Located just 15 minutes south of St. Petersburg and 40 minutes from Tampa, in Palmetto, Florida, is Andersen RacePark, Florida’s premiere karting facility.
On site at the 18-acre facility is a world-class karting track, a full service pro-shop with new and used cart sales, a spectator viewing tower, kart service center and rental garage facilities for private kart owners.
Andersen RacePark offers Arrive & Drive concession rental karting which opens the door to the world of open wheel racing to all ages 5* and up where drivers can experience what it feels like to embrace a race track at speed.
Andersen RacePark is the home to Andersen Racing, an international karting team who operate a racing academy which develops young drivers, enabling them perform at their highest potential with career advancement in mind.
The program focuses not only on racecraft but goes further into developing their overall industry knowledge and ability to communicate their needs to future open wheel race team engineers.
Located trackside is Andersen Promotions who own and operate the Mazda Road To Indy - The ladder series to the Verizon IndyCar Series.
The Andersen brand has a long history of training and nurturing future IndyCar stars in the junior ranks with 20 of the 33 IndyCar drivers who started in the 2015 Indy500 being graduates of the Mazda Road To Indy program.
Karting drivers naturally progress towards open wheel formula cars. The Mazda Road To Indy begin drivers at the Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda level, progresses through the Pro Mazda Presented by Cooper Tires level and finally on to the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race series.
More than 100 drivers have graduated from the Indy Lights series into the IndyCar series since it was founded in 1986. Notable mentions include current IndyCar stars Josef Newgarden, Charlie Kimbal and James Hinchcliffe.
Aside from the thrill of racing, karting also provides a fantastic platform to build team spirit and motivation amongst a workforce, entertain important clients, launch new products and hold key management meetings.
Andersen RacePark is open to all corporate events with catering and meeting facilities available on site, providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all ages and skill levels.
No matter if you’re an aspiring driver or a weekend speedster, Andersen RacePark caters to all levels of skills and all ages. Kid Karts, Cadet Karts, Concession Carts and Performance Karts are all available for rental with race development coaching on site.
*Arrive & Drive - Drivers under 16 years old must complete a Minor Licensing Course