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FAQ

Where is Three Rivers Karting Located?

Three Rivers Karting is located at 541 Avenue B, Building 10, Leetsdale, PA 15056.  Off Rt.65 which is minutes from downtown and the Pittsburgh International Airport.

How old & tall do I need to be to race?

You must be at least 10 years old and a minimum of 54” tall, pedal extensions and booster seats are available. Racers at 54″ tall should be checked for driver comfortability and safety before racing.

Is there a weight limit?

The recommended weight limit for our karts is 300 pounds in order to safely fit in the kart. If you are able to buckle the seatbelt then you are able to race. We do not offer seatbelt extenders for safety reasons.

Do I need a Driver's License?

No. You just need to meet our age, height and weight requirements.

What if I am under 18 years old?

A Parental Consent Form must be completed prior to racing. A parent or legal guardian must be present with you for your first visit to complete and sign the parental consent form.

Can a child ride with an adult if they do not meet the minimum height requirements?

No, all karts at Three Rivers Karting are single-seaters. If your child is not 54” tall, then they will not be able to race on the track. We do offer other amenities that smaller ones can enjoy.

Do I need to bring anything?

Three Rivers Karting provides all the necessary equipment including helmets, head socks, neck brace and shoes if needed. Closed-toed shoes are required (no sandals, high heels or other open-toed shoes). Wear something comfortable, but no loose fitting clothing, scarves or draping items. Long hair must be pulled back into a ponytail. Lockers are available to secure loose items such as phones, wallets, purses and jewelry.

How much does it cost to race?

We offer many different activities for you to enjoy. See our pricing page under the activity that interest you for more information.

How long is each race?

Races last 6 minutes, total laps vary depending on driving style/speed.

Do I need a reservation?

Reservations can be made, but are not required. Reservations provide a “no wait” racing experience and are recommended for groups of 8 or more. If you do not make a reservation, then you are arriving on a first come first serve basis.

Do I need an annual membership to race at Three Rivers Karting?

Yes, you will need to purchase an annual membership if you are looking to race as an Arrive and Drive racer. If you are booking a party or you are part of a party, then the annual membership is waived. However, you will need to purchase one if you return to do Arrive and Drive racing.

Do you need experience to race at Three Rivers Karting?

No prior experience is required. All drivers will be briefed on track safety, rules, flag and sign meanings, and kart operation prior to their first race.

Is it safe to race at Three Rivers Karting?

While racing has its inherent risks, Three Rivers Karting takes every measure possible to ensure all customers enjoy an authentic racing experience in a safe environment. All our karts are routinely checked and serviced, our PROTEX barriers are the safest in the industry, and any driver found to not be racing responsibly can either have their kart speed decreased remotely by our track officials or can be ejected from competition to ensure the safety of others. Prior to racing, all drivers will be briefed on track safety, rules, flag and sign meanings, and kart operation prior to their first race. Safety gear is provided by Three Rivers Karting and all customers are required to wear a current DOT approved helmet with a full face cover, equipped with a visor or goggles.

Can I bring my own helmet?

Yes. Full face D.O.T. racing helmets with a non-tinted functioning face shield are required. Motocross helmets are acceptable, as long as you have strapped goggles. Open face helmets or helmets with little or no eye protection are not acceptable.

Can my group all race together on the track at Three Rivers Karting?

We can allow up to 10 participants to race at the same time. If your group is larger than this, then you will be split into two groups. The best way to guarantee that your group is together is to reserve your races in advance. You can do this by reserving online, calling, or emailing in advance. Purchasing one of our group packages can also reserve the track just for your group.

For walk-in customers, it may be hard for Three Rivers Karting to allow everyone in your group to race together during busier hours, as we will fill vacant race positions with the next racers in the queue. We will try to accommodate you as best as possible during slower hours. 

Can I reserve a race time?

One way to reserve a race time is through purchasing a group or race package. These require a minimum of eight people to be registered. We also offer track and full facility rentals which provides your guests exclusive use of the track for unlimited racing during your designated time slot.

For smaller groups, you can reserve races online for Friday, Saturday, and Sundays only! All other days are first come first serve.

 

Can I race with a cast or splint on?

Unfortunately no.  Due to the nature of the activity, we can not allow anyone to race with a cast or splint in risk of that person re-injuring themselves.

Does Three Rivers Karting Take Donations??

Yes we do! We are sent over a thousand a year! Visit our donations page for more info: https://threeriverskarting.com/donations/