Fast Lap Las Vegas and California have added value to our already great pricing! Now through June, Monday through Friday get 12 minute races! This adds 3 to 4 more laps of racing per session! Vegas you get 20-26 laps and in Ontario/Los Angeles/Corona you get 18 to 23
laps on our already giant “REAL” 1/4 mile track! Get our regular locals member specials like 2 for $25, 3 for $36 or a three hour race pass for $50! Longest races(battery powered guys cant offer this) for the best price! Lets race! If you speed around the track in Vegas you can get up to 26 laps!
Fast Lap Indoor Karting has hosted thousands of company events over the past 8 years. Recently hosting a party for Home Depot with over 200 participants Fast Lap was filled to capacityand everyone had a terrific time. Let FastLap host your next company event from 8 to 188 we do it best at the most competitve price, In fact we will beat any competitors price. Arrive and Drive, Bachelor and Bachelerret party’s, Birthday Party’s Corporate events and Team building events we do it best. Our people are truly the best, being very loyal and knowledgable that no one else can match. Fast Lap is conveniently located in Las Vegas just 3 blocks from the New Aria Hotel on Polais and Harmon. In California Fast Lap is centrally located just 5 minutes from city’s like Corona, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario and Upland and just 35 minutes from Los Angeles and Anahiem! Give us a call for more information or call our owner Lew Arlington direct @ 310-753-0955 Real Racing in Honda Gas Powered Go Carts! Nothing competes with the sight, sound and feel of a real racing kart built by a real race kart builder like Sodikart!
Fast Lap Indoor Karting is excited to offer the GOPRO video camera for rental use, starting Jan 31st 2011. Grab the camera and start filming your entire event, from start to finish. Get your group together, film everyone getting ready to race and all the trash talking, then out to the karts, attach the GOPRO unit to your helmet and film the entire race. Once the race is over detach the camera and film the winner doing his bragging rights dance! Oh, that could be you! Turn the camera in and we give you the 4 GB Sandisk for $25… take it home and burn copies for your friends and family, what better way to remember your racing experience?
So next time you at Fast Lap as for the GOPRO Motorsports camera rental! Fast Lap is also offering NEW GOPROS for sale at a price we cant mention here! Call Lew for more information and our best price guarantee! 310-753-0955(these are just an example of the helmet cam as these are outdoor 2 stroke karts)
Las Vegas, NV
Mira Loma, CA
Los Angeles, CA
That’s right Fast Lap Indoor Go-Karting sells Sparco Karting Race Products at a great price. The new karting catalog will be out soon and Fast Lap go kart racing will be putting up a linked site for all your karting needs. You’ve know us for the best kart racing at the best price, now we are offering the karting products at truly the best price. We are also distributors of GO PRO Motorsports Video products and of course at the best price guaranteed! You can also pick up a snell 2005 rated Vega Helmet for about $90! Call Lew for more information @ 310-753-0955
Sparco’s dedication to Karting is evidenced by state-of-the-art fabrics and advanced designs incorporated into our line of Karting suits and accessories.
Who? Any non-profit organization such as schools, clubs, teams, church groups, after school programs, sororities and Fraternities.
What? Fast Lap Fundraisers donates 50% of all pre-taxed sales generated by your group!
Where? Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing in Las Vegas or Mira Loma/Eastvale just 35 minutes from downtown Los Angeles!
When? Any night of the week(Saturday’s and other dates are blacked out) Call for availability.
How? Simply call Lew @ 310-753-0955 and schedule your Fundraiser!
5 Easy Steps to hold your Fundraiser!
Choose a date.
Fast Lap will produce your fundraiser flyer.
Promote! Hand out as many flyers as possible and get the word out!
Come race and have the time of your life in our gas powered race karts!
Earn 50% of whatever we sell, your Fundraiser check will be mailed to you within 3 days! That’s it!
Successful Fundraiser Tips
Insert Fundraiser Flyer in your newsletter.
