Kart Day 002 was 10x better than our first one, if simply for the fact that we were much better organized this time round. Not that we were disorganized at the first one, but this time we could better prepare newcomers for what was in store since we had already experienced it once before at UUM.
And amazingly enough (for Malaysia) everyone turned up to the rendezvous point earlier than scheduled – I know I was itching to get back into a kart and I’m pretty sure the others felt the same way. In fact, I was so psyched that I didn’t really sleep the night before. Hahaha
The best thing about the day was probably the weather. Yes, it was scorching hot and I got sunburnt, but the sun shone so brightly that everything looked so crisp and sharp like it was out of a video game.
But I was kinda worried this time because not only were we going to shoot photos – I was going to attempt to shoot video aswell. And I was not going to shoot any old video footage, I wanted to produce a video clip that would show people just how awesome karting was.
Well, the video is currently being edited by Yuki and I have to say it IS pretty fucking awesome for a No Budget Production. Hahaha
I also want to give props to UUM Promax Karting, who supported our event to the max and accomodated all our requests with a super friendly smile. Wan, you guys run the best karting facility in Malaysia and I’m glad it’s only an hour away from Penang.
I must also give thanks to my buddy Tommy from Tommax Stickers for so graciously providing all the stickers for our helmets and 125cc karts. It might look really simple, but Tommy traced/drew EVERY single logo/graphic you see onto his computer before cutting them out onto vinyl.
However, I do want to mention that karting is NOT all fun and games. One of our friends, Allen, had a shunt that resulted in him breaking one of the bones in his left forearm. Karts ARE fun and will give you an awesome thrill, but always remember to drive within your limits and be aware of what is happening around you on the track.
Now that I’ve said all that, onto the photos!