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February 28, 2015

Permas Go-Kart Circuit, Johor Bahru…The karts are a little beaten up

If you have the need for speed and are looking for a way to get the whole family’s or department’s motor running, then go-karting may be just the sport. Put that sibling rivalry to rest or promote healthy competition with a ten-minute race around the track.

Also known as Johor circuit or Plentong circuit, Permas Go-Kart Circuit is not the biggest track in the world but serves it’s purpose. The karts are a little beaten up, but most are mechanically sound. Some are slower than the rest and a couple are best avoided because you lose control when you jam on the brakes. Place needs to be re hauled, brought up to code, wiped down, cleaned up and then maybe it will be worth it.

If you’re looking for some speed and adrenaline, I recommend looking for a better track. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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August 26, 2012

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis…Fun (though not a huge race fan)

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to the famous and renowned Indy 500 Race. The track – a two and a half mile oval with four one quarter mile ninety degree corners – is still the same track which was built in 1909 and is considered the world’s oldest continuously operating motor race course.

Though I am not a huge race fan, I took a ride in an air-conditioned vehicle around the track. which lets you experience the track from the driver’s perspective, albeit not at the speed that you would like. Not a long tour,  but it is worth the money at US$5. You will learn about the speedway from the early years until the present. Points of interest noted were the luxury suites, golf course, the famous “yard of bricks,” the familiar tower showing the placing of the cars during the race, the new safer barriers, and pit road. The other obvious feature is the Control Tower designed as a Chinese Pagoda.

There is also a museum tour on the grounds, but I didn’t go in.

A visit to the city of Indianapolis wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Even if you don’t know anything about it (like me), it’s priced reasonably and easy to get to in a bus, it’s worth the visit. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

 

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