Announce the event and place the flyer on your website.
E-mail blast to all youroffice, family and friends.
Contact the local newspapers, they are always looking for information about local charity events.
Pass out flyers during large gatherings, such as meetings and events!
Let them know how much fun they will have and a large portion of the proceeds go to your charity!
Add a silent auction and raffle for even more $$$$ BBQ hot dogs too! Get with it, lets raise some $$$$ Racing go-karts!
Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing is open today on Martin Luther King Holiday from 10am to 11pm. Come race our track in California Backwards today! Today we start our 12 minute racing heats, Monday through Friday… Get 20 to 24 laps in Las Vegas and 1 warm-up lap with 18 to 21 laps of racing. Get the best racing at the best price at Fast Lap Go Karting.
Fast Lap Indoor Go-Karting will be open Martin Luther King Holiday Monday Jan. 17th from 10am to 11pm in Las Vegas and Mira Loma/ Los Angeles. Mention MLK and get $5 off your race or race package! Race the track backwards in Mira Loma/Ontario! See you at the races!
Racer Boy: Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing or Don’t Own a Race Car, Don’t Have a License? You Can Race Anyway!
By Rob Krider,
Photos by Jeff Balliet[ASK Photography]
Most of us can’t wait to get to our next track day, autocross or drag race. But sometimes, when our racecar has a connecting rod oddly hanging out of the oil pan, we are far, far from our next competitive event. Never fear, you don’t need a racecar to race head to head against your buddies. You just need to get to Fast Lap.
Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing is a place where you can show up, pay your money, and race like crazy on a quarter mile twisty race track in gas powered go-karts. No trailering a race car, no all-nighter before the race fixing the motor, and no fresh set of tires required. You arrive, you race, you show everyone why you should be a sponsored driver in the Speed GT series, and then you go home. Real speed and victory could be yours for less than you would pay for the next Project Gotham Racing video game.
When it comes to cost, you really can’t beat the whole rent-a-racer thing. Go-kart racing at Fast Lap is insanely inexpensive compared to other sanctioned motorsports. With a coupon from the back of a taxi, or one of the magazines in a local hotel room you can get three ten minute race sessions for around $60 (their prices change occasionally and they have group discounts and corporate deals). Let’s do a little math here, 30 minutes of racing for 60 bucks, that’s $2 a minute. Compared to the money it takes to prep, haul and race a car in NASA Performance Touring road racing trust me when I say $2 a minute is a hell of a bargain. It costs over $2 a minute for a motorhome towing a racecar trailer to idle in traffic.
Fast Lap is the name of the business which is crazy enough to put an insanely quick, great handling, gas powered go-kart in the hands of pretty much any lunatic who has 60 bucks burning a hole in their pocket. They have their premier track in the famed city of sin, Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as another track in Mira Loma, California. Information, events, schedules and updated pricing can be found at www.fastlaplv.com.
When you’re looking for a quick adrenaline jolt, go-kart racing your buddies is about as fun as it gets. What other racing series can you actually race against your friends where each of you are in similar cars on a track at the same time? Don’t say Gran Turismo. Low to the ground cars + great lateral G’s + lots of traffic on the track = nobody walks out of Fast Lap without a smile on their face.
Good news: your car won’t suffer any wear at all (unless somebody keys the paint job while sitting in the Fast Lap parking lot). Your real car will be benched as you will be driving the “rent-a-racer” Sodi-Kart which is a gas powered rocket. Trust me, it’s plenty fast enough around the tight course for you to miss the braking zone prior to the hairpin and stuff the front of the kart right into the tires. Oh well, it’s not your car. These karts have 360 degree bumpers and can take a pretty good beating (although the folks at Fast Lap would appreciate it if you didn’t beat on it). Yeah, I know, you’re probably going to anyway.
