Octane Raceway celebrates anniversary with weekend of fun, discounts

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It's a big anniversary party this weekend at Octane Raceway! The Scottsdale kart racing facility, which features the country's only 1/3 mile permanent indoor/outdoor track, is celebrating its 11th anniversary.

The indoor/outdoor kart racing and event venue is commemorating the achievement with a 'Lucky 11' weekend featuring discounted racing, food and drink specials, and prizes for guests, with a grand prize of free kart racing for a full year. This celebration also marks the first anniversary of their location in Scottsdale in the Pavilions at Talking Stick.

Events will take place at Octane Raceway Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5 beginning at 11:00 a.m. each day.

"The Lucky 11 celebration is all about our guests," says Scott Sanders, president of Octane Raceway. "Every day our goal is to give our guests an amazing experience that puts a smile on their face."

For the past 11 years, their enjoyment has been, and will continue to be, our number one priority. This celebration is one small way we are able to say 'thank you' to our guests for their continued support." Sanders opened the multifaceted kart racing facility on October 3, 2003 in Phoenix. An avid auto racing fan, Sanders was introduced to the concept of "racing inside a building" through business travels many years ago.

While he was intrigued by the concept he saw, his vision was to build an interactive environment where guests could create memorable experiences. The original Phoenix location was the largest indoor kart racing and entertainment venue in the United States. It offered many of the active entertainment options that are available today including kart racing, an authentic NASCAR pit crew challenge, a Segway course, rock wall climbing, billiards and an arcade. The facility also featured multiple meeting and event spaces and a full service restaurant.

In 2013, Octane Raceway added to their guest offering as they moved to their current Pavilions location. All of the events and amenities that were offered at the previous location are available in the Scottsdale venue, with new concepts like the 5,000 square foot Brickyard outdoor patio, upgraded audiovisual capabilities for meeting spaces and a revolutionary indoor and outdoor racetrack, which is the only permanent track of its kind in the United States.

"Our main racing is for adults, 15 and up. The cars go 40, 45 miles an hour," says Sanders. "We also have junior racing for ages 10 to 15. So we've got something for everybody."

Over the past year, the Scottsdale location has welcomed almost 200,000 racers who have driven Octane's fleet of race karts more than 700,000 miles. One hotshot racer earned the title of fastest 1/3-mile lap, at 26.9 seconds.

Since Octane Raceway opened in 2003, racers have navigated through almost six million miles of racing, they have hosted just over 11,000 events and entertained 300,000 corporate guests.

'Lucky 11' commemorates all of these accomplishments and is selecting prize winners every hour the racing venue is open from Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5. One lucky racer will receive free racing for a year, another a $100 gift card. Many others can win t-shirts, $11 Octane gift cards, and other Octane items.

Throughout the Lucky 11 celebration weekend, all kart racing is open to the public and priced at $11 per race, normally $19.95.

Here are more Lucky 11 deals:
-Octane t-shirts are available for $11
-Fountain sodas are $0.11 at the Trackside Bar & Grill
-The Trackside Sampler Platter is $11 at the Trackside Bar & Grill
 
You can win prizes all weekend long. One lucky racer will be selected as a winner at 11 minutes past every hour throughout the weekend. Prizes include:
-Free racing for a year
-$100 Octane Gift Card
-T-shirts
-Octane gifts
-Octane Gift Cards

Octane Raceway 
9119 E. Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
602-302-7223 

 
Race reservations are encouraged and available Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm up to 48 hours in advance at 602-302-7223, ext 3.
 
More About OctaneSince 2003 Octane Raceway has been thrilling guests with high-speed kart racing. Travelling at up to 45 miles per hour, guests navigate through a series of straight-aways and switchbacks.

The only permanent indoor and outdoor kart racing venue in the United States, Octane boasts many activities where guests can drive, dine, meet, relax and enjoy. Open 364 days a year to the general public, the venue is located in Scottsdale at the Pavilions at Talking Stick, 9119 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250.

For more information, please visit
www.OctaneRaceway.com or call (602) 302-7223.