Pole Position Raceway to Hold the Official Grand Opening of Its Exhilarating Indoor Kart Racing Experience at Savannah Mall; New Location Has Added 40 New Jobs to Local Economy
Pole Position Raceway, America’s leading chain of state-of-the-art indoor motorsports entertainment facilities – with the fastest electric karts on the east coast – today announced it will have the official grand opening ceremony of its unique and exciting racing experience at Savannah Mall on Tuesday, February 3 at 2:00pm. Owned by husband and wife franchisees, Eyal Farage and Karen Davis-Farage, operators of Pole Position Raceway locations in Jersey City, NJ, and Syracuse, Buffalo, Farmingdale and Rochester, NY, this new facility has created 40 new jobs in the Savannah area.
Located on the upper level, next to Dillard's, Pole Position Raceway’s 47,000 square foot facility boasts a quarter-mile track and the latest in high-performance, all-electric, indoor karts capable of speeds up to 45 MPH. Pole Position Raceway features adult karts for racers who are at least 58 inches tall and separate junior karts for kids who are at least 48 inches tall. Best of all, the karts use electric technology, so there are no fumes. The location also has both inside and outside mall entrances, making group drops offs more convenient.
“We are pleased to announce the date of our official grand opening ceremony of Pole Position Raceway in Savannah,” said Karen Davis-Farage, president and co-owner of the Pole Position Raceway franchise. “Indoor kart racing is one of the fastest growing forms of family entertainment in the country, and we look forward to offering our authentic and exhilarating race experience as another reason people come to the mall, or as a fun activity they can do while they are here.”
Pole Position Raceway offers a variety of options to suit the needs of all racers – from families, to die hard karting enthusiasts. Its “Arrive & Drive” racing is for those visiting the mall that enter a queue to race against others. Pre-Scheduled Racing events are for groups of 10+ and include the Pole Position Challenge, Grand Prix or Super Pole which are 2, 3 or 4 race events culminating with racers receiving 1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals at the Winners’ Circle. In addition to side-by-side race action, Pole Position Raceway also features authentic racing memorabilia, arcade games and concessions. Able to accommodate approximately 300 people, Pole Position Raceway offers V.I.P spaces for private parties, personal celebrations and corporate event rentals.
Committed to supporting the communities it serves, Pole Position Raceway’s give-back charter, CAReS – which stands for Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Recovery and thoSe in need – partners with local charities on fundraising initiatives year-round. As part of its opening events, Pole Position Raceway will partner with the Alzheimer’s Association Coastal Georgia Regional Chapter to raise money to support this important cause. The company looks forward to working with and raising funds for the many great charitable causes in and around Savannah.
Featured on Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, TLC’s Cake Boss, Nickelodeon’s Victorious, Good Day New York and more, Pole Position Raceway has hosted private and corporate events for hundreds of companies including Bank of America, Verizon, Toyota, Infosys, DeWalt, Trump Resorts, Price Waterhouse, Target, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Pfizer and Microsoft and celebrities including Mark Sanchez, Alicia Keys, Ice T, Robin Roberts, 50 Cent and many more.
Pole Position Raceway has fourteen locations nationwide, including Buffalo, NY, Corona, CA, Dallas, TX, Farmingdale, NY (Long Island), Houston, TX, Jersey City, NJ, Las Vegas, NV, Murrieta, CA, Oklahoma City, OK, Rochester, NY, St. Louis, MO, Summerlin, NV, Syracuse, NY – and now Savannah, GA.
Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 2:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday 2:00pm – 11:00pm, Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm and Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm. For more information, visit www.polepositionraceway.com, call 912-925-2822 and follow us on Facebook.
About Pole Position Raceway
Pole Position Raceway is America’s #1 chain of indoor kart tracks created for racers, by racers. The overall experience was developed with such well-known names in the racing world including 2004 NASCAR champion Kurt Busch, 7-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath and X-Games freestyle gold medalist Mike Metzger. With locations in Jersey City, NJ, at Destiny USA in Syracuse, NY, at Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY, Farmingdale, NY (Long Island), The Marketplace Mall in Rochester, NY – and now Savannah, GA – Pole Position Raceway’s state-of-the-art-facilities each feature the latest in high-performance, all-electric, emission-free indoor karts capable of speeds of 45 MPH+, arcade games and V.I.P space for private parties or corporate events and more. For more information, visit www.polepositionraceway.com or call 201-333-RACE (7223).
This weekends race marked the 6th 24 Hours of Charlotte. It also featured the deepest field of talent we have ever seen. Drivers traveling from all over the US and even one from Germany!
After 24 Hours of racing, 44 second laps, the top five Teams were within Four laps of each other.
With two laps to go 2nd and 3rd place were running nose to tail when the Third Place team 509 Racing Ran out of fuel, dropping them to a 4th place finish.
3,052,896 Feet Traveled
Over 578 Miles Traveled
43.1 Fastest Lap/New Track Record Jordan Pembleton
45.5 Pole Position: KC Cook
1st Place: Schwaben Racing; Mike Birkle, Jordan Pembleton, John Luzzi, Fred Ogrim, Martin Hanhardt, Hans Soneson, Mike Ibach
2nd Place: Lehigh Valley Grand Prix
3rd Place: Sport Kart USA
4th Place: 509 Racing
5th Place: CalSpeed Staff
6th Place: Xpress Lube
7th Place: Bushido
8th Place: Endurance Karting
9th Place: Wheel to Wheel
10th Place: The Regulars
11th Place: Andretti Indoor
12th Place: Everything is Awesome
13th Place: Young Guns
14th Place: ABC
Visualization: Karting Tips From Truman Godfrey Former National Indoor Kart Champion
The one key element that I believe comes above all is the ability to look ahead. Think about the coming corner and its exit. You may be thinking that's easy to say, but as you compete in more karting events you'll find that the speed you travel is relative to your ability. As you improve, your kart racing techniques will become instinctive (Age is factor here!). If you drive a car you'll know what I mean especially after a kart race caution must be given otherwise junctions tend to appear very fast. The brain's ability to process the massive amount of information needed race at high speeds makes your PS3 look puny.