When it opens its doors on March 18, Pole Position Raceway will provide an outlet for families who feel the need for speed.
Pole Position offers a euro-style, quarter-mile adult racing course with electric karts that can reach up to 45 mph. A kids track uses karts that can reach 30 mph. Both are indoor. While tandem karts are not available, drivers 48 inches or taller can drive kids karts. Drivers must be 56 inches or taller to operate the adult karts. Helmets are provided. Arrive and Drive rates are $21.95 for adults for a 14-lap race. Kids are $7.95 for a 6 to 8-minute race. All racers receive speed sheets documenting their times.
Pole Position Raceway St. Louis is an independently operated franchise created by Mike Johnson, a former professional race car driver, television commentator and current race team manager.
"I have been racing in one form or another for over 20 years, and it feels great to bring all those experiences to my hometown," said Johnson. "There is such great racing history here in St. Louis with IndyCar, NASCAR, drag racing and even Formula 1 boats, and we expect Pole Position Raceway St. Louis to be another great form of racing entertainment."
Pole Position Raceway has eight other locations throughout the U.S.
Pole Position was originally scheduled for a soft opening in St. Louis on Wednesday, March 13, as reported by St. Louis Sprout. However, construction and permit delays may prevent that from happening. For the latest on a soft opening date, call Pole Position at 314-925-7545.
The raceway will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pole Position will offer memberships, birthday parties, bachelor parties and other special events. They are currently booking birthday parties.