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NOLA Motorsports Park Blog

Check “Drive Formula One Car” Off Your Bucket List

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Jul 14, 2016 2:27:20 PM
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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

A Legend Comes to NOLA

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Mar 14, 2016 5:37:54 PM

David Aldana is one fast man. 

Dirt track, road racing, AMA Grand National Championships, Trans-AMA motocross series, spreedway racing – David has done it all and has the medals to prove it. His racing style – known as being an all-or-nothing racer – made him a focal point of the Academy Award-nominated film On Any Sunday and got hin inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. And come this weekend, he will be the Grand Marshall of the NOLA Vintage Grand Prix as well as a praticipant in a few races. 

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Topics: events, racing, motorcycles, AHRMA

Clint Austin Brings Vintage Racing to NOLA

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Mar 14, 2016 4:37:54 PM

The NOLA Vintage Grand Prix kicks off this weekend (March 18-20th)

The 3 days of vintage motorcycle racing, music, swap meets, and much more probably wouldn't have come together without the work of passionate people like Clint Austin. 

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Topics: events, racing, AHRMA

Rob Mclendon Talks Track

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Mar 5, 2016 3:24:06 PM

When the first pack of wild-eyed vintage motorcycle racers slides into turn 1 of NOLA Motorsports Park’s new flat track – either with just back breaks or none at all – there will be one man watching closer than the rest.

Rob Mclendon, or Robbie-Bobbie Mclendonshire as some call him (more on that later), is a man known across the Gulf South for his role in keeping motorcycle racing culture alive and well. After all, he’s been at it since he was a kid, making a hard leap from motocross to flat track racing when he was 14 by just showing up for a race one day.

When asked how that went, Rob took a deep breath and said, “Well, I sucked… horribly. I wrecked a few times and wasn’t sure if this was all that much fun. But I just went out on a race day thinking that because I was fast in other races, I’d be fast here. There’s just so much more technique. Long story short, I kept practicing and got better. In 2002, I got my first pro license.”

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Topics: events, racing, motorcycles

Cosmo Unleashes Audi's '16 R8 LMS GT3

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Feb 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM
 

If you've been sleeping on Audi's adeptly modified 2016 R8 LMS GT3, this is your wake-up call

Audi R8 at NOLA Motorsports Park

If you've been sleeping on Audi's adeptly modified 2016 R8 LMS GT3, this is your wake-up call.

Seriously, wake up.

Audi's engine-uity and its custo

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Topics: Industry, Audi, Guy Cosmo, R8, GT, M1GTRacing, Track Testing

Damn, We're Smooth: How to Resurface a Racetrack

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Feb 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Some of y'all might have noticed this, but we figured it was time for an announcement: We resurfaced our track just before the holidays last year, and it makes for a mighty fine ride.

Check out this video, featuring Barriere Construction, showing you exactly how it's done--and then come ride it for yourself! Sign up for our next Open Track Day.

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Topics: Track, racing, Open Track Day

Hot Laps: Spend a Day in a Rocket

Posted by NOLA Motorsports on Feb 4, 2016 2:57:31 PM

What’s it like to ride shotgun in a racecar while a professional wheel man does 125mph around a closed track?

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Topics: Mustang, Hot Laps

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