FAQs

  • FAQs

    What is the shoe policy and clothing restrictions?

    All shoes must stay secured on all feet to drive. No loose clothing will be permitted and all long hair must be tied up in a bun off the shoulders.

    How tall does my child need to be to ride the go karts?

    Motor World offers go kart tracks for children as small as 36″. They must be at least 48″ tall to start to drive the bigger go karts by themselves.

    How fast do the go karts go?

    The adult speed track (must be at least 16 yrs of age) reaches up to 40 mph. The other tracks range from 15- 22 mph.

    What is included with the wristband?

    Pro Band will include all go kart rides that the person meets the height requirement for. Rookie bands include all small amusement rides and go kart tracks that the person meets the height requirement for.

    What is the pricing? Do I have to pay if I am not riding?

    Admission into the park is free and you only pay for the activities you want to do. Pricing is based per person and we offer several options. The 3 Hour Wristbands are the best value per person, the pro band is $60.00 per person and the rookie is $30 per person.

    Where is Motor World located?

    Motor World is located at 700 S. Birdneck Rd. Virginia Beach, about 2.5 miles south of the oceanfront.

    What is the difference between a Rookie Band and Pro Band?

    Rookie Band: Under 48″ tall

    Pro Band: Over 48″ tall

    What are the hours of operation?

    March – Memorial Day: 10 Am – Dark

    Memorial Day – Labor Day: 10 am- Midnight

    After Labor Day: 10 am – Dark

    Do you have parking and is it free?

    Yes, all parking for cars and buses is free.

    What is the weather policy?

    Go-karts can still operate in the rain. Three tracks will typically close when it rains: slick 8, outlaw, and the adult speed track.

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    Go-Karts and Kids

    Go-Karts and Kids

    So your child says, “Hey, I want to try go-karting!” You probably have some questions…is it safe? Is it supervised? Are they going to be flying around a track at 100 miles an hour with 50 other karts? Never fear, we’ll let you know how it works and what your kids can expect at VB Motorworld Performance Indoor Raceway. Spoiler alert: they’ll love it, and so will you!

    3 Tips to Ensure You're the Fastest on the Go-Kart Track

    It’s Like a Starter Car

    Let’s face it: however old they are right now, your kids will be driving someday. Go-karting is a great way for them to learn the importance of things like constant observation, good steering, smooth braking, and more – and in a much more controlled environment than, say, the Dallas North Tollway at 6 pm on a Friday. They’ll quickly figure out that driving isn’t as easy as you make it look, and that reacting to changing traffic conditions is really important!

    Safety First!

    Kids can start racing at VB Motorworld at age 6 (and must be at least 48 inches tall), in our Junior Race segment where the karts can’t go any faster than 25 mph. We use both electric and gasoline karts that are environmentally friendly. We also have an onsite full-time mechanic to make sure the karts are always running smoothly and safely. Oh, and your kids can’t just walk in and ask for a kart! If they’re under 18, you’ll need to sign a waiver and a release of liability form. All racers are required to wear a helmet along with closed-toed shoes, and there is NO bumping allowed. The rules are really important, and they make sure everyone can have a safe and fun time.

    Losing, Winning and Learning

    Most people don’t like to lose, and some people really don’t like to lose. But when you try something new, it’s almost a guarantee that you won’t succeed immediately. Studies have shown the importance of teaching children how to win and lose gracefully at an early age. Dr. Levey Friedman, a sociologist and parenting expert, puts it this way: “Teaching resilience now sets kids up for success because they learn that failure isn’t the end of the world. It’s just a chance to try again.” What a great lesson for all of us. One valuable aspect of competing is figuring out how to do better the next time you do something. Whether you finished second or twenty-second, there’s something to learn. Maybe your child is still figuring out how to make smoother turns, or have a better judgment on when to switch from accelerating to laying off. We have some suggestions on how to improve!

    Bring the Whole Family

    Here at VB Motorworld, we want your entire family to have a safe, exciting time you’ll never forget. We can help you celebrate a birthday or other group event, and check out our promotions too. For more information, take a look at our Karting 101 page, or contact us directly with any questions. See you on the track!

