Karting

Karting Overview

Race on our dedicated karting track in gas-powered karts against family and friends. Our karts offer all-level enthusiasts the ultimate open-wheel experience.

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Karting fundamentals:

– For drivers of all skill levels looking to let loose
– Practice driving skills in a fun environment
– Schedule a karting session alongside standard car courses
– Work on race craft

Race Track

Program specs:

– Open to ages 12+
– 1 hour track time *
– Dedicated karting track
– 270cc gas-powered karts

Karting Program

From corporate events to celebrating birthdays, our go karts offer the ultimate group fun!

  • 1 full hour on the outdoor karting track – multiple track configurations throughout event possible
  • Karting track equipped with outdoor pavilion, Coca-Cola products, lockers, and bleachers to spectate.
  • Helmets and optional race suits included
  • Professional instructor assigned to group to run through safety debrief, kart operations, demonstrate proper racing line on kart track, and flag waive.
  • $225 per person – 10 person minimum

UPGRADE YOUR EXPERIENCE!
Upgrade your karting event with any of these thrilling experiences in a Dodge//SRT Widebody Hellcat for an additional $225 per person!
– Instructor lead and follow
– Autocross
– Hot laps
– Team slalom
– Accident avoidance
– Skid car

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Performance Specs

Our Honda GT 270cc gas-powered karts are the ultimate racing kart for our dedicated karting track. Push your skills and challenge your friends, family, and colleagues to a battle for first place on the Radford karting track.

– Honda GT 270cc gas-powered engine
– Hydraulic brakes with a pressure equalizing system
– Flat top steering wheel
– 17mm stub axle
– Heavy duty bodywork

Our karts
Group Karting

Driver Requirements

Drivers must be:
– Minimum Height: 48-inches
– Minimum Age: 16
– Maximum Weight: 300lbs

Driver Safety:

– All drivers must sign a waiver (If you are under 18, a parent, legal guardian or adult over the age of 18 must complete the waiver for you)

– All drivers must be present for a kart and track orientation prior to driving

– All drivers must wear helmets (Helmets are provided with rental)

– Flat, closed toe shoes

– No loose clothing

– Long hair should be tied back

Here’s What Our Students Are Saying!

