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Moran Raceway karting DVD
.:: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is karting safe?
Yes, karting is very safe and we place a lot of emphasis on teaching proper safety techniques and accident avoidance procedures. Moran Raceway also provides the best prepared racing karts in the country. Accidents are extremely rare and Moran Raceway is one of only a few tracks in the entire country built to meet CIK/FIA specs and safety guidelines. This means that all of our safety run-off areas, curbs, fencing, and barriers are designed for maximum safety. Our staff is extremely qualified in instruction and kart preparation. All kid karts are restricted in horsepower and extra attention is spent making sure that all "Jr." students are well supervised and trained. Each participant is covered with insurance after signing a waiver. Moran Raceway is proud to have never had any injury in any of our driving programs.
We offer racing schools 3 days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays year round. Most of our racing schools are 1/2 day programs from 9am to 1pm. We also conduct our corporate events, group parties and kart rentals on these same days and times. Availability for each driving program is strictly first come, first serve. For larger parties, our racing schools can be arranged on any day of the week and all day long.
Yes we have cadet karts (generally used for 8-12 years old) and kid karts (generally used for 5-7 years old) which have reduced horsepower and smaller chassis which help kids to feel comfortable and have a fun time. All kids (12 years old and under) will attend the classroom session with the adults, then they will be trained separately for brake/throttle drills and lead/follows. At the end of the class they will get to run the full track with all of the adult students.
Moran Raceway provides all students with Italian manufactured Top Kart racing chassis equipped with 2 stroke powered, 100cc HPV motors. These air cooled motors put out about 20 horsepower and don't require any shifting. These karts are a world championship winning brand which all come with Tillet or Top-Kart padded seats. Our karts are immaculately maintained and are set up to fit drivers of all sizes. Click here for performance and chassis specs.
"Techniques of Karting"
This is our most popular course. This program is a half day program (9am-l pm) that teaches the basic fundamentals of karting in a fun and safe manner. This course is very comprehensive and it is great for the beginner who has never driven a kart or for anybody who wants to improve their skills at Moran Raceway. The day will start off with a 40 minute classroom session where topics such as racing line, handling, braking, and general safety will be taught. Following class, there will be a walk around the track with an experienced instructor who will go into further detail on turn in points, apexes, and inside secrets of success. Next will be lead & follow sessions where each student will get a chance to follow their instructor around the track at speed in order to get a first hand view of where to go. After everybody is comfortable and ready for more action, open lapping will begin and our instructors will be supervising and taking notes from the comers while working 1 on 1 with students in debriefs. Throughout this half day program, Moran Raceway will be closed down for our school karts exclusively.
"Advanced Techniques of Karting"
This course is designed for the graduate of our "Techniques of Karting" class or an experienced karter who is looking to finely sharpen their skills in various aspects. Participants exclusively drive the entire one mile track during this course. Advanced sessions are normally "one on one" and each driver can expect to be under the "microscope" of their advanced racing instructor. Each program is tailored to the driver or group depending on each individual's needs and background. More emphasis is placed on speed, precision, and consistency with less emphasis on basic driving techniques. Approximately 50 laps will be completed in this course.
"Techniques of Karting" "Advanced Techniques of Karting"
About 40 laps or more depending on the size and efficiency of each group. Most participants are "used up" by the end of the school.
We provide everything in terms of karts, safety gear & apparel, and staff. All you need to bring is a pair of tennis shoes. No open toe shoes or sandals of any type are permitted. Keep in mind that winters are a bit colder in our region so bring a sweatshirt or jacket. Sun block is a good idea for summer time. Moran Raceway is equipped with cold drink vending machines.
Yes, photography and video packages are available for all corporate, group, and racing school events. Prior notice and scheduling is required so please let our scheduling representive aware of this when booking the program.
Yes, this is fine as long as we are given notice ahead of time. Drivers who own their own kart will receive a reduced rate but are also required to maintain their own kart throughout the racing school. The Moran raceway staff will be occupied working on our karts only throughout the day so please make sure your kart is ready to run. Please remember that in the event that your kart is having problems running properly your deposit is non-refundable.
We provide a full "arrive and drive" service at Moran Raceway. This means that we have everything you need. We have a full line of Burris race suits, Ribtect rib vests, helmets, gloves, neck collars & complimentary balaclava's that are all included in the school for your use. Jeans are permitted for leg wear.
Moran Rageway accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard & AMEX. Please make all checks payable to Moran Raceway. Moran Raceway will require a 50% deposit to book any driving program. The rest of payment will be collected on the scheduled driving progam day. Deposits are non-refundable, however the full deposit can be credited toward another date when rescheduling. Cancellations made within 1 week prior to scheduled program date may result in loss of 100% of fees.
Yes, we sell gift certificates that can be used toward any purchase at our track including racing schools. We sell gift certificates at our track and we will also mail gift certificates out. Please call (951) 522-9302 for gift certificate or purchase one online here.
In general, the sooner the better. Availability fluctuates for many different reasons, however 1-2 weeks notice should be adequate. Don't be afraid to call even up to the day before a scheduled class because there may be room available. Tuesdays and Thursdays typically have much more room than Saturday classes.
You are, please keep that in mind. Crash damage is rare when participants drive responsibly and safely while respecting their fellow drivers. Off-roading of karts is the #1 cause of crash damage. All particpants will be briefed and cautioned on proper driving methods and corner locations and speeds prior to driving.