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!
Our Grand Prix Karting facility is the perfect place to host your next company outing. We offer kart racing courses to suit every requirement. We provide professional driving instructors, all the required safety gear, Grand Prix Karts (equipped with adjustable seats and pedals, a full wrap-around bumper system, and a protective roll bar), optional catering, and more! Call our sales team today for pricing and availability!
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. In this program, you will explore the fundamentals of go kart racing including racing lines, braking methods, acceleration, cornering forces and vehicle balance. After each track session on our purpose-built International Karting Course, drivers will receive expert coaching from our professional instructors in order to lock in what they have learned behind the wheel.
Kart Racing School Stage 2
Step up to our ROK-powered Tony Karts which are capable of speeds in excess of 70 mph! Graduates of the Kart Racing School Stage 1 program are eligible to enroll in this advanced course, which builds upon the techniques and skills already gained in order to produce faster, more confident drivers. Our knowledgeable instructors give targeted feedback to help every driver get the most out of their time behind the wheel. Lap time printouts of all afternoon track sessions will help chart the effects of improvements made to driving techniques.
Bay Area Go Kart Rentals
Open Practice sessions at the Sonoma Raceway Karting Center are now more open than ever with Rotax 125cc, L0206 and ROK sprint go karts available to rent for as little as $60 per session. Standard safety gear available to rent for an additional cost. Must have completed a Kart Racing School Stage 1 and be approved by Lead Kart Technician Diego Valverde.