Rules & Safety Regulations

Go Kart racing is fun, but accidents can happen and as a result many precautions need to be taken. Certain people with underlying conditions should not be racing at all. These are individuals who are pregnant, have back or neck problems, heart conditions, or those who should not be doing any stressful or physically demanding activity.  By no means is this a complete list, so if you have any doubts, please consult with your doctor. Before Karting, all drivers under the age of 18 must have our Parental / Legal Guardian waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian and must sign our Minor waiver personally. The Parental / Legal Guardian waiver can be signed online or in person at R1. Drivers 18 or older need only to personally sign our waiver. Drivers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who remains at the facility.

If a karter is at least 6 years of age and is between 45″ – 57″ tall, they will be allowed to drive a “Mini” kart on the “Mini” track at a reduced speed level of 1 providing they comply with our rules and safety regulations.

To drive on our “Adult” track one must be at least 58″ tall. If a karter is under the age of 16 and meets the height standards of an “Adult” kart (58″), they will be allowed to drive an “Adult” kart on the “Adult” track at a reduced speed level of 2 providing they comply with our rules and safety regulations. If a karter is at least the age of 16 and meets the height standards of an “Adult” kart (58″), they will be allowed to drive an “Adult” kart on the “Adult” track at a faster speed level of 3 providing they comply with our rules and safety regulations.

When our “Super” Track is available (the “Mini” and “Adult” tracks combined), drivers must be at least  58″ tall. Kart speed is reduced on the “Super” track according to age and skill.

There are other rules that a driver needs to follow in order to minimize the risk of an accident and be allowed to participate at R1 Indoor Karting.  Riding under the influence of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited. If you are going to drink alcohol at our establishment, this is to be done after you have completed your last race. Any person who fails or refuses to take a breathalyzer test, or appears to be under the influence, will not be permitted to race and will not receive a refund. Furthermore, anyone in our establishment who is legally drunk or under the influence may not drive a vehicle until they have sobered. If this situation occurs, please be a passenger, not a driver!

Before entering a Kart, you must view a safety video that explains the rules, flags and Kart operation. Please ask any questions you may have and please make sure you are buckled in properly and your helmet is secure before exiting the pit.

  • No open shoes or high heels are allowed on the track
  • Long hair should be pulled back into a ponytail and worn inside your helmet
  • All loose jewelry should be removed and secured in one of our lockers
  • No loose clothing allowed
  • You CANNOT drive if pregnant, have back issues, a heart condition, etc. Please read our waiver for more conditions.

Once on the track, drivers must follow our instructions and pay attention to flags and lights. Kart Racing is supposed to be a non-contact sport. Any bumping or blocking will not be tolerated. Drive within your means. If you are unable to pass a Kart without contact, do not attempt to do so! Anyone driving recklessly without regard for our rules or the safety of all involved will be warned, penalized or removed from the track without a refund depending on the seriousness of the incident and any prior incidents. If you receive a warning or penalty, this is simply to ensure the safety of all involved.  So please respect our officials. If you do happen to get into a situation and are unable to continue, do not get out of the Kart or push yourself away from the barriers with any part of your body! Stay inside the Kart at all times while on the track. An official will come over immediately to assist you.

While racing, if you are shown the blue flag, pull to the right as soon as it’s safe to do so and let the faster Kart pass you on the left. Always realize that there may be more than one kart passing. If either the yellow flag or yellow lights are shown, raise your left hand, drive in single file and be prepared to stop if required. No racing or passing may occur under a yellow flag. Once you are clear of the incident and there are no yellow flags or yellow lights showing at the next post, you may resume racing.  If the red flag or red lights are shown, stop as soon as it’s safe to do so. Once the checkered flag is waived, the race is over. As soon as you cross the start/finish line, stop racing immediately and slow down prior to entering the pits.

At R1 Indoor Karting we want everyone to have a good time, however our primary goal is safety!!!! Our staff is trained to enforce these rules and regulations and provide help when needed. Still, it’s the responsibility of the drivers not to cause an accident. So please…. have fun and excitement, but drive safely.