Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

SPK operates on the RFK Stadium parking lot 8 at 2500 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003. Driving directions Parking is generally available unless there is another event being held inside the stadium. Always check our Facebook page for the latest announcements on schedule changes or parking restrictions. The easiest way to get to us is to use the DC Metro.


How does this work?

SPK creates “Arrive and Drive Excitement” by providing everything you need. (kart, helmet, safety briefing, and an outdoor race track). You provide photo ID, closed toe shoes, and $25 — simple.

Can I bring my own gear?

Yes. SPK may disapprove personal equipment if it is deemed unsafe.

Can I bring my own kart?

SPK will be renting our track facilities in the future for practice sessions. This will be available for SPK member racers qualified at the Elite level or higher. Reach out to a member of our staff for details.

How long is a session?

Each session is 11 minutes long.

Do you offer all day karting?

Sort of... We will be bringing back the popular KTFU (kart 'til you * up). This will be available for SPK member racers qualified at the Pro level or higher. Check our Facebook page for availability. This program is subject to change and availability.

I want to bring out a group, how many do I need?

SPK can accommodate groups/parties/events from 8 to 100+. We offer private rentals and group reservations. Reservations outside normal hours require a minimum 8 participants. Reservations are typically for a Mini GP but open karting is also available.

Do you need to bring a valid drivers license or can I use a regular government issued ID or military ID?

Regardless of your age, if you do not have a valid U.S. state-issued drivers license you will at a minimum be required to attend a drivers school in order to obtain what we refer to as a SPK license.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Note: Participants Age 15 are eligible to enter adult sessions and use the RT-8. We must see proof of age, we reserve the right to pull a youth participant out of an adult session for their safety.

Is a racing suit required, if so, do you supply them?

No. We advise you wear a jacket, pants and gloves. Something similar to jean jacket and pants simply for abrasion protection. SPK does have a limited supply of neck brace/chest protectors (first come first served).

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