Rules & Safety

Chicago Go Karting with the Utmost Safety

At Chicago Race Factory, safety is our top priority for all go-kart drivers and our crew. To ensure that we are the safest speedway for racing go karts in Chicago, the following requirements must be met:

  • Upon arrival, all go-kart racers must fill out a liability waiver. Racers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.
  • All drivers must be at least 4’ 7” tall and ready to race with closed-toe shoes.
  • All racers must attend a one-time briefing class, which will educate the racers about the go karts, track and other racing guidelines.
  • Each guest will receive safety equipment including a DOT approved full-face helmet and head sock. Our karts are high-performance racing machines, and there are multiple safety features on the kart itself including a roll bar and a safety harness.
  • NO BUMPING. For the safety of all go-kart racers on the track, any racer that is driving inappropriately by contacting the barriers or other karts will be immediately removed from the track.

Once the race begins the track marshals are in charge. Utilizing race flags and lights, the track marshals will control the race’s pace and passing on the track.

Track marshals have the final determination as to whether or not a racer may continue after being black flagged.

Contact us to learn more about our safety measures and race rules.

The Flags at Chicago Race Factory

  • Green: Start!
  • Yellow: Caution (the first and last lap are full course caution laps, there is no passing during a yellow lap)
  • Blue: Passing – Please move over and let the faster traffic pass you
  • Red: Stop – Come to a complete stop and wait for further instructions
  • Black: Penalty – Pull over and talk to the track marshal due to improper driving
  • White: Final lap
  • Checkered: Race is over
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Chicago Race Factory. 6955 S. Harlem Ave, Bedford Park, IL 60638
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