The sounds of screeching tires and revving engines are the first things you hear when you enter the new go-kart entertainment space, High Caliber Karting, in Meridian Mall.
High Caliber Karting isn’t your average go-kart racing experience. This indoor entertainment space is home to one of the largest arcades in Meridian Township, axe throwing, pocket soccer, two full motion virtual reality equipped racing simulators, two high-speed go-kart tracks and so much more!
On Sept. 20, High Caliber Karting officially opened its doors to the public. Located in Meridian Mall, it is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. both Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. There are many different activities that people can choose from if they decide not to race, all open at this time.
Jordan and Julissa Munster are the owners of High Caliber Karting. Before opening this location, the Munsters visited indoor go-kart tracks across the country to understand what they wanted to do to make their location the best experience possible for each and every visitor.
Julissa Munster said that their main goal as owners is to “deliver joy.” She says that the best way to achieve this goal is to have the best employees possible.
High Caliber Karting has nearly 70 employees currently. Joe Haigh works in the axe throwing zone and his enthusiasm for his role is clear if you ever see him interact with customers.
“I love meeting people and helping them out and when they get it, it’s awesome,” said Haigh. The joy on their face is worth it. Hands down, the best job I have ever had.”
Phill Buck works alongside Haigh and he too enjoys the work.
“It’s such a new type of entertainment,” said Buck. “Not a lot of people have experienced something like this.”
Travis Pratt, 31 years old, has already participated in four high-speed go-kart races and had such a great experience that when asked for a reaction immediately after racing, the first word he came up with was “epic.”
“It’s awesome and it’s great that it’s here,” said Pratt. “It’s indoors so it is something people can do in the winter.”
High Caliber Karting offers a wide variety of race packages. The cost for a single race is $23 per person. For two races it is $42 and for three races $57. A 10-race package is also available for $150; an average cost per race of $15.
To race you must be at least 54 inches tall and 8 years old. However, there are plenty of other suitable activities for kids if they are not eligible to race.
In addition to racing, customers will find a full menu at the Bar & Bistro. They offer sandwiches, salads, wings, pizza and gluten free options. And for the adults there is also a full-service bar.
One element that the High Caliber Karting team focuses on is creating a fun and engaging environment for the racers. They do this by recording race times and posting them for racers to view.
According to owner Julissa Munster, High Caliber Karting is going to start a go-kart league for people who want to not only enhance their skills but to meet others who share the same love for racing.
Julissa and Jordan Munster have created an environment with numerous activities and event spaces for just about anyone. They hope you stop in to experience what they hope is “the Disneyland magic.”