This is part of my series where I kart across all of Thailand, publishing them in the order I visited them. For more about deciding to do this and how I went out and about and got from place A to B you can read my intro article to the series, I Kart Raced Across the Entire Country of Thailand. Also worth checking for some general safety comments for karting if you’re new to it, as safety is not always priority #1 out there…
Name: Pattaya Kart Speedway
Cost to get there: I met this guy near the beach and negotiated taking me out to kart, waiting, and the return, all for 300 as I recall. Which at this point in my trip was decidedly a pretty good deal.
Cost: Unfortunately, as can be seen above, that’s the only pic I’ve got! 10 minute races. Apparently there are 125cc cars that can be requested that run 1200 baht, although this is unlisted on both their site and their website. Pretty good pricing here for these karts and sessions.
Track: A simple but fun outdoor track. I’m thinking that you probably don’t have to actually brake or slow for turn 1 but I never got up the courage to try it before leaving.
Popularity: This track seemed pretty well frequented, there were some locals practicing plus different groups coming and going to race with. I raced with a bunch of guys who came together as can be seen in the video, with a few getting a bit too overconfident as can be seen in the video too. ;D
Karts: I believe these are 100cc 2-strokes. I drove the karts just fine although recall thinking they could have felt a little better braking.
Timing: Not provided.
Overall: A nice track and fun place to kart with nice affordable 100cc rentals. I much prefer the 100cc 2-stroke Thai standard vs. the other apparent Thai standard of 270cc 4-strokes.
Video: If you click the title on the embedded video, it will open up in youtube and you’ll be able to full screen it.
Other tracks in Thailand:
1. Patong Go-Kart Speedway
2. Phuket Kart Speedway (100cc and 125cc 2-strokes)
3. Go Kart Hua Hin
4. Chiang Mai X-Centre Drift Karts
5. Chiangmai Speedkart
6. Samui Go-Kart
7. EasyKart Samui
8. Krabi Kart (420cc and 560cc 4-strokes)
9. EasyKart Pattaya
10. Bira International Circuit (no arrive and drive; rotax rental)
11. Pattaya Kart Speedway
12. MSL Motorsports Land
13. EasyKart Bangkok (RCA)