At PVIK we have high speed junior karts specifically designed for junior racers ages 8-13, taller than 48” and weighing less than 180 pounds. Our fleet of junior karts are equipped with fully adjustable seats, pedals and steering columns constructed for optimal safety and comfort for junior racers. Our junior karts are 4.6 hp engines. These karts are designed for smaller, younger, less experienced racers.
All racers under 18 years of age must have a legal waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Use the links below to fill out waivers.
Parents and juniors are allowed to race in the same heat at the same time. Juniors will ride in a junior kart, while parents will ride in an adult kart. We do not have any two seater karts.
For safety and comfort of our junior racers ages 8-13, they're booked separately in “junior heats”. Juniors heats and adult heats are normally scheduled separately, however parents and accompanying party members are welcome to drive in junior heats with the kids. This means everyone rides together! Adults will drive adult karts and juniors will drive junior karts.
Juniors are able to upgrade to an adult kart before 13 years old. Juniors must complete a lap time of 19.999 or below.
All racers ages 8-13 must use a junior kart until he or she qualifies to upgrade.
If a junior appears they may hurt themselves or someone else, they will be moved back into a junior kart until they can show control of the kart.
If it's your first time, register on one of our kiosk. Then proceed to the front desk to book your races.
Watch our 7 minute video explaining how a race is ran, kart operation, important rules and safety procedures.
Head to the equipment shelves in the track area. Find a comfortable helmet and neck brace. Remember to dress comfortably with well-secured footwear.
Enjoy racing with your friends and family. Fastest lap time wins!
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.