There’s nothing better, honestly.

The amphitheater feel of a karting circuit brings the action so close that you can smell the two-stroke fumes. You can hear the tyres squealing for mercy. You can see the raw emotion on the faces of the racers before the visors go down.

Karting is a special sport. There’s no doubt about it. There’s a reason why the F1 heroes return to karting for off-season training and a bit of fun. This is driving in its purest form, where every tenth of a second counts.

With the incredible backdrop of Table Mountain, Killarney karting circuit offers a top notch facility for everyone from kids starting out in the sport through to adults seeking a thrill.

If these pictures don’t stir something in your soul, then Carbs and Coffee isn’t for you.

Enjoy this wonderful gallery by resident photographer Corné van Zyl, who also writes the Shutter Speed column for us.