No, Pole Position Raceway provides state-of–the art Formula EK20 karts for adults and EK10 karts for junior Racers. Our karts can speed up to 45mph for adults and approximately 20mph for kids.
The chassis is actually the same; the only difference is the power source. Pole Position Raceway uses electric go karts because they accelerate harder, smoother and offer more consistent performance than gas-powered engines. Electric indoor karting is also quieter, produce no fumes and keeps the track clean since they do not leak any gas or oil onto the surface.
Oh yeah; they are also more fun to drive – and faster!
All drivers need to be at least 48 inches tall, at least 6 years of age and be able to safely operate the karts. Racers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a minor release liability form.
You will need to wear an approved safety helmet which Pole Position Raceway will supply. Participants are not required to wear a race suit.
You should wear comfortable clothing and you must have closed-toe shoes. Pole Position Raceway does have rental shoes for those who forget safe footwear.
Pole Position Raceway uses a high-tech Apple-based timing and scoring system called SpeedSheet to keep track of race results. At the conclusion of every race, drivers are handed results sheets that show their fastest lap time, average lap time, overall race results and more. The state-of-the-art system also incorporates a huge projection screen monitor that allows racers and spectators to see race results in live time. Simply put, it's the best system on the market!
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.
Yes; please contact our sales team for pricing, availability, and other go kart information. Both race track and full facility buyouts are options.
Each of our tracks have a different configuration. The maximum amount of racers are:
Buffalo, NY - 10
Corona, CA - 12
Frisco, TX - 12
Houston - 12
Jersey City - 10 (per track)
Las Vegas - 13
Long Island - 12 (per track)
Murrieta, CA - 8
Oklahoma City - 12
Rochester, NY - 10
Savannah, GA - 10
St. Louis - 10
Summerlin, NV - 10
Syracuse, NY - 9
Pole Position Raceway proudly uses the number two in its marketing and logo for a variety of reasons, most notably it was the permanent number issued to Jeremy McGrath during his dominance of AMA Supercross. McGrath is one of our founders and coincidentally the number two was the same number used by former NASCAR Champ Kurt Busch when he got involved with our chain of indoor kart tracks.
The term arrive & drive has been used to describe our standard races. This is for people who simply walk-in to our facilities without being part of a group event or birthday party who are entered into standard Adult, Youth or Junior races on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our most-common race format is Arrive & Drive for those who want to race on a first-come, first-served bases either as an individual or a small group of friends. Our group races are for lager groups who reserve race times and choose from one of our many race packages such as the Pole Position Challenge, Grand Prix or SuperPole.
No, there is not a weight limit. The karts can handle anyone who fits, and we have had racers as tall as 7-foot, two-inches races at Pole Position Raceway.
No. We pride ourselves on producing a real racing experience and we want every participant to have control of their own kart.
Yes, we have 1 hand-control go kart at the following locaitons: Corona, Murrieta, Las Vegas, Jersey City and Oklahoma City.
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No. Spectators are free. (But we know you won't be sitting on the sidelines for too long. Once you see it for yourself, you will want to join in the fun!)