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Ryan Wilson: The AEKC Phenom Pursuing Racing Glory

Ryan Wilson, hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, has firmly established himself as an American E-Kart Championship (AEKC) legend, with an impressive track record that underscores the mantra, ‘life is better with the belt.’ Wilson’s AEKC journey began with a triumphant first-place finish at the Second AEKC event in 2019. Aged just 15 at the time, he burst onto the scene at Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events Chicago, clinching the top spot in qualifications and maintaining an unyielding grip on the points standings throughout the entire weekend. His second AEKC appearance, at the Third AEKC in 2022, saw Wilson narrowly miss out...
Axe Throwing at Accelerate Speedway and Events
Axe Throwing

Find Your Edge

Find Your Edge & Impress Your Friends! Qualify for the World Axe Throwing Championship or simply unleash your Inner Warrior. D&D Dungeon Master Video Gamer Kick Baller Axe Thrower Be honest with yourself. If someone asked you what you do with your spare time, and you had to select just one of the options above based on what sounds the most impressive, which one would it be? If you’re like most people, there would be only one choice–”D”–because few things sound more daring than throwing a sharp, shiny blade into a wooden target. It’s primal, fearless, maybe even “foxy” to...
Racing Tips, Things To Know

How Safe Are Our Go Karts?

“How safe is it?” That’s a fair question to ask before you put yourself behind the wheel of an Italian-made, Formula 1-inspired pro kart/go kart capable of speeds up to 50 miles per hour. And while simply living brings its share of risk, you can rest assured that a lot of thought, care, and engineering went into making this activity as fast, fun, and safe as it can be. At Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events, our number one Core Value is to “Champion Safety.” Yes, we like to “Think young, have fun,” but that’s only possible in an environment that’s...
Racing Tips, Things To Know

How Fast Does This Kart Go?

“How fast does this thing go?” It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid or fully grown looking at a sports car, an ATV, a motorcycle, a jet ski, a boat, a motorized skateboard, or a superfast go-kart (or more accurately, “pro kart”) at Accelerate Speedway & Events. You’ve just gotta ask. You’ve just gotta know. Well, in the case of the sports car, the top speed on the speedometer can be a little deceptive, and you might not have the guts to push the motorcycle, or the skateboard for that matter, to its limits, but in the case of the...
Things To Know

AEKC League Racing

Formula 1 has Monaco and the Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship. IndyCar has the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar Series. NASCAR has the Daytona 500 and the Chase for the Cup. And of course, Endurance Racing has the 24 Hours of Le Mans. So, it should come as no surprise that indoor e-karting has the American E-Kart Championship which this year will be held at Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events Chicago in Mokena, Illinois and where the victor will walk away with a $10,000 check.  What makes the AEKC unlike any other racing series, though, is that it’s open to...
Chicago, Milwaukee, Things To Know

Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events Raises Over $13,000 for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research.

Max Pound was a talented and generous young racer who caught the attention of David Larson, managing partner of Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events, with his impressive speeds at Autobahn Dulles. Sadly, Max’s racing career was cut short at the age of 12 when he passed away after battling Glioblastoma Multiforme, a deadly form of brain cancer. To honor Max and raise awareness and funds for pediatric brain cancer research, all nine Autobahn Indoor Speedway and both Accelerate Indoor Speedway locations donated 25% of their sales on April 14, 2023, to The Lilabean Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research. The...
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