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Frequently Asked Questions About Go Kart Racing at Speed Raceway

Posted by Nathan Miller

Apr.12, 2013 7:23 AM

How old do you have to be to enjoy Speed Raceway?

Speed Raceway caters to the young and young at heart. There is no minimum age to race, but all drivers need to over 50 inches tall to race and able to safely operate the karts. Racers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a minor release of liability form, and attach a copy of the guardians drivers license.

What are the requirements to drive?

There is no prior race experience required to take part in go kart racing. Speed Raceway is currently allowing any driver to race as long as they can meet the minimum requirements.

Are there height or weight limitations?

We will do our best to accommodate drivers of most sizes but certain minimum and maximum height restrictions may apply. You must be over 4’10” (58”) and over 12 years old to race the adult karts and over 4’2” (50”) to race the junior karts. We do not have a minimum weight standard but generally will be able to accommodate most persons, depending on size of their frame. Our pit crew will have the final say on a driver’s ability to safely participate on our race track. Refunds will be given if you do not meet any of the height or weight limitations.

Do I have to bring anything to drive?

No, Speed Raceway is your full service racing destination. For go kart racing, we will provide you with balaclava (sanitary head-sock), an approved safety helmet, and a custom-built go kart. Participants are not required to wear a race suit.

What should I wear?

You should wear comfortable clothing and you must have closed-toe shoes. Speed Raceway does have rental shoes for those who forget safe footwear.

Can I bring and/or wear my own racing gear?

Racers are allowed to bring their own race gear which may include their own race suit, helmet, driving gloves, neck cushion, and racing shoes. All customer-provided equipment is subject to inspection by the SR staff and must conform to minimum industry safety standards.

Can I bring my own helmet?

Absolutely, but it must be Snell/D.O.T-approved. If the sticker is gone, the helmet will not be allowed. All street helmets must include a face shield, and those who bring in motocross-style helmets must bring in their own goggles with Lexan lenses.

Do I have to sign anything?

Yes, all Speed Raceway customers are required to fill out electronic registration forms at our registration terminals. All customers are required to sign a standard waiver form that acknowledges our release from liability. No one is required to sign the waiver but failure to sign such waiver disqualifies you from participating in any go kart racing.

Do you have day-care?

Speed Raceway does not currently have day-care or baby-sitting services. If you are interested in our team providing you such support for future visits, please let our management staff know, so that we can judge the need and look into available options.

What is the difference between electric and gas-powered karts?

The chassis is similar in many ways; the main difference is the power source. Speed Raceway uses electric karts because they accelerate faster, smoother and offer more consistent performance than gas-powered engines. Electric karts are also quieter, produce no fumes and keep the track clean since they do not leak any gas or oil onto the track surface.

How are racers ranked?

After each race, the computer system takes into account who you have raced against, how often you race and how you finish in each race to recalculate your score. Your ranking will go up and down based on your racing performance. After each race, you are provided with race results that show your lap times, your score and how you did against the other drivers in your race.

Can I rent the track for a corporate or private function?

Yes, click here to contact our sales team for pricing and availability. You can rent a small individual party room, or full facility buyouts are also options.


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