Blastacars® is the ultimate karting experience. Not to be confused with regular go karts, these are hand crafted, powerful karts that drift on purpose built, indoor tracks. We offer an adrenaline pumping experience all about getting sideways. Whether it's a booking for one or one hundred we have you sorted. If you are looking for something unique and fun to do in Auckland or Hamilton New Zealand whether it be by yourself or with a group, rain or shine, day or night then look no further than Blastacars®.
At Blastacars we have kart speeds to suit all needs. Racers need to be 8 years old and be atleast 1.2 metres tall. Our karts are longer than average karts so larger people can fit. Smaller people we can equip with booster seats or extender pedals. Up to 12 racers can race at once, but we have race formats and facilities to take on bookings of 1 to 100 people. Our karts are sturdy and safe and Worksafe certified. All you need to bring to race is a covered shoe.
Our karts have been hand built and developed here in New Zealand since 1987. Not to be confused with a regular Go Kart, these are custom made to drift karts that offer you a unique and thrilling drive experience. Our karts are longer and thinner than a Go Kart allowing for a comfortable ride position and easier overtaking. Our unique surface and kart mean you can drift and slide around our track whilst maintaining control. Steering and handling the karts is surprisingly easy and not as tiring on the arms like a Go Kart. We care about customer safety and our karts are developed to offer a safe thrill, that's why they are Worksafe certified and Qualmark certified .
Blastacars Drift Karts provides multiple speed options. From young beginners to professional drifters, we have options to suit and thrill a wide range of driver experiences.
At Blastacars are one of the few karting tracks that allow 8 year olds with a height of at least 1.2 metres to race and they can even race with their parents (bookings essential). Our safe OSH certified Karts allow this with a combination of booster seats and extender pedals. We start first time Children aged 8 - 12 on our Kids speed. This is a safe and controllable speed that gives Children a taste for racing and a hint of what it feels like for a kart to drift. If Children are clearly in control and confident on this speed they will have this noted on there profiles and can then try our Standard speed karts.
The Standard Speed is in reference to our 270CC Honda Engine, Blastacars Drift Kart. This is an exciting race experience with a solid performing engine more powerful than an average Go Kart so don't think you can just hold your accelerator around the whole track! There is enough power to send your karts sliding into corners. You will need to give a good amount of counter steer and throttle control to ensure you can maintain the drift on a corner and then with a quick switch you will be drifting into the next!
Our Pro Speed puts drivers behind our 390CC Honda Engine, Blastacars Drift Kart. This is a true adrenaline pumping, thrilling experience. The pure torque from the engine will give you a massive rush and the angle of drift possible from this kart is exhilarating. This is a lot of power for a kart and not easy to control which is why you need to earn a "Black Card" license to drive them. See below.
Our Black Card License is rewarded to confident racers at our tracks and allows them to experience the thrill of our 390cc Pro Speed karts. This License is valid at all tracks with the physical license. To earn this we recommend a minimum of 3 visits before trialling. This is what is considered when trialling:
- You can maintain continuous and consistent drifting on the race line
- You can avoid contact with other racers and are evasive and quick to react to any situations on the track
- You obey all of the track marshal's rules and are respectful
- You don't spin out when racing
If you are confident you can achieve this on our standard speed karts then come to the track and if there are not big bookings or if it is not too busy (Feel free to call and check in advance). You then ask to purchase a standard session and tell the cashier you are interested in being trialled for your Black Card. During this session a track marshal will watch your driving and assess, they may also pull you over to offer advise and suggestions for helping you to pass your trial. At the end of the session they will tell you if you have passed or not. If you have you will be rewarded with a physical license and it will also be noted on the tracks system, if not you will be informed of what you need to work on before trailing again.
The Blastacars kart you see today has come a long way since it was first developed by Peter Zyp in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1987. Peter's determination and dedication to developing his drift kart has seen the kart evolve into an adrenaline pumping karting experience like no other!
We are the world’s first drift kart and our premier product is made right here in New Zealand. We are looking to establish tracks internationally and locally. If you are interested in investing in Blastacars learn more at our website www.blastacars.com