FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2014
All New Coca-Cola 125 Raceway Gets the Green Light
June 16, 2014- STATESBORO, GA – The Clubhouse has announced the Grand Opening date of its new, eco-friendly go cart track, the Coca-Cola 125 Raceway. After 13 weeks of construction by Lavender and Associates Inc., Statesboro’s most anticipated summer attraction is set to open Friday, June 27th.
The Coca-Cola 125 Raceway is the only one of its kind in Southeast Georgia, featuring 28 of the industry’s most cutting-edge, fully electric, environmentally friendly go carts. The new attraction combines the excitement of real-life racing sounds with the sensation of driving on a professional racing course. Each cart features an on board audio system with accelerator-sensitive stock car engine sounds, driver controlled turbo boost, wirelessly controlled messages that instruct racers on track rules and driving technique, and a pit sound system that hypes the race for spectators. The unique course layout is one of hilly terrain, filled with twists & turns, offering drivers a thrilling 1.25 mile adventure.
“We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the course,” said Darin Van Tassell, owner. “We are looking forward to all of the excitement the Coca-Cola 125 Raceway is going to bring this summer. We want guests from Bulloch and all the surrounding counties to visit The Clubhouse, aiming to have a fun outing with their family and friends, and leave with the feeling that they can’t wait until their next visit. Making The Clubhouse the best place for fun and unforgettable memories is what we strive to do every day.”
As the newest entertainment attraction at the Clubhouse, the Coca-Cola 125 Raceway will generate additional jobs in Bulloch County. The Clubhouse staff is expected to increase to accommodate guest traffic, which is anticipated to total 1,200 people per day and 34,000 per month during the summer season.
Each of the 28 go carts will be painted and maintained by the Raceway’s sponsor, Statesboro Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Netra Van Tassell, owner of The Clubhouse said, “Since our opening in 2010, Coca-Cola has been such a supportive vendor. We’re thankful for their continued interest and involvement with The Clubhouse and our growing attractions. The Coca-Cola 125 Raceway is going to be an exciting addition to the Statesboro community, and we’re glad Coca-Cola is such a big part of it.”
In addition to the Coca-Cola 125 Raceway, the Clubhouse’s 30 acre sports and entertainment complex features a 42,000 square foot indoor facility with 24 lanes of bowling, including 4 luxury lanes in a private party suite, as well as a state-of-the-art arcade, “Evasion Training Center”, mini bowling, laser tag arena, and Ballocity Indoor Playground. Other activities include a championship mini golf course, golf practice range, batting cages, a Sports Academy, and full service pro shop. The newly remodeled and expanded Spikes Sports Grill and Bar features a completely new menu, along with beer and wine for guests 21 and older. The Clubhouse also has space for meetings, parties and other special events. For more information, visit www.ClubhouseStatesboro.com.
Darin Van Tassell
The Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes you to Statesboro, Georgia!
Statesboro is a very unique, special town nicknamed ‘The Eagle Nation’ where we stand firm in our ‘True Blue.’ We are very proud of our developing community, hardworking citizens, and our influx of college residents. Whether passing through, moving in, or calling this great place “home” for the next four years, Statesboro welcomes you and continuously has plenty to offer. Don’t let the small-town feel fool you, Statesboro is enriched with distinct, one-of-a-kind attractions and various activities that really add to the community. If you are new to the area or perhaps want to know more about what there is to do in Statesboro, the list goes on and on!
Splash In the Boro is a family waterpark and aquatic center complete with a lazy river, multiple pools, spray lily pads, and plenty of fun in the sun. All you need to do is lather on some SPF and the smiles come naturally. Splash In the Boro is complete with 768,000 gallons of fun, especially when boogie boarding on the Dual Flow Rider, the only one you can find in Georgia.
After cooling off, travel on over to S&S Greenway Gentilly Street Trailhead. This beautiful, peaceful trail is perfect for exploring the paths on a nice bike ride or dog walk. Nicknamed “Greenway” by multiple college students, you are sure to find plenty of visitors enjoying a beautiful Statesboro day outside.
Another great attraction nestled in the hearts of many locals is the Meinhardt Vineyards and Winery. Here you can witness a lovely view, enjoy a glass, and appreciate the winemaker’s exclusive artwork. The “Winery” is located just outside the city limits, on the countryside, which really adds to the atmosphere and the over-all experience. Swing by for a tour and enjoy a free tasting! Now, perhaps you are looking for a nice time at a golf club.
One of Statesboro’s finest, Smithfield Golf Club is one of the best championship golf courses in the area as a family-oriented club where there is something for everyone. Since 1997, Smithfield Golf Club has continued to be the course of choice for golfers of all ages, complete with a driving range, golf cart rentals, and beverage bar for your convenience.
Splash In the Boro, S&S Greenway Gentilly Street Trailhead, the Meinhardt Vineyards and Winery, and Smithfield Golf Club are just four of the endless possibilities for a good time located within Statesboro.
Of course there are plenty of family-friendly attractions that complete the Statesboro community. However, Statesboro is especially unique with the energy of a college town. Look out for the next blog to learn more about the Georgia Southern community, focused specifically on the lives of college students who add such an exceptional livelihood to this wonderful town.