Pole Position Raceway Des Moines, IA

515-986-3575 Phone

Feel the Thrill of Indoor Go Kart Racing in Des Moines!

Pole Position Raceway offers several Des Moines karting options. The most-popular go kart racing format is our Arrive & Drive program that allows customers to show up individually or in small groups and race in standard races. These kart races last approximately 10 minutes and drivers are separated into two categories. In addition to the adult karts (58" minimum height & 13 years old) we have kid's karts for racers who are at least 48" tall and can safely drive. We also offer group events and party packages that provide private racing and reserved time slots. These packages are available in two, three and four-race formats and include items to make the occasion extra special. For larger groups Pole Position Raceway also offers full facility rentals. This has become a popular option for Des Moines team building, corporate events, company parties, new product launches, family reunions, and groups who want completely private go kart racing. Additionally, full facility rentals provide guests with the opportunity to run different race formats such as Ironman,Team Endurance or Elimination races. We also have special monthly events that are open to the public. The events include Ironman Races, Team Endurance Races, Youth Racing Camps and Driving Clinics.

Pole Position Raceway’s Des Moines go kart track is located on the NW edge of Des Moines, one mile north of the I-80/35 and Highway 141 interchange. Visit our directions & hours page for directions to the Des Moines go kart track.

Upcoming Events

  • Full Facility Rental Closed To Public

    Due to a Private Event, the Des Moines location will be closed to the public 4:00-6:00 PM.

    Mon 4:00pm-6:00pm

  • $10 Power Play Races

    $10 Power Play Races 8:00-??? tonight!!!! We're closed for a Private Event 6:00-9:00 PM, BUT.....…

    Mon 9:00pm-10:00pm

  • Fall Walk-In League

    Fall Tuesday Walk-In League Amateur and Pro Classes All Adult Racers Welcome (1) Qualifier and (…

    Tue 9:00pm-9:00pm

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