Octane Raceway Scottsdale, AZ To Start Spring League
Join us on Tuesday nights for some great racing action and a lot of fun! Open to all levels of racing.
Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. April 15th, April 22nd, April 29th, May 13th, May 20th, May 27th, June 3rd, Final June 10th.
4 Lap Qualifier/10 Lap Heat CLOCKWISE
4 Lap Qualifier/10 Lap Heat COUNTER CLOCKWISE
15 Lap Main CLOCKWISE or COUNTER CLOCKWISE
(Total 43 laps of racing)
Adult racers only.
36 maximum field.
No weight equalization.
12 points for Heat win, down to 1 point for last place.
36 points for A Main win, down to 1 point for last place in C Main.
Racers with most points gained from Heat races will sit pole in the Main.
Tie breaker is best lap from 1st heat.
$43.18 per session (price includes sales tax)
James Gibbins - League Director
K1 Speed, the largest go-kart racing company in the United States, set to open newest location in Denver, Colorado.
K1 Speed is the largest karting company in the country, with dozens of locations throughout the United States, from South Florida to the Pacific Northwest. Since its founding in 2003, K1 Speed has hosted hundreds of thousands of racers at its karting centers. This success has helped drive unprecedented growth in the last two years, and the company shows no signs of slowing down. The latest K1 Speed facility will be opened in the Mile-High City, situated in Highland Ranch and Littleton – Denver, Colorado.
Karting Uniquely Suited for Denver's Climate
K1 Speed and Denver make such a great pair that it's a wonder Denver wasn't host to the first K1 Speed location! Why? Well, it comes down to a couple of factors:
• Weather – Denver is known for weather that runs the gamut of conditions, from searing heat to blistering cold. There's a saying in Colorado; “If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes.” And yet, for individuals eager to race at K1 Speed, the weather will be the last of their concerns, as each and every K1 Speed facility in entirely enclosed.
• Altitude – Anyone who has ever been to the Mile High City knows that the altitude can play tricks on your body. Even walking up a flight of stairs can leave you out of breath. This same lack of oxygen that affects people also affects engines, especially small engines like those used in go-karts. At K1 Speed, however, this altitude won't play a role, as the company exclusively uses all-electric go-karts for superior performance.
Put simply, the elements at play that make go-kart racing and Denver strange bedfellows have been accounted for. In fact, K1 Speed Denver will be open seven days a week, 364 days a year, regardless of weather conditions. And racers will never experience a lack of power due to altitude! The karts at K1 Speed Denver – a mile up – are just as quick as they are at K1 Speed Miami!
Race Day or Night, Rain or Shine – No Reservations Required
Racers at K1 Speed have a number of options. One of the most popular is K1 Speed's Arrive & Drive races. Individuals can join an Arrive & Drive race on a first-come, first-served basis, no reservation required. Up to 12 competitors at a time – friends, family and strangers alike – compete in a 14-lap race against the clock. The winner of the race is not who crosses the finish line first, but rather who manages to set the fastest lap within the allotted number of laps. By crowning a winner based on time rather than position, the Arrive & Drive race eliminates variables which could work in one person's favor at the cost of another's, such as starting position or defensive driving from other competitors.
The company also offers a number of race packages which can be reserved, perfect for parties of 8 or more people. These packages, which include reserved race times and exclusive use of the track during heats, are great for birthday and bachelor parties, corporate events, team building exercises, and special occasions. To further tailor these events around each party's needs, K1 Speed also offers private room rentals and catering options. No matter a group's needs or wishes, K1 Speed will work tirelessly to help make sure the experience is a pleasant and memorable one.
A New Standard for Karting in the Mile-High City
With electric karts and professionally designed indoor go-kart tracks, K1 Speed Denver will set the new standard for karting in the Mile-High City. Residents who are interested in racing at K1 Speed Denver can visit the Highlands Ranch location between 11AM and 10PM, Monday through Saturday, and until 8PM on Sundays. Adult drivers must be at least 58” tall while junior racers must be at least 48” tall.
ROCHESTER…START YOUR GO KARTS Pole Position Raceway to Bring Its Exhilarating Indoor Kart Racing to The Marketplace Mall in 2014; New Location to Add 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 that it is bringing its unique and exciting racing experience to The Marketplace Mall, located at One Miracle Mile Drive in Rochester, this fall. Owned by husband and wife franchisees, Eyal Farage and Karen Davis-Farage, operators of Pole Position Raceway locations in Jersey City, NJ, at Destiny USA in Syracuse, NY and newly opened at Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY, this new facility will add 40 jobs to the local economy.
Located in the southwest section of the mall, formerly occupied by Bon-Ton, Pole Position Raceway’s 52,000 square foot facility boasts one 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 – they are clean and green.
“We are pleased to announce our fifth Pole Position Raceway location coming to The Marketplace Mall in Rochester,” said Karen Davis-Farage, president and co-owner of the Pole Position Raceway franchise. “Indoor karting is one of the fastest growing forms of family entertainment in the country. 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. We are excited to add the Rochester area to our expanding family of kart tracks.”
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, concessions and V.I.P spaces for private parties, personal celebrations, corporate events and fundraisers.
“The addition of Pole Position Raceway is an exciting complement to the retail and entertainment concepts we want to achieve, as we continue to move forward with our redevelopment plans at The Marketplace Mall. We look forward to the vitality and fun the raceway will bring to the mall and the area,” said Mike Wilmot, General Manager at The Marketplace Mall.
Pole Position Raceway is the second store to be announced for the redevelopment of the southwest section of the mall, including the former Bon-Ton space. Field & Stream announced its first location in upstate New York in January 2014. The redevelopment will bring two to three new retail and entertainment concepts, in addition to three to four new restaurants. Additional announcements are expected to be made in the coming weeks.
