Racing Safety & Rules

With karts that go up to 45 mph, safety is number one!

We have rules and regulations that racers must abide by.  You will be briefed before you get onto the track but we like to reinforce our rules before our drivers arrive.

1.  The karts will go much faster than the track will allow so you will need to use your brakes. Your left foot is for the brake and right foot is for the gas. Don’t push both at the same time. If you do, you might get shown a sign that says “stop riding the brakes.” Don’t forget to wear closed toe shoes – no sandals or flip flops. Also, you will need to keep both hands on the wheel.

2.  We use flags and signs to communicate with you. If you see yellow flashing lights or yellow flags then you must slow down because that means someone ahead of you has spun out. If you are the one that has spun out then you must stay in your kart and do not try to move the kart yourself. Put your arm up so we can see you and we will get to you as soon as possible. NEVER drive backwards on the track to try to turn around. Wait for a marshal.

3.   Sometimes when we are under a yellow warning, we will slow down your kart from our control center for safety reasons. After the yellow lights are off, if your kart is still sputtering, put up your arm so that we are aware and can take care of it.

4.   THIS IS A NON-CONTACT SPORT. These are not bumper karts. If you are seen hitting another kart or the barrier system intentionally or not, you will be given a warning with a black flag. If you get two black flags, you will be removed from the track. We do not give refunds for reckless driving.

5.   If you see the blue flag with the yellow stripe, this means that you are holding up traffic, so please move over and allow the kart behind you to pass. You might be shown a sign in conjunction with this flag.

6.   Never slow down on the track to wait for a friend as this can create a dangerous situation, for which you will be black-flagged.

7.   Once you see the black and white checkered flag the race has ended, you will complete that lap and proceed into the pits. You MUST drive slowly while in the pits and be sure to not bump the kart ahead of you. When you are at a complete stop, stay in your kart and do not get up until the marshal tells you so. We don’t want you to get hit from behind by another driver so please pay attention to the marshal.

Most importantly, have fun!!!

Waivers

All participants will need to sign a waiver.  Minors under 18 will need  parent or legal guardian present to sign the waiver for them. 

Visit our kiosks in store to register or download our new Mobile App for faster service!

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Do you know the Racing Flags?

Green

Race begins or resumes from another conditional flag.

Yellow

Racing under caution. Conditions adverse or hazardous.

Red

Racing has come to a halt. All pit crew and repair work must cease.

Black

The “consultation flag”. Driver must pit. Usually due to rule violation.

Blue

Basically, let faster cars by.

White

Last lap of the race.

Karting Tips

Hand Position

Keeping your hands at the nine and three o’clock positions puts your hands perfectly in sync with where your front wheels are pointed. When navigating a turn, keep these positions as much as possible. Moving one and, and feeding the wheel to the other while it remains stationary allows the driver to make smooth adjustments even when mid-curve. Hand over hand or spinning of the palm leads to slippage and loss of control when you need it the most!

Accelerating

While it may seem tempting to keep your foot on the floor as you attempt to navigate turns in the course is a surefire way to miss your apex and wind up at the back of the pack, or worse, in the wall! We recommend the principal of “slow in – fast out.” Braking should take place in a straight line prior to entering the turn.The ideal is to break as late as possible, still allowing you to hit your target apex. After slowing, then negotiating the turn to the apex, it’s time to accelerate! Adding speed as quickly as possible without creating wheel slippage or inability to stay on the track as you reach the outside of the turn exit is the goal.

Learn the Race Line

The racing line is the route a racing driver follows in order to take corners in the fastest possible way. By using all of the available space on the track, karts can travel in a straighter line and travel faster before reaching the limits of grip. Determining the best line is an essential skill to master for both practice laps and racing events.