Enjoy California's fastest karts on California's longest track! Today's breeding ground for tomorrow's champions, go karting represents the vital first step for most motorsports careers. Far from being the exclusive domaine of the career-minded driver, however, this exciting, affordable form of racing attracts enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.
One of the top go karting venues in the U.S., the Sonoma Raceway Karting Center offers a range of courses featuring its state-of-the-art, race-prepared karts, aimed at novices and experts racing from ages 13 up to adults of 80+. We also host open practice sessions for experienced/professional karters, as well as the corporate groups looking for a fun day of team-building. If you're looking for the absolute premier go kart track, you've come to the right place!
*Please note that the Karting Track is OPEN during the surrounding area's construction. See calendar below for track availability.
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. (Minimum age is 13 – minimum height/weight is 4’10?/80lbs-max 6’6?/ 285lbs)
You are responsible for crash damage of up to $600 PER INCIDENT.
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.
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.
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. Karting equipment is provided for the Kart Racing Experience and both Karting Schools.
Yes. Please note that all spectators under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult not participating in the program.