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    The Legends Of Kart History

    The Legends Of Kart History
    Go-Karts to Greatness

    At VB Motorworld, we know people that aren’t familiar with go-karting sometimes think it’s a kids’ pastime. Would you be surprised to know that many professional racers started on go-karts? Today we’ll introduce you to three of them.

    Michael Schumacher

    Michael Schumacher

    Michael Schumacher is considered one of the greatest Formula One drivers in history. He is the only driver in history to win seven F1 World Championships, including five consecutively. Michael’s career started on a go-kart track in Kerpen-Manheim, Germany, a town near Cologne. He captured the German junior karting championship in 1984 and 1985; two years later he won both the German and European karting titles. The following year, he moved to Formula Three driving – where the cars are less powerful than those in Formula One – and two years later won the German F3 title.   In 1991 Schumacher made the move to Formula One racing, and five years later joined a Ferrari team that hadn’t won a Drivers’ Championship since 1979. He proceeded to turn them into the most successful Formula One team in history, including the five straight world championships. His total of seven F1 titles broke a record that had stood for almost 50 years. Along with that, he holds records for the most Grand Prix wins at 91, and the most races won in a single season, at 13.

    Max Verstappen

    Max Verstappen

    Max Verstappen started with go-karts at age four and quickly was competing in Belgium at a nearly Mini Junior championship. At nine years old, racing in the Rotax Max Minimax class, he captured the Belgian championship; the next year, he won the Dutch Minimax championship. When he turned 13, Versteppan made the move to international karting and signed with CRG, where he raced at world and European championships. He became the youngest racer in Formula One history at just 17 years old, then became its youngest points scorer and eventually its youngest race winner before he turned 19.   At the conclusion of the 2015 racing season, Verstappen received three awards from the International Automobile Association: Rookie of the Year, Personality of the Year, and Action of the Year (for an overtake move during the Belgian Grand Prix). He has been part of the Red Bull Racing Team since 2016, and at just 23 right now, clearly has a bright career ahead of him.

    Sebastian Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel 

    Sebastian Vettel began his racing career with Michael Schumacher, go-karting at the same track in Kerpen-Manheim near Cologne. He started amateur karting at just 3 1/2 years old and started racing in karts series when he was eight. He caught the eye of the Red Bull Junior Team by the time he turned 11 and earned a spot with them. Sebastian won multiple titles including the Junior Monaco Kart Cup in 2001, and two years later was promoted to open-wheel cars. The following year he won the German Formula BMW Championship, thanks to 18 victories in 20 races. Vettel was the youngest Formula One driver to participate in a Grand Prix weekend, at just under 20 years old…until Max Verstappen broke his record! He won four straight Formula One World Championships, from 2010 through 2013.

    That Was Only the Beginning

    Clearly, go-karts have given some of the world’s greatest racers their start. Want to see how competitive you are? Whether you want to race your colleagues at a corporate outingimpress your date, or challenge your friends, we have it all here at VB Motorworld. Visit today to see if, like these three pros, racing is in your blood!

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    Getting Started – All You Need To Know To Win On The Track

    Getting Started – All You Need To Know To Win On The Track

    You’ve just been invited to your very first go-karting event. Whether it’s a friend’s birthday party, a first date, or a corporate outing, you’re going to have a blast at VB Motorworld. You’re excited but at the same time, you also have no idea what to expect! Never fear, we’ll walk you through some things that will prepare you to fall in love with this sport just like many others.

    Know Yourself and Your Group

    Are you ultra-competitive? What about the people you’re with? Competition is great, but there are a time and place and a reason it’s often referred to as “friendly.” Unless you’re running in an actual race (which we hope you’re not doing on your very first visit), you might want to tamp down those cutthroat characteristics so you can actually have fun! You might not win every race, and you definitely should have fun the entire time!

    We Made You a Cheat Sheet

    Spoiler alert…you can absolutely have a great time without knowing a thing before you walk in. But we wanted to give first-timers an idea of what to expect, so take a look at our 7 tips to win on the track if you’re interested. You’ll find the low down on the techniques you’ll need to win any kind of race and tips to have that much more fun.

