ARRIVE AND DRIVE PRICING
Open daily at 11AM for “Arrive and Drive” high speed gas go karting. All of our daily pricing is per person. Any unused races can be saved under your racer profile to be used at a later date and never expire.
We run longer races and faster karts than any other track in Massachusetts and safety is always top priority.
ANY FIRST TIME DRIVERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 NOT BEING ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT WILL NEED A WAIVER SIGNED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.
Each race is 8 minutes at full speed (no slow warm up or cool down laps) and drivers usually complete between 18-25 laps per race!
Drivers doing more than one race will have a scheduled break between heats to check lap times and rest up for the next session.
At Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting we offer the most high speed go kart racing for the best price period.
Our specials are available daily but cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or special.
High Speed Indoor Karting
Feel the thrill of open wheel racing at one of Massachusetts top karting facilities and event centers. At Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting we offer high speed gas karting daily during our Arrive and Drive hours. NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED, just simply ARRIVE at the track during normal business hours and we’ll book you, your friends, and your family into upcoming heats to DRIVE!!
ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 NEEDS A WAIVER SIGNED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.
Click Here to find the perfect package for your group! Please note IF this is your first time to PVIK Facility there is a quick ONE TIME mandatory process in which ALL RACERS MUST complete before getting into a kart and racing.
NO OPEN TOE OR OPEN HEEL SHOES – WE DO HAVE RENTALS IF YOU FORGET
NO LOOSE CLOTHING ALLOWED, ALL LONG HAIR WILL NEED TO BE TIED BACK AND TUCKED IN BEFORE KARTING.
Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting is proud to be the only track in Massachusetts that allows people under 18 to drive high speed gas pro karts daily. At PVIK we have Sodi Junior Karts specifically designed for our smaller Junior Racers. Our fleet of Junior Karts are capable of speeds up to 25 mph, with fully adjustable seats, pedals, and steering columns constructed for optimal safety and comfort to Juniors ages 8-13 and taller than 48”
Parents ARE allowed to race in the same heats as their kids
Our Sodi GT5 Adult Pro-Karts are rated the #1 rental kart in the world. Shipped over from France, our karts have incredible handling and enough speed and power to send it into the corners at speeds over 40mph allowing drivers to feel more than 1g of force. Their responsive handling is ideal for experienced drivers but forgiving for new drivers. Our karts have fully adjustable seats AND pedals that allow anyone 13 and up showing safe kart control, taller than 48”, and weighing less than 300lbs to drive.
Fast, technical, endless fun for all ages and skill levels
The Track at PVIK is a 1,000 foot road course that is capable of racing up to eight karts at once. PVIK has the fastest actual on track speeds in Massachusetts. The track features a combination of straightaways designed for speed and sweeping corners for technical driving that will challenge everyone from beginners to experts. The track is equipped with a state of the art timing system to record the individual lap times of each kart. We provide a time sheet to drivers after each race. Gas indoor karting is the most popular choice of karting in the world. PVIK was designed to provide the utmost safety to our racers with features including an air exchange system capable of complete air change every 10 minutes. A caution lighting system and a high impact safety barrier surrounds every inch of the track. Most electric kart tracks you see in retail areas like malls and downtown locations limit kart speeds during races. At PVIK you can race our gas karts unrestricted, like the speeds on the Autobahn in Germany, or like Lewis Hamilton racing around a Formula 1 speedway. Drivers are free to race to their own ability as long as they maintain control and respect for others.
EASY ON EASY OFF 91 JUST OVER THE NORTHAMPTON LINE IN HATFIELD!
Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting opened in 2012 and is the areas only locally owned and operated indoor karting track. Our location on the Northampton side of the bridge on RT 5 in West Hatfield serves customers all over Western and Central Massachusetts, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New York. Hatfield to some might seem far but we are only 10 minutes from UMASS Amherst near Hadley, 25 minutes from I91 exit 7 in Springfield, 20 minutes from the VT border. PVIK is visible from Interstate 91 which means no pesky lights or traffic to worry about. All skill levels are welcome, and kids as young as 8 can race alone on the track safely. We even allow mom and dad to race one of our adult karts in the same heat as their kids! We just ask parents to give kids the right-of-way. All other adults are placed in separate adult heats.
We won’t claim to be the biggest or fastest track in the world but we do run the longest races with the fastest indoor track speeds in the state! We also use the safest and best handling karts offered in the rental market. Voted the #1 rental kart in the world, our Sodi gas powered karts are imported from France. Sodi karts are lightweight, 50/50 balanced, and handle like high performance sports cars. The karts feature adjustable seats and pedals to accommodate drivers 48” up to 82” and weighing under 320lbs. No reservation is required and PVIK opens at 11AM seven days a week.
For an adrenaline rush and no speed limiters, look no further. Bring your friends, family, (kids 8 and up- over 48 inches), coworkers, sports teams, or just come down by yourself and join a race with others. No reservations are required and we promise it will be worth the drive. PVIK’s 30,000 Sq Ft facility boasts 26,000sq. ft track area where our karts can reach speeds over 40 MPH!
Race your family and friends!
Can my kid race with me?
Yes you sure can! We typically book juniors and adults in separate heats. Parents that want to ride in the same heat with you child, will just be reminded they are booked into a junior heat, and there may be other juniors or parents also racing in the same heat (not random adults). Juniors in these heats HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY.
How long is a race?
Answer: Races are 8 minute sessions. Average adult Drivers are getting between 15 and 25 laps per race, and juniors are between 12-18 laps per
race (this is an average lap count, some drivers will get more or less depending on
How old do you have to be to race?
Answer: We can run kids ages 8 and up and taller than 48 inches weighing less than 180lb. Any Rider under 18 that will not be accompanied by an adult will need to bring a waiver on their first visit to the track. It must be signed by a parent.
Do you book juniors with adults?
Unless a junior has advanced to an adult kart, adult and junior heats are kept separate. In the case that a parent wants to race with a child, they can be booked in a heat together, but it will be considered a junior heat. There may be other parents and/or kids in the heat. Adults that race in a junior heat must remember the kids HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY.
Do you do birthday parties?
Yes! Click here to see our birthday party specials! Always call ahead to book!
Do you have group Discounts?
Yes! Click here to see our group discounts.
Can I bring my own helmet?
Yes! As long as it’s a full face helmet with a visor (or you have goggles to cover your eyes)
How long is the track?
Our track is a 1000ft road course with a track record just above 18 seconds. We don’t claim to be the biggest or fastest track in the world, but our track is strategically designed to challenge the beginner and expert alike. Come down and beat the track record,(currently 18.041 seconds), and get a free year VIP membership.