hey, everyone - brand new to the forum, and new to outdoor karting. one of my pandemic activities was a frame-up assembly of a shifter (birel art kz), and it’s finally ready for a shakedown. my neighborhood is out of the question, and i don’t think i want a track to be the first place i give it a go (and i assume the other drivers would agree and appreciate that).
does anyone in the chicago area have any ideas for a good open place to take it on a test drive, legally? i’d love to find an abandoned but not completely decrepit parking lot, but i’ve heard that’s a good way to get to know the local authorities (not interested).
thanks for any help!