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New K1 Speed Phoenix Coming 2023!

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K1 Speed Phoenix Reopening Soon!

UPDATE (August 3, 2023):

Sorry for the lapse in updates, everyone. We really did think we were going to be open at one point between now and the last update. We’re still working hard to get everything signed off by the city and open our doors.


In the meantime, we’ll keep working like mad to make this possible. We love being a part of Phoenix and we really miss being the place for you guys to race out here in the desert. But our day will come again soon.


At risk of unintentionally leading you on, we’re not going to say “maybe this month.. maybe this week” anymore, so when you find out we’re open we’re going to announce it here.


Thank you to everyone again for your immense support and understanding. This has been a tough one for all of us. But we’ll get there, guys. Giving up is never an option for us.

UPDATE (March 2, 2023):

Unfortunately, this is not the update you’ve all been waiting for as the previous update (see Dec 27 update below) is where we STILL stand on all aspects. But we wanted to let you know we’re not forgetting about you guys, either. And since we’re now in our third month of the “new” year, you’re certainly owed an official update.


One piece of good news is that in anticipation of opening in the very near future, we have hired a new general manager! Not only will he be a great leader out there, but he’s super passionate about cars. So much so, that’s he’s anxious to get some amazing car shows up and going for you all when we open our doors. So while this wait has been absolutely excruciating, get ready for one heck of a good time when those doors of ours FINALLY open.


And now, let’s drop the needle on this amazing broken record we know you all love hearing over and over and over again:




HUGE, MASSIVE, COUNTLESS, ENORMOUS thanks to everyone out there for their patience and understanding!! Hopefully the next time we write an update, it’ll include our grand re-opening dates.


UPDATE (December 27, 2022):

While there hasn’t been much change since the last update (we’re still closed with no definitive reopen date), we felt it worth posting another official update since it’s been over 4 months since the last one. The parking has been approved, however we’re seeing weekly challenges with other items that the city is requesting. Frustrating to say the least, but we’re more than happy to work with the city so that we can get our doors open to you all ASAP.


Again, the definitive open date will be posted on this webpage, DO NOT LOOK AT GOOGLE’S OPEN DATE UNTIL IT MATCHES THE ONE WE PUT ON HERE.


We’ve received questions regarding missed league events, free birthday races, annual memberships gone to waste, and the like. We will consider all of these items that have been outside your control in the past year and try to come up with solutions that’ll make (at least most) everyone happy. We truly appreciate everybody’s amazing patience and understanding during this process. We can’t wait to see you all again very soon!!


UPDATE (August 15, 2022):


The city has requested more parking spots from us, so we’re still a little ways away from opening at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will be working hard to get our doors open this fall. Again, this will be the place where we’ll post the opening date. So whatever opening date you see on Google for now IS NOT CORRECT. Thanks for your patience!!

UPDATE (June 27, 2022):


While the new Phoenix center is completely built out, we are waiting on the city at this stage. Once they have reviewed and signed off, we will post the opening date on this blog post. Any opening dates seen on Google at the moment are only placeholders for the time being, to keep our original business listing active for its eventual reopening. Do not take those as fact until you no longer see this message. 

We know this has been incredibly frustrating for our loyal racers, and we share that frustration with you. We wish we could’ve opened ages ago! We will try to make up as many missed league rounds as we can once we reopen. 

In conclusion, we all just have to be patient. You’re all in for a great time when we open the doors to our new center. Thanks to everyone for their understanding!!


Phoenix, racers! Get ready for a change this June, as K1 Speed Phoenix will be moving to a new home!


Don’t worry – the new location will be less than a mile from our existing location so we’re not moving far. And here’s the best part – this move will allow us to give you even more attractions including TWO tracks, over 25 games and more! Read on to learn about this exciting change!

Old K1 Speed Phoenix vs New K1 Speed Phoenix

There’s several big changes in store for K1 Speed Phoenix with the move to a larger facility. Here’s a sample of what we’ll be able to offer over what’s currently available.

From a Single-Track Center to a Two-Track Center!