First thing is first. Fast Lap is in Vegas Baby! This is a city most people will visit. In fact, as soon as one of your high school buddies knocks his girlfriend up, you’ll soon be flying into Vegas yourself for a little bachelor party debauchery. Bars, girls, black jack and some go-karts, it’s a wonderful combination.
Once you and your friends sober up, get to Fast Lap. You will watch a short video with rules telling you the usual stuff, no bumping, no aggressive driving, yada, yada, yada. If you want you can wear a racing suit, but I wouldn’t recommend it because the track is indoors and it’s pretty warm in there. You will be required to wear a provided helmet (don’t worry you germ-a-phobes they give you a head sock).
They will tell you which kart you will be driving for your first ten minute session of three sessions. The first one is practice (learn the turns and the lines). When the green flag drops the fun begins. You and your friends get to prove to each other once and for all who is the real Schumacher in the group. After the session is over you will get a print out of all of your laps. Remember, the clocks never lie, so let the smack talking begin.
While you take a breather and check your times, another group will race a ten minute session. If you show up with a larger group, 5-6 guys, you will probably get your own group for your sessions; which is good for on track shenanigans. Your next ten minute session will be the qualifying round and you will be put into a different car. Your time in this session will give you your starting grid position for the race (third session). You will get another breather and more results after the second session. Bring some cash because they have vending machines and you will be wicked thirsty after your sessions in the hot indoor track.
For the third and final session, the race, you will start in your qualifying position. The green flag will drop and all of the B.S. will stop. You and your buddies will battle on track until the checkered flag falls and one of you is crowned the champ.
You can find anyone and everyone racing at Fast Lap. The only requirement is that your ATM card doesn’t get denied and you’re all of 5 feet tall (What-you-talkin-bout Willis? That’s right Gary Coleman, you don’t get to drive). You’ll race against teenagers having birthday parties, guys from bachelor parties (remember this is Vegas!), corporate team building (Hey ladies!), real racers, wannabe racers and video game racers. Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned go-kart race?
If you win, Fast Lap will honor you with a plastic medal and put you up on the podium (bring your own camera to capture your glorious moment in motorsports history). No, it’s not like winning Indy, and no, there are no trophy girls (it’s B.Y.O.B. –Bring Your Own Broad). The trophy isn’t exactly something you want to display in your glass covered case with your drag racing accomplishments, but at least you are actually competing for something other than just bragging rights. And speaking of bragging rights, they keep a tally of the top laps of the day so you can see how you stack up against other racers.
OH, YOU WANT TO WIN, DO YA?
To win, it’s all in the name, Fast Lap. The victory comes down to the fastest lap time, not the driver who actually crosses the finish line first. I found this out the hard way, after I went under the checkered flag with the lead, and raised my fist in the air for victory (I had crushed the shmucks I dueled with on track). After my little celebration, that was when I found out our photographer had completed the fastest lap of the race (fourth place finish –but fastest lap) and was crowned the winner. He picked up the trophy while I stood there like… well one of those shmucks I was describing earlier.
The number of laps completed doesn’t mean squat. Racing and dueling with another driver, which involves blocking, passing, and unusual lines through the corners, will cause your lap times to suffer. If you want to win Fast Lap, when the green flag drops, just wait. Let the testosterone filled bachelors battle it out and crash into each other. You hang out in the back, race on a clear track, concentrate on your lines and get the best possible lap you can without any interference.
Some luck will play into winning. Doesn’t it always in racing? The cars at Fast Lap aren’t exactly built equally. Sometimes you get the fast car; sometimes you get the one which has taken one too many hits to the tires. Good luck wining with that P.O.S. It is luck of the draw, they don’t allow you to pick your ride.
RACER BOY GAUGE
Let’s review the Racer Boy gauge cluster here:
FUEL (Cost): The fuel gauge is just a hair below full because compared to other motorsports, you actually still have money in your pocket after a race (try that after a 24 Hours of LeMons race).
