VLK Racing Rules

The karts at VLK are racing karts capable of high speed, and for that reason safety is the first priority. The following are some of the rules and regulations that you must follow. You will be briefed before you get onto the track but we like to be up front on acceptable behavior before our customers arrive.

These Sodi racing karts will go much faster than the track will allow so you will need to use all your skills to stay out of the wall and off other karts. You must use your brakes to get through some corners. Your left foot is for the brake and right foot is for the gas. Don’t push both at the same time. We require you to wear closed-toed shoes. Also, you will need to keep both hands on the wheel, ten and two o’clock. No Bumping other karts and stay off the walls!

Your helmet should be on and the strap should be buckled.

Your track official will assign a kart and make adjustments to your seat and pedals if necessary.

After leaving the pit apply the brakes to get the feel. They are different from your automobile brakes.

Take the first lap slow, the clock has not started, do not race. Increase speed as you feel comfortable, but without bumping another kart or hitting the wall. The kart has no governor and we do not use electronic controls.

This is a non-contact sport. These are not bumper karts. If you are seen hitting another kart or the barrier system (intentionally or not), you will be given a “stop bumping” warning and/or a black flag. If you continue to break the rules you will be removed from the track for the safety of yourself and other guests. We do not give refunds for reckless driving.

Never slow down or stop on the track to wait for a friend as this can create a dangerous situation, for which you will be black-flagged.

The VLK owners and staff are dedicated to providing a great racing environment to the first-timer, the league racer and the seasoned professional. In that spirit, we allow you to go as fast as you are capable without hitting other karts or the wall.

 

The perfect lap has never been run here, so come on out, get in the kart and give it a try.

 

Most importantly, have fun!!!

 

Common Mistakes

SLIDING SIDEWAYS (by entering a turn too fast.)

A DIVE BOMB (putting a 4 foot wide kart into a 2 foot gap) is almost always followed by a t-bone, followed by rib injury. Resist the temptation.

During the race your track official communicates with you using the flags and signs shown below:

 

Racing Flags