Out & About: JD Racing Indoor Karting - New York News

Out & About: JD Racing Indoor Karting

Posted: Updated:
Kam Carman takes a cart for a spin at JD Racing in Novi. Kam Carman takes a cart for a spin at JD Racing in Novi.
NOVI, Mich. (WJBK) -

Always had the need for speed? At JD Racing Indoor Karting, you can bring the whole family and release your inner speed demon.

Get behind-the-wheel of a high-performance electric kart that zooms up to 40 miles-per-hour on a very sleek track made just for karting.

"It's a very technical track. It's a high speed track utilizing the positive aspects of the electric karts for your immediate acceleration. It's 1,100 feet long, and it's very enjoyable," said Mark Dick.

You have to be at least eight years old and a minimum of 54 inches to drive, but the limitations are few and far between at JD Racing. The cars are quiet. There is no gas smell, and the place attracts drivers and events of all shapes and sizes.

"We are able to host anything from your youthful birthday parties all the way up to your high-end corporate outings, and we've done everything in between also," Dick said.

Bachelor and bachelorette parties are also popular.

You make a profile for yourself and create a name, then you put the pedal to the metal, and when you're done with your race, you get a firsthand look at how you did.

"Post on track session, everybody gets a unique, individual time sheet that lists your lap by lap performance and then also how you compare to the other individuals that you were on track with," Dick said.

What's the secret to having a great race?

"Just being nice and smooth and not hitting anything. As soon as you're hitting something, it's slowing you down," Dick said.

You will find JD Racing Indoor Karting on Twelve Mile Road in Novi. For more information, visit www.jdkarting.com.

  • Kam CarmanKam CarmanMore>>

  • Kam's Corner: Heat, Eat and Bon Appetit!

    Kam's Corner: Heat, Eat and Bon Appetit!

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:42:22 GMT
    Kam takes a look at one of southeast Michigan's premier "from scratch" food delivery services.
    Kam takes a look at one of southeast Michigan's premier "from scratch" food delivery services.
  • Kam's Corner: Camp Paws

    Kam's Corner: Camp Paws

    Thursday, July 3 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-07-03 14:07:35 GMT
    Camp Paws is a kids camp for all ages filled with animal themed fun that will teach your child how to interact, engage with and care for pets.
    Camp Paws is a kids camp for all ages filled with animal themed fun that will teach your child how to interact, engage with and care for pets.
  • Kam's Corner: Self-defense for kids

    Kam's Corner: Self-defense for kids

    Thursday, June 12 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-06-12 15:00:16 GMT
    Kids learn valuable lessons in how to protect themselves with a hands on, interactive self defense program through an organization called "Fighting Spirit Safety".
    Kids learn valuable lessons in how to protect themselves with a hands on, interactive self defense program through an organization called "Fighting Spirit Safety".
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Trench collapse traps workers

    Trench collapse traps workers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:56:22 GMT
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
  • 5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:55:21 GMT
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about the subway system.
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about the subway system.
  • Woman plunges to death over cliff in Catskills

    Woman plunges to death over cliff in Catskills

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:42:28 GMT
    Authorities say a 23-year-old woman trying to take a picture by the edge of a cliff in the Catskill Mountains died after falling more than 150 feet.
    Authorities say a 23-year-old woman trying to take a picture by the edge of a cliff in the Catskill Mountains died after falling more than 150 feet.
  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • Chef Kelli's Grilled Corn Party!

    Chef Kelli's Grilled Corn Party!

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:59:21 GMT
    Chef Kelli's Grilled Corn Party! 
    Chef Kelli's Grilled Corn Party! 
  • Out & About: Flyboarding

    Out & About: Flyboarding

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:21:46 GMT

    It's a new extreme water sport called flyboarding where a jet ski propels a board into the air.  Derek Kevra says it was amazing.

    It's a new extreme water sport called flyboarding where a jet ski propels a board into the air.  Derek Kevra says it was amazing.

  • City of Detroit posts improvement updates online

    City of Detroit posts improvement updates online

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:18:29 GMT
    Residents will be able to view the number of new streetlights installed in their Detroit neighborhood, how many lots were mown and the number of vacant houses demolished by going to the city's website.
    Residents will be able to view the number of new streetlights installed in their Detroit neighborhood, how many lots were mown and the number of vacant houses demolished by going to the city's website.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Evan Reed arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Evan Reed arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:21:35 GMT
    Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
    Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
  • Two in custody on drug charges after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Two in custody on drug charges after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:17:30 GMT
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
  • 24-year-old women is $66 million jackpot winner

    24-year-old women is $66 million jackpot winner

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:26:09 GMT
    The Michigan Lottery says a Port Huron woman is the winner of a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in mid-June.Kelsey Zachow says in a statement that she "could barely breathe" when she learned she was the winner.
    The Michigan Lottery says a Port Huron woman is the winner of a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in mid-June.Kelsey Zachow says in a statement that she "could barely breathe" when she learned she was the winner.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices