Pro Karts raceway is one of New Zealand's only outdoor tracks, just under 300 metres in length.

Unlike most of the Go karting businesses in New Zealand with indoor kart tracks, we have beautiful weather conditions in Nelson most of the year, making it possible for us to have a bigger and fastest outdoor race circuit.


Featuring a multi-level track with a bridge, corkscrew, chicane, kerbed corners and hairpin. This is the most realistic experience you'll get!


We have state of the art equipment, for added entertainment and safety. Featuring a Formula One Lap Timing and Race Management system, we can record your time down to 1/1000th of a second! So no arguments over who won the race!


Upmarket indoor Go karts setup for our bigger and faster outdoor race circuit. All of our Karts are equipped with a remote control to over-ride with speed control, so parents of first-time drivers have that extra peace of mind.


Pro Karts was established in 2007, being one of few purpose-built tracks in New Zealand. Engineered for a fast, yet challenging experience to provide you with the best go-karting experience Nelson has to offer!

Staff Biography

Owned and operated by Nick Fowler, Nick has a lifetime of motorsport experience.

Devoted to Speedway for the majority of his teen years, Nicks dream was to race his own car.  After hard work and dedication, this became a reality where Nick gained many titles and awards over many years.

In the meantime he also became a qualified Auto Electrician, giving him that much more knowledge in the world of automotives.

Taking time out to run his busy clothing store, the call of motorsport was still sounding, and Nick found himself unable to resist. 

He then pit crewed for NZV8 driver Craig Boote over a couple of seasons of racing.  However when Craig decided he too couldn't keep away from Speedway, being an addict himself, Nick decided it was time for more.

Back on the track Nick continues to be stiff competition in the Speedway world.

When the opportunity arose for Nick to become the owner of a Go Kart track, of course there was no other option!

For the past 8 years, Nick has been dedicated to being able to offer all types of people the same kind of experience that he has been privileged to enjoy himself.   Catering for people from 3 years old and onwards, it's a personal pleasure to be able to watch first time drivers, competitive teens and parents alike, never knowing when he may pass on the bug to the next young hopeful.