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, and Clovis, you have opportunities all across the country to satisfy your need for speed.
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What Are the Age, Weight and Height Requirements to Race?
Our karts do not have a specific weight/height limit Since everyone is shaped differently, it tends to depend on the person. We find that individuals that carry their weight more in their lower half tend to have a harder time fitting in the kart. We always recommend that you come down and check for yourself. At specific locations, you can request for a kart that has a bigger seat. If it is available, they will put you in the requested kart.
Age and Height Requirements
To race our junior karts, there are no age requirements. You must be 48′ tall and able to apply proper pressure to the gas and brake. To race our adult karts, you must be 12 years old, 57′ tall, and the same ability to apply proper pressure to the gas and brake if you are not able to apply proper pressure to the gas or brake pedal you will not be allowed to race.
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
- TV filming
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
Do you take reservations?
Unfortunately, MB2 Raceway does not accept any reservations unless it is for a formal event or birthday party that booked in advance or if you have purchased our VIP Track Pass Membership. The VIP membership is available for purchase at any MB2 location. The VIP membership will allow you plus three guests to make a reservation. If you don’t have the VIP pass, we recommend calling ahead to ask about facility rentals, birthday parties, and any other significant events that may cause delays.
Best way to visit for the first time?
The best way to go about this for the first time would be to come down Mon-Thur to take advantage of our 2 for $30 special. If not, we recommend purchasing the $50 Track Pass, which comes with three races, a complimentary head sock, $5 off race discounts and 2 for $20 Mon-Thurs deals. Lastly, we recommend checking our online calendar to check for facility closures or large events.
Can I Race With My Child On Track?
The only time we allow junior karts to race with adult karts is when we run what we call a “family race.” Family races are typically done at our slower times and also when we are absent of a lot of junior racers. The adult karts are limited for safety reasons, but for the customers that do family races, it is more about getting to have fun with their child. We always recommend calling ahead about family races and also planning those on a weekday. Family Races can never be guaranteed because our schedule can change so rapidly, but we always do our best to accommodate.