A Great Way to Get Into Racing!
Youth League is a perfect way for your kid to experience racing and competing in a safe and affordable way. We have everything you need to get your kid started, from trained professional instructors, race suits, helmets, and top of the line youth karts.
When: Saturday mornings. 7:30am – 8:00am registration. 8:15 – 10:30am on track. Followed by awards.
Where: Victory Lane Indoor Karting
Cost: Youth Kart Class: $20 Registration Fee (one-time payment) – $35 Race Fee (each week)
Adult Class: $36 Registrations Fee (one-time payment) – $36 Race Fee (each week)
Format: 20 Min Open Practice/3 Min Qualifier/8-10 Min Heat Race/10-12 Min Final
Points: Awarded for every finishing position.
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**Subject to Change upon Availability**
LEARN HOW TO RACE!
VICTORY LANE RACING SCHOOL
Led by our racing instructor Steven Underwood, is the perfect introduction to racing. Small class sizes (usually 1 on 1) ensure personalized attention and lots of track time.
These classes are taught in our Youth Sodi racing karts powered by a Honda GX160cc engine. These karts are for students between 48 and 58 inches tall. They have a hydraulic clutch and gearbox, these are pure racing machines. Students will use the Adult Sodi racing karts powered by the Honda GX270cc engine if they are 58 inches or taller.
2 hour course is offered to introduce the people in the Piedmont to the thrills of kart racing. No kart purchase, no storage, no maintenance, just join the class and suit up.
The racing school will teach all aspects of karting from steering, accelerating, braking, cornering, racing line to passing. All these skills and more will be taught so that you will be competent to drive in a competitive and respectful manner. Completion of the class earns you a license, free birthday race, and the ability to take on the next level of racing instruction at VLK, our Advanced Racing School.
The cost is $125.00 – 50% Deposit must be made to reserve seat in class. Balance due before start of class
This class meets by appointment, any day 8am-10am. You must arrive by 7:30am.
A parent or legal guardian must appear at VLK before class to complete waiver. Please click here to sign online consent waiver.
All class availability is subject to change without notice. Ensure that the schedule has not changed by calling 704-377-3278.
Youth Summer Camp
Kid's Karting Camp
All Camps are full in capacity. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
- June 19 – June 23 (Full Capacity)
- June 26 – June 30 (Full Capacity)
- July 10 – July 14 (Full Capacity)
- July 17 – July 21 (Full Capacity)
- July 31 – Aug 4 (Full Capacity)
- Aug 7 – 11 (Full Capacity)
Monday: Orange Track & Blue Track
- Complete racing profiles (new attendees)
- Pay remaining balances
- Sign – In
- Make sure all information is correct
- Make sure parents are okay with kids being on video
- Take cell phones and electronics (explain they can look at them once at lunch only at the front table)
- Kids and instructors introduce themselves
- Explain VLK staff is there to help
- Explain character, expectations, and awards (extra points)
- Bullying: if we catch you bullying one of your peers, you will sit out the rest of the day, and we will call your parents
- Give an overview of what is on the schedule for the day and throughout the week
Flag Theory (9:30-10am), how to race these karts (rules), and kart control
- Meanings of flags
- Gas and brake
- Driver’s meeting
- ON-TRACK Session 1 (10am-12pm) Orange Track
- Track walk (split up)
- Laps (2-3 heats per group)
ON-TRACK Session 2 (1-3pm) Blue Track
- Laps (3 heats per group)
- Any specific instruction to specific kids
- Cones for racing line, braking in turns, apex in corners
Tuesday: Orange Track
ON-TRACK Session 1: Warm Up (9:15-9:45am)
- 6 min warm up heats
Racing Line Theory – Track Maps (9:45-10:15am)
Parts of a corner: Turn-in (entry), Apex (acceleration point), Track out (exit)
- Wide entry, as close to apex as possible, wide exit
- Racing line also depends on what comes before & follows
- Optimizing entry, apex, and exit speed
ON-TRACK Session 2 (10:15-11:45am)
- Lead & Follows
Forms of passing
- Video of the GBKL (where is a good spot to pass, what is a good pass, what is a bad pass)
- Passing Rule
ON-TRACK Session 3 (12:30-1:45pm)
- Caution Tape Races
ON- TRACK Session 4 (1:45-3pm)
- Passing drill OR Laps based on driving ability
Wednesday: Orange Track
ON-TRACK Session 1: Warm up (9:15-11am)
- 8/10 min warm up heats (2 heats per group if time allows)
ON-TRACK Session 2 (11-12pm)
- Braking Drill (different boxes set up around track)
LUNCH (12-1pm) – Movie (voted)
ON-TRACK Session 3 (1-2pm)
- AK Laps (2, 8 minute heats)
- YK Bowling (2 lanes, 1 game per lane)
ON-TRACK Session 4 (2-3pm)
- YK Laps (1-2, 8 minute heats…depending on group size)
- AK Bowling (2 lanes, 1 game per lane)
Thursday: Blue Track & Super Track
Lemans Race Rules and Super Track – Track Maps (9:15-9:35am)
- Pair drivers based on height
ON-TRACK Session 1: Lemans Qualifying (9:45-10:30am) Super Track
- Everyone will get 3 laps as a warm up and qualifying lap.
