1347 days ago by Pole Position Raceway
All-New Indoor Kart Track is the 10th in the Chain
Pole Position Raceway and P2R Karting, Inc. are proud to announce that an all-new state-of-the-art high-performance track built to race indoor go karts in Houston is now open.
Indoor kart racing is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing forms of recreation in the United States, and the Houston franchise is Pole Position Raceway’s 10th location, with several more planned in the next 12 months. In addition to side-by-side race action on a giant ¼ mile track, each location also features authentic racing memorabilia, video games, concessions, V.I.P. room, and more.
The track is owned by Houston Karting & Entertainment, LLC., and includes Willy T. Ribbs, the first African American to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, as well as a number of prominent businessmen and women.
"We selected the Pole Position Raceway franchise, not only because it's one of the coolest karting companies in the U.S." said CEO Michael Barron, "It's also a very innovative company that does indoor racing the right way."
“We are very proud to be expanding in this economy and adding jobs to the local community," said CEO Kerry Peterson, a five-time motorcycle hillclimb world champion. "Indoor karting is great for the entire family and we think this will be a great addition to Houston."
“This is a track for racers by racers, and anyone can join in on the action,” said co-founder and P2R Karting, Inc. President Ken Faught. “We have high-performance electric karts that have twice the horsepower of the karts found at most facilities around the country. At 45mph these are certainly not the karts you remember driving as a kid. They accelerate harder, are more evenly matched, and provide the closest racing found anywhere in the state.”
Those behind the Pole Position Raceway brand also include AMA Supercross Champ Jeremy McGrath, 2004 NASCAR Champ Kurt Busch, X-Games Gold Medalist Mike Metzger, NASCAR pit reporter Jamie Little, Freestyle MX hero Kenny Bartram, off-road legends Randy Hawkins, Steve Hatch, Barry Hawk and Dick Burleson, F.I.M Motocross World Champs Greg Albertyn and Grant Langston, among others.
The new track is located at 12552 Galveston Rd., Suite 100A, Webster, TX 77598 and Pole Position Raceway also has locations in Las Vegas, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Jersey City, St. Louis, Summerlin, NV, Syracuse, NY and two in the California cities of Corona and Murrieta.