Mt. Juliet man awarded patent for Vortex Racing League concept
Mt. Juliet businessman Jay Wilfong announced today that he has been awarded a U.S. Patent for a unique, new form of open wheeled racing dubbed the “Vortex Racing League”.
Wilfong describes the patent and new sport as air powered, low cost, safe, exciting super fun and mayhem combining skills of sailing and open wheeled racing.
The concept involves rolling, sail equipped, “Vortex Racing karts” with four wheel steering, driven by “Vortex Pilots” and propelled by high velocity turbo air fans located around the perimeter of a closed circuit, asphalt “VorteDrome” track.
Wilfong says that “depending on the ages and skill levels the track turbo fans can be turned up or down to accommodate everyone, both young and old.”
He envisions Vortex Racing to draw spectators and kids of all ages, for races ranging from amateur to a highly competitive, high speed Pro Series. The plan is for the sport to spread through franchised VorteDrome facilities, which will consist of the track, spectator bleachers, pro shop, concession areas and Vortex Racing Karts available for rent or for sale. VorteDromes will be family friendly, affordable and safe.
Wilfong believes that the low cost to participate; the trend away from high contact sports, potentially dangerous sports resulting in head and other injuries and a much larger portion of the population who can effectively compete against each other will be drivers for massive success.
Wilfong plans for the “birthplace of the Vortex Racing League” to be at a yet to be determined location in either Wilson, Davidson or Williamson counties and he seeks interested parties to join him in developing the first “proof of concept” VorteDrome track with the next twelve months.