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Pole Position Raceway

Address: 99 Caven Point Road, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone Number: 201-333-7223
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Ranked #7 of 39 things to do in Jersey City
Type: Auto racing tracks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Pole Position Raceway is home to the premiere indoor karting entertainment facility in the New...
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Type: Auto racing tracks, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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...

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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Staff friendly, safe, had two races each. One by ourselves ..Great! One with slow racers, tight track, hard to pass safely...note, if u plan on returning by the $55 membership. You get one free on that date and one free on your birthday, then $20 each race after saving $5 a race so def worth it. Sign up for all... More 

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New York City, New York
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667 reviews 667 reviews
289 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went here with a good friend and we had a blast. We went on a weekday evening and it wasn't crowded at all. In fact at one point we had the entire track to ourselves. The staff is very friendly and they have a good training video before you take your go kart seat.

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Palisades Park, New Jersey
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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 

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