HIGH OC­TANE FUN ALL YEAR LONG

Speed­world pro­vides in­door go-kart­ing, sun or snow

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“Rac­ing fans and auto en­thu­si­asts in Win­nipeg shed a tear when the first snowflake is sched­uled to fall,” said Speed­world oper­a­tions man­ager Briget Marciniak. “It usu­ally means that the sum­mer car gets put into stor­age and the sea­son of car shows, club and drag races are done for the sea­son.”

But luck­ily for go-kart rac­ers, Speed­world is open year-round for high-speed en­ter­tain­ment and train­ing. Ac­cord­ing to Marciniak, the track stays busy dur­ing the win­ter months with club teams want­ing to keep their skills sharp and spend time with team­mates and friends.

“I think groups like the league-style rac­ing be­cause it keeps the club united over the win­ter months,” Marciniak said. “The rac­ing is a fun way to have a so­cial gath­er­ing on a reg­u­lar ba­sis and get peo­ple more in­volved in their club.”

The league-style rac­ing has be­come so pop­u­lar that the track now hosts a sea­sonal rac­ing se­ries where driv­ers can par­tic­i­pate as part of a team or in­di­vid­u­ally to earn points to­wards prizes.

On Nov. 16, Speed­world will host the Man­i­toba Kart­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (MKA) An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing. MKA Pres­i­dent Mario Bovino said the lo­ca­tion is per­fect for the an­nual gath­er­ing.

“The lo­ca­tion is cen­trally lo­cated with lots of park­ing and rac­ing at the track is pop­u­lar with our mem­bers,” Bovino said.

Marciniak and her staff are busy book­ing up­com­ing hol­i­day par­ties, as well as the reg­u­lar team windups, club meet­ings and birth­days. Ac­cord­ing to her, the spot is a hit for groups that want to do some­thing out of the or­di­nary but also ex­cit­ing and fast-paced.

“Our pri­vate room is a great place (for events),” Marciniak said. “With seat­ing for up to 30 peo­ple it is big enough for most or­ga­ni­za­tions.”

And when it comes to the main event, the track can ac­com­mo­date groups any­where from six to 60 rac­ers.

The fall rac­ing se­ries runs ev­ery Mon­day night start­ing at 7 p.m. and is open to any­one with a driver’s li­cense. For more in­for­ma­tion or to book an event con­tact Speed­world at 204-772-5278 or email info@speed­world.ca.

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