Head Into Stamford to Hit RPM Raceway's Latest Location

Family-amusement franchise opens new facility in Fairfield County.

Hey, motorheads, need more RPMs in your life? Well, look no farther than Stamford, where RPM Raceway recently launched its sixth location. The new 90,000 sq. ft. kart-racing-and-entertainment facility on West Avenue features electric Italian-made karts attacking quarter-mile tracks at speeds of 45 mph or more. If that doesn’t sound like your speed, perhaps you’ll enjoy the 14-lane bowling alley, multiplayer virtual-reality experience, and/or state-of-the-art arcade.

Event rooms at the racetrack let you assemble for private parties, corporate team-building events — or even competitive races. So whether you identify more with Mario Andretti or Mario Kart, you can put your skills to the test by joining a year-round racing league. RPM Stamford raceway is slated to open in the first half of 2018 and is open to drivers in three categories: Juniors (6+), Unlicensed (12-17, at least 4’10”), and (licensed) Adults. (www.rpmraceway.com).

Kart Facts

Top Speed: 45 mph

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Weight: 550 lbs

Horsepower: equivalent to 20 hp gas engine

Power source: electric

Battery type: (4) 12-V deep-cycle marine batteries, connected in series for a 48-V system

Country of Manufacture: Italy (designed to simulate Formula-circuit racecars)

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