Start your engines! In this high-speed event, the goal is to build and race custom people-powered go-karts. While the chassis is built to strict specifications, the design team works on a unique custom theme for the body. Crew members must work together in their various roles if they are to race their way to victory lane.
The first order of business is electing a Pit Crew Boss who will provide overall supervision. In addition to axles, wheels, limited lumber, and tools, teams will be provided with a blueprint for their chassis, which they must follow to ensure design integrity as well as safety.
Creativity comes into play as the crews design and assemble the body of their go-kart. Formula One; Nascar; Muscle car; or something out of the ordinary like a tractor – which theme will they choose? During vehicle construction, other team members will decorate their driver’s jumpsuit so they really look the part while “behind the wheel” of their 24” x 48” go-kart.
Go-Kart Competition promotes collaboration to achieve a common goal. Throughout the program, points are gained for originality, design, creativity, and functionality.
To fire up team spirit and prepare their driver for competition, crew members will create and perform their very own “Champions’ Chant.” Once the cars pass their safety inspection, the anticipation builds as drivers suit up and head for the starting line.
Now the race is on! Drivers compete in heats, for the chance to gain the decisive points needed to put them in the winner’s circle and win the gold!
To ensure a great experience, aspects of this program may be modified to maximize the benefits for your group size, group makeup, and time availability.