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A spotlight with a local expert who brings a unique way to race in Charlotte. Meet the team behind Victory Lane Karting!

Victory Lane Karting is the go karting arena that’s giving locals a taste of the fast track! Meet the team behind the go karting track that’s heating up Charlotte’s racing scene!

Victory Lane Karting Q&A: Fred

Question: Introduce yourself and your team!

Fred: My name is Fred Ogrim I am one of three partners (Ed Bradford & Clay Robinson)

Question: Why did you decide to open your own business?

Fred: We really wanted to create something for our families and our future.

Question: When did you open VLK?

Fred: We opened in May of 2000.

Question: What are you most excited about for 2017?

Fred: The addition of Brunswick Bowling lanes is sure to increase excitement and hopefully ensure that there is something for everyone at VLK. We have also added 4000 square feet of conferencing space.

Question: What is your favorite thing VLK offers to the community?

Fred: We really try to emphasize that you are our guest and try to make you feel as welcome as possible.

Question: If someone were to start to begin the entrepreneurial process, what advice would you give them?

Fred: I would say you're putting a lot on the line when deciding to become an entrepreneur and possibly start a business.  Be sure you are passionate about it, whatever "it" is. Be ready to do the work, put in the time and grow something you can be proud of.  Create your brand and network.  Networking is like storytelling and being proud of your story really can help you connect with people. Then it makes it easier for you to promote your business in a natural way. Do it because you have the love for it with the right motives. Out think and out sell your expectations. There aren't any shortcuts. The reward for my partners and I is seeing our business grow and be successful.

Question: A message for locals?

Fred: To the locals I would say, come and check us out!  We offer a variety of things to entertain all ages.  Whether you want to do a team building go kart event, a birthday party, a family day out, bowling, date night or just to eat some good food. We are a local business, Charlotte is our home. We pride ourselves in carrying as many local products as possible and promoting Charlotte in every way.

Interested in racing at Victory Lane Karting or just want to try something new? Check out VLK's every day offerings here and if you’re looking to plan an epic team outing or private event, you can check out their private event offerings here!

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