Out & About: JD Racing Indoor Karting - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Out & About: JD Racing Indoor Karting

Posted: Updated:
Kam Carman takes a cart for a spin at JD Racing in Novi. Kam Carman takes a cart for a spin at JD Racing in Novi.
NOVI, Mich. (WJBK) -

Always had the need for speed? At JD Racing Indoor Karting, you can bring the whole family and release your inner speed demon.

Get behind-the-wheel of a high-performance electric kart that zooms up to 40 miles-per-hour on a very sleek track made just for karting.

"It's a very technical track. It's a high speed track utilizing the positive aspects of the electric karts for your immediate acceleration. It's 1,100 feet long, and it's very enjoyable," said Mark Dick.

You have to be at least eight years old and a minimum of 54 inches to drive, but the limitations are few and far between at JD Racing. The cars are quiet. There is no gas smell, and the place attracts drivers and events of all shapes and sizes.

"We are able to host anything from your youthful birthday parties all the way up to your high-end corporate outings, and we've done everything in between also," Dick said.

Bachelor and bachelorette parties are also popular.

You make a profile for yourself and create a name, then you put the pedal to the metal, and when you're done with your race, you get a firsthand look at how you did.

"Post on track session, everybody gets a unique, individual time sheet that lists your lap by lap performance and then also how you compare to the other individuals that you were on track with," Dick said.

What's the secret to having a great race?

"Just being nice and smooth and not hitting anything. As soon as you're hitting something, it's slowing you down," Dick said.

You will find JD Racing Indoor Karting on Twelve Mile Road in Novi. For more information, visit www.jdkarting.com.

  • Kam CarmanKam CarmanMore>>

  • Kam's Corner: Taiko Drumming School

    Kam's Corner: Taiko Drumming School

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:35:20 GMT
    Want your child to try something different this summer? Try Japanese Taiko drumming at the Great Lakes Taiko Center in Novi.
    Want your child to try something different this summer? Try Japanese Taiko drumming at the Great Lakes Taiko Center in Novi.
  • Leader Dogs for the Blind looking for host families

    Leader Dogs for the Blind looking for host families

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:34:17 GMT
    Ever wonder how leader dogs for the blind get their start? One host family in Birmingham has taken on the task of raising eight puppies for six weeks before they go on to train to be leader dogs.
    Ever wonder how leader dogs for the blind get their start? One host family in Birmingham has taken on the task of raising eight puppies for six weeks before they go on to train to be leader dogs.
  • Kam's Corner: Mary's Diaper Cake Boutique

    Kam's Corner: Mary's Diaper Cake Boutique

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:39:55 GMT
    Made with love from one mom to another. Local businesswoman and mother Mary creates very unique, one-of-a-kind diaper cakes designed for moms to be.
    Made with love from one mom to another. Local businesswoman and mother Mary creates very unique, one-of-a-kind diaper cakes designed for moms to be.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices