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    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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    Soggy weather delays completion of Niagara Falls go-kart coaster

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    From Niagara This Week:

    While it looks like a new go-kart coaster attraction at the top of Clifton Hill is nearing completion, Mother Nature has played havoc with getting site race ready.

    The base of the track, including its ascending corkscrew, have been in place for weeks, but wet weather has delayed the pouring of concrete to finish the job, HOCO director of marketing Joel Noden said.

    “There’s been many days where it’s rained or there’s been the threat of rain. There are a lot of slope and curves to the track, so we’ve put off pour days.”

    While it was initially thought the attraction, officially named Niagara Speedway, would open this year, Noden said that probably won’t happen.

    “Realistically, we’re looking at next spring for a launch date.”

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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.

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