CADDO MILLS - Do you have the need for speed? The Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills offers the largest and fastest go-karting track in the state! With go-karts that can reach speeds over 60mph, it provides a thrilling experience for amateur racers to even the pros.
On Tuesday morning many devoted fans and racers packed the place out for News 8 Daybreak! The sun wasn't even up yet, but that didn't stop them from coming out to the track. Our very own Colleen Coyle even attempted to race Mike Jones - owner and pro racer at Dallas Karting Complex. He left her in the dust, but maybe she will be able to catch up to him next time...
"This is a very unique track. It's almost a mile long - 17 turns. It's multi-configurational, and we have the fastest go-karts in the country," Dallas Karting Complex owner Mike Jones said.
The Dallas Karting Complex is building awareness and enthusiasm for karting - an emerging sport in North Texas. Not only does DKC offer North Texans a family-fun ride, but it also serves as a track for devoted fans who actually compete in karting. The DKC has a team of racers who now have a place to practice their karting skills right here in North Texas.
However, you don't have to be a pro racer to enjoy a spin around the track! New racers can choose from a variety of beginner karts including "cadet karts" that go 30+mph to "adult karts" that go 60+mph. If you practice enough on the tracks, you may even qualify to race a "RX-250 Sodi" that goes 70+mph or the "ROTAX DD2" that goes 85+mph!
"There's nothing like it...and for just $25 a race, you can get in a kart that runs 65mph!" Owner Mike Jones added.
On your mark...get set...head out to the Dallas Karting Complex and join the "karting kraze"!