On Saturday, September 14 Shore Speed held their Grand Opening at 971 East Masten Circle, the former location of First State Manufacturing behind McDonalds. The new facility hosts a quarter mile track made for racing up to 8 electric go karts at once. Shore Speed owner Cotty Edgens hopes to create a destination for race fans and their families inside the 40,000 square foot building as the business will offer individual and private races year round.
“Riding around the track really gets your adrenaline going, everyone that comes off the track has a smile on their face,” commented Edgens. “It is just a lot of fun and we are happy to be open here in Milford.”
An avid race fan and driver himself, Cotty is Track Champion at Lakeland Raceway and Auburndale Speedway in Central Florida where he drove ministocks for several years. After visiting Myrtle Beach with his family fourteen years ago, he saw a go kart track in full operation and thought about the possibilities of opening a similar business in Delaware. Ten years later Cotty purchased four electric go karts from a gentleman in Ohio as he continued to look for a venue large enough to accommodate an indoor track. As he stepped foot inside the industrial building on Masten Circle in Milford this past summer, Cotty knew he would finally have the chance to open the business he had envisioned for years.
With an inventory of 16 single seater and 6 two seater go karts in the pit, 8 go karts will be allowed to race each other on the track at one time. Edgens states that individuals must be ten-years-old to drive the go karts and will be required to wear a helmet and review safety guidelines. Racers’ track times and tournament winners will be displayed in real time on their website and Facebook page. In addition to the indoor track, the facility will host a rock climbing wall, a full arcade and even a Power Wheels race track for younger children to enjoy.
“Whether a few individuals want to challenge each other on the track or a group wants to host a private party, we can do it all,” commented Edgens. “We want this to be an experience for the entire family and offer fun for everyone.”