DV8 Fusion TV students spend a day racing at the Edmonton Go-Kart track
The 10th, the team, the teachers, the decision, to GO KARTING. Although the journey from DV8 to Edmonton was a short one we still managed to get lost, but the morale was still strong, each member eager to win.
After having put on the suits and sat through the boring yet informal video explaining the safety rules, the experience BEGAN!
With two groups, Boys vs Girl (and Roshane) the competition got steamy as the two sexes geared up for a challenge. Team Boys started the afternoon with the competitors consisting of 4 students and 3 teachers’ men alike, ready to do what we do best with Man’s Best friend, RACE!
Each competitor stepped to their kart, testosterone flowing, showing off in their different ways to the camera crew filming for the segment ‘THE CHALLENGE ‘, a Fusion TV project. After the anxious wait of safety checks on each kart to ensure a safe race, the contestant we’re OFF !
Former racers and certified drivers such as Nat, Mikis and Jules (cheaters with an unfair age advantage, just saying) started off in front and ended well ahead of the rest with Jules hitting the best record of the bunch of a 23 second lap. The races each lasted around 15 minutes of ultimate speed, only slowing down to turn, or professionally drift like me, the thrill of road rage coupled with will to force your competitors to eat your dust forced the contestants to not only race at full speed and continue to get pulled over by the referee team, but also enter a vigorous bumper cars game which got both Luke and Leon kicked out early.
With the 1st winner, Jules and the 2nd Mikis, the students had lost for the day on the Boys Group.
The second Group was less competitive, some would say boring, yet greatly more careful drivers. Decisive, clean, friendly and civilised. Whilst the men team were battling each other verbally on the sidelines on who deserved the Win, the women started to heat up, with racers like Samara crashing full on into Shaquille and landing on top of her kart, the day ended on an interesting note.
Each and every person tired to the bone, we all parted ways with hilarious new memories and a good day’s fun behind us.
Written by Kadeem Henry