Seattle area folks, if you don't have other plans already, come on out at 4:00 PM on Saturday March 20 to Champs in Mill Creek for some indoor kart racing. They have supposedly moved some of the barriers around to revise the track layout, so it will be new for everyone. Bring your spouse, significant other, friend, neighbor, etc. We will have a womens division, a novice division for first-time drivers and an expert division if there are at least 3 or 4 drivers in each category. Where: Champs karting, Mill Creek, 18311 Bothell-Everett highway. Here is their website for location, directions, etc: www.champskarting.com When: 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 20. Cost: 4 races for $50, or 10 races for $100. Races are about 5 minutes long. You have 6 months to use the races you purchase, so 10 for $100 is the best deal. There may also be a $5 or $10 membership fee if it's your first time at Champs. Tips for first time drivers: Wear comfortable clothing and old shoes. Champs has racing suits to keep your clothes clean, but your shoes can get kind of dirty. They have helmets for you to use, or you can bring your own auto racing helmet. These are electric karts with good acceleration and no exhaust fumes. The track surface is asphalt and completely indoors, so you stay dry and warm, and the cornering grip is great. It is a little bit hard to find Champs the first time you go there. There is a tall, narrow Champs sign out by the street, but the building is back away from the street so you can't really see it when you drive by. Children must be 12 years old and at least 56 inches tall to drive. Restrictions are similar to roller coasters: No heart problems, women must not be pregnant, etc. Try to stay relaxed when driving. Brake lightly before turning, then accelerate through the turn for maximum speed down the straights. Hope to see you there! Note: This is not an FCA event. It is just an informal function, open to anyone. No trophies, just timing sheets and bragging rights.