arrive & drive programs

Young driver receiving instruction before taking an Arrive & Drive Kid-Kart out

Arrive & Drive Overview

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Please be aware that the New York Department of Labor, Industry Inspection Bureau has brought to our attention that they are deeming our Arrive & Drive program as an operation that falls under their Amusement Park and Concession Kart rules and regulations.  What this means at this stage is that in order for us to continue to operate our Arrive & Drive program, we need to potentially change our karts, procedures and facility to abide by Part 45 of Title 12 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the state of New York (Cited as 12 NYCRR 45).


While your safety has always been of the utmost importance to us at LMP, clearly the race style karts we run are far from concession style karts which require roll bars, seat belts and significant guarding over the engine, drive system and wheels.


We are going to need some time to work through these new requirements possibly looking for a variance to some of the code and/or change the style of our Arrive & Drive karts.


Unfortunately, we therefore have to advise that until further notice, we will not be operating our Arrive & Drive program until such time that we can be in one form or another in compliance with these regulations that we must now fall under.


NOTE: This does not in any way affect our normal kart racing schedule and points series for those of you that have your own karts and come practice and race on our regularly scheduled practice and race days.


For those of you that have purchased LMP Gift Kart's in the hopes of using them this season for Arrive & Drive, please contact us.  As a reminder however, our Gift Karts DO NOT have an expiration date and can be used for merchandise, kart parts, practice and race day entry fees etc.


We are going to be working aggressively to weigh up the options and direction we can take, however, at this time, we cannot state when our Arrive & Drive program will be operational and therefore will not be able to take bookings at this time.


As Always...Stay Tuned 


Come visit us and take out one of our race karts as part of one of the “Arrive and Drive Programs” where you too can feel the speed and real rumble of a true gas powered race kart out on an open-air asphalt road course. 


These are not concession karts that you will find at your local amusement park, these are race karts in various sizes with differing engine sizes available to meet your ability and level.  Starting from 9 horsepower 4 stroke karts capable of 50 miles per hour all the way to water-cooled 2-cycle TaG karts capable of 75  miles per hour on a short track and 100 miles per hour on a long track.


Indoor electric karts may be fine for those who enjoy a Sunday drive in their Prius, but if you want to feel like you’re driving a Ferrari through the best twisty country roads then you deserve to treat yourself to the fun and excitement of driving a gas powered race kart at the LaFayette Motorsports Park.


All instruction and safety equipment is provided (full face helmet, jacket and gloves). In order to be allowed out on the track, drivers are expected to turn up in heavy full-length pants (jeans or heavy cotton for example) no portion of the leg or ankle may be exposed when in the driving position and high-top shoes or boots that give ankle protection. 


Drivers in shorts, capris, sandals etc. will not be permitted out on the track for your own safety and security reasons, we appreciate your cooperation and understanding.


For more information, please email us at info@lafayettemp.com

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Junior Arrive & Drive Program

For the younger drivers wishing to get into or experience motor-racing, what better way than to participate in our "Junior Arrive & Drive Program".  We have 2-cycle powered Kid Karts (50cc) and Cadet Karts (80cc) available to suit young drivers 5 years old and up.  


The Junior Arrive and Drive Program also includes safety equipment, full instruction and use of one of our karts, only these karts are smaller in size and easier to handle for younger drivers.


All participants in the Junior Arrive and Drive Program will be required to wear heavy full-length pants (jeans or heavy cotton for example) no portion of the leg or ankle may be exposed when in the driving position and high-top shoes or boots that give ankle protection.  


Drivers in shorts, capris, sandals etc. will not be permitted out on the track for your own safety and security reasons.  


A parent or legal guardian has to be present at all times and is required to sign a "Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement (see copy under the "Forms" link, we appreciate your cooperation and understanding. 


For more information, please email us at info@lafayettemp.com

Race Day - Arrive & Drive Program

Please contact us about our “Race Day Arrive & Drive” program for those that want the true experience of driving a fully race prepped kart in one our scheduled points race events. 


We have fully race prepared karts available for the following classes:

  • Kid-Kart class
  • Cadet Kart class
  • Yamaha Jr. class
  • Yamaha Pipe Sr. class
  • TaG class

This is a race instruction based program to give those interested about entering motorsports, the instruction and true feel of driving a full race prepped kart on a true asphalt racecourse under race conditions with other competitors. 


Typically drivers would be put in the back of the same class of karts until they have the ability and skills to be competitive with the remainder of the class.


All instruction and safety equipment is provided (full face helmet, jacket and gloves). In order to be allowed out on the track, drivers are expected to turn up in heavy full-length pants (jeans or heavy cotton for example) no portion of the leg or ankle may be exposed when in the driving position and high-top shoes or boots that give ankle protection. 


Drivers in shorts, capris, sandals etc. will not be permitted out on the track for your own safety and security reasons.  


All drivers will be required to sign an insurance release waiver form before participating in the program and show proof of being over 18 years old, anyone under the age of 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to sign on their behalf, we appreciate your cooperation and understanding.


For more information, please email us at info@lafayettemp.com

Kart Storage - Arrive & Drive & Race

If you are not able to easily transport your own kart to the track on a regular basis, please ask us about our ability to store and even prep your kart at the LaFayette Motorsports Park. 


All you need to do is let us know you are coming to a race and your kart will be ready to jump in and race on practice or race days. Don’t have a kart, but want to race, we can even provide you with a race prepped kart to race. 


For more information, please email us at info@lafayettemp.com

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