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NOLA Motorsports Go Kart Racing FAQs

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Jan 21, 2016 2:02:30 PM

And they're off!

Imagine traveling just inches off the ground in a go-kart at speeds up to 50 MPH. This can happen just minutes from the French Quarter, and makes for a one-of-a-kind New Orleans family activity whether you live in town, or you're just visiting.

We put together a few of the go karting FAQs we hear from both families and individual karters. If you have any more questions, just get in touch.

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Topics: karting, events, tips

The NOLA Motorsports Event Center

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Jan 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Some event spaces are featureless voids, not easily subdivided and often expensive to dress for an occasion. Some are so pre-sliced and pre-arranged that your event has to stage across several rooms or even in separate venues.

At NOLA Motorsports Park’s Event Center, you get flexibility--and personality, too--for events large and small.

Just off the main track at NOLA Motorsports Park, our versatile Event Center is a 34,000 square-foot space ready to take on the personality and purpose you need for your next event. 

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Topics: events

3 Things to Know About the Xtreme Xperience

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Jan 11, 2016 8:30:00 AM

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to sit behind the wheel of one of the most powerful machines on the planet, you have the chance to find out. The Xtreme Xperience at NOLA Motorsports gives you the opportunity to race your dream car on the same racetrack as professional drivers.

This unique adventure offers you the opportunity to get behind the wheel of some of the most powerful sports cars in the world.

Read on to discover more about the Xperience and what it offers.

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Topics: gifts, racing

Pellegrini Performance Group Talks Shop

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Dec 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Pellegrini Performance Group (PPG) in Madisonville, La. is a family-owned business and a close friend of the track. We asked them to tell us more about what they do, and why they're passionate about cars and racing.

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Topics: antique cars, Industry, PPG, racing

Shay and Seth: Father and Son Racers Take It to the Track

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Dec 22, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Some kids inherit their dad's nose or smile. Others get their father's penchant for hunting or playing football.

For Seth Corbin, it's hard to tell if he got his dad's nose, given the racing helmet that covers all but a small sliver of his eyes. His dad, Shay Corbin, wears a similar helmet when whipping his electric blue Mazda across the 16-turn Big Track at NOLA Motorsports Park.

 

Seth in his kart, on the grid.

The pair share many traits, but a hunger for speed may be the most pronounced. 

We caught up with the Corbins to find out a little bit about what drew them to racing and what's kept them there.

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Topics: Insider, karting, racing, NASA

Outdoor Go Kart Racing: What You Need to Know

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Dec 16, 2015 2:21:36 PM

Are you thinking about getting into go kart racing? If so, there are a lot of things to keep in mind, especially if you plan on kart racing at an outdoor track.

While anyone can go to a go kart track and drive around a little bit, you're going to need to be more informed and experienced with go karts if you plan on actually entering a race. The following are a few tips that will help you get started in the world of outdoor go kart racing.

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Topics: maintenance, karting, racing

Gear Up for the Holidays: Gifts You Can Grab Right Now

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Dec 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

What do you get for the man or woman who has everything? It’s a question as old as the practice of gift-giving. The answer is almost always "An experience they'll never forget."

We're all about unforgettable experiences, which is why we've got a whole lineup of gift cards to help you give loved ones and friends the time of their life.

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Topics: shopping, gifts, Mustang

5 Hassles Every New Orleans Event Planner Faces

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Dec 1, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Forget New York--New Orleans is the city that never sleeps. With events, festivals, and parades year-round, New Orleans event planners face a unique set of logistical challenges when executing the perfect event.

Here are five hassles that every New Orleans event planner faces, along with tips to overcome them.

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Topics: events, Venue

Go Kart Racing Safety Basics

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Nov 4, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Every kind of racing involves a level of risk. If not well-addressed, some of those risks may result in accidents. To make sure your go kart racing experience is enjoyable and incident-free, you should observe a few basic safety features and requirements.

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Topics: karting, safety

5 Antique Cars We’d Love to See Back in Production

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Nov 2, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Who wouldn’t want to revive a fleet of antique cars for a jaunt on the racetrack? The early 1900s produced an array of classic vehicles with sculpted looks and infinite drivability, all begging to be put back on the street.

Of course, we’d all love new installments of the Chevy Bel Air or Ford Galaxie, but real antique cars came before 1939. Here’s a list to fill you with nostalgia and high expectations for tomorrow’s market.

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Topics: antique cars