WEST NYACK, N.Y. -- Get ready to start your engines at the grand Oopening of the Autobahn Indoor Speedway electric go-kart track, from 11 a.m – 4 p.m on Monday, May 9 at 1000 Palisades Center Drive in the Palisades Mall.
The event will benefit Gigi’s Playhouse, with 50 percent of the day’s proceeds going to the organization that serves children and adults of all ages with Down syndrome.
According to Autobahn's Managing Partner, David Larson, "Indoor kart racing has been popular in Europe for many years and has recently found a strong following on the West Coast of the United States. Autobahn Indoor Speedway is extremely excited to be bringing the first European-style indoor electric kart racing facility to the West Nyack area.
At Autobahn Indoor Speedway, everyone can be a race driver and feel the rush of being behind the wheel of Italian-made adult racing karts that approach speeds of 50 mph. The speedway utilizes zero-emission electric karts that accelerate faster than their noisier, gas-powered counterparts.
The festivities will, appropriately, start fast with the Official Ribbon Cutting at 11 am. Expected attendees include Al Samuels, President/CEO Rockland Business Association; Ed Day, Rockland County Executive; George Hoehmann, Supervisor Town of Clarkstown; the Rockland Boulders BoulderBird Official Mascot and other local officials, business leaders and celebrities.
"We encourage economic development in the Town of Clarkstown and are a business-friendly town. We are pleased to welcome the Autobahn Indoor Speedway to the Palisades Mall and Clarkstown, adding to the many recreational activities and entertainment offered to our residents and its visitors," says Hoemann.
"The Autobahn Indoor Speedway at the Palisades Center Mall is a great addition to the many recreational and tourism attractions in Rockland County," notes Samuels. "In the short time they have been here, activity at this site has made it the most successful in the chain. We look forward to a long and even more prosperous future for this attraction in our county."
The company, which will have a total of nine tracks on the East Coast by April, provides racing techniques instruction to newbies and offers competitive leagues to more seasoned drivers. There are even Junior Karts with slower speeds suitable for younger drivers.
For more information visit their website or email WestNyack@AutobahnSpeed.com and get ready to race!