Indoor Electric Kart Racing Facility Celebrates August’s Motor Sports Awareness Month with Free Races for “Speedsters” Until September 2
Pole Position Raceway, America’s number one chain of state-of-the-art indoor motorsports entertainment facilities, today announced that in celebration of August’s Motor Sports Awareness Month, it will offer one FREE race to motorists who were issued – and paid – a speeding ticket this summer.
Specifically, motorists who received a speeding ticket between Memorial Day (May 27) and Labor Day (September 2) will receive one FREE race at Pole Position Raceway facilities to help safely scratch their racing itch in its high-performance, all-electric, indoor karts capable of speeds up to 45 MPH. This offer is valid for redemption at all ten Pole Position Raceway locations in the United States. Valid driver’s license and proof of ticket payment must be presented at time of redemption. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Limit one redemption per household. Participating Pole Position Raceway locations include Corona, CA, Dallas, TX, Las Vegas, NV, Murrieta, CA, New York/Jersey City, NJ, Oklahoma City, OK, St. Louis, MO, Summerlin, NV, Syracuse, NY and Houston, TX
“While Pole Position Raceway does not condone reckless driving, we do appreciate motorists who are racing enthusiasts,” said Ken Faught, president and co-owner, Pole Position Raceway. “For those who have the need-for-speed, we want them to do so in an authentic, exhilarating and safe environment. In honor of Motor Sports Awareness Month, we thought it would be fun to give away a free race to any driver who recently received – and paid – a speeding ticket. We want to give them the opportunity to race off their post-ticket angst safely at Pole Position Raceway, on us.”
One of the fastest growing forms of recreation in the county, 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 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. 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.
Pole Position Raceway has ten locations nationwide, including Corona, CA, Dallas, TX, Las Vegas, NV, Murrieta, CA, New York/Jersey City, Oklahoma City, OK, St. Louis, MO, Summerlin, NV, Syracuse, NY Houston, TX – and coming soon to Buffalo, NY and Long Island, NY.
About Pole Position Raceway
Pole Position Raceway is America’s #1 chain of indoor kart tracks and was built for racers, by racers. The overall experience was developed with well-known names in the racing world, and those behind the Pole Position Raceway brand include 2004 NASCAR champion Kurt Busch, 7-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath, X-Games freestyle gold medalist Mike Metzger and NASCAR Pit Reporter Jamie Little. Pole Position Raceway’s state-of-the-art-facilities feature quarter-mile tracks, the latest in high-performance, emission-free electric indoor karts capable of speeds of 45 MPH, arcade games, and space for private parties or corporate events and more.
For more information, visit www.polepositionraceway.com.
K1 Speed has introduced the sport of indoor go-kart racing to people throughout Texas. With our San Antonio karting center, we’ve now brought the sport to Southwest Texas as well. If you’ve never been to a K1 Speed center before, forget everything that you think you know about go-kart racing. At K1 Speed, we offer a truly unique – and thrilling – experience. Gone are the anemic, heavy, unreliable, gas-spewing karts of your youth. In their place are state-of-the-art, high-performance, zero-emission electric karts that offer unparalleled performance – performance that is in the reach of nearly anyone yet potent enough that extracting all of it requires skill, dedication, and practice.
Whether you’re a novice who has never turned a wheel in anger or are a veteran enthusiast who rides motorcycles, races stock cars, or attacks the flat track every other weekend, we are confident that our center will not only meet, but exceed your expectations. If you’d like to experience indoor go-kart racing yourself, visit our San Antonio center today. We are situated within close distance of Leon Valley and Alamo Heights, just 15 minutes from the River Walk and close to Sea World.
Ailing Boy Visits Driven Raceway As Part Of Dream Factory Wish
It's back to Missouri on Tuesday for Jonathon O'Malley, a 15-year-old with a tough medical condition and a new friend who's huge and strong and wishes he had the power to heal the boy.
You would not believe the dream weekend Jonathon shared with Gabe Tuft, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Analy High alum who called himself “Tyler Reks” when he was a pro wrestler on TV.
At one point — amid the limo rides, the scream machines of Great America, the celebrity dinner at Guy Fieri's restaurant, the drive to Bodega Bay for a Midwestern lad's first encounter with the sea, the private playing of video games cast onto a screen at Rialto Cinemas — Jonathon asked, “Is this real life?”
Dominating his life in Kansas City is an incurable autoimmune disease, dermatomyositis.
The Dream Factory in Missouri offered to send him and his mother, Lori, on the adventure of his choice. He asked to come to Sonoma County and spend time with Tuft and his wife, Priscilla.
