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Indoor Karting at Accelerate Speedway and Events

American E-Kart Champions Never Rest

Racers across the country are now preparing themselves for the upcoming  American E-Kart Championship season. On a recent episode of THE Go Kart Racer Podcast, the host Ivan Monterrosa interviews Ellis “Elysium” Spiezia about his recent journey to the American E-Kart Championship last August in Chicago at Accelerate Indoor Speedway.  All of the racers of all tracks had to really amp up their game to prepare themselves for the Championship in Chicago and no one is taking a break from karting. Instead, they are preparing themselves for a chance to win the local competition to be able to return to the American E-Kart Championship.  And...
Indoor Karting at Accelerate Speedway and Events

When #SchoolsOut, Head in to Accelerate Indoor Speedway!

Time Goes Fast at Accelerate Indoor Speedway It does not matter if it is Summer vacation, Easter / Spring break, Christmas vacation / Holiday Break, or just a simple day off, when school is out it goes time goes by so fast.  Those precious days are no time to spend in the slow lane! Even on rainy days and snow days! “Indoor” is our middle name.  So the weather outside will not mean sad faces and and a boring day stuck at home.  Our massive facilities are fully air conditioned for the perfect conditions for maximum fun! Unleash our inner...
Indoor Karting at Accelerate Speedway and Events

The real story behind International Go Kart Week

International Go Kart Week is recognized by the most authoritative reference available on special events: Chase’s Calendar of Events. How It All Began… Go Karting started in California in September of 1956 when Art Ingels removed a West Bend 2-cycle 750 engine from a lawn mower. He placed it on a simple tubular chassis and with semi-pneumatic tires. This is the moment that the first Go-kart was born. International Go Kart Week (#GoKartWeek) is seven days in September dedicated to celebrating the rich history and all american experience of racing Go Karts.  Chase’s Calendar of Events Even though it never...
Karting at Accelerate Speedway and Events

It is TRUE! Race Go Karts and Win $10,000

The new Season of the American E-kart Championship is in full swing and YOU can win $10,000! The American E-Kart Championship prides itself as a racing series in which a “Regular Joe” or Regular Jill” such as a nurse, a police officer, a retired engineer, a 15-year-old, or a truck driver can take be named America’s Fastest E-Kart Racer.  In this competition racers from across the country race for the title and battle it out under one roof in Chicago for 3 nights of fast-paced, intense indoor electric karting. Where can you participate? The best part about this competition is...
High Speed Karting | Accelerate Indoor Speedway

Finally, a Podcast for Go Kart Racers!

Go Kart Racers unite! There is a podcast for you…  THE Go Kart Racing Podcast is a real thing and it is looking like it has a lot of promise. This is a Podcast for Kart Racers, by Kart Racers! It is tailored to the Go-Kart racing community. The host says “Everything we will cover will be around Go-karts from the  history of karting to the science of going fast, down to the way karts have developed in the 60+ years since they were invented.” They plan to have special guests from around the karting world and discuss the great...
Axe Throwing at Accelerate Indoor Speedway
Axe Throwing

Party like a Stark or a Lannister Game Of Thrones style with an Axe Throwing Party

You do not have to be born of royal blood to party like the high born from the Game of Thrones. A private axe throwing a party is an energizing group activity that isn’t something you get to do every day. And even though you’ll feel like you’re storming Winterfell it’s completely safe! We promise you won’t end up like Joffrey… but you may end up crowned the new King or Queen. In the Seven Kingdoms, you need to be prepared for anything.  That is why Accelerate Axe provides a personal Axe Coach to teach you awesome new axe throwing...
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