"We are extremely excited to be expanding further into New York State," said Ken Faught, president and co-founder of P2R Karting, Inc., the franchise company for the Pole Position Raceway chain of indoor kart tracks. "We are going to provide those in the Rochester area with a unique form of entertainment that continues to rank as one of the top entertainment activities for families. Karen and Eyal Farage are experienced franchisees with a successful track record. I have no doubt that they will build a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility that will be among the best in the family friendly sport of indoor karting."
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. The company looks forward to working with and raising funds for the many great charitable causes in and around Rochester.
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 eleven locations nationwide, including Buffalo, NY, Corona, CA, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Jersey City, NJ, Las Vegas, NV, Murrieta, CA, Oklahoma City, OK, St. Louis, MO, Summerlin, NV, Syracuse, NY – and coming soon to Savannah, GA and Rochester, NY.
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, in the Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY and coming soon to Savannah, GA, Long Island and Rochester, NY – 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).
NHKA Racing Series racers, the final World Formula Indoor Karting Championship race is Sunday March 30th from 8:30a-11:30a. Don't miss out on all the fun we've been having. With a two hour time trial and the Cat & Mouse round, most racers get over 200 laps of racing! Come join the fun and shake down your kart for the 2014 season.
For more information on Checkered Flag Indoor Karting visit http://www.checkeredflagindoorkarting.com/
Go karts are simply a smaller version of the professional racing cars, such as those used in Formula One and Indy Car Racing. They race on similar but smaller tracks. They were first created in California in 1950s by Art Ingels.
Go Kart Experience
Go kart fans may easily get captivated by professional racing. After experiencing that kind of excitement, it can be hard to let go. You always want to go back for more. It gives both the drivers and the fans adrenaline rushes. And the best part is indoor go kart racing tracks allow you to race year round.
You do not need to be a professional to try go kart racing. Anyone can do it. And if you get good enough, you may even be able to turn pro. Tony Stewart, Kyle Petty and Darell Waltrip are some of the top track racing drivers who got their start on go karts.
Affordable and Safe
Go kart racing is inexpensive, and the electric go karts make them even safer, so moms don’t need to worry about their young ones getting hurt. An amateur driver can first use the closed chassis karts then advance to the open air ones. This will give them time to familiarize with the racing track while improving their driving skills.
With the many levels on hand, racers can move up tiers until they get to the professional level. This allows many people to engage in track racing but in a smaller way. Families, couples and even friends can always try it out.
Octane Raceway Scottsdale,AZ 2014 Winter League Final
Twenty Eight out of a possible 36 racers braved the early morn of Sunday March 9th to compete in the 8 race Winter league series Final put together by Octane Raceway’s James Gibbins who was the Competition/Race Director understudy at the former F1 Race Factory/Octane Raceway when the gas powered karts were still in play. The present and future of Indoor karting now stands at the threshold of being solely powered by battery and I must admit I do not miss the fumes given off by the fossil fueled karts. Low end torque has become the great equalizer but raw talent and skill still brings the best to the front of the pack.
Not much has changed even though there were some new faces able to step onto the elusive 3 step podium stand throughout the season. Ariel Rubio and Jessie Nino got to visit the podium and yours truly made a 2nd place appearance the first week and got to stand on nosebleed step numero uno for race #7. Of course the regular owners of that real estate, Chaz Baca Jr, Kyler Repella and Jason Burstein took possession on any given week more often than not. With 8 total races and 2 drops allowed, (not the Final) the points battle was far from settled. Sure, Chaz owned the most points but Kyler was only 3 points off the mark and Steve Lattanzi was only 10 points off Kyler and 13 points off the coveted sure road to fame and fortune. Lattanzi could not relax too much as he had Ariel Rubio sitting 15 points off the 3rd step and Jessie Nino only 19 points away from stealing the 3rd and final step. Jason Burstein was a long shot at 21 points off 3rd but never count him out till the fat lady sings. Jason had a plan, he misses two races, scores zero’s and gets to drop no points. Great plan until he incurred the dreaded Black Flag, during a qualifier in a previous race date, for blocking the King of Speed, Chaz Baca Jr and fell deeper into the points battle abyss. If it wasn’t for the black flag thrown Jason’s way during a qualifier???? for blocking Chaz he would have been a much bigger threat to one of the top 3 spots overall. Of course Jason saw the incident(s) from another perspective but was overruled and the penalty stood. We witnessed another Jason incident but denial has become his mantra. Hmmm, maybe he could run for office and become a career politician. He would fit right in.
Back to the Final action. Chaz B Jr takes his heats, Kyler R takes his even though during one of the heat qualifiers he complained of his kart losing power but still managed to put it on pole with a fast time in 4 laps. Steve L takes 2nd in both his qualifiers and is chasing Jason B and has Charlie Ohnstad glued to his rear bumper for both 10 lap Heats. Thank You Charlie for not taking any unnecessary risks to move up one spot. If it wasn’t the Finals I would have let you have the spot…yeah right. The Mains are set and the “A” Main has most of the heavy hitters. Baca on pole, Burstein,Repella,Lattanzi, Jessie Nino,Don Angel,Charlie Ohnstad and Travis Parry. The pressure is off Lattanzi as he now has wrapped up 3rd overall and can finish no lower than 8th place inn the Main. Chaz & Kyler can still trade places but Chaz does what Chaz does and stays out front to become the 2014 Winter League Champion for the 11th consecutive time. Kyler once again takes his rightful place in 2nd and Steve Lattanzi is thrilled to be back on the podium even though the age disparity is huge.
Trophy’s awarded, gift cards handed out, pictures taken, handshakes exchanged and promises of next time are heard from all that will return to the best electric kart indoor competition in AZ. See you all when the 2014 Spring League returns to Octane Raceway.