Everything you always wanted to know about electric go-karts, racing, and RPM Raceway.

A: Yes, we offer the “arrive and drive” experience seven days a week. After you register, you will be put into a queue for your races. Each race will have up to 10 racers in it. Pre-booked parties and racing events are scheduled for specific times
A: No, we are regulated by the state and there are three categories of racers: Adults, Non-License, and Juniors. Since each of these categories has different competencies of driving, we are not permitted to race them together. However, if you visit during the week and we’re not busy, we can create a “family race” and race you at the speed of the lowest class racer (not guaranteed & manager must approve) The alternative is to buy a race for $300 on weekends to race the family alone.
A: Our races are based on laps and each race is up to 14 laps and each lap is a little less than ¼ mile. Adult and Non-License races are close to 4 miles long and Junior races are about 2 ½ miles. From the time a race is called to the pit until they have raced and depart the pit, is usually between 15-25 minutes.
A: The number of laps you race will depend on the race type and track configuration.
A: No, RPM Raceway provides state-of–the art Formula EK20 karts for adults and EK10 karts for junior Racers. Our karts can speed up to 45mph for adults and approximately 20mph for kids.
A: The chassis is the same; the only difference is the power source. RPM Raceway uses electric go karts because they accelerate harder, smoother and offer more consistent performance than gas-powered engines. Electric indoor karting is also quieter, produce no fumes and keeps the track clean since they do not leak any gas or oil onto the surface. Oh yeah; they are also more fun to drive – and faster!
A: All drivers need to be at least 48 inches tall, at least 6 years of age and able to safely operate the karts. Racers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a minor release liability form.
A: You will need to wear an approved safety helmet which RPM will supply. Participants are not required to wear a race suit.
A: You should wear comfortable clothing and you must have closed-toe shoes. RPM does have rental shoes for those who forget safe footwear.
A: RPM Raceway uses a high-tech Apple-based timing and scoring system called SpeedSheet to keep track of race results. After every race, drivers are handed results sheets that show their fastest lap time, average lap time, overall race results and more. The state-of-the-art system also incorporates a huge projection screen monitor that allows racers and spectators to see race results in live time. Simply put, it's the best system on the market!
A: Absolutely, but it must be Snell/D.O.T-approved. If the sticker is gone, the helmet will not be allowed. All street helmets must include a face shield, and those who bring in motocross-style helmets must bring in their own goggles with Lexan lenses.
A: Yes; please contact our sales team for pricing, availability, and other go kart information. Both race track and full facility buyouts are options.
A: Each of our tracks have a different configuration. The maximum number of racers are: Buffalo, NY - 10 Jersey City - 10 (per track) Long Island - 12 (per track) Rochester, NY - 10 Syracuse, NY - 9
A: The term arrive & drive has been used to describe our standard races. This is for people who simply walk into our facilities without being part of a group event or birthday party. They are entered into standard Adult, Youth or Junior races on a first-come, first-served basis.
A: Our most-common race format is Arrive & Drive for those who want to race on a first-come, first-served based either as an individual or a small group of friends. Our group races are for larger groups who reserve race times and choose from one of our many race packages such as the RPM Challenge, Grand Prix or SuperPole.
A: No, there is not a weight limit. The karts can handle anyone who fits, and we have had racers as tall as 7-foot, two-inches races at RPM Raceway.
A: Yes, for group events such as birthday and bachelor parties, along with our RPM Challenge, Grand Prix and SuperRPM race formats, and corporate events. Contact us today to plan an exciting event you won't forget!
A: No. We pride ourselves on producing a real racing experience and we want every participant to have control of their own kart.
A: Cash, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
A: No. Spectators are free. (But we know you won't be sitting on the sidelines for too long. Once you see it for yourself, you will want to join in the fun!)