Junior Karting at PVIK

Juniors that are 8 and up can race!

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.

How to upgrade to adult 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.

*All racers under the age of 18 must have a legal waiver signed by a legal guardian*

What to expect once you're here:

1. Register

If it's your first time, register on one of our kiosk. Then proceed to the front desk to book your races.

2. Safety Video

Watch our 7 minute video explaining how a race is ran, kart operation, important rules and safety procedures.

3. Gear up

Head to the equipment shelves in the track area. Find a comfortable helmet and neck brace. Remember to dress comfortably with well-secured footwear.

4. Hit the Track

Enjoy racing with your friends and family. Fastest lap time wins!

About Pioneer Valley Karting:

Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting opened in 2012 and is the areas only locally owned and operated indoor karting track. Our location 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.

Customer Reviews:

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Jenny Torres

3/11/2020

My son had a blast with his cousins/friends had a blast !!! Staff was great and extremely patient with my crew !!! A bunch on 10-13 year olds can get crazy but the staff did great! Next will be just ADULTS ! I can’t wait !!! I highly recommend coming here!!!

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King Torry

2/10/2020

The owner was super friendly as well as all the staff. Place was very clean. Had alot of fun and would recommend this place to anyone looking to have a good time. Also the axe throwing was really cool

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Thomas Rooney

11/22/2019

Stopped in to get information! Ryan was super helpful and spent the time engaging with my wife and myself! We watched the go carts racing inside! They open up the outside track weather permitting on Wednesdays and weekends!

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V&K MTM

7/25/2020

Thank you! Awesome! Friendly environment for everyone! Staff was very polite to my husband & myself! Pricing was reasonable! Very clean location! What a way to have some great safe fun! I Loved the country Music! Thank you!💯

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Jim King

3/10/2020

Took the bride there for our 22nd anniversary, she rocked it. Then off to the Agawam Hanger for a bite and a brew.

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Adam Bourque

10/24/2019

Great staff, nice track fun fast paced racing. Quality karts great prices #notthemall

Location and hours:

Hours of operation:
Arrive and Drive (Walk in and race)
Thursday 3pm-10pm
Friday 3pm-11pm
Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 11am-8pm

One Hour Private Reservation Availability:
Reservations require a deposit
Call to book the BEST KARTING DEAL in the industry!

Great for birthday celebrations and corporate team building
Monday Tuesday, Wednesday:  10am-9pm
Thursday 10am-2pm
Friday 10am-2pm

A: 10 West Street, West Hatfield, MA 01088
E: ryan@pioneervalleykarting.com
P: (413)446-7845

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