​​WHEN CAN WE RACE?
CHECK THE HOME PAGE FOR OUR SEASONAL HOURS.  STARTING JUNE 6TH, 2017 WE ARE OPEN TUESDAYS-SUNDAYS AT 11AM.  HOURS WILL CHANGE WHEN SCHOOL STARTS UP IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER.

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!

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.  APPROXIIMATELY 54" IS THE HEIGHT REQUIREMENT FOR RACERS TO DRIVER THEIR OWN KARTS.  SHORTER RACERS CAN RIDE IN THE NEW 2 SEATER 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!

HOW TALL DO YOU HAVE TO BE?
54" IS THE HEIGHT REQUIREMENT FOR RACERS TO DRIVE THEIR OWN KARTS.  SHORTER RACERS CAN RIDE IN THE NEW 2 SEATER KARTS.  THERE IS NO HEIGHT OR AGE REQUIREMENT FOR RIDERS IN THE 2 SEATER KARTS.  

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, BRATS, PIZZA RANCH PIZZAS AND ASSORTED FRIED FOOD.  WE HAVE SPECIALS EVERY WEEK 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.  CLOSED TOE SHOES ARE PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED.  THE DIRT TRACK WILL REQUIRE A HELMET OR SAFETY GOGGLES WHICH SLIDEWAYS WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU. 

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.

DO I HAVE TO SIGN A WAIVER?
YES, EACH DRIVER MUST SIGN A WAIVER BEFORE GETTING IN TO THE KARTS, EVEN EXPERIENCED DRIVERS.


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 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 WAIST 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.  

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1230 IA-14, Knoxville, IA 50138, USA

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

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