    Tips and Tricks

    Speaking of driving tips, let’s talk about a few. Changing lanes across four lanes of traffic while simultaneously stomping on the gas and brake pedals doesn’t work as well. Smoother driving means a faster time, and while you don’t want to ruin the fun by being overly competitive, you probably do want to win! Also, drafting really does work just like you learned from Tom Cruise in the movie Days of Thunder. If you safely follow the faster drivers, you’ll have lower lap times. And this may seem like a no-brainer, but try not to hit the barriers or other go-karts. It makes your kart harder to handle and also slows you down.

    Play By the Rules

    Beyond needing to be a certain height for the different karts, it’s all pretty much common sense. You have to attend a safety briefing before getting your kart; wear closed-toed shoes and a helmet; make sure your hair or clothing won’t get in the way, and never stop your kart or get out of it while you’re on the track. And again, this isn’t bumper carts, so no hitting the other racers!

    Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!

    We know you’ll have a fantastic time racing with us at VB Motorworld. You might even fall in love with the sport and decide to join some of the leagues we have set up, just ask your attendant about them before you take off!

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    4 Helpful Tips to Help Make Your Corporate Events Unforgettable

    4 Helpful Tips to Help Make Your Corporate Events Unforgettable

    Just been assigned the task of setting up a corporate event for your company? Don’t know where to start? Stuck searching for fun and exciting ideas around corporate events in Virginia Beach, VA that will make it impossible for anyone at the office to whine about? We know what you’re going through! Here at VB Motorworld, we help plan and execute corporate events for various companies and we’ve turned the art of corporate event planning into a science! Just remember these 4 tips and soon you’ll be planning the best team building event your co-workers have ever seen!

    TIP 1: ALLOCATE YOUR BUDGET
    We all would love to be able to reserve an entire theme park for the day, but the sad reality is that for most businesses, their budget just doesn’t allow for it. Knowing what your budget is for your corporate events is the first step in the right direction!

    TIP 2: CHOOSE AND RESERVE YOUR DATE & VENUE
    Once you know how much your company is willing to spend, it’s time to figure out a venue that provides the right atmosphere for your corporate events while still staying within your budget. Speed Raceway provides an excellent opportunity for any type of business to entertain their employees with adrenaline-filled racing while also allowing a great team building atmosphere with various sized conference rooms!

    Now that you’ve chosen where you would like to hold your event, it’s time to figure out the date! We recommend early to middle of the week days during normal business hours for wherever you end up going. This way you minimize the chance of running into scheduling issues with the general public!

    TIP 3: BOOK ENTERTAINMENT
    Everyone loves a fun day out of the office, but unfortunately the higher ups will almost never allow you to just take your co-workers on a field trip! So you better make sure you have some sort of speaker, seminar or entertainment set up to make those bosses happy! Find the right speaker for you, and make both your co-workers and bosses happy during your corporate events!

    TIP 4: COMPOSE A “DAY-OF” TIMELINE
    Now that it would seem everything is set and booked, it’s time to make a “day-of” timeline or itinerary. Knowing when you’ll be leaving work, how people will get to the venue and how long it will take are just a few things that will help you be as prepared as possible when the big day comes!

    Setting up corporate events can be challenging, daunting almost. But with the help of these 4 tips, you’ll be able to plan and host the best corporate events in Virginia Beach your company has ever seen!

    PLAN YOU CORPORATE EVENT AT VB Motorworld!
    VB Motorworld is an engaging venue for any type of team. Our raceway will teach your department relating to team building all while having friendly levels of competition (I said FRIENDLY Karen!). Racing on our go-kart track can become the best entertainment for your corporate event. You can rent the whole facility or use one of our private rooms to hold your company meeting and even more! Speed Raceway is a go-to party place for any of your event. Contact us to discuss arranging a date to have your next unforgettable corporate event!

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    7 Tips On How To School Everyone On The Track In Virginia Beach

    7 Tips On How To School Everyone On The Track In Virginia Beach

    Many people think that since they have a drivers license or play racing video games, they’ll naturally be excellent at go kart racing. Anyone who has actually been to an electric go karts track can tell you, it’s harder than it looks. But for first-timers attending a birthday party or corporate event, you may want to skip ahead on the learning curve to get an advantage on your friends and colleagues. Nobody wants to be last place! Read some of our suggestions on how to dominate on the racetrack!