A host of local firms and non-profits volunteered to welcome them and treat them like royalty. Among the sponsors who pulled out the stops were the Active 20/30 Club of Santa Rosa, Driven Raceway, Pure Luxury Limousines, Sally Tomatoes and John Ash & Co., where mother and son dined Monday night before packing for the flight home.
As Jonathon and Tuft sobbed their good-byes, the ailing kid's grip was even tighter than the wrestler's. Said Priscilla Tuft, “I know there's a little boy who's going home very blessed by Sonoma County.”
Final totals from Racehall in Denmark from the 2013 World Kart Indoor Championship.
Place DRIVER NAME TEAM NAME NATION
1 ROBIN BORREMANS BLUESTAR BEL
2 CORNEE SNOEP TEAM HOLLAND NED
3 MARK KAMSTRUP ATR DENMARK AUT
4 FILIPE VIEIRA BFP POR
5 FABIO KONRAD BRAZIL KVR BRA
6 BENJAMIN BAILEY ATR BRASK BEL
7 RUBEN BOUTENS TEAM HOLLAND NED
8 BRADLEY PHILPOT BRKC GBR
9 MATHIAS GROOTEN BLUESTAR BEL
10 MATTS BRECKPOT BFP BEL
11 CEDRIC WAUTERS TRAXXIS BEL
12 SEBASTIAN PAPKE BLUESTAR GER
13 LEE HACKET BRKC GBR
14 CRISTOPH VERHOEVEN TRAXXIS BEL
15 LUCAS MOTTA BRAZIL KVR BRA
16 MANUEL TENCHERT AUSTRIA AUT
17 MARIO NOVAK AUSTRIA GER
18 ALEX GUPENBERGUER TEAM AUSTRIA GER
19 GREGORY LAPORTE BLUESTAR BEL
20 THIAGO AMORIM VELOPARK BRA
21 GIORGIO PANTANO ATR BRASK ITA
22 MARTIN HANHARDT (M) MC RACING GERMANY GER
23 NICK VAN OVERVELD DELEO HOSTEM NED
24 STEFAN VERHOFSTE TRAXXIS B BEL
25 HUMBERTO RUBIN BRAZIL KVR BRA
26 ROMAN SCHNEIDER (M) TEAM AUSTRIA AUT
27 MARCEL KOUIJZER TEAM HOLLAND NED
28 WERNER TRUEGLER TEAM HOLLAND AUT
29 JEAN PHILIPPE GUINET ATR BRASK FRA
30 RUSSEL ENDEAN BRKC GBR
31 FLORIAN SKUPIN MC RACING GERMANY GER
32 LEO ROUSSEL BLUESTAR FRA
33 REMIGIUSZ DRZAZGA TEAM POLAND POL
34 ANNELIEN BOUTENS VELEO HOSTEM NED
35 CHRISTIAN JESSEN GO KARTING BEL
36 MIKKEL JENSEN ATR DENMARK DEN
37 BJORN VERMEULEN BEL
38 JOSE BURRILLO LA MANCHA SPA
38 MIKOLAJ MARCZYK TEAM POLAND POL
40 ORLANDO SIDOTI KEYSTONE ITA
41 JANICK NIELSEN ATR DENMARK DEN
42 JONATHAN ELIOTT BRKC GBR
43 MAURICIO PEREIRA BRAZIL KVR BRA
44 SVERRE ZIELMEN FINISH LINE DEN
45 ADRIANO CARBONI VELOPARK BRA
46 JERROME VERRALEWECK BFP BEL
47 JERROT KING GO KARTING USA
48 MATS DE JONG TEAM HOLLAND BEL
49 WARD MAENHOUT BEL
50 LUIS VARGAS JUNIOR VELOPARK BRA
51 HARON PASSARELLI F-46 BRA
52 SEBASTIAAN CIRCKENS FINISH LINE HOL
53 KONRAD JECZEN (M) TEAM POLAND POL
54 BRANDON MAISANO ATR BRASK GBR
55 PABLO MARLAGEON (M) VELOPARK BRA
56 SANDER DE BAETS BEL
57 BRUNO DIAS F-46 GBR
58 FRANCISCO LOPES F-46 BRA
59 JULIAN RABIANEAU ATR DENMARK FRA
60 RUTGER VANHEE DELEO HOSTEM NED
61 AMAURY WASYLYNA TEAM POLAND FRA
62 TARIK ALMOU MAR
63 WILSON OLIVEIRA F-46 BRA
64 GIORGIO ROSIN ITA
65 CHRISTOPH PUTZ TEAM AUSTRIA AUT
66 TINA KOK GO KARTING BEL
67 CHRISTIAN MUÑOZ LA MANCHA SPA
68 SCOTT MUTIMER TEAM GB AUS
69 OTACILIO OLIVEIRA FINISH LINE BRA
70 ARNAUD TINET TEAM GB FRA
71 ANNA LESNIAK (M) TEAM POLAND POL
All-New Indoor Kart Track is the 10th in the Chain
Pole Position Raceway and P2R Karting, Inc. are proud to announce that an all-new state-of-the-art high-performance indoor kart track is now open in Houston.
