It was fun but I struggled all day my motor sputtered and wouldn't turn more then 5,000 rpm.Start at the back like the others say. Don't be afraid but don't be reckless either. Don't focus on the nose of your kart! you want to be looking half a dozen kart lengths in front of you so you have time to react if there is an issue. Try to relax. It took me quite a while to relax my death grip of the steering wheel my first year. Good luck and have fun.
Let us know how it goes.