Top Go-Kart Racing in Connecticut

December 7, 2013 8:00 AM

(Photo by Mary Ann Chastain/Getty Images for Darlington Raceway)

Go-karting is a timeless, ageless pastime that welcomes every new generation. Connecticut offers a number of places where everyone in the family from the youngest to the oldest can feed their need for speed as a competitor or just for fun. Take time away from the everyday and have some hands-on, heart-pounding fun that may just lead to a new or renewed love for the sport. For more ideas, visit the article Top Go-Kart Racing in Connecticut from last year.

On Track Karting
100 Silvermine Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 740-81009

With junior karts and programs for ages seven to 15, and adult accommodations for those over the age of 16, On Track Karting offers the casual user as well as the serious racer something to get the adrenaline flowing, indoors or out. This new location offers the perfect place to spend some family time, take the kids for a few hours of fun or host a birthday party to remember. Take it to the next level by joining a league, entering an Iron Man competition or signing up for group or private instruction for all ages and skill levels. Corporate events, facility rental and gift cards are also available.

Norwalk Karting Association
124 Springhill Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 246-3386

The Norwalk Karting Association dates back to 1971 and continues to meet every weekend at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk during the spring and fall, weather permitting. A quarter-mile course within a designated area of the parking lot is restricted to the public, however it is accessible to spectators. Whether your interest is recreational or you aspire to be a pro, drivers of all ages are welcome to participate, grow and learn. Club schedule, rules and membership application are posted online.

Sonny’s Place
349 Main St.
Somers, CT 06071
(860) 763-5454

With the newest cars on the track, Sonny’s Place offers the young and not so young a thrill behind the wheel. Kids ages 10 and up can drive solo while 16 and up will have to drive with a passenger between ages four and 10. Plan your next family fun day, group outing or birthday party at Sonny’s Place for an incomparable day of fun and excitement with additional attractions including batting cages, monkey motion, miniature golf and an arcade packed with games and prizes. When the day is over, stay and enjoy a bite to eat followed by ice cream.

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Pomfret Speedway
36 Jackson Road
Pomfret, CT 06258
(401) 434-8767

Host to the Tri State Kart Club, Pomfret Speedway is an eighth-mile oval track that offers anyone, from the competitive driver to the novice, a chance to test their skills and enjoy the thrill of the race. Members and non-members are encouraged to participate in races and/or practices. Activities and events, including money races, are scheduled throughout the year. This track does not provide rental karts, however, those showing an interest in kart racing are encouraged to visit the track and speak with club members about the sport and maybe take a test drive or two.

R & B Sports World
19 Rowley St.
Winsted, CT 06098
(860) 738-9799

R & B Sports World is an indoor/outdoor fun-filled venue that offers go karts for drivers over the age of eight as well as passenger cars so that younger children can be driven by an adult. Enjoy the 700-foot track and when you’re done, be sure to check out the other attractions such as video games, batting cages, billiards, miniature golf and phazerball. Plan your child’s next party to include any number of available activities for all ages.

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Theodora DeBarbieri is an animal advocate, columnist and local TV show host residing in Connecticut. She is owned by a number of dogs, cats and birds. Her work can be found at

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