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Are You Faster Than A Jalopnik Writer? Come Karting With Us This Week12Expand
We'll be in Detroit for the Detroit Auto Show and, instead of preparing for the show this Saturday night, we'll be karting at Kart2Kart in Sterling Heights. Think you're fast? Come karting with us to find out.
How Dare Audi Not Let Journalists Win Their Go Kart Race
At the Detroit Auto Show and other shows like it, automakers tend to invite journalists to over-the-top dinners and events so they can schmooze and… Read…
Last year our Travis Okulski took the top spot amongst journalists in a little competition sponsored by a German automaker at Kart 2 Kart and we thought we'd return on Saturday to get some practice before this year's event.
Why not join your fellow Michigan-area Jalopnik readers, writers and some other journalists we like and put us in our place? Don't want to race? Just come and hang out, the sodas will be on the house for Jalopnik readers
For more info on Kart 2 Kart visit www.kart2kart.com
Test your skills against other open wheel racing enthusiasts. Our Adult League Competitions are forming year round. We offer public and private leagues for racers of all levels of skills and experience. Most league sessions are eight weeks in length. The League experience is exciting and unique! It includes a completely different style of racing from Arrive and Drive racing that includes:
Three or four heats per night for all racers.
Heats that include a grid based standing start.
Heats results based on finish position instead of lap time.
Advanced points system that keeps it interesting week to week.
On League nights one track is devoted 100% to league racers.
Our Maryland Indoor Karting Championship league series for our BEST racers (by invitation only)!
Tuesday, January 14, Mt Kisco, NY’s Grand Prix NY kicked off its winter Adult Racing League. Running their midtown configuration there were over thirty competitors looking to win in three different weight classes. The format of this season consists of a five lap qualifier followed by an immediate grid and green flag for the first of two fifteen minute heats for each weight group. The grid for the second heat will be the inverse of qualifying for heat one – that means there will always be a lot of racing action in heat two!
Up first was the GTU class which is weighted to 175lbs. After qualifying, veteran Chris Johnson, fresh off Team GPNY/Eagle Air’s podium at Endurance Karting’s 24 hr. race in Charlotte had pole by a tenth of a second over second place Steve Eickelbeck. At the drop of the green Johnson checked out and cruised to a victory over Steve and Will Eickelbeck and set fast lap of the heat in the process. With the grid inverted, a number of new drivers were gridded at the front – many graduates of the junior leagues. On pole was Gjon Kulaj followed by Xavier Delgado. At the start league sophomore Paige Jockimo was quickly into third while Mark Nievarovski grabbed first from his fourth starting position. A mistake by Nievarovski allowed Jockimo through and she was able to hold off the hard charging vets to notch her first victory of the season. In second was Will Eickelbeck followed by Mark Eickelbeck in third.
Next up was the GTO (205lb) group. Johnson picked up where he left off and grabbed pole and the bonus point again. Rookie Nick Bruno grabbed second in the five lap qualifier. At the drop of the green Bruno was caught by veterans Cory Rossi and Patrick Jamin. This is how heat one would finish. Heat two saw much more action with the grid inverted. Starting on pole was returning driver Brian Maleska and he was flanked by rookie Ben Mezic. At the drop of the green Mexic was dispatched with quickly by Andrew Wood (another member of the 24hr team) and Jonathan Riddle - a bobble ny Mezic let a number of other drivers by. By lap seven the top three were running nose to tail with Dave Harmon catching in fourth place. On lap eight Wood was able to get past Riddle and Harmon was right with him. Wood tried a number of moves on Maleska, who was having braking issues in the tight lefthander after the very fast tabletop downhill. A couple of times Wood was able to pull even, but Maleska kept shutting the door. On lap twenty Wood tried an ambitious move on the outside of Maleska that just didn’t work out and opened the door for Harmon. Maleska held on for the next two laps to notch his first victory of the season. Harmon got second and Riddle was able to hold on for a well fought third place.
