K1 Karting presents the opportunity for our customers to come and experience the thrill of racing behind the wheel of a go kart. Come and race against friends, family or even colleagues, on our completely new 165m track layout.
We are under cover in the Kolonnade Shopping Centre, so rain or shine, we look forward to cater for your individual or corporate requirements.
The track has been taken over and already there have been some significant changes in terms of new track layout (double the size of the previous track) and the addition of 10 brand new 200cc Go Karts. General Rules & Regulations
Safety of our guests and staff is our concern
No alcohol or drugs
No person who appears to be under the influence will be permitted to race – no refund
Everyone signs a full release and waiver of liability regarding possible injury
We want all our customers to enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing at our facility
We take every step to ensure that all safety measures are taken
Please remember that indoor Kart racing is real – it is not an amusement ride, accidents can happen
Heed to our instructions and pay attention to flags and lights
Do not drive aggressively or beyond the limit of your ability.
Kart racing is a non-contact sport
No bumping and no blocking
Being unable to pass a kart is no excuse for contact
If you spin the Kart and are unable to rejoin the race, wait for the Marshal’s to assist you
Never get out of the Kart
Never push yourselves away from barriers with either your hands or feet
Stay inside the Kart at all times when out on the track
Anyone driving aggressively, beyond their own ability, without regard for the rules or the safety of all involved, will be warned or penalised
If a driver/team is removed from an event, under these circumstances, no refund will be given
Warnings or penalties are given to ensure the safety of all involved
Please do not respond aggressively or abusively, this will only lead to your exclusion from the event
Anyone displaying any aggression will be removed from the race immediately and no refund will be given.
Price List (Effective 1 June 2017)
5 Minutes (+- 10 Laps) – R90
10 Minutes (+- 20 Laps) – R110
15 Minutes (+- 30 Laps) – R150
20 Minutes (+- 40 Laps) – R210
30 Minutes (+- 80 Laps) – R280
Birthday Party Package
(Minimum: 10 Drivers) R250.00 per driver
Drivers will be split into even groups
1 warm up lap for each group before the heat
Each driver will get to do 3 x 5min heats (total of 15min +- 30 laps)
Points are awarded for finishing positions of each heat
Drivers with most points accrued go into a 7min final (+- 15 laps)
All drivers get a coldrink after the final
4 Heat Mania
(4 – 30 Drivers) R400.00 per driver
Drivers will be split into even groups
1 warm up lap for each group before the Heat
Each driver will get to do 3 x 10 min heats (total of 30 min +- 60 laps)
Points are awarded for finishing positions of each heat
Drivers with the most points accrued go into a 12 min (+- 25 laps) final
Le Mans style racing at its best. This format of racing will give drivers a taste of racing as a team, as well as doing pitstops and refueling. This is the ultimate in terms of seat time and is the perfect team building event.
The winner is determined by the team that completes the most number of laps within the set time period.
60 Min Enduro – R900.00 per kart (Min 5 karts)
90 Min Enduro – R1200.00 per kart (Min 4 karts)
120 Min Enduro – R1500.00 per kart (Min 4 karts)
Please make contact with us that we can send you a quote for a custom event that would suit your requirements.
Some of our packages include:
Arrive and Drive
New – Kiddies Karts also available
Karting and Race Car Driving
They are fast, fun and challenge your driving skills and just about every Formula 1 racing driver started his career racing them. Whether you are really into racing or just out for a bit of adrenalin laced fun, karting is an ideal way to experience the thrills and challenges of motor racing.
Kart racing is a relatively cheap form of motorsport that usually takes place at a specially designed circuit. These open wheel racers come in various guises depending on engine size and gearbox specs. Amazingly, Superkarts are able to achieve speeds of close on 250km/hr (160mph)!
However, most places where you can hire karts to race for fun have detuned four stroke engines that are not quite in that class as far as speed goes – but when you are seated just 100mm above the tarmac, they still have enough oomph to give you the ride of a lifetime.
