Kart Racing at Raceway Park — Competitive, Friendly, and Fun!
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Besides being some of the most recognizable racecar drivers in the world, do you know what guys like Michael Andretti, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have in common? They all began their racing careers at an early age in the competitive motorsport of kart racing!
Kart racing at Raceway Park offers one of the most exciting things to do in New Jersey for those looking for
family fun activities
. Each year, we welcome both returning kart racers and those new to the sport to a fun and challenging
staged on our Sprint Course
. Our kart racers include everyone from kids to parents who love putting on a great show for the many fans and families who come out to cheer them on at Raceway Park.
The Raceway Park karting staff offers Instructional and beginner classes for new level entries. The classes begin at age 8 for juniors and go all the way up to the "master" classes for the "old" folks. Various engines are used in kart racing, but the main staples are the 18hp 2-cycle Yamaha KT-100 (specially built by Yamaha for karting), or the Briggs & Stratton 4-cycle 5 hp (usually tweaked to make 10-12 hp). Several classes are offered for these two engines, based on certain restrictions. The idea is to buy an engine and not have to get a new one when moving up the karting ranks, thus making karting very cost effective. A day spent kart racing starts with practice, usually 2 sessions, moves on to 2 “heats” of races, and concludes with a main race.
The track runs WKA sanctioned events with some modifications set by the track due regulations governing karting in NJ. Kart racing events take place between March and November and attract some of the finest kart racers from all over the northeast. Raceway Park is fully dedicated to the safety of the karters, and consequently we go to great lengths to provide a safe racing environment. Kart racing is traditionally a relatively safe sport. There are very few incidents in contrast to other forms of racing such as motocross, and any incidents that do occur are usually minor. Speeds in the various classes vary from a low of 40 mph in the restricted JR classes to a high of 90 mph in the 125-shifter karts. Safety equipment in kart racing consists of shoes that cover the ankle, long pants, leather coat or a karting suit, helmet, gloves and a neck collar.
Make karting a part of your corporate events in New Jersey with our Full Tilt kart racing program!
Kart racing and corporate events? You better believe it! Families taking New Jersey day trips aren’t the only ones looking for a thrill. Corporate outings, sports teams, clubs, bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday and anniversary parties, and other organizations with a “need for speed” are encouraged to take advantage of our Full Tilt Program throughout the year.
Full Tilt turns boring
in New Jersey into thrilling corporate adventures through the exciting world of kart racing. Here are the basics:
You and your employees or group receive personalized instruction on kart operation, safety, rules of the road and driver equipment, followed by hands-on experience on the track. Our package includes:
Full, personalized instruction
Kart rental and full track access
Driving suit, helmet, gloves – everything you need
Groups of up to 30 people
Additional Package options:
Fully catered lunches
Air conditioned meeting suites
Join us this year for what will prove to be a very successful and fun karting season. It’s one of the most exhilarating rides you can experience at the #1 New Jersey motorsports park — Raceway Park!
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Full Tilt Racing Arrive & Drive:
Full Tilt Racing can provide an individual or group with the excitement of kart racing at a very reasonable price. Great for bachelor parties, corporate events, team building workshops and more. A professional staff will outfit you with everything you need for a day at the track. Your personalized race day includes the following:
All necessary safety equipment, racer’s suit, helmet, gloves, etc.
Easy to drive, fast racing karts
A professional staff to run and direct your event with question and answer session
An indoor safety meeting to go over the kart and how to drive it (If you can drive a car, you can easily drive a kart)
Your event may also be catered and includes usage of a VIP Tower Suite.
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