ELECTRIC GO KART TRACK CONSTRUCTION:
Today's track owners are purchasing electric karts for their operations. Electric karts are more responsive, quieter, easier to maintain and easier to operate. The only way to build an electric track correctly is to use an automatic Park and Charge system in the pit area (place the karts sit between rides). Doing a field study of a customer who had manually plugged electric karts, we found that the reason his kart's batteries only last 1 or 2 months had to do with the mis-handling of the charging by the pit attendants. Not only does the manual plugging and unplugging of karts for charging between each race require a dramatic increase in labor, it also causes the rapid destruction on the batteries.
Amusement Construction has developed methods to build both new and retrofit pit charging systems that automatically start charging the karts 3 seconds after they stop in the pit. The end result is a dramatic reduction in operating staff and an increase in battery life to 1 to 2 years depending on your track volumn.
Whether you are looking to start a gas or an electric go kart track, Amusement Products can build you an amazing track that will keep your customers coming back to race for years to come!
Whether indoors or outdoors, Amusement Construction tracks push all the limits to make your go kart ride more exciting and still keep your customers safe. Most go karts today will operate just fine on a flat surface track (like an existing warehouse floor), but the track is not interesting to look at and is also less interesting to ride. This results in less ticket sales and less profit.
At Amusement Construction, we work hard every year to improve our designs and our construction methods to build a better go kart attraction. We start by adding different elevations to the track (up to 8 feet for slab on grade tracks) to add a verticle dimension to the track. Next, we bank the turns 1 to 4 feet to add an additional dimension for the racers. The end result is a track that not only looks amazing, it is an unbelievable ride!
While the designs are superior, the quality of construction is also. We use special tools to make the ride smoother than any track you would ride anywhere else. With commercial karts having no suspension, a rough track is a terrible ride. Using precision concrete place and finishing techniques, our tracks are smoother and safer than any other track built today. As a potential track owner, you should relize that a go kart track is the best it will ever be the day it is poured and finished. Done wrong, and the correction is to tear it out and start over. Amusement Construction gets it right the first time!
The end result is a superior race, ride and experience for your customers! This will mean more ticket sales, happier customers, more repeat rides and more profit for your go kart business.
But that is not all we do. Since we design and build tracks as well as operate them, we are constantly looking for ways to save you money and make new tracks better. We are the only major go kart track builder to improve the safety barrier systems and pit designs over the last 20 years. Now on our third generation track rail design, it is important to note that we created the first tire and steel rail safety barrier system in 1980. While effective, it needed to have improvements made to it to reduce kart damage and increase rider safety.
Today we use primarily a plastic barrier system with a plastic, impact absorbing Rail Buffer. The motivation was to replace the tires with something that would be cleaner (not a mesquito breeding ground), impact obsorbant and less space consuming.
For indoor tracks, space is a premium. When first gas and now electric indoor tracks became more popular, finding ways to conserve space and still keep the customers safe became a key goal. Futhermore, impacts on steel rails by steel bumpers make a lot of noise, especially indoors. Working with Amusement Products, LLC, Amusement Construction has developed a plastic face for the rail system also. Using a special plastic that is extremely flexible and still fracture resistant, the all plastic barrier system is cleaner, more compact and quieter than the traditional tire & steel rail system. When steel prices shot up several years ago, it is now less expensive also!
While we still do tire and rail or even steel faced Rail Buffer safety barriers, we encourage you to consider these more modern and less expensive rail systems.