April 29, 2019
Scottsdale Go-Kart Racing
Every young kid likes to go fast. Who didn’t dream about racing around the racetrack in a stock car when they were little, feeling the rush of wind and adrenaline pumping through their veins. It’s not quite as full-throttle, but go-karts offer a hint at the excitement of a full-size vehicle while being significantly safer and more accessible.
Octane Raceway in Scottsdale, Arizona offers drivers young and old the chance to test their mettle on an indoor racetrack. This exciting experience puts you behind the wheel of a surprisingly powerful go-kart and pits you against each other in a race to finish the fastest lap. Read on for more information about Octane Raceway in Scottsdale!
Octane Raceway features the most advanced go-kart in the world, the Sodi RTX racing kart. This electric kart has a top speed of 45mph, a disc braking system, a center mounted motor that allows for more precise handling and acceleration, and dynamic adjustment on its seat, pedals and wheel to accommodate riders of all sizes. Best of all, these go-karts have zero emissions, good for both your lungs and the environment!
How to Ride
Potential drivers must sign a waiver before getting in their kart, and they must wear closed-toe shoes. Any riders under the age of 18 must have a parent sign for them, either in person on online before arrival. Additionally, each driver must be at least 4’6” tall, but there is no actual age restriction for the junior races. To race in the adult races, you must be at least 16 years old.
You can book your race times ahead online, or you can simply show up and pay. After you register at the front desk, you will be given a race time. When your race time arrives, put on your helmet (tightening the helmet’s chin strap properly) and watch a short video before motoring out onto the raceway.
Octane Raceway features an indoor/outdoor track that is 1/3 mile in length. Each section of the track is designed to test the ability of each driver in different ways. Weave through quick turns, speed down the straightaways, and jockey for position with your fellow drivers to be named the fastest on the course!
Race for the Top Spot
Races at Octane are conducted under the Fastest Lap format, so there’s no need to actually fight to pass your fellow drivers. Each race has a set number of laps, and the drivers will be ranked based on their best-timed lap. Slower vehicles will be asked to move aside for those driving at higher speeds, and safety is of the utmost importance. Be sure to follow the directions of the supervisors at all times.
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