Grand Boulevard’s circular shape has always been a highlight of Corona history, and even more so after the Road Races of 1913 (held September 9th), 1914 (held November 26th), and 1916 (held April 8th). During the early teens, Americans were becoming obsessed with the automobile and the high speeds it could attain. Road races were popular, and Corona’s Road Races each garnered in excess of 100,000 spectators. Via the Corona Public Library
Did you know you can experience a little taste of this history, go kart racing, right here in Corona?
The first-ever go kart was created in Los Angeles by Art Ingels and his neighbor Lou Borelli in 1956. It featured a surplus McCulloch West-Bend 750 lawnmower engine and a chassis that rested just a few inches off the ground. With that ingenuity, the go kart was invented. One of the very first four prototypes has actually been on display at Pole Position Raceway!
You can experience real head-to-head racing at Pole Position Raceway. And it’s not just for kids. Pole Position sports European karts capable of 45 mph. Imagine that speed sitting just a single inch off of the ground while trying to navigate a 1/4-mile road course!
Did you also know that Pole Position Raceway is environmentally friendly? They have chosen to eliminate the traditional gas engine in favor of electric and create a clean, healthy atmosphere for those who enjoy their sport. Pole Position uses the world’s best Formula EK 20 Pro Kart! This makes their junior karts for kids even better because you don’t have to worry about your children breathing in all the noxious fumes from a traditional racing track.
The great thing about go karting is that it’s fun for anybody! Pole Position is open seven days a week, and only closes for Christmas, they are located at Pole Position Raceway
1594 East Bentley Drive, Corona, CA [MAP] (951) 817-5032