Q: Are reservations required?
A: No, Arrive & Drive races are available on a walk-in basis. Please contact us for daily track availability. If you require a reservation, this can be done by booking a Private Party or Exclusive Event. On especially busy days, we may allow some Arrive & Drive races available online. If so, info and links will be posted on our homepage.
Q: What are the age requirements?
A: All drivers must be at least 13 years old for walk-in Arrive & Drive racing. Drivers between 8 and 12 years old must complete a Kids Driving School or Kids Birthday Party package to be authorized for racing. ALL MINORS MUST HAVE A COMPLETED PAPER MINOR RELEASE FORM ON FILE BEFORE PARTICIPATING. To access our online registration forms, or to print out a Minor Release Form, please click here.
Note: ProKART Maple Grove has a minimum age of 12.
Q: Are there two-seat or ride-along karts?
A: No, all our karts are single-seat, single-driver. Passengers are not allowed.
Q: How fast do the karts go?
A: Our karts are capable of speeds up to 40 mph!
Q: Is driving experience required?
A: No experience is necessary. Prior to racing, all racers attend a mandatory briefing regarding safety, rules, flags, signals, and kart operation.
Q: Are there height/weight restrictions?
A: Drivers must be able to safely reach the pedals. As all people are shaped differently, it is impossible to establish a specific measurement. Pedal extensions, booster seats, and foam pads are available to aid individual fit. Junior racers may be placed in our Kids Karts based on their fit at the sole discretion of our staff. Our regular Arrive & Drive racing is designed for adults, thus the karts are designed to accommodate an average-sized adult. There is no set weight restriction, but generally those drivers who are over 250 lbs. may experience some discomfort with their fit.
Q: Can I wear my own helmet?
A: Yes, you are welcome to use your own helmet. All helmets must be DOT, ECE or Snell approved and have full face and eye protection (e.g., goggles or safety glasses must be worn with a motocross helmet). We supply helmets ranging in size from XS to XXXXL. Use of a ProKART helmet requires a balaclava ($2).
Q: What’s the fastest way around the track?
A: Smooth is fast! Maintain your momentum by going wide as you approach a corner. Brake before you turn to avoid skidding, drifting, or spinning. As you go through the turn, get back on your throttle to accelerate as you exit. Following a faster driver is the easiest way to learn the race line. Ask any of our staff for pointers, and we will help you analyze your technique to shave a few tenths off your lap times.
Q: What’s your policy on alcohol?
A: It is unsafe and illegal to drink and drive. We have a zero tolerance policy regarding alcohol, drugs, controlled substances, or anything that impairs your ability to operate a motor vehicle. An on-site breathalyzer will be used to measure the BAC of anybody that appears to be intoxicated. ProKART reserves the right to refuse service to anybody suspected of taking an intoxicant prior to racing. Any racer removed from the track due to safety reasons is not entitled to a refund.