We have different options available, but our standard race is called an arrive and drive which lasts 8 minutes! First race for Adults is $17, and for Juniors is $15. After purchasing this first races adults races will be no more than $13 and Junior Races no more than $11, if you buy in bulk, you can purchase races slightly cheaper beyond that.
Insurance regulations require that all drivers be at least 8 years of age to drive on the big track and around 48″ tall because you can’t drive if you can’t reach the pedals. We also have the Kids Track for 4 -7 year olds. Height has not been a factor for the kids track up to this point.
The kart manufacturer and insurance regulations also require that all drivers be under 300 pounds. We do weigh drivers to ensure they are of the appropriate weight.
An arrive and drive heat race is 8 minutes. You will typically get 10-15 laps per race for adults and 8-10 laps for the juniors. Kids races are 5 minutes long.
To be considered an adult for karting purposes, you must be at least 14 years of age and be able to comfortably fit in and operate the adult kart. Also, a legal waiver must be on file or a parent must be with you.
14 years of age is a legal requirement, not a recommendation. Waivers are legal documents and if you lie about your child’s age so that they can get in the adult karts it is insurance fraud. So, please do not lie or ask us to lie for you. Experience tells us that the vast majority of teens that are not, at least, 14 years of age are not ready to race in adult races.
We have two levels of adult karts. Though the top speed of these karts are the same, the higher horse power karts will get back up to speed faster but also will have more push in the corners. Because of the extra push we reserve the right to allow only experienced drivers in the higher horse power karts. You will need to have the appropriate speed and be qualified by the facility manager to receive permission to drive these karts. However, we generally do not qualify on Saturday’s as we use the entire fleet of karts to efficiently stage 80 races a day.
Our closing times listed on the home page is the time we “close” so if you wish to race you must be here and be able to register, watch the video, and run your race prior to closing. Usually that means a minimum of 30 minutes prior to closing. However, during vacation periods it is best to come in as soon as you can because we do experience up to 2 hours of wait time on Saturday evenings.
Often there is a lull during dinner hours, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM that reduces the wait time.
YES! Any driver under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian with them to sign the liability waiver before they will be allowed to race. If the parent or legal guardian is not available to accompany the minor, a waiver may be printed from this website (bottom of the home page). These waivers must be signed by the parent and also be notarized. Off-site waivers that are not notarized will not be accepted and the minor will not be allowed to race.
Since this comes up so often, we require the notarized form for 2 reasons:
- It is required by “our” insurance.
- If we did not require a notarized form we would have 15 – to 17-year-olds signing forms in the parking lot every day and there is no way for us to discern between those forms and ones signed by parents other than the notary seal on the form.
Experience has taught us that the safest and most enjoyable way to race is for juniors to race with others their same age and adults with other adults. The junior karts go 20 mph, adult karts go 40 mph, so we never race these karts together.
An adult is welcome to race in a Junior race if the adult can fit comfortably in the JUNIOR kart. We have a few adult karts with kids kart engines so that adults may ride with juniors, however, in periods of heavy business we do not let adults in junior races as all spaces in these races are needed for our junior driver. Note: we do not have two-seat karts.
Junior karts go about 20 mph.
Adult karts go about 40 mph.
FLWB Indoor Karting has a 1,050 ft. indoor road course. The lanes are also wider than many of the other tracks out there, the linear distance combined with the width of our lanes, make for a fast track that you can actually pass on!
Our rack card has a $2 off coupon and is carried by most area hotels and attractions. Our overall business concept is to keep our prices low everyday instead of doing a lot of discounting.
YES! You may bring your own headsock, racing suit, neck brace, and/or helmet. The helmet must be full face with a chin guard. (Your helmet will need to be inspected by our staff to ensure that it meets our safety requirements.)
All drivers must have on closed toe, closed heel shoes. Crocs, flip flops, sandals, high heels, and house slippers are not allowed. Additionally, no loose fitting clothing will be allowed (such as scarves) or long, dangling jewelry. Long hair must be worn up under the helmet or tucked into clothing. Ladies, sorry you cannot carry your purse on your lap. Also, we suggest storing your cell phone during the race because as your knees are above your waist during the race phones have a tendency to end up on the track!
In addition to our race track we also have a kids track and bounce houses. Overall, we want to have something for everyone to do with their own age group, Adult Racing, Junior Racing, Kids track, bounce houses, and arcade. While the kids are busy playing so can mom and dad. That’s who we are. We also can accommodate groups, do team building events, host corporate outings, family get together’s, and birthday parties for almost every age group.
Maximum is 10 adults, 8 juniors, or 4 kids.
Not for a normal arrive and drive race. However racers participating in a reserved group racing event (Mini Sprint, Sprint, or Grand Prix, etc) must be 15 years of age and have a valid learner’s permit.
Note that this only applies for group events, not for normal walk-ins.
YES! We have banquet rooms that can accommodate groups of over 200 people.
No. We do not serve nor do we allow alcohol to be consumed on property. We reserve the right to refuse service to those who have engaged in drinking alcohol or other substances that might alter the senses and make driving our karts too challenging.