Pole Position Raceway to Bring Its Exhilarating Indoor Kart Racing to Farmingdale, NY in 2014;
New Location to Add 50 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 Long Island in the spring/summer of 2014. 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 50 jobs to the local economy.
Located at 40 Daniel Street in Farmingdale, Pole Position Raceway’s 120,000 square foot facility boasts two quarter-mile tracks 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 and they are clean and green.
“We are pleased to announce our fourth Pole Position Raceway location,” 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. After extensive research, we found an excellent location on Long Island that will allow us to build a state-of-the-art kart racing facility that racers have come to expect from the Pole Position Raceway brand. We are happy to continue our expansion in the New York area and look forward to bringing our authentic and exhilarating racing experience to Farmingdale in the upcoming months of 2014.”
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 looking 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.
"I like to describe it as the ‘new bowling’ for corporate team building and employee and customer appreciation. You can race as a group and improve your time each race, plus it's exciting, memorable and can be competitive too,” added Davis-Farage.
"We are extremely excited to be expanding within the New York City area," 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 Long Islanders 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 on Long Island.
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, Rochester, NY and Farmingdale, NY (Long Island).
For more information, visit www.polepositionraceway.com, call 201-333-RACE (7223) and follow at 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. 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, Rochester, NY and 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).
Octane Raceway Scottsdale, AZ Plans Fater's Day Celebration Event
WHO: America’s best kart racing facility, Octane Raceway which features the country’s only 1/3 mile
permanent indoor/outdoor track, is welcoming all Dads that have a need for speed.
WHAT: He’s taught you right from wrong. He makes sure that anything with an electronic component
works like a charm. Armed with charcoal and tongs, he can turn any raw meat into a delicious feast.
He’s earned his day. Father’s Day is the one time of the year that you get to show Dad how much you truly appreciate him. With everything he does for you, you’re not going to thank him with yet another necktie, are you?
Take Dad out for some fun this Father’s Day at Octane Raceway’s 5th Annual Man Brunch.
A family affair, Man Brunch is an annual event that rewards Dad with all the stuff he likes: a manly hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, hash browns, coffee and juice. All racing equipment, a high speed kart race, race results sheet proving the family winner, and a special gift for Dad are included.
WHEN: This Father's Day, Sunday, June 15 Octane Raceway is hosting their annual Man Brunch from
9am to noon.
WHERE: Octane Raceway is located in the Scottsdale Pavilions at Talking Stick shopping center.
9119 E. Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.
602-302-7223 | www.OctaneRaceway.com
COST: $29.95 per person includes breakfast, racing and Dad’s gift. Gift includes an Octane Raceway tshirt, coffee mug and a stress-relieving squish car. A Brunch-only option is available for $9.95.
SIGN UP: Reservations are required for the Man Brunch and are available online at
octaneraceway.com/manbrunch or by calling 602.302.RACE.
BONUS: An extra gift for Dad, Octane is offering Extra Boost Gift Cards June 1 through June 15.
Purchase an Extra Boost gift card for Dad at Octane Raceway or in their online gift shop. Purchase prices are as follows:
$50 Gift Card gets boosted to $60 Gift Card
$100 Gift Card get boosted to $125 Gift Card
Every business is always looking for ways to improve themselves. Whether it's more sales, becoming more efficient, or protecting their IT systems, companies want to make themselves as strong and unified as possible. One of the best ways to help promote a complete and potent workplace is through team-building exercises and events. These can range from dull HR meetings, all the way to more exhilarating activities like go kart racing. Every business has lots of choices on how they promote team unity in their company, and go kart racing is the best way to do it! Here are five benefits to holding a company go kart racing event.
1. An indoor go kart event is different than anything else you can do for team-building. Everyone has been in meetings where an HR rep forces everyone through some exercises, or you stand out in the sun at a putt-putt course. An indoor, electric, go kart race is a one-of-a-kind experience where your employees will bond and have fun racing separately or as a team.
2. If you want your team building event to be engaging, then there is nothing that will get your employees more excited than racing through an amazing track. There's no risk of someone not participating or being bored, everyone wants to get a chance to beat their boss's best time. Between races and whenever you leave, everyone will have a glory story to tell about their best lap or cutting off that guy from accounting.
3. An indoor go kart racing team building event breaks down all the company walls and builds rapport between colleagues. You can race employees vs. bosses, company vs. clients, and everything in between. Different departments will race with and against each other, and as people get to know one another, not only will they have fun, but it will improve the office environment and your business.
4. Team-building events help focus your team on a common goal, much like a race to the finish on the go kart track. While they are having fun and interacting with their coworkers, your employees will also be building a framework that will help them communicate and interact more efficiently in the workplace, which is a key to making your company the best it can be.
5. It's safe, clean, and fun! Electric go karts are completely eco-friendly, and the indoor track means your company event won't be ruined by sudden changes in weather. The karts are fast, but designed for maximum safety and every race is supervised by a team of professionals. If you're looking for a fun event, you simply can't find a better team-building event for your business
American Cancer Aid Cancer Ball Mini Run At Checkered Flag Indoor Karting Haverhill, MASS
Channel your inner Maverick and enjoy the thrill of high-speed indoor kart racing on Friday May 2nd at Checkered Flag Indoor Karting in Haverhill Ma in support of American Cancer Aid. The mission of American Cancer Aid is to provide needed financial aid to cancer patients to improve their quality of life and that of their families. With your charitable support, American Cancer Aid will ensure that cancer patients have a financially stable treatment and recovery period. American Cancer Aid will do this by providing a stipend of $1000.00 per month for up to 12 months per year to economically disadvantaged cancer patients that receive little to no government assistance. With 90 percent of all proceeds going directly to patients in need, any amount you give will make a difference.
About the event:
There will be up to 8 karts on the track at the same time, giving you the experience of real competition. Every racer will participate in 3 races with 15-laps each, the top 8 racers will participate in a 4th position race. While you wait for your chance to prove your skills you enjoy a fine meal and auction for only $75 per person what else could you ask for on a Friday night?
Albert Einstein is quoted saying “only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” With his words in mind American Cancer Aid is asking for your charitable support.
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.