Blogger's Blaze Fun Cup at City Kart Racing

A bit hidden in the midst of the busy city of Makati is City Kart Racing located at the 7th floor of Makati Park Square 1.  It is there the first ever Blogger's Blaze Fun Cup was held.  Upon arrival, all blogger karting contenders such as ourselves were required to register.  We had to input our informatoin at their computer including our nicknames.  We were then made to sign a waiver form wherein the rules were indicated.  Our pictures where taken and it was shown at the large LCD Screens together with our assigned kart numbers.

The owner Jean-Marc Jeff Freihuber taught us the meaning of the three flags and how to hold the steering wheel.

  • Blue - Slow down and give way
  • Yellow - Danger ahead
  • Checkered - Game Over!
Jean-Marc Jeff Freihuber
10-minute trial run
  • Stacy
As I stepped on the gas, I felt the adrenaline rush through my veins like I wanted to go as fast as I could and I did.  I kept going faster and faster until I hit the tire barricades.  Since then I became more cautious and started hitting the brakes.  I was having a bit difficulty on the narrow curve parts.  We were also told that we should give way when we're given a blue flag but sometimes its weird that the kart at my back didn't want to overtake even though I'm slowing down by the sidelines.  I was disappointed with my performance.  I felt the urge to improve.
  • Kurt
This wasn't my first time to kart so I knew what to do.  But, the other kart racers were way faster than me.  I'm glad I was able to beat Stacy's time though because she was challenging me and I've proven myself.

1-Hour Endurance Run (Blogger's Blaze Fun Cup)

The team was divided bloggers were divided into 3 kart players per team.  Each had to go for a 10 minute round before swapping to the next team member.  The team with the most laps in an hour wins.
  • Stacy
For the 1-hour endurance run, I was team up with Calvin and Zheyme.  Zheyme was the first to go and she managed to grab the 6th spot out of the 8 teams.  Calvin,being the only guy, was the more experience and competitive member of the team.  He managed to improve our ranking to the 4th place.  When I got on the kart, it moved really slow even though I was pushing the gas so hard.  My kart stopped in the middle of the tracked that the marshall had to pump it up again for it to run.  I had 3 bumps and I was made to stop to tie my long hair.  (Note to self: next time I should tie my hair or I'll spoil the fun)  By the time my turn was over, I looked at the LCD screen for our rank and was surprised that we were still at the 4th place.  Zheyme didn't want to race anymore so she let Calvin take her round.  After Calvin, it was again my turn.  I managed to kart better this time but we were still at the 4th place.  For the last round, Calvin gave it his all and managed to grab the 2nd place next to the notorious team.  But since we didn't let Zheyme have her turn we were penalized one lap which pulled our rank down to the 4th place.
  • Kurt
On the other hand our team was special, for the 1 hour endurance challenge our team had 4 racers. Me, Jennifer, Mauie and Daomisyel. Daomisyel who didn't even had a chance to practice went first and the thing was she did pretty good for her 1st try and to say the least she was actually better than some of those who already had practice. Mauie and Jennifer also did their part by picking up the pace and in the end we ended up in 5th place considering we started at the back of the race it's good say that we did quite well.
Kurt Entering the Pit

City Kart Racing
  • City Kart Racing Facebook App
We didn't think that City Karts can have cool racing apps.  City Kart's racing has one of the best software for kart racing available around the world!  You can check your race kart records via facebook.  You can see your friends records too!  it noticed that my race time is also displayed on my Facebook profile as soon as we finished racing.  
  • City Kart Racing Rates

We only used the Fun Kart but it was really fast!  I can't imagine how it will go with Pro Karts.  I'm amazed at the rate City Kart offers given that their Karts are top-notched, safe (even for kids) and well maintained.  They are also complete with the gears like Baracca, Helmet and Race Suits.  Their results are also real-time which you can view at their LCD screens located at various areas of the place.

Overall, we had a lot of fun.  To be honest, karting has always been in our bucket list.   Just for this we even cancelled our Corregidor trip.  It was all worth it! We definitely want to go back and try this again.  Hope the funny and nice owner Jean-Marc Jeff Freihuber hosts another Blogger's Blaze Fun Cup next year! Thank you for the pizza too!