Go-Karting is a sport that has grown at a rapid pace throughout Scotland, resulting in the many indoor and outdoor facilities that have sprung up across the country in recent years. So if you’re keen to get behind the wheel for some exhilarating karting action or just looking for a bit of fun on a family day out, there’s now a whole range of tracks you can visit. But there’s one unique karting experience that’s not to be missed –Madtrax Mayhem.
Located at Eden Leisure Village just outside Cumbernauld, Madtrax Mayhem offers all the fun of go-karting combined with all the muddy skids and slides, thrills and spills of off-road. Set in a beautiful countryside environment, the Madtrax Mayhem circuit is recognised as one the top tracks for outdoor karting in Scotland. The purpose built circuit covers almost 500 metres of twists and turns, fast straights and jumps, and tests your driving abilities to the max.
The off-road ‘buggies’ are powered by specially-tuned 400cc engines, complete with heavy-duty roll-bars and rally-style safety harnesses. So whether you’re a novice or enthusiast, you’ll get all the power and responsiveness you’ll need for a real off-road racing experience.
These events take place daily (closed on Sundays) and are suitable for those 16 years or over (no driving license required). You are fully kitted-out with driving suit, helmet and gloves, given tuition and full safety-briefing. And prior to the start of each event, you are given 2 practice laps to get the ‘feel’ of the vehicle and track. The races consist of 4 complete laps, with each driver racing a minimum of 4 times. The 4 fastest drivers then complete in the final race for the coveted Madtrax Mayhem trophy. Every race is supervised by a Race Marshal.
Booking is required in advance for a minimum of 8 people, to groups as large as 24. Bad weather (this is Scotland) may affect the event from taking place – the Madtrax staff/ Race Marshal will make the final decision on this.
So if you and your mates, family, office or whatever, fancy your chances behind the wheel of a racing, skidding, jumping, sliding, off-road buggy for the ultimate in mayhem madness on a really challenging outdoor track, then what are you waiting for? The Madtrax Mayhem circuit beckons.