“My family and I were hosted to complimentary racing at RPM Raceway in their new Poughkeepsie location. All thoughts belong to me and have not been influenced.”
What is RPM Raceway:
At RPM Raceway, everyone gets the high-RPM experience. Drive go-karts that introduce you to the craft of real racing. Cut corners on tracks designed off formula speedways. No license required. No experience needed.
As the writer of Be Your Best Mom I was invited to race with a guest at the new Poughkeepsie location. I invited my 13 year-old son to join me. Two days prior I injured my back and unfortunately could not race this day. My husband was more than happy to take the wheel for me. I’ll have to back when I feel better because it looked like so much fun!
No experience is needed to take part in the race. The staff calls you in and shows you a brief video. You are then instructed how to operate the go-karts and learn the safety rules. Next they suit you up and you are ready to get into your assigned car and wait for further instruction.
“RPM Raceway’s electric go-karts are designed to give you a taste of the challenge of formula racing. Push the limits of recreational kart speeds. Don’t lose time in the corners, master the braking zones. Use the brakes at the right moment to lose as little time as possible in the corner. Punch it and explode out of the turn and down the straightaway.” I was getting a little nervous watching my husband try to catch up with my son. I had no idea he could drive like that! He did in fact catch up and pass him.
There are plenty of places to sit or stand while your family is racing. I wish it was me, but it just wasn’t in the cards for the day. The staff was even kind enough to point out spots that are ideal to take photos or video.
They also have a full range of arcade style games to keep non-racers busy or you can have more fun after you are done racing. RPM Raceway has a little something to keep everyone entertained. You can also host a group party or corporate event there.
My husband and son give RPM Raceway the thumbs up! Visit https://rpmraceway.com/ for information about pricing and to see if there is a location by you! I know we will be back and it’s going to be a family affair next time around!
Thank you to RPM Raceway for hosting us!