Why Indoor Karting? - Victory Lane Indoor Karting Charlotte, NC Blog Post
Why indoor karting?
Besides the fact that karting is challenging and tremendous fun here are some very specific reasons to consider karting.
Skill – Indoor karting rewards training and skill. Not everyone can race a kart with skill, but all can aspire. There’s always something to learn, and a new way to make the kart become an extension of your hands, arms and will.
Lifetime Activity - Indoor karting is a lifetime activity offering great family bonding opportunities.
Physically Demanding – Indoor karting places demands on the body that benefit your health generally and specifically your cardiovascular fitness. Endurance events are especially demanding and require training if you expect to excel.
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Mental Battle – The mental component very often plays a role in the outcome of a karting event. The better strategy can often overcome a stint in lesser equipment especially in endurance events.
Ease of participating – Arrive and drive, seven days a week, show up alone, bring a friend or the entire family. Weather is not a factor and the race is on. When the race is over, you pack up and leave the kart and facility to the staff. There are lots of things to do in Charlotte but none are as fun as racing a kart at up to 40 mph!
Solo Practice- For those times when you want to “go it alone”, you just pick a slow time for the facility and hit the track solo. All distractions of life are left in the lobby, it’s just you, the kart and the track.
Individual or team – If you choose an endurance race with a team member, all of the rewards of shared sacrifice, team strategy and those rewarding interactions and memories are yours to share. If you go solo you have no one to blame, but all victories are your own.
Cost – Most indoor karting is relatively inexpensive. Pay the rental fee and drive, no kart, no parts, no equipment, no fuel, no maintenance, no storage.
For more info on Victory Lane Indoor Karting visit www.victorylanekarting.com
The league has started running the longer tracks and this night was held on the supertrack configuration running in the normal direction. First up was the GTBB (245lb) class. Cory Rossi has yet to cede pole position in this class, despite running on cold tires in qualifying. Next to Rossi was Dave Harmon and the second row had Adrian Salageanu and Marc Foto. At the drop of the green, Rossi pulled a few kart lengths on Harmon and Salageanu, but by lap five they had reeled him in but were unable to get past him. At the checkered flag a mere two tenths covered the top three. In heat two, Doug Winston was on pole with Peter Perdikogiannis in second. The next row had Bill Strachan and Gary Proft. At the drop of the green, Proft was able to get past the front row and he motored to an easy victory, his first of the season. Behind him, Rossi was trying to repeat his performance of the week before and win from the last starting spot. He was able to get up to second, but had nothing for Proft. Battling for third was rookie Patrick Jamin and Salageanu, and Jamin was able to hold on for the final podium spot.
Next up this evening was GTO (205lb) and this class is proving to be the most competitive this season. Ennis Bragg grabbed his second pole of the season just ahead of Gary Megennis. Row two had Andrew Wood and Tom Caspar. As in the GTBB class, the top four drivers held their positions throughout the race, despite some intense pressure. The second heat had Jim Patton and Fernando Marques up front with Dave Harmon and Brian Maleska in the second row. At the start Marques and Maleska got turned around and that allowed Harmon to get into second followed by a hard charging Chris Johnson. Johnson was quickly into second followed by Tom Caspar and Dimi Vagios. Caspar and Vagios diced for the first 10 laps until Vagios pulled ahead to grab second from Patton. At the end, Johnson reigned with Vagios second and Megennis earning a hard fought third place.
The final group was GTU(175lb). Gary Megennis grabbed his third pole of the season followed closely by Jonathan Lally. The second row had Andrew Wood and Steve Eickelbeck. At the start, LAlly got punted and dropped to fifth, while rookie Nick Frangoulis was able to slip by Eickelbeck for third. This is how they would end up, Megennis notching his third victory of the season to match his poles while Wood and Frangoulis rounded out the podium. Heat two had Mark Nieviarovski and Rob Meggennis on the front row and Will and Mark Eickelbeck behind them. Megennis, Jr quickly grabbed a lead he would not relinquish followed by Mark Eickelbeck and a hard charging Jonathan Lally, up from his ninth starting position. This is how they would end the evening.
