​​​​​WHEN CAN WE RACE?
PLEASE CHECK THE HOME PAGE FOR OUR SEASONAL HOURS.  HOURS VARY FROM SPRING TO SUMMER TO FALL.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT RAINS?
DURING THE DAY - WE STAY OPEN RAIN OR SHINE.  IF THERE IS LIGHTNING IN THE AREA - WE WILL STOP THE KARTS AND MINI GOLFERS AND WAIT UNTIL THE LIGHTNING PASSES THROUGH.   WE DO ALLOW THE KARTS TO RACE IN THE RAIN SO LONG AS THERE IS NO LIGHTNING.  


IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN, WE MAY CLOSE EARLY FOR THE NIGHT DEPENDING ON THE SIZE AND SEVERITY OF THE RAIN.  PLEASE CALL AHEAD OF TIME

DO I NEED TO CALL AHEAD OF TIME?
FOR PUBLIC RACING, RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED.  HOWEVER, IF YOU'RE BRINGING A GROUP OF 10 OR MORE, OR PLAN ON COMING AFTER 10PM, A HEADS UP CALL WOULD BE GREAT!  ALSO - IF THE FORECAST CALLS FOR RAIN, PLEASE CALL AHEAD OF TIME TO FIND OUT IF WE ARE OPEN AND/OR TO GIVE US A HEADS UP YOU ARE COMING AS WE MAY CLOSE EARLY ON NIGHTS WITH INCLEMENT WEATHER.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT/HT REQUIREMENT TO DRIVE YOUR KARTS OR PLAY MINI GOLF?
THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT TO DRIVE OUR KARTS.  AS LONG AS YOU CAN REACH THE PEDALS AND WHEEL SAFELY WE WILL LET YOU RACE.  APPROXIMATELY 54" IS THE HEIGHT REQUIREMENT FOR RACERS TO DRIVER THEIR OWN KARTS.  SHORTER RACERS CAN RIDE IN THE NEW 2 SEATER KARTS, BUT THE 2 SEATER KARTS DO NOT GO ON THE TRACK WITH OUR SPRINT KARTS. THERE IS NO HEIGHT OR AGE REQUIREMENT FOR RIDERS IN THE 2 SEATER KARTS.  THERE'S NO AGE LIMIT ON MINI GOLF, HOWEVER KIDS 4 AND OLDER SEEM TO HAVE A LITTLE MORE FUN ON THE COURSE!


DO YOU HAVE 2 SEATER KARTS FOR SMALLER KIDS?
WE DO!  ANY AGE CAN RIDE IN THE 2 SEATER KARTS AS LONG AS THEY'RE SITTING UP.  DRIVERS OF THE 2 SEATER KART NEED TO BE 54" TALL.  TICKETS ARE THE SAME PRICE AND ONE TICKET COVERS THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER. 

HOW TALL DO YOU HAVE TO BE?
SEE ABOVE. 

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
WE'RE ON HIGHWAY 14 NORTH JUST ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF KNOXVILLE, IOWA. 

WHAT DOES IT COST AND WHAT PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
SEE OUR PRICING ON THE HOME PAGE.  1 TICKET = 1 RACE OR 1 ROUND OF MINI GOLF.  1 RACE = 4 MINUTES OR APPROX 15 LAPS DEPENDING ON SPEED AND SPIN OUTS.  IT'S FREE TO WATCH.  WE ACCEPT CASH AND ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS.  VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMEX, AND ALL DEBITS CARDS.  ABSOLUTELY NO CHECKS!

DO YOU HAVE GIFT CERTIFICATES?
WE DO!  THEY'RE AVAILABLE IN ANY AMOUNT; JUST ASK THE SALES STAFF WHEN YOU ARRIVE.

DO YOU HAVE FOOD AVAILABLE?
WE DO!! OUR KITCHEN IS NOW OPEN!  WE HAVE RACE TRACK STYLE FOOD - BURGERS, TENDERLOINS, HOT DOGS, CHICKEN WINGS, AND ASSORTED FRIED FOOD.  WE HAVE OCCASIONAL FOOD SPECIALS SO KEEP AN EYE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.  WE ALSO HAVE A FULL BAR AVAILABLE FOR ALL YOUR DRINKING NEEDS! 

