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    Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    Where are the best places to drive go-karts in Iowa?

    I'm thinking about the informal races where you get to drive against your friends for 15 minutes at a time, not true races on a track. Looking for go-karts that go pretty fast, let you do some bumping, and maybe have turns where you get to slide.



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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    Off topic, but if you are ever in Denver, you gotta hit up the Unser Racing place.
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    Went there when I was out in CO for the last ISU/CU game. It was awesome.



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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    I wanted to try every go-kart track in Branson MO when my parents took our family there 10 years ago... Alas, we only got a single go-around at one of the more boring tracks.



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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    Where are the best places to drive go-karts in Iowa?

    I'm thinking about the informal races where you get to drive against your friends for 15 minutes at a time, not true races on a track. Looking for go-karts that go pretty fast, let you do some bumping, and maybe have turns where you get to slide.
    No Bumping, Hitting, Cutting off, or Intentional Spinning of another Kart.
    I doubt you'll find bumping allowed at any go-kart track



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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa



    So what is this place like?

    Are the cars fast? The website says you do 18 laps in 4 minutes, so it is either a short track or fast cars.

    How serious are they about no bumping and no cutting off? That is half the fun when you are racing friends. I love to have a not-so-fast car, but do lots of blocking and passing in the corners.



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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    I've been to Joe's Karting in Council Bluffs. Its an indoor track with 9hp carts. We went as a group and raced each other. They have a computer tracking system that records your lap times.

    The carts are fast and they take it pretty seriously. Rubbing may be racing but they will stop everything if there is too much horsing around. Also, pay attention if they do stop everything or you might plow someone into the wall.



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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    let you do some bumping
    Good luck. HUGE liability issue for the place to let go.



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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I doubt you'll find bumping allowed at any go-kart track

    I expect that they will all have "no bumping" rules, but some are really strict about enforcing it. A few years ago in Gatlinburg, they let us "have at it" at some of the courses.



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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by CyOps View Post
    I've been to Joe's Karting in Council Bluffs. Its an indoor track with 9hp carts. We went as a group and raced each other. They have a computer tracking system that records your lap times.

    The carts are fast and they take it pretty seriously. Rubbing may be racing but they will stop everything if there is too much horsing around. Also, pay attention if they do stop everything or you might plow someone into the wall.


    Joe's Karting looks fun. The hairpin turns are great equalizers of the cars on a track like that. Even though the cars go fast, you can't go fast for very long, and going too fast into a turn makes you easy to pass.



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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa


    League night? Standings? Wings on go-karts?




    Might have to lay off softball guy and start bagging on go-kart guy.



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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    I got kicked off of the Kart Ranch in Okoboji for life. Yes it's possible. Apparently if you blow a tire, get spun around, and drive the track backwards... well let's just say they frown on that.


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    I got kicked off of the Kart Ranch in Okoboji for life. Yes it's possible. Apparently if you blow a tire, get spun around, and drive the track backwards... well let's just say they frown on that.

    OK, apart from your unique experience, what is the Kart Ranch like?



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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    The Kart Ranch is closed now. Used to be a pretty fun course and they didn't care what you did really. They also had a slick track, but I didn't do that much because of the higher age limit.


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    Re: Best Go-Karting in Iowa

    We did the karts in Knoxville last summer and they let us get away with some pretty serious bumping.



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