We want to provide entertainment in a safe, clean environment so we ask that everyone

PLEASE respect our facility, karts and staff. 

You may be asked to leave for disrespect of any kind. 

We do not issue refunds for any reason. 

So please act, race, and drink responsibly!

Thank you


​​​​​WHEN CAN WE RACE?
PLEASE CHECK THE HOME PAGE FOR OUR CURRENT 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 APPRECIATED!  


IF THE EVENING FORECAST CALLS FOR RAIN OR COOLER TEMPERATURES (below 40 degrees), PLEASE CALL AHEAD AS WE MAY CLOSE EARLY.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT/HT REQUIREMENT TO DRIVE YOUR KARTS OR PLAY MINI GOLF?
THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT TO DRIVE OUR KARTS.  DRIVERS NEED TO BE 54 INCHES TALL TO RACE THEIR OWN KARTS.  SHORTER RACERS CAN RIDE IN THE 2 SEATER KARTS BUT THE 2 SEATER KARTS DO NOT GO ON THE TRACK WITH OUR SPRINT KARTS. RIDERS IN THE 2 SEATER KARTS NEED TO BE AT LEAST 33" TALL.  


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 33" TALL.  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?
54" TALL TO RACE SOLO

33" TALL TO RIDE

NO HEIGHT REQUIREMENT FOR MINI GOLF

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
WE'RE ON HIGHWAY 14 NORTH OF KNOXIVLLE, IA JUST ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN.  IF GOOGLE MAPS ISN'T FINDING US - TRY 1230 IA-14 FOR THE ADDRESS 

WHAT DOES IT COST AND WHAT PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
SEE OUR PRICING ON THE "RACE" PAGE AS THE PRICE PER TICKET GOES DOWN WHEN YOU BUY THEM ALL AT ONCE.  YOU MAY POOL YOUR MONEY TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS OR STRANGERS TO GET THE BETTER TICKET DEAL!!


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.  YOU MAY SPLIT TICKETS UP AMONG DIFFERENT PEOPLE! 


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!  GIFT CERTIFICATES EXPIRE 1 YEAR FROM PURCHASE

DO YOU HAVE FOOD AVAILABLE?
WE DO!!  WE HAVE COUNTER SERVICE, CONCESSION 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 FOR AN UPDATE!  WE ALSO HAVE CHIPS AND CANDY BARS FOR LIGHT SNACKING AS WELL AS A FULL BAR FOR ALL YOUR DRINKING NEEDS! 


ABSOLUTELY NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGES ARE TO BE BROUGHT ONTO THE FACILITY AND YOU MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE FOR VIOLATING THIS RULE.  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON.

DO I HAVE TO BRING A KART, HELMET, OR RACE GEAR?
NO!  FOR OUR 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 WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING AND BE AWARE YOU WILL GET DIRTY!!  WE DO NOT RECOMMEND WEARING SUNDAYS BEST WHEN RACING GO KARTS.


YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING GEAR IF YOU WANT BUT SLIDEWAYS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.


CAN I BRING MY OWN KART?

FOR PUBLIC USE ON OUR CONCRETE TRACK, ABSOLUTELY NOT. OUR TRACK IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THE PUBLIC TO RACE OUR KARTS ONLY.

FOR OUR DIRT TRACK OR COKE SYRUP RACES, YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN KART & EQUIPMENT & PARTICIPATE IN A SCHEDULED SANCTIONED RACE.  


WHEN CAN WE RACE ON THE DIRT TRACK?

OUR DIRT TRACK IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR 2019.  IF YOU WANT TO RACE ON THE DIRT - PLEASE CHECK OUT https://adrenalineraceseries.com/.  FROM THERE YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET YOUR OWN REAL GO KART AND RACE COMPETITIVELY!

HOW MANY CAN RACE AT ONCE?
8-10 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 BEFORE PARTIPATING IN ANY ACTIVITY AT SLIDEWAYS.  

DO I HAVE TO SIGN A WAIVER?
YES, EVERYONE MUST SIGN A WAIVER EACH DAY BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTIVITY AT SLIDEWAYS,  EVEN EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL RACE CAR DRIVERS.  ONE SIGNATURE PER DAY IS REQUIRED.  


CLICK HERE FOR THE LIABILITY FORM FOR ADULTS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER


CAN MY CHILD SIGN FOR THEMSELVES?

IF THEY ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, NO.  A PARENT NEEDS TO COMPLETE THE PARENTAL CONSENT FORM PRIOR TO A MINOR PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTIVITY AT SLIDEWAYS.  WE WILL REFUSE SERVICE IF THE PARENT DOES NOT CONSENT.


CLICK HERE FOR THE PARENTAL CONSENT FOR FOR MINORS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE


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. GROUPS OF 25 OR MORE SHOULD CONSIDER MULTIPLE HOUR RENTALS TO ENSURE ALL DRIVERS GET THE SLIDEWAYS EXPERIENCE! 

FOR FORMATTED RACING, RATES START AT $500/HR FOR 15 PEOPLE.  MULTIPLE HOURS ARE NECESSARY FOR LARGER GROUPS. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRACK RENTALS - CLICK HERE


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 OR CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A POSSIBLE EVENT HERE AT SLIDEWAYS!  641-828-6337

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
WE ARE AN OUTDOOR FACILITY SO WEATHER RELATED, COMFORTABLE CLOTHES IS RECOMMEND AS WELL AS CLOSED-TOE SHOES.  WE WILL STILL LET YOU RACE IN FLIP-FLOPS OR SANDALS, JUST BE AWARE THAT YOUR FEET WILL GET DIRTY!  PEOPLE WITH LONG HAIR WILL NEED TO TIE IT UP IN A PONY TAIL AS WELL.  REMEMBER, YOU ARE AT A RACE TRACK SO YOU WILL GET DIRTY!!  ALSO - WE DO RACE THE KARTS IN THE RAIN SO DRESS ACCORDINGLY!  RAIN PONCHOS ARE WELCOMED BUT NOT PROVIDED.


ARE ALL THE KARTS THE SAME?
YES AND NO.  ALL KARTS ARE SET TO THE EXACT SAME SPEED AND ARE SPEED TESTED EVERY WEEK. 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!


WILL YOU SPONSOR/DONATE TO MY RACE CAR/CHARITY?

WE HAVE A BUDGETED AMOUNT OF SPONSORSHIP/DONATION MONEY AVAILABLE EACH YEAR AND WE RECEIVE HUNDREDS OF REQUESTS.  FOR THAT REASON WE CAN NOT SAY YES TO EVERY SINGLE ONE.  WRITTEN PRESENTATIONS ARE REQUIRED SO MANAGEMENT CAN MEET, REVIEW AND DECIDE ON EACH DONATION/SPONSORSHIP REQUEST.

HAVE A QUESTION?  FIND THE ANSWERS HERE!  OR CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US IF YOU CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU NEED! OR GIVE US A CALL AT 641-828-6337

​​Frequently Asked Questions

1230 State Highway 14, KnoxvilleIowa 50138, United States

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

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