Bethlehem Press

Sunday, December 8, 2019
One of several kids who enjoyed a fun day of racing. Kids raced against each other with age groups starting at 8 years old. One of several kids who enjoyed a fun day of racing. Kids raced against each other with age groups starting at 8 years old.
Two cars racing full speed around tire barriers. The track consisted of areas of tire barriers and higher weighted plastic barriers. Two cars racing full speed around tire barriers. The track consisted of areas of tire barriers and higher weighted plastic barriers.
Cars 25 and 26 battle for position going into one of the turns. The track design gave plenty of challenges for the drivers including a variety of turns and straights, some narrow and some wide. Cars 25 and 26 battle for position going into one of the turns. The track design gave plenty of challenges for the drivers including a variety of turns and straights, some narrow and some wide.
Race cars whiz down the longest straight on the track. In this part of the track, the go-karts were capable of reaching speeds as fast as 40 mph. Race cars whiz down the longest straight on the track. In this part of the track, the go-karts were capable of reaching speeds as fast as 40 mph.
Car 19 cuts into one the turns. The tighter a driver steers the go-kart into a turn allows them an advantage over their competitors. Car 19 cuts into one the turns. The tighter a driver steers the go-kart into a turn allows them an advantage over their competitors.
PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINDrivers line-up as they eagerly await their turn to race. Each group was given 8 minutes of race time on the track. PRESS PHOTOS BY MARK KIRLINDrivers line-up as they eagerly await their turn to race. Each group was given 8 minutes of race time on the track.
Madison Cannon watches her dad race on the track as she awaits her turn to give it a try. This was Madison first time ever racing go-karts at the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix. Madison Cannon watches her dad race on the track as she awaits her turn to give it a try. This was Madison first time ever racing go-karts at the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix.
Corinne Rego and her kids cheer on their dad with signs while he races on the track. Pictured is Corinne with her children Jackson (background), Cameron and KaydeN. Corinne Rego and her kids cheer on their dad with signs while he races on the track. Pictured is Corinne with her children Jackson (background), Cameron and KaydeN.

Raceway at SteelStacks!

Monday, July 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

ArtsQuest’s SteelStacks thrilled families with an open Lehigh Valley Grand Prix to celebrate Father’s Day June 16. Despite overcast skies and sporadic rain, the enthusiasm wasn’t dampened in any way. The Lehigh Valley Grand Prix set up a temporary half-mile road course in the parking lot next to the blast furnaces. For $25 a person, drivers were given a safety briefing, helmet and eight minutes of track time on go-karts with speeds up to 40 mph. There was a category for adults and one for kids starting at age 8. Many families attended to compete against and cheer on dads during their special day.