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Join the Race to Boracay with City Kart Racing

October 27, 2014

Three years ago, I declared myself a “certified” racer after I tried City Kart Racing. The title is self-proclaimed, but when you experience City Kart Racing, it felt like owning a license to race because of the kart track’s facilities and features.

You can read about my City Kart Racing experience and rules of the game over here.

City Kart Racing (CKR) used to be housed in Park Square, Makati. Currently, the new race track is located in Barangay Carmona, Makati. A media challenge was hosted three weeks ago for the “Race to Boracay – Search for the Fastest Driver in Manila” but unfortunately, I missed it because I had to fly to London.

The Race to Boracay contest is City Kart Racing’s first major project for the year with over 500 drivers to vie for the fastest driver title. The competition involves four stages. First is the qualifying round where all participants will be given five chances to come up with their best lap time using karts fitted with soft compound tires. This lap time will determine their entry to the pre-final round which will accommodate only 200 drivers. From there, 50 will be chosen to take part in the finale. Then the top ten will race for the title of the “fastest driver”.  Now, don’t be too furious!

Click Read More to know more about City Kart Racing’s Race to Boracay

How does City Kart Racing measure the speed?

City Kart Racing uses state-of-the-art timing system which records lap times up to the thousandth of a second, precision is guaranteed. When I tried racing with friends, we have seen the lap times and it was fun to compare with other contenders. It would even show where you ranked. CKR has a mobile application for its timing system, you can monitor the numbers even if you’re not at the race track.

The City Kart Racing Kart Track

City Kart Racing’s 700-meter kart track combines straights and technical turns for the driving pleasure of both beginners and advanced drivers. “I think this is one of the best I have ever designed,” declares CKR chairman Jean-Marc Freihuber. It has a bridge, a tunnel, and sweeping corners.

“Safety is always our priority,” emphasizes Freihuber who says they are unrivalled in that
department in the Philippines. “We follow European standards,” he states.

City Kart Racing Safety

Safety requires that drivers can step on pedals properly. The minimum height requirement for drivers is 120 centimeters or 4 feet. CKR has karts for both adults and kids. Those who want to take racing a notch higher can enroll in karting classes conducted regularly for cadet and junior levels. There is even a CKR racing team which travels all over the world for the love of karting. So far they’ve competed in Japan, Macau, Indonesia, Malaysia, France and Italy. The team offers arrive-and -drive services and focuses on highly motivated aspiring champions, even beginners.

Interested to join the Race to Boracay?

There will be two classes, juniors (13 to 17 years old) and adults (18 years old and above).
Awaiting the winners of each class at the finish line is a 3-day-2-night hotel certificate and round trip airfare for two to the paradise of Boracay. Special treats are also in store for the two runners up. Other drivers will get a chance to win goodies in the raffle.

Pictures taken 3 years ago when I brought my friends to City Kart Racing! Fun times!


October 23 – November 14 Qualifying rounds ongoing!
November 22 Pre finale
November 23 Finale, grand finale, awarding and raffle

Entry fee is reasonably priced at P3,900, which includes five qualifying rounds.
*any day except Saturday and Sunday afternoon

City Kart Racing is open from Monday to Thursday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. And Friday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight.

Are you ready to Race to Boracay?

City Kart Racing
Circuit Makati, Barangay Carmona, Makati.
(0917) 4551060 or log on to

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