FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Height requirements are in place to ensure the safety of all riders. The minimum height requirement for racing is 5’1” for adult karting and 4’0″ for junior karting. There are no minimum age requirements to race, but riders under 18 must have parental consent.
The type of shoes you wear can affect your race in various ways. That’s why we have specific requirements for the footwear that our guests must wear while racing. We require all racers to wear clean, closed-toed shoes. We do not allow high heels, flip flops, or sandals to be worn in our karts.
For the safety of our guest, SPEEDERS does not allow anyone to race who is suspected to be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.
SAFE RACING POLICIES
- All racers MUST sign a waiver form and the release of liability
- Racers MUST attend a safety briefing on rules and regulations
- Bumping karts is not allowed
- Do not crash into the barriers
- Respect the flags
- Stay in your karts at all times
- Helmets must be worn with the visor down
- Long hair must be pulled back in a pony tail
- Loose-flowing garments such as scarves and dresses should not be worn
Drivers must be a minimum of 61 inches (5’1″) to race our adult karts and 48 inches (4’0″) to operate our junior karts. As body types differ, customers who are close to the minimum height requirements are encouraged to come in and receive a kart check with our staff before purchasing races to ensure they can both safely and comfortably operate the karts.
There is no minimum age requirements. Children who meet the minimum 4’0″ height requirement can race the junior karts and likewise customers who meets the minimum 5’1″ height can race the adult karts.
For the safety of junior racers, adults (18+) are not permitted to race in the junior karts, regardless of height.
We do not have a maximum weight or height. For safety reasons, all drivers must be able to buckle their seatbelts securely. Individuals over 6’7” may have difficulty operating the kart comfortably. We have a kart beside reception that we encourage customers to sit in before purchasing races so you can check for fit and comfort before purchasing races.
No; however, for adult racers, we do ask for valid government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, or firearms license) when signing the required release of the liability waiver form.
The Elite Account offers you access to online reservations, the best rates on races and other packages, weekly specials, and other benefits including a free birthday race. Accounts are good for one year from the date of purchase.
Customers without an Elite Account can purchase single races in store only. Elite accounts are also not required for participants of a group event booking (8 or more people).
Our 20-horsepower electric go-karts have instant torque and are capable of speeds of over 70 km per hour.
Our karts are among the most powerful rental karts on the market, produced by a company dedicated exclusively to electric for over 25 years.
The major difference between gas and electric is the power source. Our electric propulsion karts accelerate faster, and smoother and generally offer more consistent performance than other electric variations and even gas-powered engines. Additionally, they produce zero emissions or smells. These karts will also keep you and the race track clean because there is no gas or oil that could spill onto the track.
ProSpeed unlocks the full power of our electric karts. For our Calgary and Vancouver locations, customers who have completed 5 or more clean races are eligible to take their ProSpeed test. For our Edmonton location, customers who have completed 10 or more clean races are eligible to take their ProSpeed test. A ProSpeed test is evaluated by one of our trained race marshals. They are looking for the customer to demonstrate competency in controlling the kart, evidenced by avoiding spinouts as well as any contact with other drivers and the the barriers.
Speeders takes every measure possible to ensure all customers enjoy an authentic racing experience in a safe environment. All our karts are routinely serviced and our barrier systems are the safest in the industry. All races are proactively monitored by a trained race marshal, and any driver found to not be racing responsibly can either have their kart speed decreased remotely or can be ejected from the race.
Prior to their first race, every new driver is required to watch a short video that covers track safety, racing rules, flag and sign meanings, and kart operation. In addition, each racer is required to wear a DOT-approved helmet equipped with a visor or goggles (provided for each racer).
If you are unsure if your Elite Account is still active, a simple phone call or a trip to your local Speeders is all you will need to do. The receptionist will be able to pull up your information and let you know if your account is still active or has expired.
In Calgary and Vancouver, each race is 14 laps and takes approximately 6-10 minutes from sit to stand. In Edmonton, each race is 10 laps and also takes between 6-10 minutes from sit to stand. The race ends when the fastest racer completes the total number of laps. Time can vary depending on the skill of the drivers and whether there are any stoppages during the race. Events vary in time depending on how many people are in the event and how many races each person is doing. Please speak with our events team for more information specific to your needs.
Yes, we highly encourage customers to bring their own helmets. All helmets must be Snell/DOT-approved. If the sticker is not clearly visible, the helmet will not be allowed. All helmets must also have a full-face cover and include a visor or goggles.
All drivers are required to wear closed-toe shoes. Sandals or any other open-toe shoes are not permitted on the track. Shoe rentals are available at reception, if needed. Loose-flowing garments such as scarves or dresses should not be worn. We recommend dressing casually in a shirt with jeans or shorts.
On their first visit to Speeders, all drivers under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian with them and the parent/guardian will need to sign our Minor Liability Waiver prior to them racing. We do not require the waiver to be re-signed on subsequent visits.
Wait times at Speeders can vary depending on location, time, day, and other factors. Wait times are typically shorter on weekdays as opposed to the weekend. For an estimate on the current wait time, call your local Speeders directly.
We highly recommend booking online to secure a racing time. Go to the menu and click “Book Now” to book reserve your next race today.
We always make our best effort to ensure groups race together. During busier periods we will fill any vacant race positions with the next racers in the queue. However, during slower times you may ask one of our staff if we can accommodate your request to race separately. If you have a group of 8 or more, we recommend booking a group event with our events team, which will guarantee private racing for your group.
Yes, for some occasions, the track is available to rent out by the hour for your group or special event. During the reserved time, the race track will be exclusively yours. For more information and availability, please contact our event team who will work with you to design a customized package to suit your needs. Click here to complete an Event Inquiry form and one of our Events Team representatives will get back to you right away.
For regular bookings (1-7 people), it is possible that you will be put with other racers. These may be other customers that also booked online or walk-in customers. For group event bookings (8+ people), you are guaranteed that you will race only with members of your group.
Yes, contact our event team here for rates and availability.
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