Niagara Falls, ON — Exciting progress is taking shape on North America’s largest
elevated go-kart track facility here on Clifton Hill. We are very thrilled to share some
current imagery of the Niagara Speedway construction with media outlets.
Photos available for downloading via link: https://www.goo.gl/AVXj5A
OPENING SPRING 2018
Niagara Speedway is a marriage of traditional go-karts with the added fun & excitement
of an elevated coaster styled track. Drivers get to test their driving skills along the
straightaway, negotiate the hair-pin turns, and climb the elevated ramp as they head for
the checkered flag.
“It looks like we’re going to finish construction this fall, and hopefully in October we’re
going to do all our testing,” said Harry Oakes, President of HOCO Limited, who owns
and operates attractions, restaurants and shops on the south side of Clifton Hill. “We’ll
shut down for the winter, and then we’re looking to launch in the spring, as soon as the
To sum it up in a few words, Oakes says, “it’s like go-karts on steroids. You drive on a
road course for a portion of the race and then spiral up … to about 40 feet, and then come
down a long hill … kind of like the way a wooden coaster would be.”
The Niagara Speedway is part of a 10-acre redevelopment project that started about a
year-and-a-half ago with the demolition of the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill building. This
created a 4-acre site for expansion of new Clifton Hill entertainment facilities. This
opened up 20,000 square feet of renovations, and 30,000 square feet of new buildings and
extensive streetscape site work.