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Kart Racing School, Stage 1

May 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kart Racing School, Stage 1 

This full day program is the first step for future kart racers and those looking to better their driving skill. Participants of the Kart Racing School, Stage 1 begin the day by learning the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics and kart control. With this information fresh in mind, drivers will suit up, fit to karts and fire up engines. Drivers complete a total of six 15-minute lapping sessions around our 3/4-mile road course throughout the day, taking away a better understanding of racing lines, proper braking technique, acceleration, cornering forces and vehicle balance.

Kart Racing School, Stage 1 not only includes time behind the wheel, but also ample time working with our team of professional driving instructors. Drivers are provided feedback and coaching after every track session in order to optimize their ability to improve and gain consistency.

Graduates of Kart Racing School, Stage 1 are eligible to return for Kart Racing School, Stage 2. Upon completion of Stage 2 you will be eligible to obtain a Kart Racing License.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.    What is required to drive the Racing Karts?
Drivers should have the basic knowledge of how to drive a vehicle. The karts are simple to drive in practice but take skill to drive fast and efficiently. We’ll share with you the knowledge and give you the tools to be your fastest.

2.    What if I crash? Am I liable for the cost of repairs?
You are responsible for crash damage of up to $600 PER INCIDENT.

3.    Do I need my driver’s license to race one of your racing karts?
No, a license is not required.  In fact, our racing school is open to drivers 13 years and older.  Please check with a racing consultant if you want to drive, but don’t meet the normal age requirement.

4.    What if it rains?
We run the program rain or shine. The karts are well equipped to handle performance driving in wet conditions with rain tires. Of course, in the case of unsafe levels of rain, the program is subject to cancellation.

5.    How do I get my Kart Racing License?

You are eligible for a kart racing license upon successful completion of Kart Racing School, Stage 1 & 2. Once you have completed the courses, you can request an application from your racing consultant, and they will help you through the process.

6.    Can I bring my own equipment?
Yes, but your driving suit needs to be at least a single layer karting suit rated for abrasion resistance, and your helmet must meet current Snell approval.

7.    Can I bring spectators?

Yes, providing all guests wear masks (indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status) and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please note that all spectators under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult not participating in the program.


*This program is not eligible for cancellation and cannot be rescheduled within 14 days of the start date.


May 7, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Sears Point Racing Experience


Sonoma Raceway
29359 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476 United States
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