The final group up this evening was the big boys, GTBB (245lbs). Another driver from the podium at the 24 was Eagle Air’s Cory Rossi who beat Harmon by a tenth to nail down pole position. Qualifying third was Jamin just ahead of Wood. At the drop of the green Rossi took off and Harmon was caught napping which let Jamin and fifth palce qualifier, Riddle, get past him. With Rossi on the distant horizon, the three battled all race. On lap twenty one Riddle was able to get under Jamin and a few corners later Jamin tried jamming himself back under Riddle. This left the door open for Harmon to get by Riddle and after a last lap penalty on Jamin, Harmon wound up with second place and Riddle rounded out the podium. In heat two, the action continued. With twelve drivers in this group, the tight lefthander is always an adventure on the first lap. Starting from pole was returning vet Louis Berrick, still nursing an injured wrist while next to him was Doug Winston. In the lefthander everyone came together with Peter Perdikogiannis and Gary Proft on the losing end as they both dropped to the back of the field. Looking to come back from his mishap in 205 was Wood who stormed the field to capture his first victory of the season with a slick last lap pass of Berrick. Rounding out the top three was Rossi who started dead last and was able to get past Jamin on the last lap to round out the podium.
Grand Prix New York Appoints Special Events Director
Grand Prix New York – the area’s leading indoor entertainment and team building venue – proudly announces the appointment of Armonk resident Emily Schmalholz as Director of Special Events.
Emily has been a New York based Event Planner for close to a decade, helping to launch Life of the Party Productions, a boutique event planning firm, in 2005, producing hundreds of successful events for clients throughout the tri-state area. As co-owner of Life of the Party Productions, she specialized in bringing acreative and highly organized hands-on approach to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, birthday celebrations,Sweet 16's and fundraising events.
"Grand Prix New York is an incredibly unique and versatile venue”, said Emily. “I'm thrilled to join the team and to create fun-filled and memorable events in such an inspiring space."
Emily has worked with many of New York's premiere vendors ranging from world-class caterers
and entertainment companies to event stylists that transform any occasion. Prior to Life of the Party Productions, she wrote, directed and produced television specials for VH1, MTV and CBS.
“Emily’s innovative style, creative flair and unique approach to event planning will insure that every party and client will be handled with a personal touch.”, said Nat Mundy, VP Sales and Marketing at Grand Prix New York. “I’m personally looking forward to working closely with Emily and taking advantage of her extensive knowledge and expertise of event planning and organization to help grow our event business in 2014.”
Emily, her husband, Jay and their two sons, Justin, 13 and Jesse , 11, reside in Armonk.
About Grand Prix New York:
Grand Prix New York Racing 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, Grand Prix New York 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. Grand Prix New York is actively involved in community outreach and fundraising efforts. Since its inception in 2008, Grand Prix New York has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities by hosting high-profile fundraising events.
For more information about Grand Prix New York, visit their website at www.gpny.com.
The LeMans Karting Car Club Challenge is back and scheduled for February 23rd! Contact us now to reserve your team’s spot. We nearly sold out last time and expect to sell out spots in the coming weeks.
- Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014
- Time: 8:00am arrival
- Track layout: Mega Track
- Team Size: Teams of 5
- Price: $375 per team (only $75pp with teams of 5)
- Duration: 25-minute Qualifying Session, 2 ½ hour Race
- Communication strategy is open (radios, pit boards, hand signals)
- Car show in parking lot – you are encouraged to represent your club!
- Teams must wear Club shirts on race day
- Prizes: medals + racing credits for top 3 finishing teams ($100 per person for 1st place, $50 per person for 2nd place, $25 per person for 3rd place).
- Free annual racing license for all!
- Free lunch
- 1-week cancellation policy
-9 pit stops (each driver does two stints during race)
-Each driver must drive a minimum of 15 minutes during the race
-Full, complete stop in the Stop Box before entering pits
-Random kart draw. Teams will start the race with their kart from Qualifying.
-Mandatory kart change between 60min and 90min mark (due to new E85 fuel
requirements). Teams cannot choose the new kart and will be assigned to the
one in the front of the designated lane for kart change.
-Fuel stop is the only one (1) kart swap per team (mechanical trouble excepted)
-All drivers in the pit lane must be race-ready (helmet, neck brace at a minimum)
and there for a driver change only
-No team assistance for driver changes (only drivers changing places may be in
the pit lane)
-All rules enforceable by the Black Flag. (Stop-hold-go penalty)
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