For more info on GPNY visit www.GPNY.com
Pole Position Raceway Presents Check to Jersey City Sandy Recovery from January Fundraiser
Karen Davis-Farage, president and co-owner of Pole Position Raceway in Jersey City, NJ, recently presented Gerry Bakirtjy, treasurer, Kendra Pawlik, co-founder, and Bob McHugh, volunteer of Jersey City Sandy Recovery, with a check for $5,090 to support its local hurricane relief efforts. During the month of January, Pole Position Raceway donated $5.00 from every race completed to the city-wide organization comprised of neighbors and volunteers who identify post-Sandy needs and connects residents to the appropriate resources. The fundraiser falls under Pole Position Raceway’s give-back charter CAReS (Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Recover and thoSe in need).
For more info on Pole Position New Jersey visit www.polepositionraceway.com
Rush Hour Indoor Karting Garner, NC One Hour Enduro
Tuesday Endurance League 2013
The third race in the series should be another good one and with any luck, we'll have another great turn out with 13 teams showing up. For all the teams who have signed up for the season, you are guaranteed to race at 7 PM. To any new teams or teams who pay every race, you MAY have to race at 8 PM if we get enough participation.
Good luck to all the teams racing tomorrow!
For more info on Rush Hour Indoor Karting visit www.rushhourkarting.com
Club Speed adds The Thermal Club in La Quinta, CA as it's newest customer!
Club Speed welcomes The Thermal Club in La Quinta, California as our newest customer!
Club Speed is thrilled to welcome on the The Thermal Club to our ever growing list of customers! The Thermal Club is poised to become one of the World's top private motorsports clubs with 4.5 miles of member-only racetrack. The Thermal Club will offer a fully amenitized clubhouse & motorsports village.
The New Club Speed Registration Kiosk allows for tighter Social Networking Integration, signing of waivers with your mouse, and a more stream-lined process for better throughput! We are constantly looking for ways to save you money and increase your bottom line.
Visit our Website @ www.clubspeed.com to see a few of the things you’re missing by using old or INFERIOR software.
Third Round Report GPNY Mt.Kisco, NY Winter Adult League
Mt Kisco’s Grand Prix NY held the third round of its winter adult racing league. This evening’s action was on the tight uptown configuration, running in the reverse direction. First up this evening was the lightest class – GTU (175lbs). In the five minute qualifying session, Gary Megennis grabbed the pole over Steven Eickelbeck. Andrew Wood and Jonathan Lally were in the row behind them. At the start, Megennis and Eickelbeck moved out to a comfortable lead while Wood found himself on the wrong end of a bumper and dropped to last at the end of lap one. Making the most of the melee was Mark Eickelbeck, who was up to third from his sixth starting position at the end of lap one. That is how the top three would finish while behind them Lally and Dave Lapham had a spirited battle, with Lapham coming out on top for fourth place. Round two reversed the grid and that put rookies Tremeur Arbor and Will Eickelbeck on the front row followed by Nick Frangoulis and Mark Eickelbeck. Frangoulis got a great jump at the start and was on point at the end of the first lap. By lap twenty, Mark Eickebeck had worked his way into first, but behind him, Jonathan Lally was making up for a lackluster first heat. He was into third past Will Eickebeck on lap thirteen, into second past Frangoulis on lap twenty one and into the lead three laps later. Lally would hold on for the win over Mark Eickelbeck and Lapham.
The next group up this evening was GTBB (245lb). Cory Rossi continued his domination in this class by grabbing his third pole of the season over Adrian Salageanu. Rossi and Salageanu would wind up finishing as they qualified with Dave Harmon in third just ahead of Louis Berrick and Gary Proft. In heat two, rookie Doug Winston was on pole with Peter Perdikogiannis next to him. Bill Strachan and Patrick Jamin rounded out the second row. At the drop of the green, Strachan slid past the front row to grab the point while Jamin held off Harmon who had also gotten a good start. Rossi, however, would not be denied and fought his way into first from his tenth starting position by lap twenty four, while Jamin and Strachan battled for second. At the end, Jamin was able to hold off Strachan who wound up in the final podium position.
