout the week from Monday to Friday. Weekend karting and times are not included. End of Month prizes, Pepsi Max Drinks and drift kart trophy are all up for grabs. So get a few mates together and get in the Fastlane for some serious drift action this winter.
The Drift Kart
A standard Rimo Evo4 Go Kart with 6.5 horsepower motor and safety harness, roll protection and crash bars. The rear wheels have hard plastic inserts added that provide enough traction to get moving at around running pace but not enough traction to grip like normal rubber tyres. The drift kart takes double the time to go around the track as compared to normal karts due to no traction or grip on the surface. Overall the experience is similar to having an overpowered car driving in the wet on bald tyres. In other words heaps of fun.
The Track changes
For those familiar with Fastlane’s 550 metre, all weather, outdoor Go Kart racing track under lights for day and night racing, turn 1 is at the end of the main straight. Then up near the V.I.P area at turn 2 the track changes. It does a hard left into the Power Pit (Burnout Area) and widens to over 9 meters providing heaps of room for demos, drifting and of course smoking tyres. The track then enters back in at turn 9 just in time for the crowd waiting at the windows watching your drifting skills or to see you in the tyres.
The Track times
An average time at Fastlane karting on normal racing slicks at a hot temperature is about 40.00 secs. As the crowd start to come in during the week these times will continually be beaten. Tuesdays is the safest bet and easiest way to get onto the Top10 leader board in order to be eligible for the Pepsi Max Challenge. Drifting is not easy and we would like to make sure that people can drive before they attempt the drift karts. At the moment the Wig has the Lap record on drift karts with a 53.75 secs. We expect this time to be smashed as keen drivers start to learn the finer points of getting the best lap times.
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