704-377-FAST (3278)

About VLK


Left to right : Clay Robinson  , Jenna Robinson , Fred Ogrim , Angela Ogrim , Ed Bradford , Kathlene Bradford



Victory Lane Indoor Karting is an indoor conference center, race facility, and entertainment venue located in the heart of Charlotte, NC. Our 1/3 mile road course is the fastest in the Carolinas and one of the fastest in the nation. Sodi Honda top-of-the-line racing karts challenge any driver with top speeds of 45 mph at 2” off of the ground. Doesn’t sound fast? Come experience it for yourself!

Victory Lane Karting can host any type of event you are looking for, from a small group of 8 to a large group of 1000. If it’s a teambuilding exercise for your company, a children’s birthday party, a product launch or just some friends looking for something exciting and different to do, VLK is YOUR PLACE TO RACE as well as a top-notch facility for any kind of event. Please check out the rest of our website and call us at 704-377-FAST (3278) with any questions.We’ll see you on the track!



ORB Investments, LLC, based in North Carolina and parent company of Victory Lane Indoor Karting (VLK) in Charlotte, NC is the North American acknowledged innovator in Indoor Kart Racing. Our signature events, including the “24 Hours of Charlotte,” have gained world-wide acclaim among top indoor karting talent as the event to win to be considered “the best of the best”. Today VLK has evolved into a corporate conference and entertainment venue unparalleled in the Carolinas, providing teambuilding through kart racing and other morale boosting activities. Victory Lane Karting also develops and sponsors young talent through several motorsports programs.

Our company tagline “Your Place to Race” reflects what the company does best: Empowering people who enjoy karting to race 7 days a week regardless of the outside weather. Our typical customer has an active lifestyle, and is committed to fitness. Since 2000 we offer them the tools to do so in style, without compromising safety, comfort or fun



Victory Lane Karting opened its doors May 28, 2000 as the first Indoor Karting Center in the Carolinas. The initial layout was one track design and a facility measuring 55,000 sq.ft. focused on kart racing. The current ownership team purchased the business in 2007 after having worked in the business since 2005. They upgraded the facilities to a whopping 75,000 sq. ft. to accommodate a 1/3 mile track and promoted a focus on the entire facility as a conference and entertainment venue.  After completing Pit Road Bar & Grill in 2014 the facility is now expanding to a total of 95,000 sq. ft,, adding a 4 lane bowling alley, an additional track and 2 additional conference rooms.Today people from all walks of life enjoy racing, corporate gatherings and training seminars, private parties, and non-profit events.  Now celebrating their 14th year in business, Victory Lane Karting is poised for growth with a strong management team in place and supporting staff.




Clay Robinson

Race Name: SMP
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Hobbies: Racing
About Me: Employed by Hendricks Motorsports working as a fabricator in the 48/88 shop. He’s the front tire changer on Dale Earnhardt Jr’s AMP Chevrolet. He has 18 years racing experience that includes 5 Sprint Cup championships. Clay contributes to VLK as a consultant and assists with our expansion and improvement projects.

Jenna Robinson

Race Name: Moon Eyes
Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Hobbies: Cooking and entertaining friends and family
About Me: Jenna handles front desk and customer service duties at VLK and also assists during special events. Her more fulfilling job is the raising of her 2 daughters Paige and Antonia and her son Joey.

Fred Ogrim 

Race Name: FO™
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Hobbies: Stand Up Paddling, Wake Surfing, and Karting
About Me: A Navy veteran of the Bosnia/Kosovo conflict, Fred has broad based business experience in finance and retail management. As the managing partner he was responsible for refocusing our sales toward corporate events, implementing the recent expansion and remodeling and is positioning VLK to become the Queen City’s venue of choice for Conferences and Entertainment.

Angela Ogrim

Race Name: Wine Time
Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Hobby: Shopping

About Me: Angela brings over 10 years of bookkeeping and business management experience to VLK to make sure we don’t spend more than we earn. She does this while balancing the needs of her daughters Mackenzie and Sofia and her newborn son Gavin.


Ed Bradford 

Race Name: Carnivaltime
Hometown: Torrance, CA
Hobbies: Motorcycles, Reading

About Me: The grandpa, Ed comes to VLK with 4 years in the Marine Corps and more than 30 years experience in Store Fixture design, manufacturing and sales. He decided to slow down and team with his sons-in-law in the indoor kart racing business. As the slowest racer on staff, asking him for racing advice is not wise, but you can usually find his fingerprints on purchasing, marketing and sales. As a partner he also cleans the bathrooms, shops at Sam’s Club and helps on the track and with events/parties. He lives in Mooresville, NC with his wife Kathlene, a.k.a. Mauka.

Kathlene Bradford 

Race Name: Mauka
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Hobbies: Crossword Puzzles, Walking

About Me: The grandma of VLK, Kathlene was an Instructional Assistant working with autistic children for 35 years. She is an avid morning walker with her neighbors and dotes on her grandchildren. When necessary, she will be found at VLK taking on whatever task needs attention while meeting and greeting the customers.


General Manager

Hans Soneson

Name: Hans Soneson
Racer Name: Hands On
Hometown: Bryn Athyn, PA
Hobbies: working, racing, playing with his 3 kids, train and race in Spartan Races
Hans loves his 3 beautiful children and of course his wife, Bethany. When he’s not working hard, he’s training and racing for Spartan races. He loves his staff, and can’t wait to see what else can be done here at VLK!



Bethany Soneson

Name: Bethany Soneson
Racer Name: Polka Dot
Position: Customer Service / Member Relations
Hometown: Kitchener, Canada & Colchester, England

Hobbies: Crafts, Sewing, Quilting, Reading, and Exercising.
I have moved too many times to be able to have just one hometown. I moved to Charlotte 3 years ago, and enjoy all the city has to offer. In my time off, I enjoy traveling to visit my family.

 Steven Underwood

Name: Steven Underwood
Position: Racing Instructor
Hometown: Lubbock, Texas
Hobbies: Racing, IRacing, running

Steven has been at VLK since 2013 starting on the track. He has plenty of experience with mechanics and racing since has been racing for 7 years now, getting his start racing Dirt Track. He loves making sure everything is perfect and loves working with the kids here at VLK. He is currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering Degree at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Name: Jason Robert
Race Name: DumpTruck
Position: Head Mechanic/Track Manager
Hometown: Burlington, Vermont

Hobbies: Karting, Automotive Restoration and watching Duck Dynasty…
Jason has been with Victory Lane Karting since 2006. Jason started out as a Track Official and worked his way up to Track Manager and Head Mechanic. Jason enjoys spending time with friends and keeping people smiling.