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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.

WEATHER UPDATES:

Monday
1PM-10PM
Tuesday
1PM-10PM
Wednesday
1PM-8PM (League 8PM-10PM)
Thursday
1PM-10PM
Friday
10AM-10PM
Saturday
10AM-10PM
Sunday
10AM-10PM

KARTING PARTIES

Speed up your party or private event! COTA Karting is the most thrilling way to celebrate your birthday, bachelor party or company outing. With our curated packages, party-goers have exclusive access to a private reserved space, photo ops on the COTA Karting Podium, private races and more!

Fill out the form below to speak with a COTA Karting Event Specialist today!

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THE BASICS: DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM

Join our 3-Week course as our seasoned instructors guide you from the spectator stand to a confident Karting Driver. Each class is 1 hour long for three consecutive weeks, and will take place on Mondays at 5:30PM beginning on May 27th.

  • Week 1 – Grassroots

Learn the basics of Karts, Driving lines, and Racing.

  • Week 2 – Front-Runner

Delve into the finer details of Kart control.

  • Week 3 – League Racer

Arm yourself with all of the racing and overtaking skills to become a COTA Karting League Racer

All drivers must be a minimum of 13 years of age and 58” tall to participate.

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GIFT CARDS

Give the gift of speed for your racer’s next birthday, anniversary, holiday or any other celebration! Choose between a single race, 2-race, 3-race or cash amount to be loaded onto your digital gift card!

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Course Map

Our 15-turn 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.

Requirements

Please bring a form of photo identification; this can be a Driver's License, Student ID, Passport, or any other valid form of photo identification

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

No refunds will be issued. Credits will remain in the account, and can be used to reschedule at a later date and time.

Consumption of alcohol before driving is strictly prohibited

No outside food or beverage is permitted

Poor behavior or foul language will result in loss of karting privileges

GoPros, action cameras, or any other types of recording device are prohibited on the track

Drivers with pre-existing health conditions such as neck or back problems, physical limitations, conditioning deficiencies, heart conditions, and anyone who is pregnant or ailing, are not permitted to drive

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.

 

Please note that all racers and parents of minors must show proof of photo identification in order to race.

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FAQs

What do I need to do before arriving for my race?

Guests can save time at check-in by preregistering online at https://bookings.clubspeed.com/cota/cotaaustin.

All racers must bring a form of Photo-ID, and 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.

Can I race without any previous karting experience?

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!

Do you have double karts?

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.

How long is each race? How many laps do I get?
  • 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.
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 both during and after each race; results are emailed to the email address on your COTA Karting race account.
What should I wear to kart?
  • Closed-toe shoes are required. High heels are not permitted.
  • No loose clothing (scarves, ponchos, over-sized garments)
  • Long hair should be tied and pulled back or tucked into shirt.
Am I able to bring my own food and beverages?

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]

What do I need for my child to participate?

A parent or authorized guardian waiver must be signed before any participants under the age of 18 are permitted to race.

Why do I sometimes experience sputtering with my kart in a 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.

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

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.

Will I be allowed to drive with specific health concerns?

Drivers with pre-existing health conditions such as neck or back problems, physical limitations, conditioning deficiencies, heart conditions, and anyone who is pregnant or ailing, are not permitted to drive. You should only drive to your limitations and with the understanding that you should stop your participation immediately if you have any concerns before or while on track.