Hours of Operation
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 purpose-built permanent 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 incredible speed.
Please remember our Summer hours start June 3rd.
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Our new track layout will challenge even the experienced racers. Experience newly-added wide turns, a set of S-turns and a new hairpin turn that comes off a sweeper turn — all working together to contribute to an unforgettable race.
Calling all young racers! Our new kiddie track allows cadets to get behind the wheel and experience their own karting experience specifically tailored to them! This karting experience is reserved for racers who are at least 36 inches tall and between 5-12 years old. Each race costs $12/person for 5 minutes. A total of 8 electric karts maximum will be on track at once.Book Now
Please arrive thirty minutes prior to your karting session
Closed-toe shoes are required for all racers and riders
Helmets and head socks are required and provided by COTA Karting
Single Kart Driver requirement: 13 years old, minimum height of 58 inches
Double Kart Driver requirement: 16 years old, minimum height of 58 inches
Double Kart Passenger requirement: minimum height of 48 inches
Maximum weight limit for single karts 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 are available at the COTA Karting track; however, you can save time by e-Signing prior to your track session, and/or printing and signing the parental consent form.COTA KARTING WAIVER
Guests can save time at check-in by preregistering online at http://cotaaustin.clubspeedtiming.com/cs-registration/
All racers will need to wear or bring closed-toe shoes before racing. We do not offer any for sale or rent on-site. Guests with long hair should be prepared to either tie up or tuck in their hair for safety.
Absolutely! COTA Karting caters to all experience levels from novice to expert. Our World Championship team is welcome to assist you with the knowledge needed to enjoy your experience; whether you want to know the perfect racing line, or just need a helping hand understanding how to drive the kart, our team will ensure you’re ready to race!
We currently offer two types of races: Adult Races and Junior/Cadet races. The Adult races take place on our main circuit, with a driver requirement of 13 years old and 58 inches. Junior races will take place on their own bespoke track, with a requirement of 5-12 years old and 36 inches.
We do! Double karts are available on a first come, first serve basis; simply book into an Adult Race and request these karts upon check-in. 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.
Junior kart races will take place on a separate track in separate races lasting 5 minutes each; drivers must be at least 5 years of age and a minimum height of 36 inches.
- All heats are 10 minutes long; best lap time wins.
- The number of laps completed in a single heat is completely up to the driver.
- All heats are 5 minutes long; everybody wins!
- Our drivers are measured by fastest lap time completed in the heat, not by position.
- Times are displayed digitally around the track both during and after each race; results are emailed to the email address on your COTA Karting race account.
- Closed-toe 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.
Outside food and beverages are not permitted on the Karting premises. If you would like to inquire about food and beverage requests, please contact us at [email protected]
A parent or authorized guardian waiver must be signed before any participants under the age of 18 are permitted to race.
All Karts are governed for your safety. On the first lap (the ‘Warm Up’ lap) and the last lap (the ‘Cool Down’ lap), as well as 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.
Karting-only private events can be booked online at https://circuitoftheamericas.com/rental-inquiry/
For private events requiring catering and/or suites, please contact us at [email protected] for a quote.
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 below.
For groups over 18 drivers, or to add on private event space with food and drink packages, please contact a COTA Representative by booking for a larger group.
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.
COTA 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!