Karting

Karting

Radford Racing School

Radford Racing School's gas-powered karts give enthusiasts – of every level – the ultimate open-wheel driving experience. As you accelerate around hairpin turns and long straightaways, you'll find our purpose-built outdoor karting track is an incredible proving ground where you can fully explore the performance and handling capabilities of our 270cc gas engine karts. 

Our karting program is the perfect choice for your next corporate event, team building session, club outing, family reunion, or just a night out with a group of your best friends. Combine your next karting session with our state-of-the-art event center for groups of 10 to 200. Our team will manage all of your on-site logistics, including catering, so you can focus all your attention on creating memories that will last a lifetime!

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Kart Specs

– Honda GT 270cc gas-powered engine
– Hydraulic brakes with a pressure equalizing system
– Flat top steering wheel
– 17mm stub axle
– Heavy duty bodywork

Driver Requirements

– Minimum Height: 48-inches
– Minimum Age: 12
– Maximum Weight: 300lbs

Driver Safety:
– All drivers must sign a waiver
   (If you are under 18, a parent, legal guardian or adult
   over the age of 18 must complete the waiver for you.)
– All drivers must be present for a kart and track
   orientation prior to driving
– All drivers must wear helmets
   (Helmets are provided with rental)
– Flat, closed toe shoes
– No loose clothing
– Long hair should be tied back

Group Events

From corporate events to celebrating birthdays, our go karts offer the ultimate group fun!

ELEVATED
– 1.5 hours total | 1-hour track time
– Gourmet pizza and dessert
– Radford Racing School swag bag
– Dedicated event team
– Unlimited soda, coffee, lemonade and water

RACE & EAT
– 1.5 hours total | 1-hour track time
– Light meal
– Dedicated event team
– Unlimited soda, coffee, lemonade and water

JUST RACE
– 1-hour track time
– Dedicated event team
– Unlimited soda, coffee, lemonade and water

UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE!
Upgrade your karting event with any of these thrilling experiences in a Dodge//SRT Widebody Hellcat for an additional $200 per person!
– Instructor lead and follow
– Autocross
– Hot laps
– Team slalom
– Accident avoidance
– Skid car

Find Out More

Complete the form below to learn more about karting program and corporate and group events.

Call (480) 403-7600 for All Karting Reservations

*A temporary $35 per day fuel surcharge is in effect for all courses.

HERE'S WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING!

