Looking to satisfy your need for speed? How does traveling through a Grand Prix-style indoor track going up to 50 MPH, competing against friends, family, co-workers and strangers sound? That’s what you’ll find at Autobahn Indoor Speedway
Autobahn Indoor Speedway is a fun and competitive go-karting track that offers fast thrills for all experience levels. The speed of the electric carts can reach up to 50 MPH with each race typically consisting of 14 laps (this can change depending upon your group and type of race). The goal is not necessarily to finish first, but to have the fastest lap time. From my experience, 18-20 seconds per lap is typically the fastest.
Once you head into Autobahn’s facility for the first time, you will register on the iPads along the wall and then will be called to receive your official license. You’ll be instructed to watch brief video on the rules of the race and wait for your name to be called (or be notified by texted message). While you wait, you can lounge in the couches and watch TV or play games in the arcade. Once it is your turn, head to the briefing area, where you’ll again be reminded of the rules. Now it’s time to strap on your helmet, enter your kart and start the race!
Let me preface this by saying I’m not tremendously good at sharp turns at a high rate of speed. While
Autobahn’s course is filled with many turns, the staff will make sure to let each driver know if you’re dangering other drivers or if you need to move to the outside of the track. In my first race, it took me a few laps to really get adjusted to the turns and how best to accelerate and break. As you can see with the chart (I’m the bold red line), I started out slow and was able to get my way to third place. Despite my mediocre performance, I really wanted to try again. A few days later I brought a friend who I knew would really enjoy it. Our competition was more intense from the previous outing, which caused me to have to step it up. On my first race, I had an avg. speed of 24 sec/lap and on my next race I had an average of 22 sec/lap. After your race is complete, a staff member will hand you your results and how you compared to the other drivers.
Autobahn is thrilling indoor experience that’s perfect for a guy’s night out or a date night. Autobahn is also a great place to hold company events and birthday parties. Medals are even awarded to the top three winners for groups. The staff is also knowledgeable and accommodating. Autobahn should be on your list of things to do this summer!