The multi-level, 2,200-foot redeveloped MegaTrack has been dubbed the “World’s Longest” indoor electric go-kart racing experience.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – New Jersey-based land use consultancy Dresdner Robin announced today the completion of survey work for the newly reopened RPM Raceway MegaTrack in Jersey City. The redeveloped track is currently the “World’s Longest” indoor electric go-kart racing experience, coming in at 2,200 feet with a 72-second lap time. The two tracks are part of a multimillion-dollar renovation of its Jersey City location.
“We build tracks all over the country, but of all the tracks we’ve done, we haven’t had one go together as smoothly as RPM Raceway in Jersey City,” said Grant Thurman, project lead for G5 Construction, the firm that built the track. “Most often than not, we usually have to adjust our engineering and construction due to inaccurate surveying. That was not the case this time, thanks to Dresdner Robin’s precision and attention to detail.”
Dresdner Robin’s survey work included a 3D laser scan of the facility followed by the creation of a rendering that was developed using digital three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD). Dresdner Robin’s use of leading technology allowed for the precise placement of the track bolts, which secured the track structure. The firm’s team navigated several obstacles, including oddly-placed HVAC units, entrances, and more.
“We are proud to have contributed to such a great piece of Jersey City’s recreation industry,” said Greg Gloor, senior associate and director of survey for Dresdner Robin. “This project was a challenge to complete due to the hundreds of bolts that needed to be perfectly placed for the track to be built safely. There was no room for error, and our work reflected that accuracy.”
The newly designed track consists of three levels of vertical elevation, lightning-fast straightaways, 90-degree hairpin turns and spiraling ramps. They are lined with LED racing halos for better visibility and will be serviced by an all-new fleet of OTL Italian electric adult and junior karts. The latest technologies in electric kart racing, the OTL go-karts include digital dashboards, paddle shifters and speed boost capabilities.
“With the unveiling of our MegaTrack in Jersey City, guests can experience the future of indoor electric go-kart racing firsthand,” said Eyal Farage, CEO and co-owner of RPM Raceway. “We look forward to further improving our existing tracks and opening new RPM Raceway locations in the near future.”
Located just two miles from Manhattan, RPM Raceway also features a state-of-the-art arcade with a redemption counter. The RPM Bar & Grill with 360-degree views of the racetrack is in development and slated to open later in 2023.
ABOUT DRESDNER ROBIN
Dresdner Robin is a leading land-use consultancy covering the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia metro markets. The full-service firm provides creative solutions that emphasize service, client satisfaction and technological innovation with specialties in site/civil engineering, land surveying, environmental services, planning, and surveying and landscape architecture in the revival of urban landscapes. Dresdner Robin’s multifunctional teams are strategically located in offices throughout the New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia metro areas. For more information about Dresdner Robin, visit www.dresdnerrobin.com.
ABOUT RPM RACEWAY – RACE. PLAY. MORE.
RPM Raceway is America’s premiere indoor electric indoor karting destination that offers an authentic, exhilarating and memorable experience. Whether you’re looking for family fun, a quick thrill with friends, or even a unique company retreat, RPM Raceway offers top-to-bottom entertainment that ensures guests of all ages leave feeling like a champion. Come to any one of our five locations, hop in one of our high-speed electric karts, put the pedal to the metal, and experience what true speed feels like. Our European-inspired tracks offer head-to-head matchups, group races and the authentic exhilaration of true competition while reaching speeds of up to 45+ MPH. For more information, please visit www.RPMRaceway.com.
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