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NOLA Motorsports Park Blog

Welcome to the New School: Introducing Fast University

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Jun 10, 2016 9:22:24 AM

New Orleans is known for world-class food and music. World-class parties. World-class hangovers.
But karting? That’s unlikely to come up no matter how many people you ask.

The truth is, New Orleans is a world-class karting destination. The kart track at NOLA Motorsports is the biggest in North America. The head honcho out there? IndyCar driver Jay Howard.

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Topics: karting, racing, Fast University

Low Fury: The GT Max Kart

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Jun 8, 2016 10:20:32 AM

If you’re used to the normal karts at our track, the GT Max is a horse of a different color.

With its liquid-cooled 2-stroke engine, high energy absorption system Head System, hydraulic brakes with self-adjusting brake pads and ventilated disk – this machine moves, and stops, like nothing you’re used to.

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Topics: karting, GT, racing

Host Your New Orleans Bachelor Party With Us

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Jan 29, 2016 11:39:58 AM

Throwing a New Orleans bachelor party is an art form that falls somewhere on the spectrum between watercolor and talking yourself out of being arrested.

If you're looking to do something you can talk about later on Bourbon Street, we've got just the stuff.

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Topics: karting, Mustang, bachelor party

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

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

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

New Orleans Corporate Events at NOLA Motorsports Park

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Oct 30, 2015 9:27:00 AM

If you’re planning a corporate event around New Orleans--something like “team-building,” getting to know your clients, or a fun adventure or holiday party--we might have just what you’re looking for.

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Topics: karting, events, Venue

Go Kart Maintenance: The Basics

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Oct 27, 2015 2:44:00 PM

Lots of folks love the thrill of go kart racing, but grimace at the thought of doing regular kart maintenance. Well, guess what? If you own a go kart and want to keep it in great shape for as long as possible--not to mention ensure that it performs at peak condition--you’ll need to do regular upkeep.

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Topics: maintenance, karting