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Private Kart Racing Experience – 3pm-6pm

August 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Race Karting Experience

This half-day program explores the fundamentals of kart racing, from racing lines, braking methods, and acceleration, to cornering forces and vehicle balance. After each track session on our purpose-built International Karting Course, drivers will receive expert coaching from our professional instructors in order to lock in what they have learned behind the wheel. This course uses racing karts which are capable of speeds in excess of 60 mph.

Both Race Karting Experience and Kart Racing School, Stage 1 are open to all drivers, regardless of experience.Please note that drivers must be 13 years of age or older (those under 18 must have a parent or guardian present at the time of rental), at least 4’10” in height and bring their own close-toed shoes

Frequently Asked Questions

1.    What is required to drive the Racing Karts?
Drivers should have the basic knowledge of how to drive a vehicle. The karts are simple to drive in practice but take skill to drive fast and effeciently. We’ll share with you the knowledge and give you the tools to be your fastest.

2.    What if I crash? Am I liable for the cost of repairs?
You are responsible for crash damage of up to $600 PER INCIDENT.

3.    Do I need my driver’s license to race one of your racing karts?
No, a license is not required.  In fact, our racing school is open to drivers 13 years and older.  Please check with a racing consultant if you want to drive, but don’t meet the normal age requirement.

4.    What if it rains?
We run the program rain or shine. The karts are well equipped to handle performance driving in wet conditions with rain tires. Of course, in the case of unsafe levels of rain, the program is subject to cancellation.   Cancellation Policy

5.     How do I get my Kart Racing License?

You are eligible for a kart racing license upon successful completion of Kart Racing School, Stage 1 & 2. Once you have completed the courses, you can request an application from your racing consultant, and they will help you through the process.

6.    Can I bring my own equipment?
Yes, but your driving suit needs to be at least a single layer karting suit rated for abrasion resistance, and your helmet must meet current Snell approval.

7.    Can I bring spectators?

Yes, you can bring your fans to watch or take photos for you. Yes, you can bring your fans to watch or take photos for you. No unattended guests under 18 years of age are allowed.

8.    Will the session be video recorded?
You have the opportunity to rent a GoPro for $100 which includes a 32GB microSD card for you to keep. Mounts are preset in the car for an optimal recording angle. Reserve one early, supplies are limited. Renters are liable for the camera if lost or damaged and will be charged retail price in the event they don’t return the GoPro.

Group size may not drop once confirmed.  It may grown in size based on approval from Simraceway.

Catering is to be provided by Levy Catering directly. [email protected]

Simraceway will be providing the meeting space for the group prior to karting based on 11-3pm


“I don’t think I’ll ever do anything that awesome again.”

“If you want to go fast…get to Simraceway. Period.”

“If you do this once, you’ll want to comeback again and again!”

“The only downside is the mild depression you may feel a few days after when you’re jonesing for another fix from Simraceway.”


August 27, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sonoma Raceway
29359 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476 United States
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