Checkered flag waves over new indoor go-kart racing venue in Eastlake

Staff

Thu December 29, 2016 4:30pm

It’s time to rev up your engines now that go-kart racing has arrived in eastern Chula Vista.
Eastlake Speed Circuit Indoor Karting is located at 881 Showroom Place in a new 45,000-square-foot entertainment venue in The District at Eastlake retail and entertainment center.
The location is the newest for Speed Circuit Indoor Karting, which opened its first location in Miramar in 2003.
The Eastlake racetrack, which opened in October 2016, features karts that can travel up to 40 mph.
Eastlake Speed Circuit offers guests a one-quarter-mile technical (1,500-foot) racetrack. This track, which is considered one of the finest indoor tracks in the United States, boasts challenging hairpin turns, fast straightaways and a longer, more technical course than most other indoor courses.
Also, the treated concrete surface has been optimized for racing as it helps the tires grip the track and reduces sliding, allowing the racer to use the brakes less often.
The karts are made by SODI and equipped with Honda 6.5BHP engines. Each kart has computerized timing, which electronically records lap times to one-thousandth of a second, giving the racer detailed information for each lap completed.
Speed Circuit’s dedication to the safety of drivers is always a top concern, according to staff. Passing areas and the carefully engineered barrier system ensure a safe racing environment.
The atmosphere is family-friendly.
Speed Circuit differs from many outdoor racetracks in that it can run multiple karts at a time on its indoor track, which is more akin to true racing.  
These are not bumper cars and they are not slow carnival type cars; it is probably the closest thing to real racing that drivers can enjoy without spending thousands of dollars on a custom racecar.
Business hours are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For more information call (858) 586-7500.