The Southern United States has had a love affair with auto racing that dates all the way to the lawless days of Prohibition. This can be seen every weekend on the dirt tracks and other various race tracks across the south. Hopeful drivers usually get their start racing go karts before working their way up to vehicles with bigger engines.
Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events, located in Sterling, Virginia is one of those places where kids can get their first taste of motor sports. Most people think go-karts are just for children, but they make even adults feel like they are Richard Petty for a little while.
Unlike older go-karts with their leaky gas-powered combustion engines, Autobahn Indoor Speedway has embraced modern technology. They feature electric cars that have the instant acceleration and torque that brings an adrenaline rush to all drivers.
The electric go karts available top out at 50 mph and feature many of the same technologies of modern race cars. Featuring dual disc brakes and 4-point raving harnesses, Autobahn keeps the drivers safe. The rear differential and responsive steering give the driver a true racing experience, so they can power through the curves.
The Thrill of the Road
Autobahn Indoor Speedway provides grand prix style road courses, so drivers don’t get bored from only turning left. There are also reflexive barriers providing advanced safety while racing ten cars deep. There is also high-tech timing systems keeping track of your lap times down to 1/100th of a second while live lap times are kept running during the race so the driver can keep up with their performance.
Fun for Juniors and Adults
Autobahn provides racing instruction for children 8 years and older in junior karts that offer the same thrill as the full-size karts. This provides children with a safe, controlled environment to learn the ins and outs of motor racing, so they will be ready when they graduate to the larger Formula One style karts.
In addition to showing them the excitement that motor racing provides, this early education also will help them become better drivers when they are eventually allowed to get behind the wheel of the family car.
Race Against Yourself or Others
Not only are there racing leagues that drivers can participate in, but drivers can compete against the clock, keeping track of their best lap times. Autobahn Indoor Speedway is also an ideal venue for parties and group events for businesses and groups of friends looking to compete. Drivers can call ahead and book time for their groups, or you can simply “arrive and drive” as long as space is available on the track.
With motor racing being one of the most cost prohibitive sports to get involved in, Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events provides the perfect intro to the sport of automobile racing. Children can see if racing is a sport they might want to pursue while adult dreamers can unleash their inner Fireball Roberts as they speed around the track.
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