Go-karting track in Steißlingen, close to the Swiss border

Yes, underage drivers need an original signed power of attorney, as well as a copy of the identity card of the signing parent or guardian.

But gladly, provided it is a full visor helmet and the visor is functional.

Unfortunately there is no permission for the operation of racing karts and pitbikes.

Yes, drinks are available (via vending machines) in the lounge area of the go-kart facility.

Yes, we have a safe deposit box (free use).

Yes, you are insured against accidents as part of your go-kart ride.

  • If the track is only a little wet, then the free training takes place.
  • In case of a real storm the event will not take place and can be postponed by arrangement.
  • If the free ride should be cancelled, we will inform you via our Facebook page in advance. In the case of a private event, we will of course be in personal contact with you and see together how and whether your event can be carried out in bad weather.
  • Longer race times / more laps can be clarified individually. Please send us a message or give us a call.
  • SODI RT8 V2 GX390 (13 PS) / up to 70 km/h fast
  • Free driving: Children are allowed from 12 years (minimum size 1,40m) and only ride in a group with other children.
  • Individual bookings: younger children can also participate here, as we can throttle our karts electronically according to their wishes and situation. Call us and we will discuss and plan an individual event.

You should be comfortable during the race. The right clothes play a decisive role here. There is nothing worse than being disturbed by a pair of trousers that are too tight during a race. That’s why:

Wear comfortable clothing in which you can sit comfortably and stretch your legs and arms. However, the clothes should not be too loose at the same time. Depending on the season, a simple T-shirt and jeans will do. Sneakers are the ideal footwear for card use; sandals (or even shoes with heels) have lost very little.

You can get storm hoods and helmets from us, of course you can also bring your own equipment. Just make sure that you are not dressed too thick – if the adrenaline flows through your veins, it can quickly get very warm. Long hair should be tied up and stowed safely under the storm hood and helmet.

Any kind of jewelry should rather be left at home. Too easy it could get lost on the track.

You can pay with cash directly on the spot when driving free.

No, maybe in the future. At the moment, all our karts are not electric, but motor-driven.

An engineer from the USA is the inventor of the go-kart: In 1956, Art Ingels assembled the first go-kart with the help of a bicycle chain and a lawnmower engine. The engineer had previously provided technical support for the construction of racing cars for the automobile manufacturer Kurtis Kraft. He mounted the lawnmower’s engine on a tubular frame and his sons enthusiastically drove around the garden on the vehicle. The idea was very well received. Just four years later, more than 100,000 Americans had already built their own go-kart. At about the same time there were also first attempts in Canada to build a go-kart. Some Canadians installed tree saw motors in wooden frames and drove through the extensive forests of the country.

The go-kart finds fans all over the world

As early as 1957, the first kart races were held on parking lots in the USA. In 1959, for example, five people lost their lives in unofficial races. A few years later, the newly built official racecourses were safer. The first go-kart club was also founded in the USA: the Go-Kart Club of America. But Ingel’s idea found many imitators not only in the USA because of its simplicity. In 1958, the trend spread to Europe and South America. Soldiers of the US Army stationed in Europe made the go-kart known here. As early as 1959, go-karts were shown for the first time at the world-famous Paris Motor Show. A short time later, the Wiesbaden-based automobile club founded the first German go-kart club (Go-Kart-Club Deutschland e. V., abbreviated GKCD) in Wiesbaden. The first German go-kart race also took place in Wiesbaden in 1960. Go-Kart fans kept on tinkering: In addition to engines from lawn mowers, engines from water pumps, small motorcycles and motorboats were also gradually tested. Driving go-karts became so popular in Germany because, among other things, PS fans who cannot afford a stylish sports car can also take part in motor racing.

Karting today

Today, the sport of karting is known all over the world and it is hard to imagine life without it. In addition to the more popular kart races on kart tracks, kart slalom is also very popular in Germany.

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