課文:

Wannabe race drivers don’t need to compete on a racing circuit. Almost anyone can rent a kart for a short session at an indoor track in many cities across the U.S.

wannabe:(= want to like)
circuit:賽道、環形道路、賽車道、電路、巡迴、巡迴路線
session:一段時間、一場
indoor:室內的、戶內的

Indoor racing kart tracks are usually built in old factory or warehouse buildings. These businesses attract people who want to drive for fun. They host all kinds of groups, for business outings to kids’ birthday celebrations and other private parties. Tracks have short straight sections and tight corners to make driving exciting. An electronic scoreboard posts everyone’s lap times, creating lots of excitement.

warehouse:倉庫
host:主辦
outing:短途旅遊、戶外活動、出門走走
scoreboard:記分板
lap:跑完一圈

Indoor racing really became popular with the invention of the electric kart around the year 2000. Up to that point, gasoline engines powered the karts. These created terrible fumes that even big fans could not completely get rid of. But powerful electric motors put an end to the fumes. Now more and more people are coming to the tracks to sit on a kart and zoom around. Such an experience really does satisfy a need for speed.

invention:創造、發明(物)
invent:(V.)
gasoline:汽油
fume:(有害或難聞的)煙霧或氣體
get rid of:擺脫
zoom:奔馳、快速移動、疾行、用變焦鏡頭拉近或拉遠
satisfy:滿意、滿足


文法:
to put an end to … = to stop something
(終止、停止)

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