Indoor kart racing is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing forms of recreation in the United States, and the Houston franchise is Pole Position Raceway’s 10th location, with several more planned in the next 12 months. In addition to side-by-side race action on a giant ¼ mile track, each location also features authentic racing memorabilia, video games, concessions, V.I.P. room, and more.
The track is owned by Houston Karting & Entertainment, LLC., and the ownership group includes Willy T. Ribbs, the first African American to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.
"I absolutely think Pole Position Raceway is one of the coolest companies out there," said Ribbs. "It's a very innovative company, and it's racing done right!"
“We are very proud to be expanding in this economy and adding jobs to the local community," said CEO Kerry Peterson, a five-time motorcycle hillclimb world champion. "Indoor karting is great for the entire family and we think this will be a great addition to Houston."
“This is a track for racers by racers, and anyone can join in on the action,” said co-founder and P2R Karting, Inc. President Ken Faught. “We have high-performance electric karts that have twice the horsepower of the karts found at most facilities around the country. At 45mph these are certainly not the karts you remember driving as a kid. They accelerate harder, are more evenly matched, and provide the closest racing found anywhere in the state.”
Those behind the Pole Position Raceway brand also include AMA Supercross Champ Jeremy McGrath, 2004 NASCAR Champ Kurt Busch, X-Games Gold Medalist Mike Metzger, NASCAR pit reporter Jamie Little, Freestyle MX hero Kenny Bartram, off-road legends Randy Hawkins, Steve Hatch, Barry Hawk and Dick Burleson, F.I.M Motocross World Champs Greg Albertyn and Grant Langston, among others.
The new track is located at 12552 Galveston Rd., Suite 100A, Webster, TX 77598 and Pole Position Raceway also has locations in Las Vegas, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Jersey City, St. Louis, Summerlin, NV, Syracuse, NY and two in the California cities of Corona and Murrieta. For more information be sure to check out www.PolePositionRaceway.com
Grand Prix New York Mt.Kisco, NY Launches Arts Garage
Visual Arts Studio serves all ages with parties, classes and projects
Grand Prix New York (GPNY), the area’s leading indoor entertainment and team-building venue, has announced the opening of the Arts Garage - a visual arts studio for children, teens and adults. This summer, the Arts Garage will offer art-centered birthday parties, group and team-building projects and classes, as well as walk-in hours Wednesday through Sunday. In the fall, after a grand opening celebration, offerings will expand to include classes for all ages.
Current packages include a main art project – paint your own pottery, jewelry making, tie dye, glass fusion, mosaics, or cake decorating – as well as a special Arts Garage apron, and either a kids meal or cheese platter with soft drink or drink ticket. Walk-ins can paint mugs or sculptures, take advantage of traditional drawing and painting activities, and create jewelry and mosaics. Children can use buckets of chalk to draw on the full-wall chalkboard.
The Arts Garage is the latest in a series of additions to GPNY offerings, including Spins Bowl, an expanded arcade, and a world-class racing simulator. “This has been the vision for Grand Prix all along: to create a venue where children, families and professionals are entertained in every way possible, all under one roof,” said GPNY CEO Bill Diamond.
Grand Prix New York’s new Events Manager and Arts Garage coordinator Jacy Abbott adds: “Grand Prix is truly a one-stop shop for excitement and adventure. Visitors can race, bowl, play in the redemption arcade, zoom along in the simulator, hang out in the bouncy castle, refuel in our full service restaurant, indulge their inner artist – without leaving the building.”
“We think the Arts Garage fills an obvious need for people of all ages who enjoy arts-related activities,” said GPNY Vice President Nat Mundy. “Now there should truly be something for everyone at Grand Prix, whether you prefer to spend your free time being artsy and creative, racing around at 40 mph, or anything in between.”
For additional information about the Arts Garage at GPNY or to inquire about booking a private event or party, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (914) 358-3616.
Joe's Karting Council Bluffs, IA Sponsors Dirt Track Meet and Greet
Saturday July 20th from 11AM-1PM The Frontstretch on AM590 Omaha's ESPN Radio in conjunction with Quaker Steak and Lube and Joe's Karting are proud to announce the first meet and greet with some of the biggest names in dirt track racing! Receive GOOD discounts on food items that day with your Silver Dollar Nationals tickets and for the month of July bring your SDN III tickets into Joe's Karting and receive 1 free race per ticket. (Ticket will be paper punched.) Also bring your Silver Dollar Nationals III ticket and go straight to the front of the line to meet these legendary drivers!
