Go Kart World

Best Go-Cart Track, December 2004

At Carson’s Go Kart World, driving for fun is not an L.A. oxymoron. Built in the shadow of the 405 freeway, the mini speed zone boasts six tracks of varying shape, size, and intensity, providing the most callow youths a chance to exercise their inner driving demons (cell phone not included). You have to be at least three to ride the electric buggies, but even grown-ups zip around in the gas-fueled carts. Our favorite? The Super Track, which sports polished, double-decker lanes that send the abbreviated “NASCAR” carts sliding around the banked turns. Topping out at 28 mph, it may be the fastest we’ll ever go along this stretch of the freeway.