Are you looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush? If so, Pole Position Raceway in Oklahoma City is the answer! The state-of-the-art indoor karting center is home to the fastest go karts in the area and it will blow your mind.
Pole Position Raceway has one of the largest full-size tracks in the country and their high-performance karts are capable of 45mph. These are not the karts you remember as a kid! These are real performance karts that are probably the closest you will ever come to driving a real race car. There’s also food, drinks, video games, pool tables and much more inside the 85,000 square-foot building. That’s right, Pole Position Raceway has almost two covered acres and there is nothing like it in the state of Oklahoma.
Up to 12 racers can compete at a time in head-to-head race action. This ads to the intensity of the experience and allows for incredible side-by-side race action.
“It’s a lot of fun sitting just a few inches off the ground and going that fast,” said NASCAR racer Stanton Barrett. “I’m surprised at how fast the karts go. There is no way that you can hold the throttle wide open around the entire track. This is an absolute blast.”
“I’m really impressed with the explosive growth of indoor karting,” said Brad Mark, a former general manager of the Richard Petty Driving Experience who offered NASCAR drives at race tracks around the United States. “Pole Position Raceway is a great place for drivers of all skill levels, and even seasoned racers can have fun driving these karts.”
One of the unique qualities of Pole Position Raceways is the SpeedSheet scoring system. Every racer receives a copy of the results sheet that shows average lap time, fastest lap time, overall position in the race, and how you rank against everyone that’s ever spun laps here at Pole Position Raceway.
“It’s an incredible scoring system,” says Oklahoma dirt track legend Shane Carson. “It definitely adds to the whole experience.” Pole Position Raceway is loaded with authentic racing memorabilia and has more than a dozen flat screen televisions that play the latest sporting events. Because the karts use 20-horsepower electric motors, there are no toxic fumes so you are not gasping for fresh air.
“I’m actually really impressed with the performance of the karts,” said five-time motorcycle land speed record holder Paul Livingston. “The electric motors are really fast and produce a lot of torque. The torque allows them to accelerate off the corners faster than their gas counterparts. The karts also have a really cool sound, almost like a mini Formula One car. I’m very impressed and Pole Position Raceway has certainly set a new standard in the sport.”
Another interesting aspect about the facility is that the entire track is made of moveable barriers to absorb energy in the event of an accident. This moveable track also allows Pole Position Raceway to change the course design every three to four months so that customers can have a new challenge on a regular basis. P2R, as it’s called by regulars, also runs the course backwards on special occasions, and has all sorts of monthly promotions including endurance races, racing leagues, driving clinics and more.
It’s so cool that seven-time AMA Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath calls Pole Position Raceway “the ultimate racing experience for family and friends!” If that’s not enough, X-Games Freestyle Motocrosser Kenny Bartram has said “I’ve been to a lot of kart tracks around the world and there is nothing like Pole Position Raceway.” Former Indy 500 racer Dominic Dobson says “I come to Pole Position Raceway every chance I get and I always have a lot of fun!”
Prices start at $9.95 per session for kids and $14.95 for adults. There are also three different race packages (Pole Position Challenge and Grand Prix) available for groups of eight or more. It’s also an excellent place for birthday parties, corporate team building events, product launches, bachelor parties, church groups, sports teams and more. In fact P2R has had a lot of major companies use the track for big events including Dell, Monster Energy Drink, American Suzuki, Chili’s Bar & Grill, Applebees, Bank of America, Aplinestars, SCCA, Racer X magazine and more.
“A lot of people think that karting is just for kids,” says co-founder Jason Williams. “Fact is that most of our customers are adults. Pole Position Raceway offers an authentic race experience for pretty much everyone in the family, and that’s the driving force behind indoor karting.”
Pole Position Raceway is located off I-44 on the corner of N.W. 36th and May Ave. The company also has two tracks in southern California and two facilities in Las Vegas. For more info call 405-942-2292 or visit www.polepositionraceway.com.