So far here is the latest drivers set to appear:
1. Scott Bloomquist- https://www.bloomquistracing.net/
2. Brian Birkhofer- http://www.brianbirkhoferracing.com/
3. Kyle Berck- http://www.kyleberck.com/
4. Kenny Schrader- http://www.schraderracing.com/
5. Travis Dickes- http://www.dickesracing.com/
Xtreme Indoor Ft.Lauderdale, FL 777 Lap Members Only Endurance Race
Celebrate Our 7 Year Anniversary with a
Members Only 777 Lap Endurance Race!
Saturday August 24th at 7am
No Weight Requirements ◦ 18 Driver Changes
Lap Penalties for Pro Drivers
Requirements to participate:
Xtreme Adult Membership (Not a member yet, ask one of our Xtreme Starting Line Staff Members!)
Minimum of 3 drivers (If you don’t have a team and want to go on a list for teams looking for an extra driver let us know)
No Weight Limit
5:00 AM Registration
5:45 AM Briefing in Daytona Room
6:45 AM Kart Pick and 5 Lap Qualifying
7:00 AM Endurance Race Starts (777 Laps)
1:30 PM Endurance Race Ends
2:00 PM Awards Ceremony & Lunch in Finish Line Sports Bar
Included per Team:
8 minute practice session per team member (Must be redeemed between 8/19/13 – 8/23/13)
An Xtreme 7 year Anniversary T-shirt (1 per team member)
Complimentary Breakfast, Snacks, and Beverages during the race.
Membership Lunch served in Finish Line Sports Bar after the race.
777 Laps (the first team to reach 777 laps)
$777.00 per team if registered by August 9th 2013 - Register early and SAVE!
$875.00 per team if registered between: August 10th 2013 – August 16th 2013
$1000.00 per team if you register by August 23rd 2013
Rules & Regulations:
The team that reaches 777 Laps first wins the race. The race day starts with registration and a driver’s meeting. A qualifying session of 5 laps determines starting position for the team. Awards are given to each driver on the top 3 teams.
Equally Prepared Karts: In preparation for the race, each kart is thoroughly checked. All the engines and karts are equalized with state-of-the-art equipment. Throughout the race, the karts are maintained by our pit crew. If a repair is needed during the race, our professional mechanics will promptly repair or replace the kart, returning you to the track as quickly as possible.
Pit Stops: As a part of the racing excitement, teams plan their own pit-stops (driver changes). There will be 18 required pit-stops. Good racing strategy will impact your finishing position as these races are very close. There will be 3 mechanical/fuel pit stops. These will be regulated by our staff and each team will spend the same amount of time in the fuel pit. You may not change drivers during these stops. No team members are allowed to come over during the mechanical/fuel stops. Water will be provided for the driver at the stop.
Team Weight Requirement: None!
Pro Driver Penalty: Each Pro Driver that participates will have a lap penalty based on their skill level. Not sure if you’re a pro or want to know what your penalty will be? E-mail email@example.com with your name and member number. (Located on the front of your card Example: 201H007A).
Autobahn Indoor Holds First Ever MD Indoor Kart Race
Autobahn Indoor Speedway
LEAGUE RECAP: Week 1
Monday: Clubman's Cup:
Monday July 1st was the start of the first ever indoor karting league in Maryland. Week 1 was held on the Le Mans circuit at Autobahn Indoor Speedway. The racing was fast paced and very clean, especially for a league full of driver who have never competed before, with the best lap times of the winning driver and the last place driver only separated by 1.3 seconds! Michael Lofty took top honors by winning the A-Final with a best lap time of 17.863, giving him an early season lead. Aaron Dant took 2nd and Rich Caneff finished a strong third. Congrats to all of the racers for such a successful first night of racing.
Tuesday: Maryland Indoor Karting Championship:
The first ever event of the Maryland Indoor Karting Championship was a fast paced and intense start to the season, with a stacked grid of 47 hungry driver looking to prove they are the best indoor racer in Maryland. The racing was very close with just a 1.1 second different between the fastest lap time of the leaders and the back of the pack. The A-Final at the end of the night played host to the top 7 drivers, with Chris Gontkof coming in 3rd, Philippe DeRosier in 2nd, and 16 year old Ryan Maloney taking the 1st overall win of the season with 17.641 best lap. Chris Gontkof took home the 1 bonus point for fastest lap of the event with a 17.380. The points Championship is tight right now, lets see what happens when we move to the Monaco track in week 2, this track presents new challenges to racers that will reward the technically sound driver and punish every little mistake.
All are welcome to come out on Monday and Tuesday nights for the seven weeks and watch some of the best racing Maryland has to offer!