Grand Prix New York (GPNY) – the area’s leading indoor entertainment and team-building venue – proudly announces their newest attraction designed to meet your need for speed with the addition of slot car racing to its expanding array of attractions.
Grand Prix’s newest addition for racing enthusiasts of all ages features an 80 foot long slot track with adjustable speeds, which allows younger racers to enjoy the racing experience as much as older racers. Drivers are able to design and build their own custom NASCAR body in GPNY’s Art Garage using supplied sticker kits and then head for the slot track. After they’re finished racing, drivers can take their cars home with them. Once they’re issued their racing license, racers can then return to Grand Prix for unlimited racing for only $5 when the track is available.
Participants can choose from two car party options - “The Auto Body Shop”, which includes cars customized with stickers and hour of racing and “The Mechanic’s Shop”, which also includes customized cars and an hour of racing, plus the option for racers to equip their slot cars with a customized racing chassis. Assembly and customization are completed in Grand Prix’s Art Garage, its new visual arts studio for kids, teens and adults.
“Slot car racing is a logical extension to our existing racing-related offerings and fits very well with our long term goal of making Grand Prix a destination where families, friends and corporate groups can enjoy time together doing whatever it is they love, all under one roof.” said GPNY Vice President Nat Mundy.
Slot car racing is the latest in a series of additions to GPNY’s varied entertainment offerings, including Spins Bowl, Art Garage, an expanded arcade and a world-class racing simulator. All venues are located within Grand Prix New York at 333 North Bedford Road in Mount Kisco, New York. For more information, call (914) 358-3611 or visit www.gpny.com/#!arts-garage/cllr.
About Grand Prix New York:
Grand Prix New York Racing (GPNY) is the only large indoor racing, social entertainment, and corporate event venue in the New York City-metro area. Centrally located in the village of Mount Kisco, New York, GPNY is a unique 118,000-square-foot facility that offers a quarter-mile-long, state-of-the-art racetrack for all ages; Spins Bowl, a 19-lane bowling center and special events space, the Art Garage, a visual arts studio for children, teens and adults; the Sim Room, a one-of-a-kind simulated driving experience powered by iRacing, Slot Car Racing, Fuel restaurant and bar, with award-winning catering; arcade, carnival room, banquet facility, conference rooms, and more. GPNY is actively involved in community outreach and fundraising efforts. Since its inception in 2008, GPNY has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities by hosting high-profile fundraising events. For more information about GPNY, visit their website at www.gpny.com
A new indoor Go Kart track has opened at the Sierra Center Parkway in South Reno. The business offers Grand Prix-style racing for kids and adults. Need 2 Speed relocated from California to Reno. Owner Boris Podtetenieff says the timing was right. "The timing was right, the location was right and I thought the market would be good for it here," he said.
Families are showing up with two or three generations to race on the indoor track. Troy Sullivan brought his three daughters, who raced against their grandfather, uncle, aunt and cousins. "It's a great family event. I was able to come out and use some of the testosterone that I don't use at home and at the same time let them have fun as well," he said.
Podtetenieff plans to offer rooms for birthday parties, as well as corporate retreats, league racing and tournaments. "Then you have your everyday walk in "arrive and drive," he said.
Need 2 Speed is open seven days a week starting at 11am.
For further information visit www.need2speed.com
Grand Prix New York Sponsors SurviveTheDrive® Classes and Walter Panas High School
Grand Prix New York and SurvivetheDrive have come together again to ensure that teens everywhere are making smart decisions behind the wheel. The Mount Kisco raceway first partnered with SurvivetheDrive® in 2011 to spread a message of safety to teenage drivers. In early November, GPNY sponsored 4 health classes for 100 students at Walter Panas High School in Cortlandt Manor, NY.
Bob Green, President and trainer of SurvivetheDrive®, presented students with the reality and responsibility of operating a car. “Few folks recognize that car crashes are the leading cause of traumatic violence, injury and fatality, in our communities and the world. The human toll exceeds the expense,” said Green. “No one thinks it will be their own error, whether wrongful, unintentional or inadvertent. The kids are the most vulnerable to make these mistakes, the car can’t crash itself.”
Well known for his passionate presentations, Green shared his extensive knowledge on how important it is to master safe driving at an early age. “We provide, for them, an hour of extra attention, some extra effort to prevent these tragedies,” he said. Through the use of PowerPoint slide shows, personal narratives and graphic demonstrations Green has taught thousands of students about safe driving.
“Grand Prix New York recognizes the importance of encouraging young adults to drive safely, especially at a time when there is so much out there that can distract drivers, said GPNY Vice President Nat Mundy. “SurvivetheDrive is doing something phenomenal for teens, and we are honored to be a part of it.”
Grand Prix New York is located at 333 N Bedford Road in Mt. Kisco, New York.
