Over 9 years ago when we, Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing first opened our door’s we had to decide what was the most authentic racing available to the general public. Both gas powered and electric karts where offered up by various company’s to run on our track. Being kart racer’s ourselves, we had to go with gas power, the sight, sound and with the lighter karts the feel of real racing. With the gas powered karts weighing significantly less than that of the electric ones, we felt handling and safety was and is superiour to the electric ones. OTL the maker of many electric karts here in the US uses traditional LEAD based batteries “OTL supplies vehicles fed by traditional batteries (for up to 15 minutes of autonomous operation), should these batteries crack, break or leak it can become a serious hazard. Here’s a story just recently published:
BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) – Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in China’s manufacturing heart of Guangdong has poisoned 160 children, Xinhua said on Sunday in the country’s latest case of unfettered industrial toxins. Children from Dongtang town in Renhua country were
found to have “elevated” levels of lead in their blood after inhaling lead-contaminated air and eating food tainted with lead, Xinhua said. The natural level of lead in Dongtang is also higher than usual as the town sits on a lead-zinc ore belt which raises the lead content in the soil, Xinhua said. The report did not name the factories responsible for the lead emissions and was based on preliminary investigations that tested the blood samples of 531 residents last month. Lead poisoning is prevalent in China and has sparked protests in the past among angry parents of children hurt by heavy metal pollution. Lead is especially damaging to children as it can impede learning and affect behaviours. To counter widespread public anger, Beijing has promised to crack down on lead pollution. An industry body said last
May China could shut three quarters of lead-acid battery plants in the next two or three years to cut local lead demand. China is the world’s largest consumer of refined lead, with 70 percent used for making batteries. Lead poisoning builds up through regular exposure to small amounts of lead and damages the nervous and reproductive systems, kidneys, as well as causing high blood pressure and anaemia. In 2009, protesters broke into one smelting plant they blamed for the lead poisoning of more than 600 children, smashing trucks and tearing down fences before the police stopped them.
If your looking for the real racing experience in light weight gas powered race karts, look no futher! Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing is the place! In 9 years of operating in Las Vegas Fast Lap has provided the most authentic racing experience to thousands, including race stars, movie and TV stars and to thousands of the general public. Fast Lap Las Vegas is just 3 blocks from the strip and great hotels like the Aria, Cosmoploitan and Planet Hollywood!
Fast Lap California is just minutes away from Ontario, Corona, Fontana, Anaheim and just 35 to 40 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles and the OC.
Have your party at Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing. We have always been known for the most authentic kart racing on the west coast with our Honda gas powered Sodi race karts. Did you know we are also the best value in kart racing as well? Locally owned and operated, Fast Lap has no Wall Street investor types or Franchise fees involved in our operation to drive our costs up like many other large chain of tracks. Absolutly the best racing at the best price! With that being said, we also have the best party’s in Las Vegas and Los Angeles/Ontario! Check out one of our most popular Las Vegas party packages, the “Race and Shoot”:
“Race and Shoot” $220 per person – Pick-up and drop-off at your strip Hotel, Mini Grand Prix at Fast Lap, Practice race, Qualifying session, Championship race for Fast Lap Trophy. Transporation to the range where you shoot 3 magazines in a machine gun like the UZI or Tommy Gun followed by a hand gun competition for a Hat ot T-Shirt!
Nascar will be in Las Vegas March 9th through the 11th and in Los Angeles/Ontario March 23-25 and Fast Lap has a great location in both these wonderful city’s! Our Las Vegas track is only 3 blocks away from the famed “Las Vegas Strip” off of Harmon and Polaris just 2 blocks from the new Cosmopolitan, Aria in the new City Center! In Southern California we are just 35 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles, Anaheim and great places like Disneyland, Anaheim and Dodger Stadiums. Fast Lap California is on the West end of the Inland Empire near Ontario International Airport, Corona, Rancho Cucamonga and Autoclub Speedway! Oh, don’t be surpised to see a NASCAR star at Fast Lap during NASCAR week! Over the past 9 years we have had Smoke, Mark Martin, Deny Hamlin, the Bush Brothers, just to many to name…. maybe all 43… Come race where the pros race, come race at Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing!
