F1 Race Factory

Under the guise of a, “Team Building Activity,” my boss took us all over to the F1 Race Factory in Phoenix. It’s sort of a glorified Go-Kart race track, but in adult form. Faster cars, tighter tracks, no kids. It’s pretty serious racing.

The first race was a little timid. It took me a while to get comfortable with the kart and the track… even etiquette was a bit complex. The closest equivalent I’ve tried is Project Gotham Racing on X-Box Live… and I’m the first to admit that I consider it a valid tactic to ram myself into the rear end of a leading car to slow myself down. Not allowed at this place.

The second race got a little out of hand- a series of unfortunate events led to one of my coworkers getting a kart almost thrown on top of him. He got out with no serious injuries, just some scrapes and cuts.

It’s not quite Fiddlesticks, but it’s a lot of fun if you don’t mind coughing up a bit of cash. Or signing a liability waiver.

F1 Race Factory
317 S. 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

2 Comments so far

  1. Beau (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2005 @ 2:36 pm

    I’ve heard some good things about F1 Race Factory. Been wanting to go there forever, but haven’t had the ways or means necessary.

  2. Adam (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2005 @ 5:08 pm

    Yeah, it seemed kind of expensive. The bosses paid for both our races so I didn’t pay a lot of attention to that, but I imagine you could rack up a nasty bill if you stayed for very long.

    I think you can do a single race for $20, or somewhere in that vicinity.

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