    Hands on the wheel 

    Now isn’t the time to get creative with how you hold the steering wheel. 10 and 2 will work just fine. If you lose control on a turn, you lose the race. Now isn’t the time for any hand gestures to the competition; you’ll have plenty of time for that later if you win.

    Sit still

    Don’t leave forwards or move around in your seat. You’ll be buckled in when you race, but don’t throw your weight around much or you will work against yourself! Make sure your buckle is tight before the race, if you are sliding back and forth in your seat, your shirt will give you some rug burn!

    Learn the brakes quickly

    Every cart will be a little bit different, and you’ll have several laps to post a top time or race to the front, so learn how sensitive your brakes are, and you’ll be able to dominate the corners and whip around the track! Don’t slam them too hard, or you’ll lose all your speed going through corners, but press too light and you’ll just hit the wall!

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     Try different lines

    Nobody will find the fastest line on their first lap. Try taking different corners at different speeds and angles and you’ll quickly figure out what works and what doesn’t. Keep an eye on your competition and see if they are doing something better that you aren’t, and you’ll be able to make instant improvements to your go kart racing.

    Stay on target

    That means drive straight. Don’t turn too soon or lose speed taking long arcs. A straight line will get you there fastest, so keep it that way whenever possible. Our track has a long straight-away, so make sure you get your top speed going there before hitting the corners.

    PRACTICE!

    Not all of these tips will click for you immediately. It will take more than one race to really make you a great racer, so don’t get discouraged by a bad lap or race. Even if you win, there’s always room for improvement, so don’t get cocky and start thinking you’re the best on the track. Nobody likes to lose, and your friends will all be gunning for you now!Go-Kart Pricing

    By learning some of these principles, you can turn yourself from a go kart racing novice to the indoor Mario Andretti. With some practice and a little luck, you’ll be unstoppable. Best part of all this practice is that you get to be racing around a track, instead of practicing something boring. Where better to try out some of these tips than at Virginia Beach Motor World? We’ve got an amazing track that you can race on rain or shine, and have the perfect facility to host birthday parties and corporate team-building events. Come check us out!

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    Are You Good Enough To Join A Go Kart League?

    Are You Good Enough To Join A Go Kart League?

    While you may enjoy your solitude, you have to admit that some things are simply more fun to do with a team. Having companions around while gaming or going for a fun ride in virginia beach, location enhances the experience. For that reason and many more, you should consider joining a go-karting league!

    PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

    No one is born a go-karting champion. Just like any sport, go-karting takes constant practice and patience to master. You have to learn the curves of the track, the feel of the go-kart, the competition’s moves — these are things that you can’t grasp on your first trip around the track.

    Being part of a league means you’re constantly practicing to beat the competition during the real race. If you’re a beginner, this is the perfect way for you to develop your go-karting skills. Even seasoned drivers can improve upon their skills.

    FRIENDLY COMPETITION  3 Tips to Ensure You're the Fastest on the Go-Kart Track

    We all have a competitive side that doesn’t always see the light of day. That won’t be the case any longer when you join a go-karting league.

    You and your league will be competing constantly against other teams for a chance at glory. Whether you win or lose, this friendly competition will help you relieve some of the week’s stress and encourage you to keep on racing.

    EASY ON YOUR WALLET

    The need for speed is a real thing. We have it, and we know that our loyal customers have it, too. But feeding this need can get expensive when you’re the only one paying for it. Why not go easy on your wallet by joining a league?

    Teams get to share everything — even expenses. It doesn’t cost much to join a league, but it does help you save big in the long run, as you can split the cost of your practices and races.

    FOR PERSONAL GROWTH

    This is the cherry on top! You may be joining a league to enhance your go-karting experience, but this isn’t all fun and games. Being in a league is like being in a marriage – you have to be dedicated, open-minded, willing to share, and more. Basically, you have to be a great team member!

    Teamwork is a skill that we need throughout life, whether you’re in school, work, or retired. No matter what your background is, learning to communicate with others clearly and effectively will serve you well. There’s no better way to develop your personal skills than by having fun while doing so!

    Ready to build your team of speed demons? Contact us today to inquire about joining a racing league in Virginia Beach today!

