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Formula Challenge Racing

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Karting fun

Friendly staff and an easy sign in system and we’re off to a good start. Clean and tidy Karts well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
E3523PFrobw
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Abbotsford, Australia
First time Karting

Great Crew and awesome set-up. Thanks from the Team at the Adventure Centre for welcoming us and... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2018
RNZShuttleBoy
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Drive a REAL racecar on a real racetrack At Formula Challenge, we pride ourselves at being able to deliver New Zealand's best motorsport experiences. With 15 years of experience behind us, Formula Challenge is New Zealand's only Qualmark endorsed...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friendly staff and an easy sign in system and we’re off to a good start. Clean and tidy Karts well maintained. The track has a long straight and tight series of esses limited by the width of the drag strip. FCR staff all keen for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank E3523PFrobw
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Great Crew and awesome set-up. Thanks from the Team at the Adventure Centre for welcoming us and showing us the mean track. We can recommend the Karts as the perfect family outing and for speed-freaks as well. Keep up the good work guys!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RNZShuttleBoy
Reviewed January 12, 2018

This is an awesome experience. Great event, well organised and great staff. Would be happy to do again.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Happy_Holidays_NZ
Craig G, Manager at Formula Challenge Racing, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2018

Thanks for the review we always like customer feedback. Glad you enjoyed the drive and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

This is not a race car experience. It’s driving round a track in a glorified slow go kart. There is just no power in the single seater car, suspect accelerator peddle is stopped 1/4 open. Was an expensive way to see a good track, such...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank William R
Craig G, Manager at Formula Challenge Racing, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2018

Hi William. Thanks for your feedback, we always like to hear what customers think of their experience and we are sorry that this was not up to your expectations. We have our cars set up for the novice driver which most of our clients are,...More

Reviewed January 4, 2018

Formula Challenge Racing is a big must to go and see and to meet your New Zealand Talent Like Conrad Clark

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Merv-Taupo
Reviewed September 16, 2017

It's something that I have wanted to do for a long time, and finally saved up and did it. I did the ultimate experience and got to drive both the V8 and single seater. All the staff were really friendly, giving lots of advice and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Draco_Malfoy
Craig G, Manager at Formula Challenge Racing, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2017

Thanks for the review, always great to get feedback. Glad you enjoyed the drive and we look forward to seeing you again. Will pass on your comments to the staff.

Reviewed July 1, 2017

My partner and I just love motor racing and recently went when they had the drifting A beautiful sunny day made it even better This park is lovely and well appointed

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Liz G
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Great set up and the staff were excellent. My husband did the Formula Challenge in a single seat racecar and really enjoyed the experience. Although expensive, worth it for a special occasion. Staff make family welcome and feel part of the experience.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Heather P
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed it but was very expensive. Is a thing you only do once because of the price. Great for stag do

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank zacmckay
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Driving and seeing on TV is not the same. If you a somewhere where you have possibility to try, like in Taupo, I highly recommend this.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank maxk637
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angelagage
March 1, 2017|
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Response from CraigG2128 | Property representative |
$390 for 10 laps of track 3 of the Bruce Mclaren Motorsport Park
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Sonny637
May 14, 2015|
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Response from FCRacing | Property representative |
Thanks for your question It take about 1 to 1 half hours to do one of our courses and you do need to book as we cant always get on the track. Next day is Monday the 18th at 9.00am or 1.00pm Thanks
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Vishnu162004
March 29, 2015|
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Response from FCRacing | Property representative |
Hi All drivers best be 14 years or older and they must be able to drive a gear shift car Our prices start from $240.00 for the single seaters and $290.00 for the V8 Hope to see you soon
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