Southern California¿s Newest Indoor Motorsports Facility Celebrates Grand Opening
Whenever top racers work together it always creates a lot of buzz. Names like Jeremy McGrath, Mike Metzger, Dick Burleson, Greg Albertyn, Kerry Peterson, Trevor Vines and Steve Hatch get enough attention by themselves, let alone when they create something unique as Pole Position Raceway.
Southern California¿s newest indoor kart track was the brainchild of three-time land speed racer Ken Faught and former pro motocrosser Jason Williams. The state-of-the-art 53,000 square-foot building near the 15/91 freeway junction features a European-style road course that is almost ?-mile long. It offers 55 of the fastest rental karts on the West Coast, and it¿s truly one-of-a-kind.
¿I think it turned out better than anyone expected,¿ said Faught, President of P2R. ¿The racing alone is a lot of fun, but one of the best attractions is all of the racing memorabilia inside. We¿ve got Jeremy McGrath¿s Honda CR250R that he used to win the X-Games last year, Mike Metzger’s freestyle bike, Scot Harden¿s KTM Dakkar rally bike, Kerry Peterson¿s championship-winning hillclimb Harley, Team Makita Suzuki¿s GSXR750s, and more. Literally, we have some of the most historic riding gear, photos and helmets that you will ever see. The collection is almost priceless to our sport, and even includes Dominic Dobson¿s 1987 Lola that he used to become the fastest Rookie of the Year at the Indianapolis 500.¿
¿This is a racer hangout, but what makes it so great is that everyone has a chance to test their skills against one another on equal equipment,¿ said CEO Jason Williams. ¿The karts at P2R are capable of 45mph and we have special computer software that allows us to setup each kart so that no one has an unfair advantage.¿
The facility opened September 14 and will host dozens of key industry functions every year. Pole Position Raceway also offers a conference room with state-of-the-art audio/video equipment for company meetings, private parties and other social events. There¿s also a large gaming area filled with video games, air hockey, pool tables and more. For additional information visit www.racep2r.com or call 951/817-5032.