- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 30, 2003

WHEN YOU GO:

Location: The Go-Kart Raceway is at 1050 Route 3 South, Crofton, Md.

Directions: From the District, take Route 50 east. Take the exit for Route 301/Route 3. Merge onto Route 3 North/Crain Highway toward Baltimore. Make a U-turn onto Route 3 South/Crain Highway. The raceway entrance is on the right.

Hours: The raceway is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and Sundays and from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed from mid-November through mid-March.

Admission and parking: Tickets for single cars can be purchased for $2 each, 25 tickets for $45 ($1.80 per ticket) or 50 tickets for $80 ($1.60 per ticket). Double kart tickets, which include the fee for both driver and passenger, can be purchased for $2.50 each or 15 tickets for $33.75. Each ticket is good for one lap around the half-mile track. Groups can reserve the track for one hour of exclusive use for $450.

Information: 301/261-6566.

Tips and rules:

mPatrons purchase an average of five to seven tickets per child.

mVisitors at least 8 years old and at least 4 feet tall can drive single karts, and those older than 16 can drive double karts, which also hold a passenger. Passengers must be older than 2.

• The raceway has about 15 single go-karts and about 10 doubles. Patrons must wait in line until a go-kart becomes available, but once they are on the track, they may keep circling until their tickets run out.

• There is a small picnic area, but no refrigeration.

mThe track is closed if there is more than a light drizzle. It will be reopened 30 minutes after the rain has stopped and after the track has been cleared.

mDrivers and riders may want to wear sunglasses to prevent debris from getting into their eyes.

Maryland go-kart tracks

• Go-Kart Track, 4300 Kenilworth Ave., Hyattsville MD 20710, 301/864-0110.

mPit Stop Go Kart Racing, 10907 Pulaski Highway, White Marsh, MD 21162, 410/335-6393.

• Baja Amusements,12639 Ocean Gateway (Route 50), West Ocean City, MD 21842, 410/213-2252.

Virginia go-kart tracks

mGo Kart Village Go Kart Track, 3268 Richmond Road, Petersburg, VA 23805, 804/732-4675.

• Go Karts Plus, 6910 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, 757/564-7600.

• Putt Putt Golf Games & Go Karts, 8105 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502, 434/237-7888.


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