A word on Karting & Race Car Driving:
“Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.” ~Mac McCleary
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” ~Albert Einstein
“Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.” ~Author Unknown
As with all motor sports, safety is a prime concern in karting. Helmets, overalls, gloves and boots should always be worn by the driver the circuits that are raced on are designed with safety considerations in mind. while
Most karts don’t have any suspension or transmission differential but do run on specially manufactured racing tyres to ensure maximum grip.
Kart racing is usually used as a low-cost and relatively safe way to introduce drivers to motor racing. Many people associate it with young drivers, but adults are also very active in karting. Karting is considered the first step in any serious racer’s career. It can prepare the driver for high-speed wheel-to-wheel racing by helping develop quick reflexes, precision car control, and decision-making skills. In addition, this extreme adventure sport brings an awareness of the various parameters that can be altered to try to improve the competitiveness of the kart (examples being tire pressure, gearing, seat position, chassis stiffness) that also exist in other forms of motor racing.
Most current Formula One racers grew up racing karts, most prominent among them Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Räikkönen or Scott Speed in the US. Many NASCAR drivers also got their start in racing from karts, such as Darrell Waltrip, Lake Speed, Ricky Rudd, Tony Stewart, and Jeff Gordon.
Typically, race formats are one of the following:
Sprint racing takes place on dedicated kart circuits resembling small road courses, with left and right turns. Tracks go from 1/4 mile (400 m) to over 1 mile (1,600 meters) in length.
The sprint format is a series of short-duration races, normally for a small number of laps, that qualify for a final, with a variety of point scoring calculations to determine the event’s overall winner. Typical duration does not normally exceed 15 minutes. Here, speed and successful passing is of the most importance. It normally occurs in the format of three qualifying heats and a final race for trophy positions.
The FIA championships, including the Karting World Championship, take place in this format.
Endurance races last for an extended period, from 30 minutes up to 24 hours or more, for one or more drivers. In general, consistency, reliability, and pit strategy are of greater importance than all out speed.
Speedway racing takes place on asphalt or clay oval tracks which are normally between 1/6 mile and 1/4-mile long. Tracks primarily consist of two straight and four left-turn corners, few tracks are symmetric and often the shape parallels that of an egg or a tri-oval.
‘Offset’ kart chassis have been developed for precise handling and adjustability in left-turn-only racing competition taking place on oval and tri-oval tracks.
Speedway kart races range in length from 4 laps for a trophy dash, to 20 laps for a main event.
The first test drive of the contraption surprised himself and his friends when his little kart took off like a rocket across a neighbourhood parking lot.
The first possible gathering of kart drivers took place in the Rose Bowl parking lot (Pasadena, CA) in 1957, based on a recorded picture as shown below. From the impromptu racing and gymkhana type of events in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl, more individuals were involved in the birth of the kart sport.
Three notable individuals who started with Art in Pasadena were Duffy Livingstone, Roy Desbrow & Bill Rowles. From the initial design from Art’s kart, many other designs soon flourished from the joint venture of Duffy & Roy. Their creations included the “Drone”, “Go Kart” and the “Dart Kart”. Their close cooperation was possible as both of them were already business partners of “GP Mufflers” when they started the hobby and were also experts in fabricating welded components. Meanwhile Bill had located a source of inexpensive engines from a failed West Bend rotary lawn mower venture and the three operated the partnership initially from the premises of GP Mufflers, naming their venture Go Kart Manufacturing Co. Inc. in 1958.
In 1959, responding to their business success, they built a new Go Kart Mfg. facility in Azusa, California, for manufacturing karts. The facility included a test track on which they tried to incorporate a variety of turns from sweeping corners, to tight turns and even a high bank turn. It incorporated one straightaway of sufficient length to allow the karts of the period to reach speeds of approx. 100kph (55-60 m.p.h.)
The sport soon flourished to the rest of USA and other parts of the world, and the rest, as they say is history…