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Profile Last Updated: August 07, 2008
Located in Tsawwassen, only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, ‘F440 Kart Racing’ is a popular destination for go-karters and spectators alike. The go-kart track is one kilometre long and has 17 turns making it the largest go-kart track in the entire the Lower Mainland. It’s the ideal place for local kart racers to practice their lines, while being a great place to visit for a day out with friends or family. Whatever your level of skill, the track has a diverse combination of long and short radius turns to provide you with a dose of excitement, as well as an element of challenge.
Fit to drive
The name comes from the formula 440 racing cars, a category of kart-sized cars that race primarily on the West Coast circuit in the Unites States, though the F440 high-performance karts aren’t the only vehicles available for hire at the track. In fact, the formula karts are so powerful they can reach speeds of up to 90 KMH (55MPH) and so for obvious safety reasons, anyone who wants a go on one must be at least 19 years old, possess a valid driving license, and must first take a short driver’s training programme.
If you’re after something a little less exhilarating than the formula 440 kart, or if you don’t meet the necessary criteria, there are alternatives. For children ages 6 and up, there are 2-seater karts, which they can only drive if accompanied by an adult. Children aged 16 and over are allowed to drive the standard karts on their own, but parents needn’t worry because the standard karts aren’t as fast as the formula 440’s. So whether you feel like taking the kids for a fun day out, or you and your friends are seeking a cure for boredom, ‘F440 Kart Challenge’ is the place to go.
Tip: The training programme costs 10$ (subject to change)