Only on 10: $11M go-kart track set to open in CT
Do you have a need for speed?
A brand new go-kart track in Connecticut is offering a unique experience for adrenaline junkies in Southern New England, as the go-karts are able to reach speeds of 45 miles per hour.
If you've ever wanted to gun it down the straightaway or barrel through a hairpin turn, you can soon embrace you're inner Dale Earnhart Jr. at Naskart Indoor Kart Racing & Trampoline Park in Montville.
“We can race 16 cars per track on a quarter-mile track on each side, and we can open it up and do a super track, which would be a half-mile of racing,” said Naskart Sales Manager Rachel Hannas-Metz told NBC 10 News.
The 110,000 square-foot complex, which opens on New Year's Day, cost more than $11 million and will be the largest indoor multi-level karting track in the world.
“Most of the indoor tracks are just flat on one surface,” Dan Fawcett, who is one of the owners, said. “This one has three levels. You go up, down, you have inclines and turns, which is unique to the industry.”
The facility will employ 100 full-time and part-time employees. It will also feature a trampoline park, café, as well as a full bar.
For NBC 10 Reporter Matt Reed, the highlight is the track.
“Go slow your first time around until you get used to the radius of the turns because there are some tight turns,” Fawcett said. “And if you're not familiar with the turn radius, you might do some bumping into our barriers.”
Races cost $19.95, plus taxes, but group rates are also available.
The track is open for anyone ages 7 and up and at least 48 inches tall.