Located northwest of Katy, Texas, Gulf Coast Kartway is a 0.7 mile paved road racing course with a 780' main straight and a variety of left-hand and right-hand corners that are designed to provide a challenging, competitive and fun racing experience for the drivers. Depending on the race day, the track can be run either clockwise or counter-clockwise, in essence providing (2) very different track configurations for our members. Providing a safe racing facility is paramount to Gulf Coast Karters, Inc. as the track is surrounded with large run-off areas throughout the facility. The track was completely repaved in 2003 using specifically formulated asphalt that has produced a durable, consistent and exceptionally smooth racing surface for the drivers.
Click images to enlarge. The original track is grey. . . The new track extension is black.
Pit Upgrade Illustration
The pit improvements include installation of (2) concrete "runners" that teams pit along (either on the outside with their trailer or inside, between the runners). The runners provide a route to the Hot Grid and Tech areas. The Hot Grid has been relocated to better accomodate running the track in either direction. The scales have been relocated to allow ample room for karts that just finished their race to leave the track without creating congestion along the pit exit that delays the start of the followng race. The Pit Area surface has been repaved with asphalt and appropriate fencing installed. The Grandstands have been relocated to allow spectators to see the all the action along the entire track.
Gulf Coast Kartway is located at:
Gulf Coast Kartway
29726 Stockdick Rd.
Katy, Texas 77493
Members of GCKI can use the track and limited facilities any day the track is not being used for an official race event. With your membership card you will receive the combination to the lock on the track gate. ONLY member owned karts are allowed on the track on non-race days. Non-members are welcome at GCKI to race and practice on club sponsored race days as long as they are registered to race and have signed all required waivers to race on that day.
On non-race days members and/or their guests are the only persons authorized to operate racing karts on the track. A guest of a member can operate the members kart if the member agrees to sponsor the guest. Guests can drive the members kart but the member must be present. The member must have the guest or the legal guardian of a minor guest sign the official waiver provided by the club to release all liability of GCKI before allowing the guest on the track. These signed release forms must be placed in the lock box prior to driving on the track. Anyone found violating this rule will be suspended from the club for a period of one year from the date of the infraction. ALL MEMBERS MUST HAVE THEIR ID CARDS AVAILABLE FOR PROPER VERIFICATION AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON GCKI PROPERTY. This rule is in effect at ALL TIMES.
On non-race days, the track is open for members and their guests. Drivers must be considerate of other drivers. It is recommended that drivers practice with other drivers of similar skill. As a general rule, junior drivers and senior drivers should not drive on the track at the same time and should adopt the same order of practice as race days. Members need to communicate with each other to schedule a safe day of practice. It is highly recommended that kid karts do not drive on the track with more senior classes.