RPMs (Adrenaline): The tachometer is at 3,300 RPMs because your adrenaline begins to pump as you start racing your buddies deep into the corners. The speed feels good and the go-karts get around the track plenty fast for the course layout.
MPH (Danger): The speedometer is around 25 mph because this safe competition (compared to running 200 mph at Bonneville). Fast Lap provides you with a helmet to wear and the go-karts have seatbelts. The track is lined with soft tires. Your biggest danger is burning your hand on the motor or the exhaust as you exit the car. Lesson here: If it’s hot, don’t grab it and use it as a handle, Genius.
VOLTS (Time): The volts gauge is nearly maxed since this doesn’t take much time at all. You arrive, you drive, and you go back to doing your thing, with no racecars to clean, no motors to rebuild and no roll-over damage to fix. You can be in-and-out within an hour or so.
MILEAGE (Car Wear): You’re not using your car so car wear is nothing to sweat. I’ve got the mileage listed at 1 mile because that’s how far Fast Lap is from my favorite bench racing bar, the Nine Fine Irishman pub in the New York-New York Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
We all find ourselves in Las Vegas sooner than later. When you arrive you will have a couple of choices and both of them involve the word lap. The first being a lap dance. You can put 60 bucks in a strippers g-string and see what you’ll get for that (about a song and a half lap dance, a fake name, and a date with a cold shower). Or you do the other lap, Fast Lap. Take your $60 and race your ass off. Trust me when I say you’ll get much more “seat time” at Fast Lap.
Review of Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing
When NASCAR pro Kurt Busch is in Las Vegas, this is the place he comes to play. Tucked away on a dead-end street in a mostly industrial part of town near the Strip, this is a no-frills go-kart experience, with a short track filling a former warehouse space that still looks like a warehouse. The gasoline-powered karts are equipped with 200cc Honda motors, allowing you to push the little monsters up to 50mph (if you dare) as you battle in 10-minute-long races (as many laps as you can get) against other drivers. While bumping and other unsportsmanlike contact is officially frowned upon, in reality this is a grown-up (mostly testosterone driven) sport. So put your foot on the gas and see if you can be first to the checkered flag! Note that you must be at least 5 feet tall to participate, and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Fast Lap Indoor Karting now has mountable Video/Audio and photo cameras available for rent or sale with your karting experience! Go Pro has joined forces with Fast Lap to give you an unforgetable racing experience! For only $25 Fast Lap will provide use of the Go Pro Motorsports camera for use during your event at Fast Lap. When your event is over Fast Lap will give you the Sandisk or a CD to take home and share with your friends and Family. Fast Lap will also have the Video recorder on hand to sell at a special price. These units are for sale at $299 each(but ask for our special) Available when you arrive or you can purchase over the phone and we can mail one to you! Call Lew for more information @ 310-753-0955
HD Motorsports HERO
Availability: In stock. Usually ships within 24 hrs.
GoPro’s HD Motorsports HERO is the world’s highest performance 1080p HD on-board video and still photo camera. Professional quality 1080p, 960p, and 720p HD resolutions record at 30 frames per second (60 fps in 720p). The HD Motorsports HERO easily mounts to any helmet, motorcycle, ATV, car, plane, jet ski, boat, snowmobile or other vehicle. The camera’s quick-release mounting design makes it easy to re-position the camera around your vehicle for professional quality HD video from several angles.
Record up to 2.5 hours on a single charge and up to 9 hours total on a 32GB SD card (not included).
Included are mounts for two helmets and three vehicles, as well as a suction cup for maximum versatility and convenience. The housing is waterproof to 180’ / 60m.
GoPro’s obsession with sound has conquered the wind. At 85 mph on a motorcycle, you’ll enjoy the throaty sound of your motor, not the wind. Inside even the quietest street cars, hear the pull of your motor…not the drone of the wind and road.
Included is a 1100mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts for up to 2.5 hours of constant recording. With optional accessories, you can also plug the camera into a wall outlet, cigarette lighter, or with any USB-compatible power adapter, wire it directly to your vehicle’s electrical system. The battery will charge while you record.
