Go-Kart Opening Date Pushed Back Two More Weeks

The manager said they are still waiting on state certification.


Speed Raceway, the go-kart facility that now occupies the former Vanity Fair location in the Acme shopping center, was scheduled to open last week but has been pushed back a couple more weeks, said the spot's manager.

Manager Brandon Whiting, the former Philadelphia Eagle and current Haddonfield resident, said they are still waiting for final state certification.

"We are trying to open as soon as possible," Whiting said.

He hopes Speed Raceway will be ready in two weeks but there is no solid opening date at this point.  

Speed Raceway's original location is in Denver, Colorado. This year, a location opened in Horsham, PA. The indoor facility is entirely electric with European-style go-karts. Conference and meeting rooms will be available.

FbS November 28, 2012 at 11:37 AM
can't wait!!
Mark November 28, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Why am I not surprised? I do understand the state is a little busy at this point in the wake of hurricane Sandy, but they were so busy before that as amusements (outdoor) were starting to close down for the season. I guess we will be seeing another delay in the opening of the year old building that will someday be a 7-11 on Highland Ave and Route 130. :-)
tomas November 28, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Why do people care so much that a 7-11 isn't open yet? and mark that's not really directed at you, I saw the smiley and recognize your joking intent. but almost every article on patch has some sort of comment about this 7-11. Why does it matter to you so much?
Jenn November 28, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Wonder how long before a constant police presence will be required at this raceway because of all the riffraff from pennsauken and camden coming over. ( think walmart)
FbS November 28, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Id say no because this place is 'high end' for lack of a better word. The kart racing starts at $20 a person so its not the same kinda thing you see at the tracks down the shore.. There are other electric tracks around this area and they generally do not attract that sort of crowd.
John November 28, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Oh boy, a kid at heart....thats good, hope U enjoy it with all the others that go there for a ride at what did U say $20.00 to start....thats about a 1/4 tank of sunoco gas....
James Wharton November 29, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Are they sure it's the state? Or do they have the wrong kind of plants in front of the building? Think Township
FbS November 29, 2012 at 02:12 AM
oh we will definitely enjoy this place!
Dan Reynolds November 29, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Took a peek up close today. Place is going to be AWESOME! Can't wait!
John November 29, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Great, U took a peek inside and its great, wow, I guess sonic's business will step up b/c its going to be great.....all we are going to get is more trouble....oh well as long as U are happy...
Maury November 29, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Well, as the kids say- LOL. Dan Reynolds, please do not justify John's ridiculous comment with a response. I find myself asking "Are you serious?" to quite a few people on this site. I think John is either a "troll" (as the kids say) or a huge grouch. Either way, the place looks like it will be very neat.
Ric November 29, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Maury, how does John's opinion justify your attack on him? Do you own the raceway? If not, (as the kids say) chill out. It is time for you to learn how to respect the opinions of others without getting twisted up. Manup. I do not know John but I appreciate his honesty at Patch.
Maury November 29, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Honesty? Regarding what now? So someone comments they can't wait for it to open-a very normal comment on a story about when it's supposed to open, right? So John takes to actually replying to that comment to say something snarky, ignorant and non-sensical about Dan Reynolds being happy. Actually Dan didn't een use the word "happy." He just said the place is going to be awesome. Now if John did his homework or read any story Christina has written on the Patch about the go cart place, he will realize that testimony from the owners revealed the cops were never once called to the Denver location and that is a major city. I appreciate honestly all the livelong day. But you're mistaking ignorance for honestly. Are you or John happy about anything that happens in town? Are you the same Ric who I would see talking about sidewalks at televised township committee meetings. You haven't been back in a while.
Ric November 29, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Maury, let's try for honesty. Where did John call Dan a troll or a huge grouch or anything? John only expressed his opinion that he is not in favor of the raceway. So you are the only one to toss insults. Maury (as the kids say) chill out. It sounds like you are about to explode. There is no call for your insults or attacks.
John November 29, 2012 at 06:23 PM
@Ric, thanks for the support....some people can only say bad things about people and the rest of us are stuck with labels.....I am not a grouch, nor am I a troll, if one looks into a building and says something its his oppinion which Maury did not comment on but if its not to his liking he will attack like a Pit Bull....enjoy the day....
FbS November 29, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Maury- Ric's real first name is Eric for whats its worth.
John November 29, 2012 at 06:46 PM
So what, and U buy your gas at sunoco, for whats its worth, and Denver is not Cinnaminson is it but that does not mean we will not have problems does it....have a great day....
Ric November 29, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Frannie, you have been following me like a love sick cat ever since the time you remarked that you dreamt of marrying me. You just cannot stop remarking to my posts even though I never mention you. Yet you whine your poor pitiful head off if I say anything back to you. I was so tempted to laugh at you contradiction when you remarked that you (a Philadelphian) did not want Philadelphians living in Cinnaminson. In fact I saw someone actually did that but it flew over your head. Frannie make up your mind. Either ignore me or stop whining like a child when I respond to your attacks. It is time for you to manup.
FbS November 29, 2012 at 07:28 PM
actually, Frank is my legal name so you are wrong.. as usual.. And Eric, you are too fun to ignore :)
Ric November 29, 2012 at 07:59 PM
And Francis you whine like a little child.
Christina Paciolla (Editor) November 29, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Alright, alright, please. Ric—why don't you be a blogger? You guys can talk all day like this. I'm being serious. Please stick to the story and don't get off on tangents with name-calling. It's very unbecoming and I will shut down commenting here if it continues.


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