Power Wheel Racing | Everything You Need to Know

  • By: Kevinsmak
  • Date: July 20, 2022
  • Time to read: 4 min.
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Power Wheels racing is available for kids and adults. There is drag racing for kids, downhill racing for adults, and general racing for kids and adults. There are yearly race circuits dedicated to these.

If you ever wondered about racing ride-on cars and the best and fastest Power Wheel, this article has all the answers. This article covers:

  • Types of races
  • How to race your Power Wheels
  • Where to join a race group

…And More! Let’s get started.

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Power Wheels Racing

Not everyone knows but Power Wheels race towards the finish line a few different ways. This race is not just for kids, it is also for adults. Let’s break it all down and get you started.

Type of Racing

There are three types of racing that you can do with your Power Wheels:

  • Drag Race
  • Downhill Race
  • General Race

Drag Race

If you are interested in drag racing make sure the kid’s car has a wheelie bar! When they hit the gas the car will actually pick up the front tires off the ground.

This is the main racing I have found that is strictly for kids. It seems most of the racing is for adults!

Check out their Facebook group: Power Wheels Drag Racing

Downhill Race

Downhill racing with Power Wheels starts out kinda funny with all the adults running on foot to get into their electric cars. Once they are in they take off downhill and try not to collide with each other.

This type of racing is more for fun and doesn’t require a lot of modifications. You do need to have your car set up to handle an adult’s weight.

Most of the speed from the ride-on car is generated by the weight of the vehicle and driver instead of the motors of the car. You can read more about this and see some great videos here.

General Racing

The general Power Wheel racing is also for adults but with this it requires you to modify your Power Wheels to go fast. You will still need to prepare it to handle adults weight limit which we linked above.

This type of racing is who can cross the finish line first and it can be held a few different ways. Most race tracks lend themselves to this type of group to help encourage people to come to the track and boost sales and have lots of fun with the whole family.

Check out their Facebook group: Power Wheels Racing Series

Check out their Facebook group: Power Wheels Adult Racing

Why Power Wheels Racing?

This can be answered so many ways but it really depends which type of racing you are talking about. If the racing is geared for the kids the fun part is working with your them and spending some family time together why you prepare your car.

You don’t only have to make it go fast but you can paint your Power Wheels to make it look a certain way. At times people even wear a costume to highlight the vehicle.

An example of this is if it was a Toy Story car and the driver dressed as Woodie.

Another reason is for adult racing, some people just don’t want to grow up. I guess I’m one of them as I would love to do this if it was in my area.

Here you can make a Power Wheels car that will go fast and support your weight. As long as the rules allow there are not many restrictions you can even turn your Power Wheels into running on gas!

These types of modifications are not for everyone but you can do easier ones like a drill battery conversion.

How to Host a Power Wheels Racing Series

If you can’t find a racing series near you the next best thing to do is try to create one. Try to find a track or a large parking lot you can turn into a track and sign up to host.

It’s best to try and find a few people you know that will be interested in turning the toy car into speed machines to make sure you will have someone to race against. Once the group has enough to get started it should take off from there.

You can always try and find others in your area by posting in Power Wheels on Reddit as a last result.

Power Wheels are really sought after and people love modifying them, once they hear they can hit the track I would expect them to be there with bells on. I will link you directly to the facebook group as the sign up form is changed every year.

Final Thoughts

If you are interested in a Power Wheels race definitely check the mentioned options above or try to host your own. They are a lot of fun and it’s always great to meet like minded people that have the same interests as you.

It really helps create new friendships which is always good for both the kids and adults. If you don’t already have a car to set up check out our fastest Power Wheels which will help you get started without modifying them.

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