Austin T.Austin T. ★★★★★ 2 phenomenal f4 days at Radford. If you are a motorsports fan or enthusiast, I could not more highly recommend this school and their instructors. Thank you to Spencer and Rob for all the feedback and encouragement to push closer towards the limit!Austin T.Austin T. ★★★★★ 2 phenomenal f4 days at Radford. If you are a motorsports fan or enthusiast, I could not more highly recommend this school and their instructors. Thank you...Gary H.Gary H. ★★★★★ Julien P.Julien P. ★★★★★ ust got back from my 4 day Radford Racing School. I wish that there was such a thing as a 6 star review because if there was I would give it.From the first minute I contacted Radford every aspect of the process was easy to navigate, well organized and thoughtfully designed.The Course : I have seen other racing training programs and to be honest most really are more of a "let's give someone an experience of being in a fast car on a track" . There's typically some classroom discussion, some materials handed out and then the students are strapped into fast cars and sent out on the track. After a couple of hours they are given a t-shirt and a graduation certificate/photo of them in the car and sent on their way.This is NOT the Radford approach ... they start the students with basic exercises that demonstrate how a vehicle handles, why tires grip and how to use the Physics and Tires to make a car do what you want it do. From this ground up approach the students then are able to put the theories into practice through a series of drills. These drills , when strung together, give the student once they go out onto the track the basic skills to begin to understand how a car can be made to handle so it does do what a race car is supposed to do. As I have learned this is so much more than just trying to "DRIVE FAST" on a windy road.The Facility : It's first rate. It's a campus not merely a couple of buildings set on the edge of a race track. The cars...perfect..not a ding, scratch and expertly maintained. The offices and classrooms comfortable, modern and first class.The People : Again...unparalleled. I was fortunate enough to have the majority of my training with the Chief Instructor ..Danny. What a superstar.Knowledgable, thoughtful, funny and able to communicate abstract concepts in a comprehensible fashion. Led by Danny the emphasis with every student always is on safety, building on your skills , giving the student confidence to progress and making sure that the experience is the best possible. Note: You can often judge a business by their employees and their length of service within the organization. Every Instructor I met had been with the school for many years. However every Instructor was enthusiastic, excited about sharing their knowledge and loved teaching.When I left the school after 4 days I really felt not only that I had learned more than I ever thought I could but as if I was leaving a group of friends who had made time to give me one of the coolest experiences of my life.I am already planning to coming back for more schooling in one of the advanced classes and have contacted two friends recommending the school.In conclusion all I can end with is "Thank you to everyone at Radford."Julien P.Julien P. ★★★★★ Just got back from my 4 day Radford Racing School. I wish that there was such a thing as a 6 star review because if there was I would give it. From the...Joel M.Joel M. ★★★★★ 3 of 4 kids have attended the teen driving course. Both parents attended the high performance driving course. Will change the way you drive. Gives the kids confidence. Teaches you to understand the way the car moves and react correctly. Plus it is lots of fun.gavin N.gavin N. ★★★★★ very good service. bj was a great instructorTommy N.Tommy N. ★★★★★ Great racing school and instructors. Process was very easy to go through and a very fun and exciting experience at the track.Jim HJim H ★★★★★ Wow! Wow! Wow! 5 stars across the board. Facility, staff, instructors, cars and memories that will last a lifetime. We did the intro to F4 3 day and our instructor Will was so awesome. Knowledgeable, communicative, friendly, patient and encouraging! I’d give 10 stars if I could.Andrew K.Andrew K. ★★★★★ My son and I attended the 4-Day Grand Prix Road Racing Course last year (2023) and had such a great experience that we were back again earlier this year (2024) for the 3-Day Advanced Road Racing Class. I appreciate Radford's focus on car control that enables speed on the track and safety on the street. All of the instructors are fantastic. Thank you William Hawkins for your attentive instruction and sharing insights that improve driving skills.Smiles all around!Jim H.Jim H. ★★★★★ All I can say is....Wow!!!!! Top notch experience from minute one. Everyone is so friendly and professional. Our instructors Will totally connected with...Mustafa R.Mustafa R. ★★★★★ Had the best date and most special place.I got my Christmas gift, and my wish came true.Rachel H.Rachel H. ★★★★★ Awesome day racing and learning with my pals! 🏎️charles M.charles M. ★★★★☆ Excellent customer serviceJohn S.John S. ★★★★★ Attended the 4 day GT Road Racing course - what an experience! The class was composed of mixed ages (15-60+) and experience (I was the novice - lots of autocross and racing enthusiasts). The instructors (Will, William and BJ) are top notch and met everyone where they were, provided great skill training and in-car instruction, and made sure everyone advanced their skills. They know their stuff and are willing to share. I can't recommend highly enough - if you are interested, stop right now, pull up the website and register for a class. You will not be disappointed. I'm already looking to schedule my next class for Advanced Road racing.Michelange Saint J.Michelange Saint J. ★★★★★ Signed up for the 2-day HPD training and noticed a markedly improved comprehension and handling given that they covered many aspects of Car control. Real time feedback and experienced instructors.Worth the waitMike S.Mike