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Pole Position Raceway

99 Caven Point Road, Jersey City, NJ 07305
201-333-7223
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Ranked #8 of 11 attractions in Jersey City
Type: Race Car Tracks
Owner description: Pole Position Raceway is home to the premiere indoor karting entertainment facility in the New York/Jersey City area. Just 3 Miles from Manhattan, the... more » Owner description: Pole Position Raceway is home to the premiere indoor karting entertainment facility in the New York/Jersey City area. Just 3 Miles from Manhattan, the 80,000 sq. foot two-track facility features the fastest (45 mph) electric karts in the United States, perfect for racers and beginners alike. At Pole Position, it is all about authenticity, exhilaration and safety. Each race is fifteen laps and each lap is 1/4 mile. Kids from 48"-56" ride karts built especially for them. Adults (with drivers License) & youth 56' and taller without Drivers License drive Adult Karts.Pole Position Raceway is great for the Arrive and Drive Racer, Personal Celebration and Corporate Events. There are different Group Race Packages which culminate in a Medal Ceremony. There are also Mezzanines and Party Rooms available for spectators and events.Pole Position Raceway also features video and virtual arcade games, an impressive display of racing memorabilia and more... « less
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Palisades Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

went there as a part of my best friend's bachelor party, had a great time racing all my friends and I would definitely go back if I get a chance. Don't go by yourself, definitely bring a company. more the better~

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Awesome fun. Electric cars are super-fast and you don’t have the petrol smell. You can wear you normal clothes. The cars go fast enough that you can scare yourself silly on the back straight. Professional staff, well organised and slick. Huge amounts of fun. Did two races and that was enough, one would be not enough. It was expensive and... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We came from Hoboken to Pole Position Raceway as Go-Kart beginners. When you race, instead of placing you by the amount of laps you have done, it is about how long each lap takes, so during a race in which I would have come in 12th, I came in 7th, as my last lap was unusually speedy. As a kid,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I really enjoyed coming here with my family. My parents took me here as a surprise birthday gift, and it was stupendous! I liked that there was a range of ages. The only thing that was a bit upsetting is the long wait. The wait for my parents race was so long -an hour or so- so they changed their... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great fun place, went to just have fun with friends it wasn't bad at all we waited to drive the karts that drives 45mph, but the wait was over 2hrs(we went on a saturday night I'm assuming thats why) so we just drove the ones that went 35mph which wasn't bad at all they were fast enough and we only... More

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Zach T, Public Relations Manager at Pole Position Raceway, responded to this review

Hello, So glad that you enjoyed the racing! If you would like to avoid lines in the future, I recommend coming on the weekdays, when the lines are much more manageable. Enjoy!! More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It's was interesting to race go karts indoors but fun We had almost everyone staring at us (I guess cause we were wearing camo) It cost to much to race once Ppl there are not friendly at all One decent thing was if u checked in on fb you got a free monster Overall I can spend less money and... More

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East Mordor, NJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Pole Position is an indoor raceway, reminiscent of go-karts but with fancier cars. They have separate tracks for kids and adults. Along the side there are several arcade games to play between your races (you get two races per check in, though I'm sure you can pay for more). There are no vending machines--everything you want to buy you have... More

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Zach T, Public Relations Manager at Pole Position Raceway, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we take all of your insight to heart. We apologize for your perceived rudeness from the staff, customer service is incredibly important to us. The weekends can be stressful due to our popularity and the crowds, but that is still no excuse for your negative experience. If you enjoy the experience but dislike the... More

Jersey City, New Jersey
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place is really fun to visit with friends or for a company outting. However, the fees they charge for a "license" and then to drive quickly add up. They will convince you that getting a year long pass is a great deal (which it is) but we never went more than once to this place... so it ended up... More

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Zach T, Public Relations Manager at Pole Position Raceway, responded to this review

Hi, Very glad that you think we're a great location for fun and company outings. The license is a mandate from the state unfortunately, so we have to charge that $5. Sorry you didn't think the membership is worth it, if you come more than one day a year, the membership is a no brainer. We also have monthly deals... More

Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Been at Pole Position Raceway on a office party during September 14. The place appeared to be professionally managed and all vehicles (Karts) are well maintained. During race participation if at all one of the Kart fails to start or malfuncitons in between, the race is restarted. Its a fun place if you want to be with your friends and... More

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Zach T, Front Office Manager at Pole Position Raceway, responded to this review

Hi Racer, We're so happy you had a great time during your corporate event. We strive to provide excellent customer service and a great racing experience for everyone who comes through our door. Safety and maintenance are two key aspects that make Pole Position Raceway so great and we're glad you took notice of the meticulous work we put into... More

New Jersey
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57 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My boyfriend loves go karts so I swallowed my fears and brought him here as a birthday gift. The facility is clean and well organized, and it looks like the track and all the equipment are in great shape. I was very nervous as I don't care for go karts much, but the staff were all super helpful and encouraging.... More

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Zach T, Manager at Pole Position Raceway, responded to this review

Hi, Great job overcoming your fears! Glad you and your boyfriend had such a fun time. Keep on racing; you'll get better if you just keep trying! Best, Zach Thigpen Marketing Manager More

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