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. Junior karts are powered by 4.6 hp engines and are governed to speeds up to 25mph. All skill levels can enjoy the Sodi kids kart.

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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David Coughlin

5/6/2019

Very fun for the family

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Andrew Acton

1/9/2020

Awesome. No over zealous staff that ruin the experience

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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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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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Janeen Connor

5/1/2019

What an amazing place. Had my kids 10th birthday party here and the staff was so accommodating! Super nice people, the outdoor track is awesome and oh so much fun!!! Can’t wait to go back!

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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!!!

Location and hours:

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

One Hour Private Reservations:
*Phone Call and Deposit Required*

Monday: 10am-9pm
Tuesday: 10am-9pm
Wednesday:  10am-9pm


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

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