MNMB Go-Kart Racing • MB2 Raceway

MNMB Go-Kart Racing • MB2 Raceway • 3/26/2017 Our very first MB2 Raceway go-karting event was a success! On a gloomy Sunday in March, the MNMB club made its way over to the MB2 Raceway in Fridley, MN with helmets in hand and shoes laced up tight. While some of us showed up in our favorite Mercedes gear, John Olson managed to put all of our outfits to shame with his awesome full body race suit! With our Grand Prix package, we enjoyed a 9-lap practice round, a 14-lap qualifying round, and a 14-lap grid-start position-based Grand Prix. There were a couple of bumps, spinouts, and crashes, but hey, rubbin’ is racin’! I was thrilled to take home some hardware coming second to the event champion Antonio Della Polla and sharing the podium with my good friend Kevin Owles. At the end of the event, there was an overwhelming excitement for future go-karting events. After much discussion with the members who participated, we decided that we would likely plan another event for late fall or early winter to scratch that need-for-speed itch. As with all first-time events, we weren’t sure what to expect, and we certainly learned a few things for next time. We would welcome all suggestions on how to make a future event more attractive for those who did not come out this time around and would also appreciate feedback from those that attended on what could be done better next time. In the future, we hope to garner enough interest to rent out the entire facility for an MNMB event with less interruption and more time racing.

Charlie Achterkirch & Amanda Ferrer