Can my kid race with me?
Absolutely! Parents that want to ride in the same heat with their 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). We don't have 2 seater karts.
Do I need to make reservations?
Is there a dress code?
No open toed shoes or loose clothing
How long is a race?
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
How old do you have to be to race?
We can run ages 8 and up and taller than 48 inches. 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 their legal parent/guardian.
Do you book juniors with adults?
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.
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 Indoor track is a 1000 ft road course and our Expansion track is a quarter mile indoor to outdoor course. 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.
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.
On Wednesday nights, Saturdays & Sundays all day we run our Super Track. WEATHER PERMITTING. The Super Track combines our awesome indoor track to the newly expanded outdoor section featuring an additional 6 turns and a down hill chicane and a 250 foot straight away where adult karts can reach speeds up to 50mph. Both tracks are amazing, challenging, and ready for your group!
Sunday: 11am - 8pm
**Call for Holiday Hours**
Holidays include: New Year's Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve.