Madtrax Mayhem the outdoor karting, off-road experience offers 4-wheeled thrills and spills like you’ve never seen before. Located on the outskirts of Glasgow at Eden Leisure Village, the track is a purpose built circuit covering almost 500 metres. The track’s fast straights, tight twists and turns, combined with all the muddy skids, slides, and wild jumps will test driving skills to the max. So for the ultimate in exhilarating karting action Madtrax Mayhem has it all.
To win at one of the daily events is no easy feat at such a testing circuit as this. So anything that can give you an edge and get you over the winning line in these 400cc off-road ‘buggies’, may be very useful. Here are a few helpful tips that might just win you that coveted Madtrax Mayhem trophy.
- Driving on full power and flicking the off-road buggy like a demented rally driver is exciting, but it’s slow. It’s really about momentum – where the driver that can lift his wheels very slightly to avoid sliding, mixed with silky smooth steering, will inevitably be the fastest.
- Pay close attention to the engine noise. Try to keep the revs up with smooth acceleration and play with your racing line to maximize engine revs, too. If a certain line gives you higher sounding rpm at the exit of a bend, it will probably be faster.
- Timing your overtaking is key to ensure you don’t bog the buggy down by attempting it at the wrong part of the track. Remember, maintaining momentum is paramount.
- When you decide to make a move, flick the buggy’s rear out with the brake on entry to a corner. This way your competitor cannot get passed your outside rear wheel and will lose time. Also, given that you are heading down the inside and the corner will therefore be tighter, the rotation provided by ‘flicking the buggy will help you turn and exit the corner quicker to avoid a counter attack.
We hope these tips may help just a little, but even if you don’t pick up the trophy, Madtrax Mayhem at Eden Leisure Village is a truly wonderful, exhilarating experience. You’ll be fully kitted-out with all the right gear including driving suit, helmet and gloves, given tuition and a full safety-briefing. You are also given 2 practice laps to get the ‘feel’ of the vehicle and track prior to racing for real. Every race is supervised by a Race Marshal and the four fastest drivers from four races then complete in the ‘grand finale’.
So if you’d like to try out your off-road driving skills on a supremely testing outdoor track then Madtrax Mayhem at Eden Leisure Village offers no better challenge. Good luck and safe driving.If you’d like to know more, check out their website at – www.edenleisurevillage.co.uk