S. ★★★★★ Great experience, instructors are very personable and give you real time feedback.Great value for the money, would recommendSheryl A.Sheryl A. ★★★★★ My daughter and I recently went to their 3 day high performance driving school. We had more fun and learned so much. Cant wait to go back for more classes. It is worth every penny Highly recommend going, to learn racing or just to become a better driver.Linda S.Linda S. ★★★★★ I begrudgingly agreed to attend the two day high performance class with my husband. I love to watch racing. I do not like to go fast. But I knew how much my husband wanted to do this and have the shared experience. Holy cow, am I glad I'm willing to put aside my anxiety and try new things. This was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. BJ and Rob were incredible instructors and Christine was so helpful too. I don't know exactly what I expected the class to be, but I sure didn't anticipate learning that you use brakes to go fast, that the control of the car is all about balance, and that I now have the SRT Hellcat on my wish list should I ever win the lottery. Thanks to everyone at Radford for such a fun, exhilerating, and at the same time incredibly practical two days of instruction and driving practice.Leslie G.Leslie G. ★★★★★ Amazing school for teens. 2 of 4 have completed Radford teen class. The other two will be here when they hit 16. Gives the kids confidence in their driving, defensive driving skills, and an insurance discount. Worth every penny.Kurtis L.Kurtis L. ★★★★★ Solstice D.Solstice D. ★★★★★ Mike W.Mike W. ★★★★★ Super informative!! The history and tenure of the team speaks volumes. Absolutely a blast.Thanks Danny and the crew!!Vanessa B.Vanessa B. ★★★★★ Completed the 3 day performance school with a couple of family members.Most of the time is spent in the car completing exercises and also on the track.The instructors are awesome and very knowledgeable and added value to the experience.I would recommend Radford to any car enthusiasts.zach M.zach M. ★★★★★ I went here for the 4 day grand prix road racing class. It was so much fun, educational, and I got a ton of seat time.Scott B.Scott B. ★★★★★ Incredible experience! I took the 3 day GPR course, and had a blast. I learned more than I ever thought I could.Would highly recommend!Ask for instructor BJ, he has an amazing teaching philosophy and is a really cool guy. I hope to be back soon!Paul B.Paul B. ★★★★★ Awesome experience...intense, challenging, and a ton of fun!Peter D.Peter D. ★★★★★ Just completed the two day high performance class at Radford and it was amazing. The instructors, William, Spencer and Rob were truly world class. They explained the concepts easily and then watched us practice them in the car. This was an on track, in car experience. Class room time was kept to a minimum. The cars the Hellcats were fun to drive and I have a new appreciation of Dodge and the Performance team at Dodge. A great time and it made me a better driver.Peter R.Peter R. ★★★★★ My Son and I took the SRT Performance Driving Course. It was AMAZING. It was more of a Driving Experience...It Began with a sort of class room Listen, and Learn which took about 45 min- 1hr. Then it was out to the Cars. You spend the rest of the day at these little Satellite stations out doors with the instructors learn different aspects of Driving. So they Teach, and You Do. Over and Over throughout the Day. The Entire Time Absorbing More, and More Knowledge along the Way while Smiling as You are Ripping the cars around on the Different Courses. It is a Full Day of Driving Excitement while you are applying what You've learned.These Instructors are Extremely Skilled, Friendly, and Educated.Go and Take the Driving Experience You will Not be Disappointed.Response from the ownerPeter, thank you so much for you kind review! We're thrilled to hear you and your son had a great time. We'll see you soon! brian S.brian S. ★★★★★ We did a group event and it was the best RACING experience you will ever have. We spent 6 hours here and learned so much on safety, basics to advanced racing skills and so much in such a little time. The instructors made it easy and fun to learn fast. The Dodge SRTs were so much fun to drive. I’ve done many different racing experiences but nothing comes close to this track. Thank you for such a great time.Steve C.Steve C. ★★★★★ Fantastic experience, awesome, friendly instructors. Would definitly recommend.Jus P.Jus P. ★★★★★ Awesome cars and amazing staffRayce B.Rayce B. ★★★★★ Amazing experience going through the one day course with my dad. Spencer was thorough and detailed each step of the way to ensure we enjoyed ourselves and maximized our time. Would absolutely recommend to anyone considering!Ali J.Ali J. ★★★★★ I have gone through the 1 day and 3 day HPDE at Radford. And I have made an appointment to go for the 4 day experience. Hands down this is the best decision I’ve made by going here. Although it is a little expensive just know its worth every penny. The instructors are all very experienced with most of them, having decades of time behind the wheel as an instructor. Everyone at the facility is very nice and welcoming. But in all honesty the things you are taught here and the things you pick up on are way more valuable than any power mod could be for your car. For those with High HP cars this school can teach you how to effectively and efficiently use all of that power.Courtney M.Courtney M. ★★★★★ Terissa H.Terissa H. ★★★★★ Gene M.Gene M. ★★★★★ I recently completed the Two Day Advanced Racing course, and it was excellent! The most amount of seat time I’ve ever had at a racing school. The Challenger Hellcat, while ridiculously heavy for a track application, was an excellent learning tool. The Challenger amplified all of my inputs, and was rewarding and fun at the same time. My instructor, B.J., provided excellent on track, and off track coaching supported by data analysis of my laps. Overall, would highly recommend!Stacey M.Stacey M. ★★★★★ What