Drive a real racing go-kart
The purpose behind this program is to allow those individuals who have an interest in karting the opportunity to experience the excitement of driving a kart before they make a commitment to purchase the equipment and begin their racing hobby. Many popular drivers in practically all of automotive motorsports at one time raced karts. Karting is an inexpensive and economical way to enjoy motorsports on a local level. Encouraging fair play, camaraderie, competition and above all FUN!!! Whether you decide to join us and just club race or you set your sights higher, Mid-State Kart Club can offer you a great place to start. This program is not intended to be a concession ride but rather an avenue where prospective club members can experience driving a kart. This program is not a short term money maker for the club, but a long term commitment by the members to find new members to help the club grow.
When is the Arrive & Drive?
There are two Arrive & Drive events during the 2013 season. The first event is on Saturday April 27 from 10am-4pm and the second is Saturday September 14, 2013.
How does the Arrive & Drive work?
Anyone 8 years of age and older is eligible to participate during the Arrive & Drive. On days of the Arrive & Drive events, come out to the track and we will supply everything you need including the kart, fuel, and all safety gear. Club members will assist you in putting on the safety equipment and give you some instruction on how the kart operates. After that, you will be sent out on to the track by yourself for 5 minutes. Depending on age and skill levels, there will be no more than two karts on the track at the same time so you won't have to worry about what anyone else is doing. Long pants and closed toed shoes MUST be worn in addition to the supplied safety gear including a purpose made karting jacket, gloves, helmet, and neck brace.
What kind of kart will I drive?
The club has karts and seats varying in sizes so that anyone interested in driving a kart can do so comfortably. All of the karts meet or exceed the safety standards set forth by the World Karting Association (WKA). Safety checks on the equipment are completed prior to the event and at set intervals during the event. The karts are configured with the same style of motor that would compete in the Clone Rookie, Junior, and Senior classes and will approach speeds of around 50mph.
How much does the Arrive & Drive cost?
Participation in the Arrive & Drive only costs $10 per session. This price covers our standard one day insurance pass and will be good to use as a pit pass for the club racing event that follows the Arrive and Drive Program on the following Sunday.
Spectator parking and viewing are free. Food and drinks are available at our concession stand.
Bring your friends and family for a FUN time at the track and some friendly competition to see who is fastest.