Foxwoods announces plans to open indoor go kart track

Mashantucket — Foxwoods Resort Casino announced Sunday that it will begin building “a high-performance, European-style” indoor go-kart track that it expects to open early next year.

The announcement came at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in Loudon, N.H., where Felix Rappaport, the casino’s president and chief executive officer, appeared with Richard Rawlings, star of the reality TV show “Fast ’N Loud,” who drove the pace car at Sunday's ISM Connect 300, a NASCAR event.

“Our goal is to continue to provide more fun and exciting reasons for guests to visit Foxwoods,” Rappaport said. “As a leader in the entertainment industry, this is the next logical step as we continue to evolve into the premier resort destination in North America.”

Foxwoods is teaming up with On Track Karting, “a recognized leader in the karting industry,” to build the track, according to a casino press release.

The attraction will provide guests with “a true motorsport feel” on one of the longest and fastest indoor kart runs ever constructed, the release says. “The top-of-the-line, multi-level track will feature gas-powered, 9-horsepower karts that give drivers the power and control necessary for the ultimate high-speed rush.”

The track will join Foxwoods’ growing array of “adventure attractions,” which includes the recently opened Thrill Tower and an upcoming zip-line attraction, the Foxwoods HighFlyer.

The track opening would follow the opening of the $7 million NasKart Indoor Kart Racing & Trampoline Park off Route 85 in Montville last December. NasKart bills itself as the nation's largest indoor, multi-level go-kart racetrack.

NasKart officials could not immediately be reached for comment Sunday about the Foxwoods announcement.   

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