Have your next corporate racing event at Fast Lap Indoor Go Kart Racing! Fast Lap has provided great company events for the past 9 years in Las Vegas and 5 years in Los Angeles. Fast Lap has entertained company’s like Google, Mircrosoft, Trader Joes, Wells Fargo and many, many small to medium sized company’s. If your looking for a special event that your clients, associates and customer will never forget, then Indoor kart racing at FastLap is the place. Here is an example of our team building format:
Fast Lap has provided some of the best birthday and bachelor party’s to the general public for the past 9 years in Las Vegas and for the past 5 years in the Los Angeles area of Southern California. From Kindergarten to College and way beyond, Fast Lap has something for everyone. Real racing for everyone taller than 4’3″ tall and an arcade for those who don’t quite reach the height limit.
Fast Lap has the best bachelor party’s around, from hotel pick-up and bachelor party packages like our “Race and Shoot”, Fast Lap is the Bachelor Party! What would be more fun than having your group picked up at your hotel, taken to Las Vegas’s premier race place for some head to head racing, then off to the range to blast machine guns followed by a handgun shootout for a range cap or t-shirt? Oh, I forgot to mention a 1st place trophy for the karting winner. Then it’s back to your hotel… all for only $220 per person. 4 to 5 hours of pure adrenaline and fun! It’s time to party! Let’s race!
Fast Lap is a great place to hold your next party or get together! Fast Lap has been entertaining some of the largest company’s in the world! Putting together some great race programs as well as team building formats. Bachelor party’s? as they say in Jersey “Forget about it” We host several bachelor party’s every week! We always get asked “How far from the strip in Vegas are you” We are walking distance from the new “City Center” just on the west side of the I-15 freeway! Call Lew for more information @ 310-753-0955
Here’s an example of our Corporate Team Building Event!
Fast Lap Las Vegas is located at 4288 S. Polaris #109, Las Vegas, Nevada 89103 and in California 3215 Corridor Drive, Mira Loma, CA 91752 just 5 minutes from Ontario International Airport
If your looking for the real racing experience in Las Vegas or the Los Angeles area of Southern California you have just found it, Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing! Fast Lap has been providing great racing in our Sodi-Honda Gas powered race karts for over 9 years and come June, 5 years in Ontario/Corona/Mira Loma area of the Inland Empire. Sodi-Kart has been providing race karts to professional racers for over 20 years throughout the World. Sodi-Kart is light with the majority of the weight in the center of the kart for superior handling, equipped with a padded real “Tillet” racing seat used in just about with all professional race kart manufacturers, our kart gives you the same feel as the 100mph shifter karts you may have seen on at an outdoor professional kart track but in the safety of our indoor controlled environment. Fast Lap provides the most authentic kart racing available to the public. In fact, just yesterday Fast Lap hosted an event for California Speedway (Auto Club Speedway) at our Mira Loma facility and Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, if you have the two of the largest and best speedways racing at Fast Lap, enough said!
So if you looking for Karting in the LA area, Fast Lap is an easy 35 minute drive from Los Angeles, Anaheim and Pasadena! Just minutes from Riverside, Redlands, San Bernardino, Upland, Pomona, Covina, Walnut, San Dimas, and just minutes from any where in the Inland Empire!
In Las Vegas, Center “Strip” walking distance from the Aria, Cosmopolitan, Vdara, Planet Hollywood, Belagio, NYNY and MGM! Have a group of 6 or more? call us and we will come get you.
Fast Lap has entertained many large National Company’s from Google, In N Out, to Ford with great Team Building Events as well as many small local company events. Fast Lap has an event to fit your budget, call us for more information. Let’s Race!
Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing has long been known for the very best Indoor Karting Racing anywhere, but did you know Fast Lap Go-Karting has some of the best pricing around. Fast Lap is locally owned and operated, no shareholders or partners to financially satisfy, so Fast Lap can provide you with great racing at the best price. From large Corporate Events to Birthday party’s, Bachelor Party’s or “Arrive and Drive” Racing, Fast Lap provides you and your group the most authentic racing at the very best price. Looking to host an event? Well look no further, Fast Lap has been open in Las Vegas for the past 9 years and are coming up on our 5th year in Los Angeles/Ontario area of Southern California. Call Lew Arlington direct @ 310-753-0955 and book your next event!
