HONOLULU, Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been one year since Podium Raceway Hawaii introduced the newest, thrilling activity on Oahu and celebrates their first anniversary this month. As part of Podium's Anniversary Month, there will be giveaways as well as events the last weekend of January – the 27th through the 29th.
Podium owners and partners saw a need for a new adventure, like nothing Hawaii had seen before, and decided to open the only indoor electric kart racing track in Kapolei. Finding a decommissioned military space, it was the perfect opportunity to transform the area into a brand new, state-of-the-art kart racing facility.
"As a motocross racer on the mainland, moving to Hawaii and finding nothing like it really motivated me. My partners and I had a vision once we saw this dilapidated building and immediately saw how we could turn kart racing into a reality here," says Mark Jeffries, Podium Raceway Hawaii.
Embraced by Hawaii residents and visitors alike, Podium has made it successfully through their first year with over 60,000 racers to date. Overwhelmed by the community support, Podium plans to continue their public outreach and involvement through Race for the Cause events that will benefit the local community.
"The biggest surprise was how well we were received by locals as well as tourists. Folks in Hawaii really love kart racing and we look forward to continue bringing a mainland quality experience to Oahu," says Warren Cole of Podium Raceway Hawaii.
The 44,000 square foot facility features a quarter-mile, indoor track with 45 electric karts. The high-performance, European, electric racing karts are emission free, environmentally friendly and allow racers to go up to 45 mph. Up to 10 drivers are able to compete side by side in Hawaii's fast lane with a track that boasts hairpin turns and straight-aways.
About Podium Raceway Hawaii
Hawaii's only indoor electric kart racing track opened January 1, 2011, welcoming everyone, from walk-in racers, to private groups – small and large. Podium Raceway caters to corporate events, team building programs, birthday and bachelor parties, and special occasions. Adults must be a minimum of 55" tall and juniors (six years and older) a minimum of 48" tall, closed-toe shoes required. Open seven days a week. For more information, visit PodiumRaceway.com or call 808-682-7223.
SOURCE Podium Raceway Hawaii