Tag: go-kart

    Massive Mario Kart-style go-kart track now open in Niagara Falls

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    From CBC News:

    Drivers, start your engines — a massive, roller coaster-like go-kart racetrack is now open in Niagara Falls, Ont.

    Tourism company HOCO Limited unveiled its new “Niagara Speedway” attraction on the Clifton Hill entertainment strip this week.

    “It’s like go-karts on steroids,” said Harry Oakes, HOCO’s president, in a statement. “You drive on a road course for a portion of the race and then spiral up … to about 40 feet, and then come down a long hill … kind of like the way a wooden coaster would be.”

    Video of Niagara Speedway Test Drive

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    The Clifton Hill Facebook page posted a point of view (POV) video yesterday of a test drive around the Niagara Speedway track. It’s looking pretty good.

    Niagara Speedway Test Drive

    Vrrooom Vrrooom!!! First lap around the Niagara Speedway track. https://www.cliftonhill.com/attractions/niagara-speedway

    Posted by Clifton Hill – Niagara Falls Fun on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Multi-level go-kart racing coming to Niagara Falls, Ontario

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    Get ready for a multi-level go-karting experience in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

    HOCO Entertainment and Resorts tells 7EWN that construction on the new “Niagara Speedway” is nearing completion. The spiraling track is being built on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls and is inspired by “Heavy Metal High Rise” which is a go-kart track in Branson, Missouri.

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    Concrete work has started at Niagara Speedway go-kart track

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    It looks like the go-kart track is going to be a concrete track rather than asphalt (perhaps that is the standard way to do it… I have no idea). Yesterday they were pouring concrete at the end of the hill. There is also concrete by the building in the middle of the track.

    More Niagara Speedway go-kart track railings and netting

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    Based on the traffic I’ve gotten for some of my Niagara Speedway posts, it seems that many people are anxious to get more details about the go-kart track. I’m sorry to say that I have no information. There are no signs up and no indication of when it will open. All I can say is that there is still work being done.

    I previously posted about some railings along the track. They’ve now put posts up all around the spiral, and have also put up some sort of mesh fence along parts of the track.

    Niagara Speedway go-kart track progress update

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    Now that many of the new operations on Clifton Hill/Victoria Avenue are open, I guess the next big thing is going to be the Niagara Speedway go-kart track. There used to be banners up on the fencing that showed that it was a go-kart track, but now it is just blank. I’ve actually had a few people ask me if it was a water slide.

    There has been no official word on when it will open, but there still seems to be a lot of work to be done. However, they are still working and making progress. Yesterday I noticed that new red railing was up along the track.

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