SurvivetheDrive® is an independent not-for-profit, educational organization educating drivers of all ages, particularly vulnerable and inexperienced teenage drivers, about the often hideous and everlasting results of inattentive driving. SurvivetheDrive® motivates and informs teenage drivers, through comprehensive presentations, to understand their own vulnerability and imprint safe driving attitudes, behaviors and techniques. Their goal is to save lives and make communities safer environments in which to live and work. Visit www.survivethedrive.org for more information.
Grand Prix New York Racing (GPNY) is the only large indoor racing, social entertainment, and corporate event venue in the New York City metropolitan area. Centrally located in the village of Mount Kisco New York, GPNY is a unique 118,000-square foot facility that offers a quarter-mile long state of the art racetrack for all ages; Spins Bowl (a 19-lane bowling center with special event services); Fuel Restaurant and Bar, with award-winning catering, an arcade, carnival room, banquet facility, conference rooms and more. GPNY is actively involved in community outreach and fundraising efforts. Since its inception in 2008, GPNY has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities by hosting high-profile fundraising events. For more information about GPNY, visit their website at www.gpny.com.
Need 2 Speed Electric Indoor Go-Kart Racing Opens in Reno
Need 2 Speed public electric indoor go-kart racing will open Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11 am. Need 2 Speed’s hours of operations are as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm
Friday: 11 am – 11 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm
Need 2 Speed offers kids karts that are capable of 25 mph and adult karts capable of 45 mph. We have private rooms for company meetings, birthday parties, and other social events.
Need 2 Speed has a large track for a Grand Prix style racing experience. At Need 2 Speed we use Pro Score® electronic scoring which allows you to measure your skills against everyone who has raced at Need 2 Speed. Race for the fastest time of the week, fastest time of the month, or take the challenge of becoming the top of Need 2 Speed’s ranking system. Also you can access your scores live on our website.
For more information you can visit our website at www.n2sReno.com or contact us at 775-851-RACE or email info@n2sReno.com.
Greenwich residents Christopher Neville and Daniel Manuli recently got their motors running at the Advanced Junior Racing and Junior Racing summer camps, respectively, at Grand Prix New York/Spins Bowl in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
The Advanced Junior Racing Summer Camp program teaches junior drivers the basics of driving and racing. During the week-long racing program, campers work their way through a course curriculum which includes learning how to identify and follow racing lines, kart control, passing and defending.
Campers enjoy five days of high speed wheel-to-wheel instruction and racing, along with other recreational activities including the iRacing Sim Room, bowling and the arcade.
Grand Prix New York’s five day advanced camp is specifically designed for drivers ranging from the ages of seven to 16 with experience in kart racing or other types of driving. Under the guidance and supervision of qualified instructors, participants develop advanced, competitive driving skills like maintaining racing lines, passing exercises and defending their position — techniques geared toward reducing lap times. Participants actually drive and race against each other, acquiring driving techniques and skills and learning practical lessons.
Grand Prix New York also held a five-day Novice Camp, which is specifically designed for drivers ranging from the ages of seven to 16 with little or no experience in karting or driving.
Upon successful completion of the camp week, the junior drivers are qualified to drive in Grand Prix’s Junior Racing Leagues and other competitive junior racing events that will put their skills to the test.
More information about the Junior Racing Camp can be found online at Gpny.com/Junior_Racing_School.
Pole Position Raceway Opens Its Exhilarating Indoor Kart Racing at Walden Galleria
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 that the grand opening of its new Walden Galleria location will take place on Wednesday, November 20.
Located on the second floor, across from Regal Cinemas, Pole Position Raceway’s 46,000 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 inside and outside mall entrances, making group drops offs more convenient.
“We are pleased to announce the opening date of our Pole Position Raceway location in Buffalo,” said Karen Davis-Farage, president and co-owner of the Pole Position Raceway franchise. “We are excited to again partner with Pyramid Management on our second mall location. An exceptional destination, Walden Galleria offers premier shopping and dining – drawing people from all over the Northeast, Canada and beyond. We look forward to offering our authentic, 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 over 300 people, Pole Position Raceway offers V.I.P spaces for private parties, personal celebrations and corporate event rentals.
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 ten locations nationwide, including Corona, CA, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Las Vegas, NV, Murrieta, CA, New York, NY/Jersey City, NJ, Oklahoma City, OK, St. Louis, MO, Summerlin, NV, Syracuse, NY – and coming soon on Long Island.
Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 11:00AM-10:00PM, Friday-Saturday 11:00AM-11:00PM and Sunday 11:00AM-9:00PM. For more information, visit www.polepositionraceway.com or call 201-333-RACE (7223).
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. Located just minutes from Manhattan, next to Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, at Destiny USA in Syracuse, NY – and opening soon at Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY and on Long Island – 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 space for private parties or corporate events and more.
For more information, visit www.polepositionraceway.com or call 201-333-RACE (7223).