Speed Raceway Is the East Coast King of Go Kart Racing

Go kart racing has been around for many years now. In the early years, Soap Box Derby’s are the first and still the simplest form of go kart racing, which rely only on gravity to make the vehicle move. But as the years passed, the go karts have improved and evolved.

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Planning a Birthday Party? Try Go Kart Racing!

Speed Raceway provides an authentic indoor go kart racing experience on the East Coast. They offer a unique experience for anyone looking for something different for their birthday parties in South Jersey. Indoor electric kart racing is a popular choice of activity with party guests, and the guest of honor is sure to have a birthday that they will remember for many years to come.

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How to Be Extremely Good at Go Kart Racing


One of the best parts about Speed Raceway is seeing how quickly people realize that our indoor go karts mean business. They start to panic a little because they realize that they have no idea what they are doing. That is when they really forget everything else in their lives and just focus on driving. I think that is what truly attracts people to racing. You can completely remove yourself from everything else in the world while you drive. It’s a release of sorts. And when you look up to our racing time screen and see your name in first place, you will be filled with an exhilarating feeling.

My shameful performance on the track inspired me to figure out what I was doing wrong. And, as it turns out, it was a lot, but I learned some great tips that helped me get right back into the competition with my peers. I don’t wish anyone experience the humiliation of utter defeat like I did, so I made a list of six things you should know before stepping onto the track. They are as follows. Good luck:

  • Be sure to have good posture in your seat

Good posture will really help you out on the track. I am not trying to mother you. It honestly helps how the kart handles. All you need to do is sit back in the seat, in an upright and comfortable position. And just try not to move around because it will slow you down.

  • Properly hold the wheel

You often hear people say to hold the wheel at ten and two. Honestly, nine and three works too, or anywhere in between. You just need to be comfortable and focused.

  • Use you breaks but do so sparingly

Once you get comfortable with the basics of go kart racing, you should start to experiment with your brake. If you are going into a sharp turn, you can let off the gas and tap the break. You want to do this before you go into the turn. This will help you start turning effectively and avoid drifting into the far wall.

  • Experiment with your angles through turns

Many people see a turn and want to head into it right away. Often this leads people to taking a too aggressive angle on a turn and they sacrifice speed. You should try to keep the kart straight for as long as possible and take a wide approach to the turn and see if that allows you to hold more speed through the turn.

  • Focus on keeping up your speed as you exit a turn

Turns are where you lose almost all of your speed, so you want to focus on keeping the speed up through your exit of the turn instead of focusing on how quickly you can go into the turn. Steep in and wide out, thats the mantra of all racers.

  • Hold fast and keep straight

In go kart racing, the turns are where most people struggle, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t easy to waste valuable seconds trying to block or tap someone else. You should focus on going perfectly straight whenever possible.


These may seem basic to you. I hope so. That means you are ahead of the ballgame. If not, trust me when I say it gets easier. Like anything, you need to get used to it. You have to crawl before you can walk. And you have to slam into the walls some and spin out before you can smoothly curve through turns at optimal speed. These things take work, and luckily for you, this work is fun, and now that you have the inside scoop, you will be ahead of your friends.


The Perfect Daylong Date Includes Indoor Go Kart Racing – Part 1


You may not know that go kart racing is one step of the perfect all-day-date in the Philly area. Maybe that is because you have always been so cool that you were never forced to plan an epic date in order to entice someone to go with you, or perhaps it is because you spend too much time reading go kart racing business blogs and not enough time dating… I’m not sure. I don’t know you, but what I do know is how to plan an epic date around Philly. It will take you from about 10am to around 11pm, and it will provide you with all kinds of different interactive situations, so you can really get to know this person.

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Go Kart Racing Is a Great Party Idea: Learn How to Plan Others


A lot of people think throwing a party is easy. Well, I just misspoke. Throwing a party is easy, but throwing a great party is what takes skill. Anybody can invite friends to come over and hang out, but is that really a party? Drinking a few beers while lying on couches and watching Planet Earth might once have been considered a pretty fun night, but we can do better than that. Can’t we?

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The 4 Rushes Go Kart Racing Will Give You

If you’ve ever been, you can attest to the various feelings and rushes you get while go kart racing. Nothing else in the world quite gives you all those same feelings at the same time, and after you’ve experienced it you’re only left wanting more. So what exactly are those different rushes that come together to make such an unforgettable experience on go karts? Here’s our take on the top 4 rushes you’ll feel when you’re screaming around the track:

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Tips for Quality Indoor Go Kart Driving

In this line of business, we see all skill levels of drivers. We have some very dedicated customers who race once or twice a week. We have many people that come about once a month, and there are plenty of customers who come only a couple times a year. It is always great to see these familiar faces and watch as they get better. But no race is more fun to watch than their first race.

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My First Trip to Speed Raceway!

This last week, I got my first chance to race at Speed Raceway. My colleagues and I had been planning a visit for a long time, and with the Fourth of July weekend approaching, we decided there was no better way to kick off the festivities than with some awesome go kart racing! If there’s anything I love to celebrate in America, it’s the need for speed. I had visited the Speed Raceway track before, but never had the chance to race! So I was very excited to see what all the hype was about.

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