While I considered myself a closet rally driver, I’ve always felt too intimidated to take it up a level and go to a go-kart track. Well, now I can unleash my inner racer in an amped-up, super-sized, bigger, better, way more fun racing experience that’s designed to thrill. Introducing PowerPlay Perth, WA’s first two-level indoor electric go kart track.
I’ve had a go (they are a client of my day job, Pronto PR), and I can tell you, it’s so much fun. Inside PowerPlay, it’s bright, colourful and welcoming and a great way to hang out with family and friends and have a bit of competitive fun. It’s indoors, brand new, clean, quiet-ish and there are no fumes. There’s an electric timing system and a big screen that instantly displays who’s fastest. Bring it on!
The two-level track has hairpin bends, sweeping corners and a tunnel, and it’s built wider-than-normal especially for ‘power slides’ and fast cornering – yew! The PowerPlay eco karts are instantly responsive with six kilowatts of power capable of a maximum speed of 70 kilometres per hour – there’s no lag and no fumes.
The electric Sodi karts are imported from France, the track is imported from Italy and the Electronic Safety System is imported from The Netherlands. Track layout includes a ramp, hairpin bends, sweeping corners and a tunnel.
The usual PowerPlay electric karts experience is over 18 laps. Children aged 10 to 16 years will have 15 laps and a slower maximum speed.
The world-class safety system at PowerPlay can slow karts, set maximum speeds and instantly shut off all karts at once if required.
The seat and the pedals are adjustable to suit any height. The karts also have carbon fibre F1 steering wheels, working headlights which are great for the tunnel, brake lights, a roll bar and four-point safety harness.
Equipped with an asynchronous brushless motor, PowerPlay electric karts have more power, more autonomy and a higher number of charge cycles any other electric karts in Australia.
PowerPlay Perth has four partners, each of whom is as passionate about motorsport as they are about competitive entertainment, making the thrill of racing and sliding sideways accessible to everyone.
Glenn Macneall is the CEO of PowerPlay Perth, himself a two-time Asia Pacific Rally Champion and Australia’s most awarded rally co-driver having competed in over 100 World Rally Championship events.
The other partners are champion rally driver Dean Herridge, board member of Auto One and rally driver Brad Markovic, and rally sport administrators Peter and Denise Macneall.
Besides being open to the public, PowerPlay Perth is available for private functions, corporate bookings, team building days, parties and events and has a capacity of up to 100 people with catering available.
136 Winton Road, Joondalup (just off the freeway, 20 mins from CBD)
Open seven days per week 10am to 9pm