Indoor kart racing is a cool way to beat the heat

19 May
Photo from Google Images

Photo from Google Images

Everyone who has grown up in Bakersfield during the summer knows how hot it can get. This summer is no exception, with temperatures reaching the 90s in spring. With the blazing heat of Bakersfield weather it can be hard to leave the cooling comfort of your AC.

But JAM Raceway is Bakersfield’s only indoor karting facility, so it keeps participants out of the heat and focused on racing to victory. JAM is newly located on 6901 District Boulevard and is open Monday through Sunday. Specific times can be seen here.

These electric karts are capable of speeds of about 50 mph, and with speeds like that it should keep you relatively cool. JAM charges about $20 for a non-member and $15 if you are a member, these prices are for a 14-lap race. And of course you must be able to provide a valid drivers license in order to race. Complete list of prices can be seen here.

JAM welcomes anyone from professional racers to a novice just looking to race their family or friends. Each person who races is given a score sheet after every race which breaks down their performance and their state of the art timing system allows each competitor to view their lap time and race position in real time on a giant projection screen.

Racers can even go online to check past race results. Each one of these races last about 10 minutes and can go longer depending on the type of race.  JAM is very dedicated to making racing fun and making it very competitive.

If you’ve never been to JAM Raceway, why not try it out this summer and get out of that summer heat for a bit and race your friends and family.

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3 Responses to “Indoor kart racing is a cool way to beat the heat”

  1. krystynapaige May 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    Great post! Jam is a great time for friends and family to enjoy, i highly recommend it to those who havent been

  2. mafelix862013 May 27, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    I love kart racing! How did I not know about this place? I’m glad I know now because I can go kart racing with some friends this weekend. I also like that the prices aren’t too bad. I might even consider becoming a member. I enjoyed your post. Very informational and well written.

  3. khough10 May 29, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    This place is awesome! My boss took us here for our Christmas party and gave out awards for fastest lap and to whoever won the race. I was hooked after the first time and have been at least 5 times since the party

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