DO I HAVE TO BRING A KART, HELMET, OR RACE GEAR?
FOR OUR SLICK CONCRETE TRACK, YOU DO NOT NEED A HELMET.  WE DO HAVE HELMETS AVAILABLE SHOULD YOU WISH TO WEAR ONE.  CLOSED TOE SHOES ARE PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED.  LONG HAIR DOES NEED TO BE TIED BACK SECURELY.  THIS IS A RACE TRACK SO YOU WILL GET DIRTY!! THE DIRT TRACK DOES REQUIRE A HELMET OR SAFETY GOGGLES WHICH SLIDEWAYS WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU. 


WHEN CAN WE RACE ON THE DIRT TRACK?

OUR DIRT TRACK IS OPEN ONLY ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS.  DETAILS ABOUT DIRT TRACK AVAILABILITY CAN BE FOUND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE SO BE SURE TO GO LIKE OUR PAGE.

HOW MANY CAN RACE AT ONCE?
IT DEPENDS ON DRIVER ABILITY, BUT IT USUALLY 8 KARTS ARE ALLOWED ON THE TRACK AT A TIME FOR PUBLIC RACING.

DO I NEED A DRIVERS LICENSE TO RACE?
NO, WE DON'T REQUIRE A DRIVERS LICENSE.  WE DO REQUIRE A SIGNED LIABILITY WAIVER EACH DAY.  SEE OUR HOME PAGE FOR THE PARENTAL CONSENT FORM (for anyone under 18 years of age) AS WELL AS THE LIABILITY WAIVER. (for 18 years old +)

DO I HAVE TO SIGN A WAIVER?
YES, EACH DRIVER MUST SIGN A WAIVER BEFORE GETTING IN TO THE KARTS, EVEN EXPERIENCED DRIVERS.  WE DO REQUIRE ONE SIGNATURE PER DAY


CAN MY CHILD SIGN FOR THEMSELVES?

IF THEY ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 PLEASE PRINT OUT OUR FORM HERE AND HAVE THEM BRING IT WITH THEM. 

CAN WE RENT THE TRACK BY THE HOUR?
OF COURSE!  TRACK RENTAL ARE AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS AND RATES START AT $400/HR FOR OPEN RACING WITH AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF PEOPLE.  FOR FORMATTED RACING, RATES START AT $500/HR.  GROUPS OF 25 OR MORE SHOULD CONSIDER MULTIPLE HOUR RENTALS TO ENSURE ALL DRIVERS GET THE SLIDEWAYS EXPERIENCE! 

WHAT KIND OF EVENTS DO YOU HOST?
IN THE PAST WE'VE HAD BIRTHDAY PARTIES, BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTIES, COMPANY OUTINGS, FAMILY REUNIONS,  CLASS REUNIONS, BENEFIT RACES, WEDDINGS, AND SO MUCH MORE.  THE LIST OF POSSIBILITIES IS ENDLESS.  PLEASE CONTACT US THROUGH OUR "CONTACT US" PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
COMFORTABLE CLOTHES ARE RECOMMEND AS WELL AS CLOSED-TOE SHOES.  WE WILL STILL LET YOU RACE IN FLIP-FLOPS OR SANDALS, JUST BE AWARE THAT YOUR FEET MAY GET DIRTY!  ALSO, PEOPLE WITH LONG LENGTH HAIR SHOULD TIE IT UP IN A PONY TAIL.  ALSO - WE DO RACE THE KARTS IN THE RAIN SO DRESS ACCORDINGLY!

ARE ALL THE KARTS THE SAME?
YES AND NO.  ALL KARTS ARE SET TO THE EXACT SAME SPEED. HOWEVER EACH KART IS SET UP AND HANDLES DIFFERENTLY.  SOME DRIFT MORE EASILY THAN OTHERS SO IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR RACING STYLE/TECHNIQUE.  WE SUGGEST YOU TRY MULTIPLE KARTS UNTIL YOU FIND THE ONE YOU LIKE!

FIND THE ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR QUESTIONS HERE.  

FAQ

1230 IA-14, Knoxville, IA 50138, USA

641-828-6337   slideways.karting@gmail.com

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