- April 9, 2019 at 9:46 am #86277Michael DozoisParticipant
I find it odd nobody is talking about the Centennial track on this forum. I really hope there is something brewing and it will reopen soon. I’m happy to pay considerable private track fees and prime trailer pit parking fee’s to help make it work. I’m betting there are a lot of others who would as well.
A nice kart track is much cooler than private golf clubs and I’ve personally been members of places like that were it goes well over $1,000 per month. It was worth it at the time, but I figured out golf is pretty boring and I’ll save that for when the rest of my life is more boring than golf.
A monthly membership expense that is tiered based upon track days could work too. Close it on Mondays for maintenance like Fey Myers and make members complete a certain number of maintenance hours per year. Charge higher membership fee’s for Tue-Sun memberships and charge less for weekend only memberships. Have tiered pricing for trailer parking stops and hold multiple private events. That would make the track accessible to all different demographics and increase revenue. It’s not a money maker, but it seems like if the track was private and under a lean business plan it could have a solid and stable future. The Unser route would need higher traffic, better facilities, lights, and a lot of expenditures on a piece of dirt that is leased. That’s a tough business plan to make work.
I’m sure holes can be punched in my ideas but there is always a solution if you can circle the right people.April 25, 2019 at 3:03 pm #86300Tom HornParticipant
I haven’t heard a thing either I sold all karting stuff when I heard they closed but I can always buy another one just waiting to see if anyone decides to take it over but iam not to optimistic at this point last time we kept hearing about someone reopening it but this time has been different haven’t heard a peep from anyoneMay 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm #86342Daniel LopezModerator
I have heard nothing. Literally nothing. I mean, I heard one rumor and that was that the people looking at buying it had no interest in karting, but I have no idea if there is any truth to that one. So, like you guys, I have heard nothing.
Tom, there are other tracks, why sell the kart?June 3, 2019 at 1:45 pm #86403Michael DozoisParticipant
Any news….? It’s seriously ruining my summerJune 27, 2019 at 4:17 pm #86448Daniel LopezModerator
Still nothing? Not even a good rumor?July 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm #86471Tom HornParticipant
The airport authority has their monthly meetings an if you go on their web site you can look through the minutes an see what was talked about you can find out what is being done regards to the trackAugust 27, 2019 at 8:46 am #86505mnewtonParticipant
This is the reply i received from Centennial Airport in regards to Kart Track. Not going to happen anytime soon.October 7, 2019 at 10:59 am #86846JScottUParticipant
This is simply a matter of economics. The fixed cost of the land lease, what I anecdotally understood it to be a while back, makes it difficult to operate at anything close to even a break even. If Unser could not make it financially work with relatively busy rental karts, it stands that a financially feasible solution is likely out of reach. Solving the land lease cost, which is nearly impossible, is the only way to resurrect the track even if it Denver Jet and the Airport Board gave a hoot (which they don’t) and decided to extend a more favorable land lease. Why would they do that?
Attempting to turn it into a private club track funded by a group a deep pocket enthusiasts has its own challenges and issues even if you could get a critical mass of a couple dozen. Security, maintenance, insurance, etc., all stuff we know about, along with the monthly land lease just makes it mathematical nonsense.
Sad, because it was by far the best layout and build in Colorado in my opinion. We need a similar, challenging, flexible and accessible track for the metro area karters, but it needs to be on cheap, fee simple land, likely several miles east of the developed or developing metro area. But, I can’t see that happening either.
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