The purpose-built Mooresville Motorplex go-kart track had its grand opening recently, complete with tours, on-track activities and real racing.

Open every day, you can rent a kart and practice your skills, bring your own kart to drive, buy a kart and even garage your kart at the facility so it’s ready to go any time you are.

The 7/10-mile grand-prix style kart track is based on the world-famous Kartdromo Parma in Italy and is built to Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) standards.

That’s a good thing because it means that real, bona fide racing can – and will – take place here.

Race against yourself or others or bring your staff for team building or corporate clients for an afternoon of hospitality; whatever you want can be provided by the sales staff at the Motorplex.

The day of the grand opening (the track has been open six months – long enough for most of the garages to be rented) there was real racing and to no surprise,

NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin (pictured) took home top honors. Scott Speed, another Cup driver, claimed hardware in another division.

All in all, 58 drivers participated in four divisions after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

To see if you might like kart driving, $25 will buy you a few laps around the track. After that, the sky’s the limit! Take a peek for yourself here and plan a visit to the Mooresville Motorplex soon. It’s fun!


Corinne Economaki