a great experience and a fantastic crew! Highly recommendedGrace J.Grace J. ★★★★★ Very welcoming staff, they provided the entire family with complimentary snacks and drinks. Over all very enjoyable experience. Cute clothes as well!!Tyler M.Tyler M. ★★★★★ Rafael V.Rafael V. ★★★★★ My first visit was in 1999 when it was Bob Bondurant school of Racing. I’ve come back in 2021 and now July 2023 to have my kids take the teenager 3 day class. Every time we’ve had a great time and the instructors very friendly and knowledgeable, some have been with the school over 20 years!. I can say these classes have made all of us better drivers and I feel my kids are safer out in the road, now they don’t want anyone driving them since they understand fully how a driver can make all the difference in a bad situation. Worth every $.Danielle R.Danielle R. ★★★★★ The trainers are very knowledgeable and helpful. The cars are exciting, fun and fast... a total must do experience. Would totally go back.Tonya W.Tonya W. ★★★★★ Had a fabulous time at the school. Very informative and educational. Thank youMichael W.Michael W. ★★★★★ Amazing experience! Instructors have lots of information and the cars are crazy fun!!John ZJohn Z ★★★★★ I just got back from Radford Racing School. My 19 year old son and myself completed the 2 day High Performance Driving School and we could not be happier with our experience. We had so much fun we are planning on doing the 4 day Grand Prix Road Racing (SCCA) class next. Our instructor Rob was fantastic, he was very encouraging and a great teacher. You can tell that he loves his job, and it showed with the smile on his face and his attitude. These courses will teach you the points of car control, and will help anyone become a better driver. There are aspects to this course that I actually believe that should be taught to every driver before hitting the road. Especially if you have any kind of high performance vehicle I strongly suggest investing in yourself as a driver. So often we invest thousands in our car to make it faster or handle better, when what we need is some training on how to really use our vehicle. Ever see the out of control mustang? These classes will keep you from becoming a meme. I am also planning on taking my wife and daughter with me for the course. I am also trying to talk my sister into sending my niece who is afraid to drive in the snow. These courses will make you more confident, a better driver and they are a blast! I cannot express enough of my gratitude for the experience we had. Note that there are times of the year where you can get discounts, just ask Tommy when you call. Everyone was so kind and just a joy to be around.John Z.John Z. ★★★★★ I just got back from Radford Racing School. My 19 year old son and myself completed the 2 day High Performance Driving School and we could not be happier...Jason L.Jason L. ★★★★★ I attended the SRT Experience on May 26, 2023 and I had the most fun I've had since I can remember. FANTASTIC instructors, awesome Hellcat Redeye's, and super friendly staff. It hasn't been a week, and I'm already trying to figure out how and when I'm going back. I highly recommend!Stok R.Stok R. ★★★★★ This was such an exciting experience... the excitement built as soon as we started to drive down the road. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.Tamarra M.Tamarra M. ★★★★★ The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and made everything fun. I learned a lot and am definitely planning on going back!dklunselmandklunselman ★★★★★ I could not be happier with the experience I had attending the 4 day Grand Prix training. After completing the school my car control abilities have significantly increased. My instructor Danny was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I can’t wait to comeback and take the advanced class. The accommodations and staff at Radford are second to none.Dave K.Dave K. ★★★★★ I could not be happier with the experience I had attending the 4 day Grand Prix training. After completing the school my car control abilities have...Nithin K.Nithin K. ★★★★★ Chris P.Chris P. ★★★★★ Had a blast! Completed the 1 day course and had Great instructors that kept everyone engaged and having a good time while giving feedback to improve.Nancy S.Nancy S. ★★★★★ I completed the 3 day performance driving event. It was incredible. The staff and instructors are incredibly committed to providing a high quality experience. Lots of time behind the wheel. Great coaching. My goal was to become a better driver and I achieved that and had tons of fun along the way. I highly recommend this course. Shout out to William my instructor who was super. He made learning fun but provided great instructional tips and coaching.Michael C.Michael C. ★★★★★ I recently completed a drag class and a 2 day performance class at Radford Racing School. Look I knew the reputation of these Challengers but what made it so fun were the instructors. I learned much more than just going fast on a track. I do not own a Dodge Challenger but after this I’m definitely considering that possibility in the future. Your not going to find a better group of instructors out there than the ones at Radford! They were knowledgeable, experienced,and patient with every exercise I did. If you wanna learn from the BEST go to Radford you will not be disappointed!Mark W.Mark W. ★★★★★ Great place to learn how to drive a high performance car as well as a normal car. Many techniques are able to be used in normal driving. Will be coming back for a longer stay.Morgan P.Morgan P. ★★★★★ What an amazing experience with great instructors. We would highly recommend the 4 day GPR class!3 days learning great new skills in a hellcat then...Willy W.Willy W. ★★★★★ Super fun and the staff are very nice. Highly recommended. The best part is the autocross.Julie K.Julie K. ★★★★★ My husband bought me a Dodge Hellcat last year for my birthday. This year, for my birthday, he bought me a 3 day driving course at Radford Racing School!...js_loader