The camera can also shoot automatic 5MP photos at 2/5/10/30 and 60 second intervals during your drive or ride, hands free. Press the shutter button once and record up to 2.5 hours of poster-print quality photos.
Waterproof to 180’ / 60m and protected from rocks and other hazards thanks to its removable polycarbonate housing. Replacement housings and lens kits are available, making repairs or refurbishing your HD HERO camera affordable and convenient. It’s a GoPro…go for it.™
- 1 HD HERO Camera (5 megapixel)
- 1 Rechargable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
- 1 Waterproof Quick-Release Housing (180’/60 m)
- 3 Flat, 3M™ Adhesive Mounts
- 2 Curved, 3M™ Adhesive Mounts
- 2 Quick-Release Buckles
- 1 Vertical Surface “J-Hook” Buckle
- 1 Suction Cup Mount
- 1 Three-Way Pivoting Side Arm Assembly
- 1 USB Cable
- 1 Component Video (HDTV) Cable
- 1 Composite Video + Audio Out Cable
- Warranty: One Year
- Lens Type: Fixed Focus (2ft/.6m – ∞), glass
- Aperture: f/2.8 (high performance in low-light situations)
- Angle of View: 170º ultra wide angle in WVGA, 720p, or 960p mode
- Angle of View: 127º wide angle in 1080p mode
- HD Video Resolution Modes: (subject to change, pending final firmware release)
- 1080p = 1920×1080 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate
- 960p = 1280×960 pixels (4:3), 30 fps, 12 Mbit/s data rate
- 720p = 1280×720 pixels (16:9), 60 fps, 15 Mbit/s data rate
- 720p = 1280×720 pixels (16:9), 30 fps, 8 Mbit/s data rate
- WVGA = 848×480 pixels (16:9), 60 fps, 8 Mbit/s data rate
- Sensor Type: 1/2.5″ HD CMOS, 2.2µm-sized pixels
- Light Sensitivity: Super low-light sensitivity (>1.4 V/lux-sec)
- Video Format: H.264 compression, saved as Windows- & Mac-compatible MPEG4 (.mp4) file
- Exposure Control: Auto with user selectable center weighted average and spot metering settings
- White Balance: Auto
- Microphone: Built-in, mono with AGC (automatic gain control)
- Audio Format: 48 kHz, AAC audio compression
- Resolution: 5 megapixel
- Capture Modes: Single shot, photo every 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 secs.; 3 photo burst; self-timer
- Memory: SD card, up to 32GB capacity (SDHC)
- Average recording times (using 32GB SD card):
- 1080p (30 fps): 4h 21m
- 960p (30 fps): 5h 26m
- 720p (60 fps): 4h 21
- 720p (30 fps): 8h 09m
- WVGA (60 fps): 8h 09m
Camera Connectors & Cables
- PC Connection: USB 2.0 (data connection and battery charging)
- HDTV Out: HD NTSC & PAL (component cable incl.)
- Audio Out: Combo 2.5mm jack with stereo audio and composite video out
- PC Compatibility: Windows® Vista or Windows® 7; Mac OS® X 10.4.11 and later
Power & Battery
- Battery Type: Rechargeable 1100 mAh lithium-ion
- Battery Life: Approx. 2.5 hrs
- Charging: via USB to computer or optional power adapter
- Charge Time: 80% capacity after 1 hour with optional power adapter; or 2 hours with a computer’s USB port
Waterproof Camera Housing
- Depth Rating: Up to 180 feet / 60 meters
- Construction: Polycarbonate and stainless steel
- Hardware: Stainless steel
Size & Weight
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.6” x 2.4” x 1.2” (42mm x 60mm x 30mm)
- Weight: 3.3oz (94g) incl. battery, 5.9oz (167g) incl. housing
- Additional Rechargable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
- Full Line of Mounting Accessories