Circuit of the Americas recently expanded its attractions by opening a children's race track, known as Kiddie Karting.

The overview

Adjacent to the 15-turn adult course, children are now able to strap into a fully electric kart designed for the littlest drivers to ride along a track built just for them, officials announced in a news release May 17. Children who drive on the Kiddie Karting track will receive a personalized Kiddie Karting Driver's License to bring with them each time they return. In addition, staff members can control the speed of each kart individually to maintain a safe environment, officials said.

The specifics
  • Kiddie Karting is available during normal COTA hours, which are Tuesday-Friday 5-10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m..
  • Children must be at least 36 inches tall and between the ages of 5-12 to drive the Kiddie Karts.
  • Each racer will be fitted with a helmet, head sock and neck brace.
  • Each five-minute race will cost $12 per rider and can be booked online ahead of time.
  • Parents or guardians are required to sign a waiver before the race.
Learn more

COTA is known for being a world-class motorsports and entertainment spot in the United States, according to its website. Located at 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin, COTA is set on 1,500 acres and includes a 3.41-mile racetrack, amphitheater, roller coasters and more.