Get Ready to Go Karting

WGI partners with Pole Position Raceway Indoor Electric Kart Racing Facilities in nearby Buffalo and Syracuse

Pole Position Raceway

Pole Position Raceway offers a variety of options to suit the needs of all racers – from families, to die hard karting enthusiasts.


WATKINS GLEN, NY  – Watkins Glen International is proud to announce a new partnership with Pole Position Raceway, America’s leading chain of state-of-the-art indoor motorsports entertainment facilities – with the fastest electric karts on the east coast – as the Official Indoor Karting Track of The Glen.

The partnership will include cross promotional advertising, marketing and branding opportunities, ticket and racing promotions and a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series show car display at Pole Position Raceway’s Buffalo and Syracuse locations. Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 Dollar General Toyota will be on display at Destiny USA in Syracuse starting April 8th to celebrate the new relationship!

“On behalf of the entire WGI team, it is an honor to partner with one of the fastest growing sports in the country and entertainment industry,” stated WGI President, Michael Printup. “Everything we do is for our fans, and this partnership is an exceptional example of that. We know our fans will enjoy all of the amenities that this partnership with Pole Position Raceway will bring.”

“We are pleased to announce this exciting new partnership with Watkins Glen International,” said Karen Davis-Farage, president and co-owner of the Pole Position Raceway franchise. “We pride ourselves on providing the most authentic and exhilarating racing experience short of climbing in an actual race car.  We look forward to partnering with The Glen and hosting racing fans with a need-for-speed throughout Western New York.” 

Created for racers, by racers, the Pole Position Raceway experience was developed with such well-known names in the racing world including 2004 NASCAR champion Kurt Busch, seven-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath and X-Games freestyle gold medalist Mike Metzger. Located at Destiny USA in Syracuse, NY, at Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY, just minutes from Manhattan, next to Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, on Long Island – and opening soon in Savannah, GA – Pole Position Raceway’s state-of-the-art-facilities each feature the latest in high-performance, all-electric, emission-free indoor karts capable of speeds 45 MPH+, arcade games and space for private parties or corporate events and more. For more information, visit or call 201-333-RACE (7223).

Pole Position Raceway offers a variety of options to suit the needs of all racers – from families, to die hard karting enthusiasts.  Its “Arrive & Drive” racing is for those that enter a queue to race against others.  Pre-Scheduled Racing events are for groups of 10+ and include the Pole Position Challenge, Grand Prix or Super Pole which are 2, 3 or 4 race events culminating with racers receiving 1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals at the Winners’ Circle.  Pole Position Raceway features adult karts for racers who are at least 58 inches tall and separate junior karts for kids who are at least 48 inches tall. Best of all, the karts use electric technology, so there are no fumes. 

Located within five (5) hours (~300 miles) of 25% of the US population, Watkins Glen International is the premier road racing facility in the United States. Mark your calendars for the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship during Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen June 26-29, as well as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Cheez-It™ 355 and Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at The Glen August 7-10. Tickets are available by calling 866.461.RACE or at up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter. Download The Glen’s free mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.

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