COTA Karting

COTA KARTING

Come and race it at the premier karting destination in Texas!

COTA Karting is the country's premier karting destination for all skill levels. Kick fun into overdrive by challenging fellow competitors to a white-knuckle race next to the ONLY Formula 1 track in the United States! With 15 hair-raising turns, you'll feel a rush of adrenaline as you experience the thrill of racing at speeds up to 55 MPH.

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Standard Hours of Operation:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 5pm-10pm
Thursday - 5pm-10pm
Friday - 5pm-10pm
Saturday - 11am-10pm
Sunday - 11am-10pm

Get ready to race! As a reminder, closed-toe shoes are required for all racers and riders.

Course Map

REQUIREMENTS

FORMS & WAIVERS

FAQ

COURSE MAP

REQUIREMENTS

  • Please arrive thirty minutes prior to your karting session
  • No refunds will be given for unused purchasers product, seats not filled by purchaser's participants will be subject to the full fee
  • Close toe shoes are required for all racers and riders
  • Helmets and head socks are required and provided by COTA Karting
  • Consumption of alcohol before driving is strictly prohibited
  • Poor behavior or foul language will result in loss of karting privileges
  • Fun Race driver minimum requirement: 12 years old, minimum height of 48 inches
  • Competitive Race driver minimum requirement: 16 years old, minimum height of 58 inches
  • Junior Kart driver requirement: 12 years old, minimum height of 48 inches
  • Double Kart Passenger requirement: driver minimum requirement: 16 years old, minimum height of 58 inches, passenger minimum height of 48 inches
  • Maximum weight limit for single carts is 275 lbs
  • Hair below shoulders must be pulled back or tucked into shirt for drivers and riders' safety

FORMS & WAIVERS

All participants MUST sign the waiver below. Waivers will be available at the COTA Karting track, however, you can save time by printing and signing them prior to your track session.

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All drivers under the age of 18 MUST have a signed parental consent form. If their parents are not in attendance, the form must be notarized.

PARENTAL CONSENT FORM

FAQ

Can I race without any previous karting experience? 

Absolutely! COTA Karting caters to all experience levels from novice to expert. We offer different classes of karts to our guests to facilitate the best experience at every level (see kart classes listed below).

What are the race classes? 

We currently offer two types of races: Competitive and Fun Races. The karts are the same and they go the same speed in each of these classes. The main difference is that drivers must be 16 years and older to race in our Competitive heats, while our Fun Races are for drivers 12 years and older.

Do you have double karts or junior karts? 

We do! Both specialty karts are available on a first come, first serve basis in our Fun Races only. You simply book into the Fun Race and then request these karts upon check-in. At this time, drivers for our junior karts must be at least 12 years of age and a minimum height of 48 inches. Double karts must be driven by someone at least 16 years old and 58” tall. The passenger in the double kart must be at least 48” tall.

Do you have hand-controlled karts?  

Yes! We have a hand-controlled kart to accommodate those who need it! Inquire about it at the front desk upon check-in.

How long is each race? How many laps do I get?  

· All heats are 10 minutes long.

· The number of laps completed in a single heat is completely up to the driver.

How is the driver's performance measured?

· Our drivers are measured by fastest lap time completed in the heat, not by position. 

· Times are displayed digitally around the track after each race, time sheets are emailed the email address on your COTA Karting race account.

What should I wear to kart?

· Closed toed shoes are required. High heels are not permitted.

· No loose clothing (scarves, ponchos, over-sized garments)

· Long hair should be pulled back or tucked into shirt.

Do I need a notarized consent form for my child to participate?

· Drivers & Passengers under the age of 18 must have a signed & notarized COTA Karting Parental Consent Form with them or on file if a Parent or Guardian is not present. 

. If a parent or authorized guardian is present, they must be responsible for signing the child's digital waiver at check-in.

Why do I sometimes experience sputtering with my kart in a race?

· All Karts are governed for your safety. When an incident occurs on track (around you or not) staff will govern the speeds of the karts to ensure the incident has been cleared/corrected before karts return to maximum speed and the race can continue. 

How can I book a party or event at COTA Karting?

· Call our store front at 512-655-6301 or simply email events@cotakarting.com! We love parties and we love speed, let us help you combine the two and make your next event one to remember! 

Private Races

COTA Karting is the perfect spot to unleash your guests in a fun, competitive environment. Private racing is available by the hour and can be booked here.

For groups over 35 drivers, or to add on private event space with food and drink packages, please contact a COTA Representative by clicking here.

Soarin' Eagle Flight

Soar high above the karting track and the main straight of Circuit of The Americas on our zipline! You'll see COTA from a whole new angle as you take flight over the country's premier racing facility. Open during COTA Karting hours.

Purchase a ride on the Soaring Eagle for $10 on-site or upgrade with a race for $5 per person.

2022 Karting Racing League

Looking to take COTA Karting to the next level? Battle wheel-to-wheel for on-track supremacy against the fastest karting enthusiasts in a Grand Prix style showdown, complete with weekly races, podium celebrations and on-going championship standings! 


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