Can my child race with me?
Absolutely! You are more than welcome to race with your child. You will just be in an adult kart and your child if under the age of 14 will be in a junior kart. There may be other adults in your heat if they’re accompanied by a child. We will not put a group of adults that are not with kids in your heat. We also like to remind our adults that the kids in the heat do have the right away and aggressive driving with kids on the track will not be tolerated.
Are there 2 seater karts?
Unfortunately we do not have any 2 person karts for children that are under the age of 8 or for kids that may be too nervous to go out on their own.
Do I need to make reservations for karting?You do not need to make reservations. We like to call it Arrive & Drive. Everything is on a first come first serve basis. You’re more than welcome to call ahead to see how busy we are.
Is there a dress code?
No open toed, open heeled or thin heeled shoes. Ie: no sandals, flip-flops, thin heeled.
How long is a race?
Each session is approximately 8 minutes long. On average drivers will receive 15-20 laps depending on how comfortable they are.
How old do you have to be to race?We can run ages 8 and up and at least 48 inches tall. Any rider under 18 that will not be accompanied by mom, dad, or legal guardian will need to have a waiver filled out prior to arrival. The waiver can be found in the link below or in the upper right corner of this site. https://www.pioneervalleykarting.com/legal-waiver
Do you book juniors with adults?
We only book adults with juniors if the adult is accompanied by a child. We will not put a group of adults in with kids if there’s no kids present in their group.
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.
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.
Hours of operation:
**Please call ahead to make a reservation**
Monday - Wednesday: Private Reservations 11am-10pm
Thursday: Call ahead for availability. 11am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: Call ahead for availability. 11am-11pm
Sunday: Call ahead for availability. 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.