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    3 Reasons To Visit Virginia Beach Motorworld

    3 Reasons To Visit Virginia Beach Motorworld

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Well, nothing says fun like our state-of-the-art indoor go-kart facility! With beautifully designed Italian-made karts that can accommodate children as young as six-years-old, as well as teens and adults, Virginia Beach Motor World is arguably the most family-oriented recreational facility near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to do with the family or are an avid driver, Motor World has the adrenaline rush that you’ve been looking for!

    Arrive & Drive Sessions

    Unlike other raceways, we welcome walk-in racers. In fact, we dedicate over 60% of our track space to customers who just want to arrive and drive. With no mandatory reservations, you can simply stop in, create a racer profile, and claim your track. So, if you and your family or friends want to get together for a spontaneous head-to-head race, our track will be ready and waiting for you to burn some rubber. Our arrive and drive sessions are available to drivers of all ages.

    Endless Opportunities to Have Fun

    At Motor World the fun doesn’t stop at the awesome race track; we also offer other fun activities such as our arcade games and mini golf. Arcade games have never gone out of style. Whether you prefer “old school” or the “new school,” our arcade games are a great way to stay busy before, after, and in-between races. 

    Arcade games not your thing? No problem! Our amusements and rides might be more up your alley. Do you like having your adrenaline pumping? Check out our Skycoaster, where you fly up to 70mph in the air!

    Convenient Location

    Our location is conveniently located at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, close to the Virginia Beach Aquarium. We are certain that our location is perfect for your family to come race, play, and compete with one another any day of the week! 

    Ready to Hit the Tracks?

    Feel free to stop in and claim your lane! Contact us today for more information on our pricing options and hours of operation.

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    Motor World Is the Perfect Idea for Date Night

    Motor World Is the Perfect Idea for Date Night

    Let us set the stage: Upon your request, your friend has set you up on a blind date with one of their coworkers.

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    The Ultimate Debate: Outdoor vs. Indoor Go-Karting

    The Ultimate Debate: Outdoor vs. Indoor Go-Karting

    Whether you’re a go-karting enthusiast or a beginner, you’ve probably wondered what the biggest differences between outdoor vs. indoor go-karting are; what pros and cons do each offer?

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    Why Go-Karting Is Good For Your Health

    Why Go-Karting Is Good For Your Health

    Yes, go-karting is a fun, adrenaline-filled activity for you to enjoy with your family, friends, and coworkers. But did you know that it is also beneficial to your health?

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    3 Tips to Ensure You’re the Fastest on the Go-Kart Track

    3 Tips to Ensure You’re the Fastest on the Go-Kart Track

    You know what every go-karter has in common no matter their skill level? They want to be the fastest.

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    Go-Kart Cornering Tips

    Go-Kart Cornering Tips

    Before we start with the go-kart cornering tips, I want to paint you a little picture. You’re speeding down the raceway, first in your heat but with another kart gaining on you to your right.

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    Beginner Go-Karting Tips

    Beginner Go-Karting Tips

    It’s go-karting season! And we know you’ve been dreaming of the thrill of racing all winter.

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    Planning Your Day at Motor World

    Planning Your Day at Motor World

    If you’re planning a visit to Motor World, we want to help you have the best day possible. So here’s your guide to making the most of your amazing day at Motor World!

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    Fun, Fun, and More Fun

    Fun, Fun, and More Fun

    Here at Motor World, we love to race fast and play hard. We have 11 different go-kart tracks, 250 karts, and 16 go-kart styles for all of your racing needs – but that’s not everything!

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    Motorworld’s Tickets and Wristbands

    Motorworld’s Tickets and Wristbands

    Why Does Motorworld Use Tickets?

    We often get questions about the ticket system at Motorworld as some people think a flat rate would be simpler. While it might not be as simple as a single pay-to-play rate, the ticket system is actually designed to save our guests money.

    (Spoiler Alert: Our best value is in a wristband… See below!)

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    Where’s the Best Go-Karting in Virginia Beach?

    Where’s the Best Go-Karting in Virginia Beach?

    Go-karts are like a special treat. It’s not every day you get to push the pedal to the metal and leave your friends in the dust. So when you do get the urge to unleash your inner Lightning McQueen, it’s good to do a little bit of research to make sure you get the most out of your big day!

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