Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Offer Lessons?

We don’t offer lessons up front.  Renters get either an orientation video or an in person orientation for groups/private parties.  People who like go karting enough to buy their own equipment learn through seat time.  We do offer training for driving and tuning but not until our beginners have reached a certain level of proficiency via their track time.  If you start too early with the coaching it isn’t retained.

How about Beginner Events?

Practice, Practice, Practice. That is where you’ll find our beginners until they are ready for their first race day.  Those practice days are Wednesday through Friday each week in season (April through October).  When the new go karter is ready to become a ‘go kart racer’ they will pick a Sunday race day for their debut.

What Kind of Kart do You Start Beginners on?

After burning up a lot of rubber on one of our rent to race karts it’s time to get your own equipment.  We call our beginner’s class ‘Box Stock Honda’ which is contested on a pretty basic go kart.  Most start with used equipment because it is plentiful and priced right.  Our on site kart shop ‘The Pit Stop’ has a huge selection of both new and used go karts for sale.  You can also find used equipment on Craig’s list or from go karters you may know.  Regardless of where you find your go kart we can help you to customize/individualize the kart with all the right equipment and set up expertise.  And when you’re ready we can provide the on track training.

Age Restrictions?  Do You have Programs for Kids and Adults?

To rent drivers need to be 56” tall minimum to satisfy state of WI regs.  To race your own go kart you will be placed by age.  5 through 7 years is our Kid Kart class.  7 through 11 is Jr. Box Stock 1 Honda.  12 through 15 is Jr. Box Stock Honda 2. 16 years and older is Sr. Box Stock Honda.  We also have a 35 and older and a 50 and older class called Honda Masters.   There are other classes intended for racers who are no longer beginners.

Learning to Drive and Race a Go Kart is a Very Fun Process!

Remember when you were trying to learn to ride a bicycle?  Or how to stay on top of your skate board?  Or how to ice skate?  At first you thought you’d never figure this out, and at the same time wondered how some made it look so easy.  But you came out the other end quite proficient at your chosen new hobby.  What did it take?  Time in the form of practice.

We have all you need to join our great sport of go karting.  We have rental karts that you can use to try karting (don’t worry you won’t fall off like you did your bike, skate board or ice skates).  And when the bug has fully infected you we have a go kart pro shop on site to get you equipped and ready for your new hobby.

Check out our Blog or FAQ section below designed for those considering go karting.  Lots of info for you to consider and get you heading in the right direction.  Glad you’ve discovered us!


So you've got your go-kart purchased and now you need to learn how to get max enjoyment out of it, but how? Check our schedule for practice sessions on our web page, by phone (608/897-2898), or in person at the track. Your next plan should be to practice, practice,...

Your Racing Initiation

This will be a nervous time, but a fun kind of nervous. This is bigger than your first day of school! You are putting your personal safety and your ego on the line.  The later has a greater potential to be bruised that first day, as karting is quite safe, and you will...

What Can I Win?

Racing at SRR, and most of go-kart racing, is done on an amateur level. This means there aren't any cash awards. During the race season at SRR we will have 4 to 5 different race dates on which we will award big trophies to the top five, (or more) drivers in each...

Race Line-ups

How do we determine the line-ups for each race? There are several methods that could be used on any given race day.  If you get to the track early enough you may witness time trials. When we do this we simply time the last practice session. We do this with the...

Race Restarts

This deserves a bit more explanation, as we at SRR will use different procedures from time to time, and it may look a bit inconsistent. In the previous section we alluded to some of the flags that would be used to indicate that a restart of a race would be done. This...

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