Cutting Edge Technology Making Return To Karting Safer Than Ever
Atlanta Motorsports Park has taken numerous steps to keep visitors and staff safe in our efforts to safely reopen to the public during the Coronavirus pandemic. During these trying times, we have resorted to groundbreaking technology to keep everyone involved as safe as possible.
The SaniBoXX RS-12 has played a large role in maintaining a safe environment for public karting. This brand new unit was developed in response to the pandemic as a way to keep helmets clean as visitors cycle through.
The unit can hold up to twelve helmets at a time and in just eight minutes helmets are treated internally and externally by 13 ultraviolet germicidal bulbs. This process rids the entire surface area of the helmet of 99.9% of all germs, viruses, and pathogens.
Racing series’ such as IndyCar have already adopted the device in the effort to keep racers as safe as possible. This process is much more effective than manually cleaning helmets individually and the CDC has confirmed that this form of disinfecting is effective against the virus that causes Covid-19.
In addition to this state of the art technology visitors also receive a brand new head sock which also acts as a face covering while the drivers wait to take to the track in the briefing room.
Kart track General Manager, Ian Vanderkley, explained even more of the measures that the kart track has taken to return to racing.
“We are sanitizing steering wheels and contact surfaces on the karts in between every session and we’ve also ramped up the sanitization process of frequently touched surfaces around the facility. We’re still only running small groups, for example, we can take up to 25 karts per session, but we’re running 10-15 to limit the number of people in the building at a given time.”
The largest logistical change in operations at the kart track has been the implementation of the online reservation system. This has allowed for a much smoother way to manage the amount of people coming to the track while also providing a more enjoyable experience for visitors who no longer have to worry about waiting long periods of time for an open session after they arrive at AMP.
Vanderkley explained that with the new system, “People can now make reservations so that there is the least number of people on-site and they’re not waiting around exposing themselves and exposing others.”
Public karting is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1-8 PM so click here to reserve your session and enjoy some 55 MPH karting at the most extreme kart track in the world.