The final group this evening was GTO (205lb). Andrew Wood grabbed his second pole position of the season followed by Gary Megennis, Tom Caspar and Ennis Bragg. The first heat saw little passing up front as it was a nose to tail affair with the top four finishing as they had qualified. The second heat, however, was a different affair. With two red flags stopping the action, this heat was the complete opposite of heat one. AT the top of the corkscrew on lap two Harmon went for a gap that wasn’t really there and was briefly put under the wall. The entire field streamed by on either side and that opened up a lot of opportunities. Spun on the opening lap, Bragg was battling back from last and he and Harmon were able to chase down the field as they were constantly battling. On point, Brian Maleska was doing his best to hold off Wood and it wasn’t until lap fifteen that he was able to make the pass. As the field tightened back up, there was even more pushing going on – Chris Johnson got tagged on lap twenty seven dropping him to sixth and Dimi Vagios, who had battled his way into second place got together with Megennis which allowed a number of drivers to get by only three corners from the finish of the race. Ultimately it was Wood finishing first, with Caspar second and Johnson third.
Spain's La Mancha Karting Club To Send Team To Indoor Kart World Championship
La Mancha Karting Club
La Mancha Karting Club started at the beginning of 2011 born as concept of Ana Pozuelo and Jose Burillo, two kart racers who enjoy karting and wanted others to share in their passion. They decided to create a Championship for all the people who were in the same situation. The premise of the club is to provide racing with equality, affordable competition, partnership, safety and variety.
The championship started with a group of 15 drivers, and race after race, that group got bigger and bigger until today, La Mancha boasts more than 160 drivers who have competed with us, always carrying a good feeling after the races. We keep promoting karting as a foundation for motorsports, and we direct all our efforts to this objective. For this reason, in every race we do, we raffle motorsport equipment to all the contestants. As of today, we have given away more than 20 suits, 15 helmets, 20 pair of gloves and boots.
Also, we work with young drivers providing a racing school to develop the driving talent of the young driver, starting with the core values of racing and improving step by step.
We work within our local community by giving back and supporting food recycling campaigns for the disadvantaged groups and collecting money for organizations that help our society including animal rescue societies.
After two years since our foundation, we have decided to look for new challenges for Spanish drivers. The option was clear: to be one of the national qualifiers for the Kart World Championship, the worldwide event for 4-stroke drivers around the globe. We contacted the KWC Team and they were thrilled to give us the chance to support the World Championship by adding our series. The winners of our races will represent our country at the RaceHall of Aarhus in Denmark, and they will do their best to and have a goal of attaining the highest place of the podium.
The Spanish Qualifiers will be a 2 meeting series that will take place in Karting Correcaminos (14 April) and Karting Club Los Santos (21 April).
Every meeting will have the following format:
-8 minutes for the qualifying, in which every driver will record the best time possible.
-A 25 minutes race, following the order of the qualifying times, with a rolling start. The final result will score points to the drivers.
The driver who has the most cumulative points after the second meeting, will win their rightful place in the Kart World Championship.
There are 4 different categories with 4 different winners: Junior (13-17 years), Ultralightweigtht (-75 kgs), Lightweight (+75 kgs) and Heavyweight (+90 kgs). The minimum number of drivers per category is 20, except the Junior, that is 15; and the maximum is 26 drivers per category.
The day of the last meeting, La Mancha Karting Club will give the prize to the winners that include the free entry fee for the KWC.
The battle has already started. That is the chance to prove yourself that you are ready for being the World Champion…
Pole Position Raceway Presents Starlight Children's Foundation NY*NJ*CT with a Check from Charity Kart Racing Event
Karen Davis-Farage, president and co-owner of Pole Position Raceway in Jersey City, recently presented Michele Hall Duncan, vice president of programs at Starlight Children’s Foundation NY*NJ*CT, with a check for $4,909.01.
The money was raised during Pole Position Raceway’s “Racing with the Pros” charity event featuring Monster Energy athlete and X-Games BMX gold-medalist, Jamie Bestwick.
The event was in celebration of the launch of an ongoing partnership between Pole Position Raceway and the Starlight Children’s Foundation NY*NJ*CT as part of its give-back charter named CAReS (Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Recover and thoSe in need).
For more info on Pole Position Raceway visit www.polepositionraceway.com