Karting – FAQs

For karting we require that all drivers are a minimum of 48 inches tall and at least 12 years old, with a maximum weight of 300 lbs. Drivers must also sign a waiver, be present for the kart and track orientation, wear helmets (provided with rental), wear flat, closed toe shoes, avoid loose clothing and long hair must be tied back.
Karting sessions for group events are offered in 1-hour increments which are subject to availability.
Our popular karting program has its own track! The half-mile, 15-turn track features elevation changes, high-speed corners, and state-of-the-art timing and scoring.
Courses are capped at 12 students to ensure students receive proper and detailed instruction.
Regular hours are 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (October – May). Summer hours are 7:00 am – 2:30 pm (June – September).
Students will need an SA2020 or higher-rated helmet. Helmets can be bought in our pro shop for $229 or rented for just $25 a day. Students will also need closed-toed shoes, driving shoes are preferred.
Yes, students who successfully complete the karting session will receive a certificate of completion.

*Karting sessions are offered in 1-hour increments which are subject to availability.

Radford Racing School’s gas-powered karts give enthusiasts – of every level – the ultimate open-wheel driving experience. As you accelerate around hairpin turns and long straightaways, you’ll find our purpose-built outdoor karting track is an incredible proving ground where you can fully explore the performance and handling capabilities of our 270cc gas engine karts.

Our karting program is the perfect choice for your next corporate event, team building session, club outing, family reunion, or just a night out with a group of your best friends. Combine your next karting session with our state-of-the-art event center for groups of 10 to 200. Our team will manage all of your on-site logistics, including catering, so you can focus all your attention on creating memories that will last a lifetime!

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