Ali J.Ali J. ★★★★★ I have gone through the 1 day and 3 day HPDE at Radford. And I have made an appointment to go for the 4 day experience. Hands down this is the best decision I’ve made by going here. Although it is a little expensive just know its worth every penny. The instructors are all very experienced with most of them, having decades of time behind the wheel as an instructor. Everyone at the facility is very nice and welcoming. But in all honesty the things you are taught here and the things you pick up on are way more valuable than any power mod could be for your car. For those with High HP cars this school can teach you how to effectively and efficiently use all of that power.Gene M.Gene M. ★★★★★ I recently completed the Two Day Advanced Racing course, and it was excellent! The most amount of seat time I’ve ever had at a racing school. The Challenger Hellcat, while ridiculously heavy for a track application, was an excellent learning tool. The Challenger amplified all of my inputs, and was rewarding and fun at the same time. My instructor, B.J., provided excellent on track, and off track coaching supported by data analysis of my laps. Overall, would highly recommend!John Z.John Z. ★★★★★ I just got back from Radford Racing School. My 19 year old son and myself completed the 2 day High Performance Driving School and we could not be happier...Jason L.Jason L. ★★★★★ I attended the SRT Experience on May 26, 2023 and I had the most fun I've had since I can remember. FANTASTIC instructors, awesome Hellcat Redeye's, and super friendly staff. It hasn't been a week, and I'm already trying to figure out how and when I'm going back. I highly recommend!dklunselmandklunselman ★★★★★ I could not be happier with the experience I had attending the 4 day Grand Prix training. After completing the school my car control abilities have significantly increased. My instructor Danny was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I can’t wait to comeback and take the advanced class. The accommodations and staff at Radford are second to none.Dave K.Dave K. ★★★★★ I could not be happier with the experience I had attending the 4 day Grand Prix training. After completing the school my car control abilities have...Jeff H.Jeff H. ★★★★★ If you love horsepower and are looking for an incredible, educational, adrenaline filled experience, this is your ticket!! I want to thank the entire staff...Chris P.Chris P. ★★★★★ Had a blast! Completed the 1 day course and had Great instructors that kept everyone engaged and having a good time while giving feedback to improve.Nancy S.Nancy S. ★★★★★ I completed the 3 day performance driving event. It was incredible. The staff and instructors are incredibly committed to providing a high quality experience. Lots of time behind the wheel. Great coaching. My goal was to become a better driver and I achieved that and had tons of fun along the way. I highly recommend this course. Shout out to William my instructor who was super. He made learning fun but provided great instructional tips and coaching.Morgan P.Morgan P. ★★★★★ What an amazing experience with great instructors. We would highly recommend the 4 day GPR class!3 days learning great new skills in a hellcat then...Lisa R.Lisa R. ★★★★★ We signed our 16 year old daughters up for the Advanced Teen Driving course. It was a great experience. They learned how to handle unexpected situations safely and in a controlled environment. They feel much more confident in their ability to avoid accidents and handle the unexpected. The bonus is, they had a great time and want to go back for more classes!Jake A.Jake A. ★★★★★ This was awesome! The best day you can spend. Great instruction...then they really let you loose to take the cars to the max...but still in a safe way....Willy W.Willy W. ★★★★★ Super fun and the staff are very nice. Highly recommended. The best part is the autocross.Kiesha P.Kiesha P. ★★★★★ I went to the Radford Racing School as a spectator while my boyfriend and dad took the class! As spectators, My mom and I still had so much fun, we learned so much and were able to ride as passengers for some of the drills! For students of the class, my boyfriend and dad were grinning from ear to ear the whole time! The cars were so cool & It was a great experience for all of us and we will definitely be back to take the class for all of us! The crew does a great job making sure everyone is being safe and having a great time! They’re all experienced drivers and have found a system yo make the whole day run smoothly! I would 1000% recommend to anyone looking for things to do in the Phoenix area!Jesse MJesse M ★★★★★ Firstly, I just say this, I have been to a lot of driving schools with Military, DOS, etc and this was by far the most fun and educational course I've been through. Instructors are incredible, they've all been here for anywhere from 12 to 30 years. They really believe in the instruction they give and teaching folks valuable skills. If you're thinking about coming here for a training course in how to get better at driving and want to drive some badass cars, make sure you come here. You won't regret it.Joseph K.Joseph K. ★★★★★ I signed up for the four day Grand Prix class.It was an experience and a half to say the least! The instructors all have great personality’s and they are there to share their knowledge with anyone willing to learn!All the way from trail breaking to drifting,I am now proud to say I walked away with a lot more confidence as a driver on the road and on the track!Dan M.Dan M. ★★★★★ I signed up for the Radford Signature/4 Day Grand Prix class. I did one track day prior to this, but had never done any real classes or coaching before. Radford came highly recommended and it didn't disappoint. First off, all the instructors were awesome people and teachers who seemed to love their job. They have the expectation that you will make a variety of mistakes but do a great job of breaking down your mistakes and helping you improve quickly. This class is also very heavy on track time with just enough class time to cover some concepts, but then sending you out in the car to practice them. This was an amazing experience and I'm looking forward to going back for their advanced classes. I can't recommend it enough!Justin L.Justin L. ★★★★★ Awesome experience with the 2 day school. Came away a much better and more confident driver at speed. All of the instructors are top notch and give you the immediate feedback you need to improve at braking, turning and acceleration. Would recommend to anyone who wants a race car experience or who just wants to get a little better at driving.Scott W.Scott W. ★★★★★ Very professional staff that treated all of us without any intimidation making for all levels of driving comfortable and most of all fun! I will be coming...gary B.gary B. ★★★★★ Went today for a one day school and it was AWESOME!!! The cars were great, the instructors friendly and knowledgeable and the facility top notch!!! Had a...Chad U.Chad U. ★★★★★ I can't say enough about how awesome my experience at the Redford racing school was! The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful! The instructors are...Julie K.Julie K. ★★★★★ My husband bought me a Dodge Hellcat last year for my birthday. This year, for my birthday, he bought me a 3 day driving course at Radford Racing School!...js_loader

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Karting - FAQs


For karting we require that all drivers are a minimum of 48 inches tall and at least 12 years old, with a maximum weight of 300 lbs. Drivers must also sign a waiver, be present for the kart and track orientation, wear helmets (provided with rental), wear flat, closed toe shoes, avoid loose clothing and long hair must be tied back.


Karting sessions for group events are offered in 1-hour increments which are subject to availability.


Our popular karting program has its own track! The half-mile, 15-turn track features elevation changes, high-speed corners, and state-of-the-art timing and scoring.


Courses are capped at 12 students to ensure students receive proper and detailed instruction.


Regular hours are 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (October - May). Summer hours are 7:00 am – 2:30 pm (June – September).


Students will need an SA2020 or higher-rated helmet. Helmets can be bought in our pro shop for $229 or rented for just $25 a day. Students will also need closed-toed shoes, driving shoes are preferred.


Yes, students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.