Coco Warner ReportingImagine a street where drivers push themselves to the limit, where a person is not punished for going too fast, in fact it's actually encouraged. Welcome to Speedstreet, a new indoor racetrack that recently opened in West Layton.
If the sound of an engine purring is your idea of music, if seeing cars race past one another through tight turns and straight-aways is your idea of poetry in motion, if you just like driving fast-- then you'll probably enjoy Speedstreet.
Jeff Hall, Speedstreet Owner: “The first reaction when they come in, they’re like, ‘Holy smokes, those things go fast.’”
Jeff Hall opened Speedstreet last month after a move from Washington State. There he says, indoor racetracks are like bowling alleys in Utah--plentiful and popular.
Jeff Hall, Speedstreet Owner: "It's a pretty intense race experience. We don't really sell our business as a go cart ride; we sell it as a real race experience."
The race carts are imported from Europe with 6 1/2 horsepower, a top speed of 34 miles an hour, with adjustable seats and pedals. Before every race a list of rules and safety precautions are given.
Jeff Kearl, Racer: It's kind of an adrenaline thing, competitive things. You get all these type A personalities out there. You can talk smack, get noisy in their face. That's what makes it all worth it."
Jeff Hall, Speedstreet Owner: "We've had a lot of people come through that have had great experiences. I'd say 80 percent of our business is repeat business."
Speedstreet is open seven days a week with prices ranging from eight to 38 dollars, depending on how much time you spend on the track.