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Frequently Asked Questions about Indoor Go-Karting

Are You Ready to Step on the Gas & Take the Championship?

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of racing and speed. At MB2 Raceway, we take pride in helping every racer have the best experience possible. Our state-of-the-art, handmade Italian go-karts and expertly engineered race tracks give you the rush and feel of real racing. With locations in Sylmar, Thousand Oaks, Lexington, Minneapolis, Clovis, Modesto, and Grimes, you have opportunities all across the country to satisfy your need for speed.

Ready to get those tires squealing? Call 866-986-RACE today!

  • Is It Worth It?

    For over a decade, we’ve been committed to making sure our guests—you—have the best experience possible. Our kart shop mechanics, event coordinators, management team, pit crew flaggers, and counter attendees continually undergo training to ensure your experience is a memorable one. If you ever feel we somehow did not provide you with an outstanding experience worthy of a 5-star review, please let our manager know so we can make it right.

    At MB2 Raceway, we host:

    • Birthday parties
    • VIP parties
    • Private facility rentals
    • Bachelor parties
    • Corporate events
    • Team building for businesses
    • Fundraisers
    • TV filming

    Step on the gas! Call now 866-986-RACE or contact us!

  • How Many Racers Can Race at the Same Time?

    Our challenging indoor track can accommodate up to 8 racers at the same time. Larger parties can take advantage of our Grand Prix party packages, which consist of initial qualifying laps along with main event laps on a grid start. These races are a great way to encourage competition and make sure all of your guests have a great time!

  • How Hard is Kart Racing for Beginners?

    No matter your skill level, you’re sure to find competitive fun and exhilaration at MB2 Raceway. If you’d like to review some essential indoor go-kart tips for beginners before visiting us, please check out some racing basics at our blog.

  • What Shoes Are Required?

    Closed-toe shoes must be worn to the facility. Absolutely no sandals or crocs, shoes must be covering the entire foot.

  • What Should I Wear To The Track?

    Casual clothing is fine to wear to MB2 racing but you will want to avoid long, flowing articles of clothing when driving the karts. This includes scarves, shawls, and other similar items. Any long hair should also be tied up in a ponytail before riding the karts.

  • Should I Bring My Own Helmet?

    We provide all of the equipment you’ll need. We have helmets in various sizes at no charge, so there’s no need to bring your own. However, if you do have your own helmet, you are welcome to wear it.

  • How Do I Go Faster?

    Many MB2 racers wonder how they can improve their lap times. The key is maintaining your momentum. If you go too fast and slide the kart, your tires skid around and you lose time. Bumping into other drivers will also slow you down.

    Start turns from the outside corner as you enter the turn, and tighten turns at the center of the corners. As you exit the corner, keep the flow wide. When braking, be careful not to apply too much pressure or the kart may slide out or fish tail, ruining your momentum.

  • What Is Some Racing Terminology?

    At MB2, anyone can have fun racing karts, regardless of your racing experience. However, it can be fun to use the same terminology as the pros.

    Apex – The exact center of the turn

    Back marker – A driver who constantly runs at the back of the pack

    Blocking – Changing position on the track to prevent drivers from passing. Blocking is accepted if a car is defending its position in the running order, but is considered unsportsmanlike if lapped cars hold up faster drivers

    Brain bucket – Your helmet

    Brake check – Going into a turn, a driver will suddenly brake hard, forcing the often startled driver directly behind him to do the same thing. This brake check allows the driver in the front to gain a bit of distance while the following driver recovers

    Brake marker – A track indicator placed off to the side of the track that marks a spot where a driver may wish to begin braking for a turn

    Bus stop – A slow corner

    Checked out – This is what happens when the leader drives off from the rest of the pack

    Circuit – Any racetrack. Also refers to the entire slate races on a season’s schedule

    Cockpit – The area where the driver sits in the race car

    Chicane – A part of the track consisting of back-to-back left and right turns. Chicanes can be part of the original track design or can be created using cones and hay bales to slow the drivers down for safety

    DNF – Did not finish

    DNQ – Did not qualify

    DNS – Did not start

    DQ’ed – Disqualified

    Esses – A series of turns with quick left and right transitions

    Greasy track – A slippery race track

    Green track – A new track with no rubber on the surface which can be slippery. “I had to be careful during that practice session because the track was really green”

    Hairpin – A very slow and sharp corner. Sometimes these are as sharp as 180-degrees!

    Inside line – The shortest line around the track

    Loose – Drivers say the car is “loose” if on the turns, the rear end heads toward the wall. A loose car tends to be faster than a “light” car

    Pinched – When a race car on the outside squeezes the inside car going down into the turn causing the inside car to fall behind

    Pit lane – The lane on the inside of the track, usually adjacent to the main straight, where racers come in to have quick work or tire changes

    Podium or “the box” – The victory stand where drivers placing first through third stand to receive their trophies

    Punt – To bump someone from behind, usually causing a spin

    Pushing – When the front of the kart is not getting any grip, it wants to push and not turn well. This is also called “tight”

    Rub – To make slight contact with another car. Also called “trading paint”

    Sweeper – A broad high speed turn

    Threshold braking – Braking hard, but below the point where the tires lock up and begin to skid

    Tight – When a car has more traction (or grip) in the rear than in the front. Also called “push” or “understeer”

    Trail-braking – Keeping the brakes on late into the corner, after initial braking has taken place

    Wire-to-wire – A driver who wins the race from the pole position

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* Inquiries placed after 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on Saturday may not be answered until the following Monday morning. Your event is not confirmed until you have been contacted by an MB2 Raceway Sales associate. If you need immediate assistance with your inquiry, call .

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