The P1 Kart Circuit is Tucson's newest and best karting facility and is situated just opposite Tucson Raceway Park. A replica of the famous Suzuka Kart Circuit in Japan, it's recognized as being one of the best professional racing tracks in the world and has something to offer drivers of all skill levels.
Operated by the Southern Arizona Kart Club, the circuit is otherwise known as the Musselman Honda Circuit and is used by both professional and novice drivers. It's used for professional races as well as for recreational purposes, and has plenty of space for families and spectators to watch all the action happening on the track.
The 10m x 1264m track allows for speeds of up to 45mph and can be used for motorcycling, cycling and drifting as well as karting thanks to its fantastic location, atmosphere and specs. Being able to offer the facilities for professional racing as well as novice activities gives it an added advantage and makes it more appealing to those who take it more seriously.
Those new to karting can take advantage of the various tuition options available, from half-day beginners' courses to a full-day lesson to brush up on previous skills. There are even advanced classes that look into the more technical side of karting, perfect for those who are a fan of the sport and want to take it further than novice driving. Prices start from $295 for a half-day basic kart techniques class up to $800 for a full-day advanced course.
The track is also happy to take on corporate events and other private functions, with a variety of options on offer. There are also racing leagues for those who are a bit more competitive, with strict class requirements and rules.
They offer kart rentals for those who don't have their own but are equally happy for people to bring their own to practice; indeed they actively encourage it. Prices for rentals vary, as do admission prices, and there are also membership options available for those who visit regularly.
Parking at the circuit is free and it's easy to access from the I-10. It's open all year round and until 10pm on Saturdays thanks to its state-of-the-art lighting facilities, so it can be enjoyed no matter what the lighting situation.
The track is open 6 days a week being closed on Sundays, and on Mondays and Tuesdays it's only open to pre-booked parties of 8 or more. The rest of the week it's open to everyone, from 10am to 5pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 9pm on Fridays and from 10am to 10pm on Saturdays.
The P1 Kart Circuit is a great place to go to indulge in some kart racing. With some of the best facilities in the US it's popular with professionals and beginners alike, and draws visitors from all over the world for races as well as recreational use.
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