The first go-kart-racing track was a circle because it was designed to teach children how centripetal force feels without rolling them down hills in tires. Learn circularly with today's Groupon to Pole Position Raceway, valid at locations in Corona and Murrieta. Choose from the following options:
• For $60, you get two Grand Prix packages (a $120 value).
• For $120, you get four Grand Prix packages (a $240 value).
• For $1,520, you get a two-hour Bachelor Party or Girls' Day Out (up to a $3,040 value).
Pole Position Raceway summons speed demons for some of the fastest go-karting available on high-performance European buggies in an indoor, climate-controlled facility. Up to 10 Formula EK20 adult karts tear through the hairpin turns of the racetrack at speeds of up to 45 mph, powered by an 18 HP electric motor rated higher than comparable gas-fueled karts and riding lawnmowers hitched to turtles. Thanks to their battery-power output, these karts are emission-free. The facility won't fill with odorous fumes, and karts can be electronically tuned to ensure that they all perform equally. Both locations also feature toned-down karts so that young drivers can safely participate as long as they're at least 48 inches tall. The Grand Prix package thrusts kartists into a three-race series, starting with a timed practice run. After learning the track, racers compete in the qualifier, attempting to get the shortest single lap time. The final race is an all-out dash to the finish line, with each racer's initial starting position determined by their qualifier time and a riddle from an on-site sphinx.
The Bachelor Party/Girls' Day Out option reserves two hours of private racing for partygoers, eliminating any wait time to get on the track. Depending on how events are customized and upgraded, Pole Position can provide private rooms, custom catering, private bartenders, and awards engraved with tiles like Fastest Driver or Least Valuable Pit Crew.
Pole Position Raceway
In 2005, Jason Williams and Ken Faught assembled a team of experienced racers and designers to create the driving experience at Pole Position Raceway. Williams, a motocross racer since 1984, and Faught, a three-time land-speed record holder at the Bonneville Salt Flats, recruited professional drivers Kurt Busch and Jeremy McGrath to help their engineers. They reimagined every detail of the track from the ground up, creating indoor courses that balance the grip of asphalt with the swervy fun of polished, concrete slick tracks. Pole Position Raceway's Formula EK20 Pro Karts rumble over the track powered by 18-horsepower motors (nearly triple that of average gas karts), which reach speeds capable of up to 45 miles per hour without filling the temperature-controlled arenas with fumes.
After the first Pole Position Raceway opened in Corona, California, it soon spawned 14 locations stretching to the Atlantic. Technicians maintain the fleet via handheld computers, and top drivers are regularly sent out to evaluate karts’ handling and reading comprehension. During races, up to 12 guests compete in contests that last about 10 minutes.