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Karting venue opens in Limerick

first_imgTwitter Print Linkedin Facebook Email WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement A SLICK and ultra modern new split level indoor karting centre has opened this Monday next (June 21), adding yet another new dimension to the city’s social and entertainment scene. It is the first of its kind in the region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Investors spotted an ideal opportunity at the Delta Retail Park, on the Ballysimon Road, and are to create 14 jobs.Delta Karting is in the ownership of Ireland’s longest established indoor karting centres, Kylemore Karting, Dublin, and Formula Karting in Newry .Spokesperson Garret Smith, said: “We have already been inundated with CVs and we haven’t even started publicising the centre. It’s amazing how people find out that there are jobs available”. The two new indoor tracks, which feature flyovers and underpasses, occupy a large industrial unit in the Delta Retail Park, close to Fine Wines Party Store.Smith continued: “We’re lucky with our chosen site because we have had a lot of space to work with, and it’s shaping that this track will be the best indoor facility in the country”.Behind the project are two men have years of motor-sport experience, having represented Ireland in Europe. They are Stuart Cosgrave, the founder of Mondello Park Race Circuit, and Jim Feenan, a well known rally driver and motor enthusiast.The 200cc karts will reach speeds of up to 40mph, which is exhilarating for the driver.Also adding to the driver experience will be a Grand Prix format of practice, qualifying and race, as well as commentaries, video monitors in the pits and viewing areas and electronic leaderboards with driver lap times on both tracks, separate heated viewing lounges for each track, and trophies and certificates for race winners.The venue aims to attract people of all ages, as Smith explained: “We hope to attract corporate groups, children’s parties and special events. It should appeal to everyone as we have adult and junior kadet karts”. The venue also has viewing lounges which overlook both tracks and a cafe area. NewsLocal NewsKarting venue opens in LimerickBy admin – June 17, 2010 734 Previous articlePaddy clocks in for opening of Dockers MonumentNext articleRathkeale Hotel to close adminlast_img

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