Piquet 9 10.FormulaE josemariodias 02065 previewSTAMFORD: Tesla is not the only electric vehicle making news in the Nutmeg State.

RPM Raceway, which calls itself “America’s ultimate all-electric indoor karting and entertainment destination,” is bringing its “authentic racing experience" to Connecticut, at 600 West Avenue, scheduled to open during the first half of 2018.

In addition to competitive racing, the facility will feature dining and sports bar operations along with alternative experiential entertainment activities including RPM Lanes, a 14-lane bowling facility, racing simulators, a multiplayer virtual reality experience and a state-of-the-art arcade. Owned and operated by husband and wife team, Eyal Farage and Karen Davis-Farage, the new two-level, 90,000 square foot facility with two quarter-mile racing tracks will be RPM Raceway’s first location in Connecticut and its sixth throughout the Northeast. The facility is expected to hire 100 employees.

RPM says that it was”created for racers of all levels,” adding “every Champion Starts in a Kart®.”

Karen Davis-Farage said, “indoor kart racing is one of the fastest growing forms of family entertainment in the country. "After extensive research, we found an excellent location in Stamford that will enable us to build a state-of-the-art kart racing and entertainment facility that is fully-interactive and engaging.”

Acording to the company release it is committed to working with non-profits to help them raise funds and says “since its inception, RPM Raceway’s giveback charter, CAReS (Cancer, Alzheimer's, Recovery and those in need), has contributed more than $500,000 to a variety of community causes and will continue to do so, as philanthropy is one of the core values of the company.”

It added, “with its Never Say No Policy, every school or 501(c) designated charitable organization that requests a donation receives one, every time – guaranteed. The company looks forward to working with and raising funds for the many great charitable causes in Connecticut.”

RPM Raceway has raced 1 million+ racers across its five locations throughout the Northeast, including in Jersey City, NJ, Destiny USA in Syracuse, NY, Walden Galleria in Buffalo, NY, Farmingdale (Long Island), NY and The Marketplace Mall in Rochester, NY. Corporate partners include Monster Energy, Coca Cola, Formula-e, and Watkins Glen.