FAQs on Electric Go Karting at PowerPlay Perth

AGE & HEIGHT

Can Adults & Kids race together?
Yes, if they are from the same family. We avoid placing general adults with juniors during race pairings as adult races often reach higher speeds than junior races. When families race together juniors will do 15 laps and adults will do 18.

My son/daughter is under 10 but they have reached 140cm in height
It's important that a child has a strong grasp of the notion of braking and acceleration. If your child has experience riding a bike or something similar and you are strongly confident in their ability to drive these karts, then we let you (as their parent/guardian) decide.

What if I am under 140cm tall?
We do make allowances for people just slightly under this height with 138cm being our absolute limit. Any shorter than this you will struggle to reach the pedals and operate the steering wheel. If unsure and there is a spare go kart – you may accompany the child to the pit lane to try. There are foam seat inserts at PowerPlay to help.

RACES

How long does the race last?
It is a 20 minute experience, 10 minutes watching the safety video, getting instruction from the PowerPlay team and getting into the karts and then 10 minutes on track. We need you to be here 20 minutes prior to your race to complete the registration process.

I didn’t drive the full number of laps
Once the leading racer has completed the allocated laps the scoreboard will count one additional lap for all other racers. As such some racers laps may not appear on the scoreboard.

Everyone gets the same amount of time on track, which is generally close to ten minutes.

Every effort is made to ensure everyone gets the maximum amount of laps. There is however a time limit on track so inexperienced racers may complete less laps.

How do I get my race results?
When you register on our touch-screens, you are asked to check a tick-box to receive emails. This must be ticked, in order to receive your race results. If you still don’t receive the results, ask our team members and they may be able to assist you by accessing your results on screen - from which you can take a photograph of it.

THE KARTS & TRACK

How fast do the karts go?
Great question! The answer isn’t simple however. It isn’t the top speed that is important so much as the amount of power that they have. With our Electric Karts you gain instant responsiveness and power, which translates to greater control over kart speed and acceleration as soon as you press the throttle pedal.

The karts have enough power to do a drift and a donut if you spin out. They could go 70km/h but they won’t go that fast around our track.

Have to Brake
Our karts are fast and on the PowerPlay track you will need to use the brakes. To get the fastest lap time, you'll actually need to brake longer and harder than you might initially think.

Speed Control / Safety Control
For safety, we can control the speeds of the karts with a central controller. When there is an incident on track we slow karts down so our Track Attendant can safely enter the track. Unfortunately the race will keep stopping if people spin out.

How long is the track
The track is around 200m long and more importantly it's wide (generally 5.5m to 6m) which provides room for resourceful drivers to drift and pass others. PowerPlay has the only two-level track in Perth so it's pretty unique and cool.

Rubbing is Racing but don't deliberately ram other drivers
We don't mind a bit of rubbing as you try to pass each other, but the karts aren't bumper cars. We want to keep everyone safe so deliberately ramming others won't be tolerated.

What’s a good racing lap time
Our current lap record is just under 20 seconds. A good time is between 20-25 seconds for adults, and under 30 seconds for kids.

Where are the Go Karts from?
France. Manufactured by a company called Sodi Kart. They were the first electric karts in Perth and we may be biased but we think they are by far the best.

How much do they cost?
They are more expensive than a brand new Suzuki Swift. ($19000 AUD – that doesn’t include freight). They are very sophisticated pieces of equipment and are not bumper cars.

Where is the track from?
The barrier and bridge system was manufactured in Italy.

POWERPLAY

Do I need to Book?
If you have a date and time in mind, it’s always best to make a booking - especially on weekend and school holidays. Ring us anytime to book a time. Our on-line booking system will be operational shortly.

Is PowerPlay a Franchise
This is the first pilot store, with other PowerPlay’s currently in planning for other states across Australia.

How was PowerPlay created?
We spent 4 years studying the market to understand the industry and have used our 25 years competing in International motorsport to create something truly unique and fun.

What is the PowerPlay concept about?
It’s all about competitive fun and bragging rights. It’s about friendly rivalry with your mates, family or work colleagues. We are not technically a racing centre, despite our racing background - but we’re all about FUN and having a great time!

Do you have a Brochure?
We have fliers in-store but all of our information is contained on our website here.

Will you be having Racing Leagues?
This isn’t planned, however we do have our very own PowerPlus+ membership club with special deals and exclusive events.

Do you do Corporate Events?
Yes, we certainly do. All the details are on our our corporate events page here.

What if I have more people than on the website?
We have 8 karts on track at once hence the packages are based around 8. Tell us how many you have and we can work out a package. It is most economical to have multiples of 8.

CONTACT DETAILS

Phone Number
08 6365 5094

Address
136 Winton Road, Joondalup 6027. Exit off the freeway at Shenton Avenue and we are on the northern end of Winton Road (which is a loop road).

Opening Hours
PowerPlay is open from 10am to 9pm, 7 days a week. The first race is at 10:20am and the last race is generally at 8:40pm.

Join our competitive events to test your skills and jostle for some truly sweet prizes!

PLUGGING UP
THOSE FUMES
FOR GOOD

Never again be left in the proverbial dust, as you enjoy an eco-friendly racing experience without any of the exhaust fumes that come with older, fuel based systems.

Rock up n’ Race
Race our high speed electric karts on the ultimate 2-level racetrack