The 0.6-mile Andersen RacePark karting track provides the ideal learning ground for future racing champions, most of whom begin their racing careers in karting.
How to Get Started in Racing
Most professional race car drivers started out in some form of karting, and for some people (especially younger people) it becomes the natural first step in the pursuit of a professional career. But karting is also a great learning tool, as it offers high-performance vehicles and close competition at relatively low costs. There’s no better way to start experiencing the thrill and satisfaction of racing.
Teaching people to race is our primary goal. We offer many ways to learn, including private coaching for those who want individual attention.
Getting Started with Kids (under age 16)
Karting offers many different options for kids. Of course, as a child grows they’ll need to keep moving up into bigger and faster classes. Our instructors are available to work with parents and kids to choose the best kart for each age group.
Minor Licensing for Drivers aged between 15 and 5:
If your child is interested in karting and is under 5 feet tall, we offer a private 1 on 1 course with everything included! Your child will register with the front desk, go over the flag and track rules, get fitted to a kart and safety gear. Our instructor will then go over gas/brake drills, turning exercises, and finish the course with time on the 13-turn race course. Class takes 90 minutes from start to finish and we do require reservations in advance. Cost: $125 per driver
If your child is 5 feet tall or taller, we offer a group class on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 pm. Your child will register with the front desk, go over the flag and track rules, and be fitted to a kart/safety gear. From their drivers will join our instructor on-track for 3 sessions on track, and 2 classroom sessions in-between each on-track session. Reservations are highly recommended.Cost: $100 per driver
One-on-One Coaching: Our instructors all have racing experience (karting and formula cars), and they will concentrate on improving your speed, consistency and overall skill levels. Track Time: 30 minutes Price: $145
The clinics are an excellent way to get coaching from our instructors cost effectively. With a minimum of 3 drivers required, instructors will work with the group as a whole, providing feedback in and around all of the on track sessions. The aim: Improve speed, consistency and overall skill.
Track Time: 30 minutes Price: $100 per driver
Drivers 15 years old with Learners Permit may run a Evaluation Session with a Instructor to establish proficiency- $50 per driver (by appointment)
Competition Speed Schools:
If you’ve got the bug from the Birel N35 karts, and you want to see what real speed is all about, then look no further than our 2 Stroke Competition Karts. Our schools are run in half day increments, and with the Andersen Racing Team overseeing the kart prep and driver coaching, drivers will receive a true insight into what it takes to be a professional race car driver. Whether you’re an aspiring race car driver, a corporate group or simple enthusiasts, the Competition Karting School will provide you with speed and adrenaline. All drivers will be treated like professionals and put through similar programs to what our race team drivers undergo. Price: $450 +tax, per driver.
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Every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
N35 Rental Karting for 2 hours. Lapping sessions, altered track configurations and more. Members Price: $50+ tax / Regular Price: $75 + tax
The Andersen staff offers extensive instruction, including private coaching and the opportunity to train and compete as part of a professional team. Team members work with young karting drivers to improve their race craft so they have a solid foundation for their racing career.
From the karting ranks, drivers can move through the entire the Road to Indy, which is owned and managed by Andersen Promotions. The Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires takes a young driver seamlessly from karting into the NTT IndyCar Series through the three steps that comprise the ladder system: the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, Indy Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.