It was announced Monday that Toyota Speedway(Irwindale Raceway) was killing the 2012 racing season. Many people who race and have raced at Irwindale Speedway also race at Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing. In speaking with Mike Johnson one of the longtime Late Model Racers who has won many races over the past 14 years say’s “I love racing and Irwindale has been great!” ” I hope someone see’s the real value of the track and pick’s up ownership quickly, A late Season start is better than no season at all.” “On top of that, I have a great racecar!” Johnson feels if under the right ownership the Speedway could make a ton of money and continue to promote racing in Southern California. Fast Lap has had just about every racer who has raced at the famed Irwindale Raceway. By the way Johnson held the record laptime at Fast Lap here in Mira Loma/Los Angeles. Here’s the article from ESPN:
By Tim Haddock
Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com
Irwindale Speedway management has canceled the 2012 racing season at the track, it was announced in a brief statement Monday. Irwindale Speedway has been hit with a number of setbacks over the past few months that all pointed to its closing. The grandstands in the pit area of the track were taken down on Saturday. The offices at the track, including vice president and general manager Bob DeFazio’s, were cleaned out and emptied on to moving trucks. Only L.A. Racing Experience, a driving school at the track, remain. The canceling of the racing season at Irwindale Speedway marks the end of stock car and NASCAR-sanctioned short track racing in Los Angeles County. Drivers, employees and NASCAR were expecting that Irwindale Speedway was going to cancel its racing program, but some were hoping for better news. “We are waiting for an announcement from the track,” said Jason Christley, NASCAR senior manager of communications for regional and touring series. “We’re hopeful. It’s a great track. They have great competitors. Unfortunately, in the short track industry, there are a lot of variables that are out of our control.” Telephone messages left for DeFazio were not returned. Jim Cohan, the president and CEO of L.A. Racing Experience at Irwindale Speedway, said the canceling of the racing season will have no effect on his driving school. “It doesn’t,” Cohan said. “We look forward to working with the next owner for sure. I do not see racing finished here. I see too many people that love the sport.” There is no question the track has fallen on hard times. Car counts are down and sponsorship for teams and the track has been hard to find. The biggest blow came when Toyota decided not to continue as the title sponsor of the track at the end of the 2011 season. The track has hosted NASCAR late model races in addition to K&N Pro Series races, USAC Midget and Sprint Car races, Legends Cars and a variety of stock car and truck touring leagues since it opened 14 years ago. Toyota Speedway attracted top drivers from across the country from its opening season in 1999.
Kurt Busch won a NASCAR Elite Division Southwest Tour race at the track in its opening season. Joey Logano won two NASCAR All-Star Showdown races at the track during his rise to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.Kasey Kahne brought his USAC Midgets to the track for the Turkey Night Grand Prix. Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart regularly raced his USAC teams at Irwindale. Those were the good times. Things took a turn for the worst starting in August. The first blow came when the NASCAR All-Star Showdown, a nationally televised event scheduled for January and run annually at Irwindale since 2003, was cancelled at the track over the summer. The two-day event included a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race pitting the top teams and drivers from the West and East Series. A few weeks later, the race track in Irwindale lost its title sponsorship when Toyota decided to end its partnership. When the K&N Pro Series West schedule came out in December, Irwindale was not on it for the first time since 1999, when the track opened. The track cut the season short by two weeks last year and cancelled the awards banquet honoring the track champions. With the cancelling of the racing season at Irwindale, there are no NASCAR-sanctioned tracks operating in Southern California. Ventura Raceway and Perris Auto Speedway are dirt tracks that host mostly USAC and open-wheel races. The Orange Show in San Bernardino shut down over the summer. Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield is expected to open at the end of the summer and will have NASCAR Late Model and Elite Tour cars, the National Speed Sport News reported.
Fast Lap provides the most authentic kart racing in Los Angeles, Ontario, Corona, Inland Empire and Las Vegas! Real Gas Powered Honda-Sodi Race Karts. Ready to race, come try Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing!
“I want to go fast,” that famous line by Will Ferrell’s character in Talladega Nights about racing cars rings true when you step foot inside Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing
Las Vegas. Sign up, go through a safety course and then slide into your Kart for a fast and furious race.
You’ll experience the feel of real racing at Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing Las Vegas as your Karts were inspired by the 2006 CIK Outdoor World Champions Sodi-Kart and are equipped with Honda 200cc engines which can reach speeds up to 50 mph. Plus since you are driving a Kart with a gas powered Honda engine, you never experience a loss of power as you whip around the track at high speeds.
The track which is 20 feet wide and 1200 feet in length was designed by IKF Racers (REAL KART RACERS) providing ample room for great racing and passing. Best of all, the team at Fast Lap let you race, no turning down the power or slowing your kart remotely! Rubbing is racing!
Races last approximately ten minutes and cover about 17-21 laps. And a little insider intel, you’ll want to race two or three times when you go. Treat the first race more like a getting acclimated to the Kart and then turn it on and take down your friends because “if you ain’t first, you’re last!”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdmTz-djNsA&feature=player_embedded