ON-TRACK Session 2: Lemans Race (10:30-12:30pm) Super Track
- 32 min Lemans Youth (8 min pit)
- 40 min Lemans Adult (10 min pit)
Driver Panel with USLC Drivers from VLK
- ON-TRACK Session 3: Tricycle Race (1-1:30pm) Blue Track
- Each driver will have a group.
- Relay Race
- Track walk with USLC drivers?
ON-TRACK Session 4: Laps (1:30-3pm)
- AK/YK (1-2, 8 minute heats)
Friday: Orange Track
ON-TRACK Session 1: Warm Ups (9:15-10am)
- 8 min warm up heats
Explanation of day (10-10:30am)
- First half of day: Qualifying & Heats
- Second half of day: Finals
- Points (Fastest Lap (5), Hard Charger (5), Pole (5), Character each day (2), Fastest Lap each day (2))
ON-TRACK Session 2 (10:30-12pm)
- 3 lap qualifying (all classes)
- 8 min heat (youth)
- 10 min heat (adult)
- Tell parents to arrive around 12:15/45pm
ON-TRACK Session 3: Finals (12:45-2pm)
- 12 min final (youth)
- 15 min final (adult)
Awards & T-shirts (2-3pm)
- (15 min to calculate points)
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each kart class (cups & plaques)
- Best Sportsman (flags mini)
- Fastest Lap (flags mini)
- Most Improved (flags mini)
Victory Lane’s Karting Camp is a week long (Monday-Friday) fun-filled experience for racers 8-15 years of age. The camp is led by our Youth Program’s Staff. The basis of the camp is to let kids have fun and race go-karts. Our staff has each day structured to include driving, instruction, games (adult tricycle races, ping-pong, relay races), lunch and then more racing. Some of the racing lessons learned will be the racing line, passing, and the mental side of racing. This is a great value with a lot of seat time.
Cost Of Summer Camp
1 Child $365, 2 Children $335 each ($100 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED)
2017 Summer Camp Breakfast and Lunch
Each meal will have a Gluten-free bread/bun option. If this is necessary for your child, please indicate this on the Registration page under “Allergies”.
If your child has severe allergies or special dietary needs, please indicate this under “Allergies” and contact Caira directly. For our 2017 Summer Camps we will allow parents to drop off UNCOOKED and UNOPENED ingredients with our Head Chef to make your child’s meal. This MUST be arranged at least one week before the start of your child’s Summer Camp. We will not allow any outside food or drinks within our facility unless pre-arranged with our Head Chef.
Classroom instruction, on-track instruction, individual racing, team racing, Race Day, awards.
Caira Lucas– 704-377-3278ext 2 –firstname.lastname@example.org
Download SUMMER CAMP 2017 Schedule
* Bowling will be incorporated in the schedule. Subject to Availability. *
Youth Birthday Party Package
Youth Birthday Party Package – $50/racer (minimum of 5 racers)
2 Races per participant. Youth Karts Only. (additional races $15/race, a $5 savings over regular pricing)
Your event planner will assign a space, within the facility, that will be available to your group for 2 hours
Pizza (2 slices/person)
2 gallons ice water
2 gallons lemonade or fruit punch
Kart tire autographed by party
Medals (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)Event planner will be with you, to assist with every detail – from “hello” to “see you next year”
Parties can only be booked during the following times:
(7 days advance notice needed for all birthday parties, subject to availability)
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm (Racing must be finished by 5pm)
Sat-Sun: 9am-1pm (Racing must be finished by 1pm)
(No Outside Food/Drink allowed inside the facility)
50% non-refundable deposit is required to book a party.
Racing will be completed as quickly as possible, however during normal business hours the racing will take place in rotation with walk-in racers and other parties, in the order of arrival. This may mean that the party will run over 2 hours and on rare occasions may exceed 4 hours. Please allow for this in your schedule.