Feed your Need for Speed at Go Kart Racer in West Sacramento
The “Fast and the Furious” isn’t reserved for just Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker. Does someone in your family have the “need for speed” and has always dreamed of becoming a Nascar or Formula One driver? If so, then treat them to an outing at a local racetrack and have them put the “petal to the metal” and show off those racecar driving abilities.
My husband thinks we should move to Italy and become the next famous Formula One driver. I’m not sure that is in our family plans quite yet, but I am willing to give him an evening or two at Go Kart Racer in West Sacramento.
Located at 1430 Enterprise Blvd. in West Sacramento, Go Kart Racer is the newest racing venue in Sacramento. They offer indoor racing on two tracks at a professional and clean venue. They have a full fleet of Sodi RX7 European racing karts. These advanced karts deliver a combination of speed, handling and safety for drivers of all ages, sizes and skill levels. Now, even though they say “all ages”- the minimum age limit is 8 with a minimum height requirement of 4’ and they must drive the Kid Karts or Junior Karts. If you are 18 years of age or older, you must have a valid, government-issued ID (Drivers License, etc.), if you are under 18, you MUST have a valid driver’s license or learners permit and the parent must sign a liability waiver.
If you meet the above requirements, then you are ready to suit up and race. Once you arrive at the facility (no reservations are required), you pay your $10 membership fee that includes a head sock, driving suit and helmet rental and choose your kart. With two tracks and plenty of karts, there was very little waiting and just the anticipation of the race. If you are not racing and just a spectator, you will be happy to know that they have a great viewing area to watch the race. One of the bonus features of this racetrack was that they have an area to take pictures of the winners at a special “podium finish”. This was fun for the guys to take “selfies” at the end of the race and having bragging rights as to who was the big winner of the night.
They have several racing package options to choose from and the cost for racing ranges between $25-60, anywhere from 20-70 laps. Our total was $45 for about 20 minutes, and it was pure racing exhilaration the entire time! If you wanted to host a birthday party or corporate event, they also offer discounted packages, check their website for more information on these.
Even if your little speed demon isn’t quite ready for the race track, but still wants to be a racecar driver, then visit one of our family fun centers (Scandia or Sunsplash) for a race around the outdoor track with mom or dad in the driver’s seat. So go ahead, buckle your seatbelts and put the pedal to the metal at one of these Sacramento speedways.
By Heather Crivellone