Kart racing poses special risks to people with neck or back problems, heart conditions, anyone who is pregnant, anyone who should not be in a stressful or physically demanding environment. If you have any doubts please check with your doctor.
All driver’s must sign a full release and waiver of liability regarding possible injury prior to entering the tracks. It is the job of everyone at F1 Boston to ensure that all our customers enjoy the thrill and excitement of racing at our facility, while taking every step to ensure that all safety measures are taken. Please remember that Indoor Kart racing is real - it is not an amusement ride and accidents can happen. The chance of an accident occurring increases greatly if participants do not follow our instructions, pay attention to flags, lights or drive aggressively or beyond the level of their ability.
The overriding concern at F1 Boston is the safety of all of our guests and our staff.
F1 Boston has a strict "zero tolerance policy" regarding alcohol and/or drug abuse. Any person who fails or refuses to take a breathalyzer test, or appears to be under the influence, will not be permitted to race and will not be entitled to a refund.
Kart racing is a non-contact sport. Bumping or blocking will not be tolerated. If you are unable to pass a kart, this is no excuse for contact.
If you're shown the blue flag, pull to the right when it is safe to do so (within one lap of being shown the flag) and let the faster kart through on the left. Be aware; it is possible that there may be more than one kart passing.
If either the yellow flags or lights are shown, you should raise your left hand, drive in single file and be prepared to stop if required. There is to be absolutely no racing or passing under yellow. When you are clear of the incident and can see that there are no yellow flags or lights showing at the next post you may return to racing speed and resume racing.
If the red flags or lights are shown, stop as soon as it is safe to do so. If on the hill on Track 1, please proceed to the top of the hill before stopping.
Once the checkered flag is waved the race is over - as soon as you cross the start/finish line stop racing immediately and slow down prior to entering the pits.
If you spin the kart and are unable to rejoin the race, wait for a marshal to assist you. Under no circumstances should you attempt to get out of the kart or push yourself away from the barriers with either your hands or feet. Stay inside of the kart at all times when out on the Track.
Should your kart be damaged during an event as a result of any racing incident (regardless of responsibility for the incident) your race is over - no refund will be given. If the Track Manager determines that you were 100% blameless for the incident, he will reserve the right to replace your kart or place you in another race.
Anyone driving aggressively, beyond their own ability, without regard for our rules or the safety of all involved will be warned or penalized depending upon the seriousness of the incident and any prior incidents. Penalties will range from 10 second stop-go penalties to the removal of a driver and/or team from the event. If a driver or team is removed from an event under these circumstances, no refund will be given.
If you receive a warning or penalty, please remember it is being done to ensure the safety of all involved which is more important than anything else. Please do not respond aggressively or abusively as that will only lead to exclusion from the event.
If you receive a warning, acknowledge that you have received the warning so that the Track Staff know that you are paying attention and that you understand what you did wrong. When entering the Penalty Box, raise a hand to let the following drivers know that you will be slowing down.
Listen carefully as to why you have received a penalty and wait out your time. Do not argue or verbally harass the marshal, it will not be tolerated. As in most sports, the decision of the Official (our Track Manager) is FINAL and he will make that decision based on the reports from the corner workers that witnessed the incident. As in all forms of sport, it is possible that a mistake will occur - do not compound this error by arguing and elongating your penalty.
Anyone displaying any aggression - physical or verbal - towards officials or other participants will be removed from the race immediately and no refund will be given.