If you are new to the world of racing and tuned to youtube clips on the same,you probably know what i mean.
Its all about formula one,NASCAR ,go karts and all the cars out there that can perfom a mad drift.
The race track is awesome and one of the few that exist in Kenya,the other is at the ocean city of paradise🏝️.
Talk about bucketlists, it was a lonely saturday, most of my friends had either gone home or were out on dates with their significant other. I decided to go to Carnivore for the weekend. Packed some cans of Cola,a monster can and some urban bites and a bottle of spring water.
First you have to reach the nairobi cbd and depending on ur financial🤑 feel, you can take the bus or an uber. By bus, you take the Oroikse sacco buses at Railways, they are punctual and will definitely stop at carnivore and wont pass it by and it will cost you 50/=. If you take an Uber its around 300/= and will drop you off inside the Gp Karting area code.
I took the bus, I was out of campus at around 10am, it takes around 1hr to get to town and 1hr to get to the Carnivore.
So basically 2hrs of listening to bus music.
Arrived in town at around 11:56am, called an Uber, arrived at noonish at the carnivore.
The first thing I saw was the closed up supermarket which was a real bummer for my tummy😱. I think it was Uchumi not so sure. When I got there I talked to the security guard for directions to the Karting area.
Trust me she was helpful but I kept getting lost, I decided to look up the place on Google maps, which was super helpful, I had to pass the airport then pass by the closed up Watersplash park, which again was closed up. Like how do u close up one of the best recreational places for an entire year with no plan of reinventing it back to the fun society. Enough with that😏. I finally got to GP KARTING and mehn did it look awesome, there were entire families, diverse races and the race course was so marvelous to watch that my adrenaline levels started to spike up.
I was really jumpy at the reception till I heard I was paying 1300/= for 10 mins of the course(this is Kenya) 😂😂. I sucked it up for the bucket list, paid and went straight to the gear and equipment section. There were blue , black, yellow and red overalls and this beautiful Arab chick who was 😅sorry guys I got carried away.
Am more of a blues guy and I don’t mean Chelsea,👀am more of a Golden state warriors fan.
I grabbed a helmet and mehn did I look lk a Rockstar,
a hot racecar rocker 🔥.
THE handler called up our names, Keith, as instructed from the reception through a walkie talkie. We were all lined up at the start tent.
My go kart number was (10)
Vroom!!!!!! Vrooom!!!! LET THE ENGINES ROAR. MAY THE GAMES BEGIN.
I started slow at first, the turns were a bit tricky and the steering was a bit sensitive. 30 seconds later I remembered why I went to driving school during Xmas, Santa was really mad even the cookies I got him were left on the table.
Right now I was more like, suck it santa, Keith has to show this newbies who’s boss. 😂😂Funny causes am as new as they can get.
Hitting xtreme speeds and nailing my drifts, I was already down to 4 laps. The u know😁Arab chick Nulah was really giving me a run for my money. She kept a strong lead and poor me, I had placed a bet on lunch🤑.
2 laps left and we were still exchanging first and second places.
The racer on go kart 5 screeched into the tires causing the other 6 racers behind her to crash into an improvised road block🤣🤣
Trust me it was funny except for the overprotective mothers in their sun hats. Nulah and I kept on with the race, pressing hard on the gas pedal with my new black golden airmax😎😎😎😎😎
We were that unofficial couple that held their own.Am sure she’s laughing while she’s reading this.
Neck to neck, almost to the finish line, the flag was up for the last lap🏁.
She gave me this angel smile when were coming up to the last corner, that blew me all the way to the tires, I finally confirmed the shock absorber theory surrounding the Michellin man😂
The Go-Karts have no reverse throttle ,I had to get out really fast, move the kart back and get back into the race really fast. She already won, I came in third 😅I now had to buy that lunch🍟🍔🍹 but who doesn’t want to lose to a godiva with mad racing skills.
We spent the entire day together roasting and feasting, strangers at first sight. The night creeped up and the beauty of the race course came to life.