Raleigh - February 8, 2014

Saturday, 08.02.2014 / 10:40 AM
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2013-14 On the Road Blog
Raleigh - February 8, 2014

When you think NASCAR, the first thing that comes to mind is engines revving in Daytona. While the head offices are in Florida, North Carolina is a NASCAR hub, hosting offices in four cities around the state. One of the most popular sports in the US behind only the NFL, NASCAR has a huge following down south and around the world, so we decided to give in to our need for speed and check tickle our racing bones in the Tar Heel State.

The karts at Frankie’s Fun Park may not boast the same level of horsepower as actual stock cars, but sliding around hairpin turns felt like a slightly-less-authentic NASCAR experience nonetheless. Unfortunately, we didn’t hit high speeds of 250 km/h as we had originally hoped; we didn’t even hit the local speed limit of roughly 100 km/h…in fact, we actually probably would’ve been able to cruise through a school zone without getting a ticket.

Still, check out the video below and you’ll see that navigating the sliding track and racing each other through the checkered flag is far from a Sunday drive.