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Bakersfield Karting Experience closes indefinitely

Posted at 4:46 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 20:09:58-04

A popular indoor go-kart racing track in central Bakersfield is shutting down, after being open for a little over a year.


23ABC learned that the Bakersfield Karting Experience on Gilmore Avenue has indefinitely closed, that according to information found online, as well as a sign on the establishment's door.


23ABC spoke to Troy Morris, who had owned the business for the past 2 months said that sales were dwindling and the cost of running the business with a "high-overhead cost" was too much.

Morris said that he planned to relinquish the business back to the previous owners and that the business is closed with the hope that new owners and investors can be brought in.


Bakersfield Karting Experience opened in 2017 and was the areas only indoor clay dirt go-kart racing track.


During its time open, the go-karting experience formed a local league for racers and even had several visits from famed NASCAR drivers.


Morris said that he can't disclose what will happen in the meantime or who might be buying.


Employees who worked on Sunday were told individually what was happening and everyone was paid through Sunday, Morris said.