Soon, racers at K1 Speed Phoenix will have not just one track to race on, but two different tracks! This is exciting for at least a couple of reasons.

First, having two tracks will give our regulars a little variety instead of racing the same track over and over again.

Secondly, having two tracks means we run twice the amount of racers at the same time! This should translate to shorter wait times for you when you visit.

All-New Superleggero Go Karts!

a row of Superleggero go karts sit in the pits at K1 Speed Canton

The new K1 Speed Phoenix not only has two new tracks, but will also have the very latest K1 Speed go kart – the Superleggero!


This all-new kart features paddle shifters, a modern interpretation of a formula racing-style steering wheel, an dash-mounted digital display, central headlight, and more! And given its name (superleggero translates to “super light” in Italian), the kart is 20 pounds lighter than our previous generation kart. It may not sound much on paper, but trust us, you’ll feel the difference behind the wheel. Of course, we aren’t sacrificing speed with the new kart, so rest assured, adults and teens who are 58″ or taller can still enjoy speeds of up to 45mph in the Superleggero.

From a Small Arcade to the Largest Arcade of Any K1 Speed!

Currently, K1 Speed Phoenix offers a selection of video games for you to play in between your races. But that’s going to expand significantly when we move locations. Once we move, you’ll be able to play on over 25 games in our arcade which will be the largest arcade of any K1 Speed location!

Two Event Rooms Vs One Event Room & Mezzanine

People love using our place as their event venue in Phoenix, but we’ve only had one dedicated private event room in addition to our mezzanine space. But when we move, we’ll have TWO private event rooms for birthday parties, bachelor parties, company parties, and other group events!

  • Don Myers

    Ok. I give. Where’s the new location???

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Don, it’s less than a mile away from its current location.. the exact location will be officially revealed later!

  • Amy Imbrescia

    New karts too? Will you be auctioning off the old ones?

    • Staff Writer

      Hello Amy! We’re most likely using the same karts. Thanks for your interest!

  • Chris Marley

    When is the last day we can race at your Phoenix location? We were hoping to visit in mid March.

    • Staff Writer

      Hi Chris, we don’t have a specific date at the moment. However, when the relocation does occur, we’re going to try to do it without losing many days at all – if any. If I find out the specific dates, I’ll re-respond to your comment and let you know.

  • Ron Kujawa

    Hey guys, any update on this? Lots of us are anxious to hit the new tracks!

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Ron! We’re seriously excited for this too! Sorry there hasn’t been an update, but stay tuned for one soon. Rest assured, we’re busy at work on it!

  • Kruger Lucas

    Is it open yet

    • Staff Writer

      We’re getting closer, Kruger!

  • Ron Kujawa

    April’s GP Challenge at existing location?

  • AJ

    Is the new location open or is Jr. league at the old location tonight 4/5?

    • Staff Writer

      Hello AJ! April 5th’s Junior League is at the old location tonight. We’re close to relocating, but haven’t made the move yet.

  • AP

    As of April 5th, still a couple weeks out. Got word tonight that we will have the new carts and not be reusing the old ones!

  • Anthony N

    so how will the challenge GP work at the new location will it be solely dedicated to one track or will it switch between track every session? and any clue when the new location may open?

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Anthony! We’re working hard to make that transfer happen soon. We should be moved by the end of the month. We’ll likely dedicate one track for the Challenge GP. That’s what we do at our other 2-track locations. We can’t wait to show you the new place soon!

  • Kendra

    What day do you plan on opening? Hoping to take my 13 year old son for his birthday with friends! We were planning on 4/23 but see you are temporarily closed! When can we plan our visit?!?!!

    • Staff Writer

      Hello Kendra! We’re trying our hardest to open ASAP. There is a chance we’ll be open by then, but keep checking our website. Once we open, we’ll have it posted here. Hopefully we’ll see you all very soon!

  • Gavyn

    Will the new karts have digital dashes? Or is there any kind of info you can give us about the new karts. Also will there be a significant size difference between the new tracks and the old one?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Gavyn! Just updated our blog with some information on the Superleggero karts for you. We’ll have more about the tracks in the very near future.

  • john

    It’s 4/22….any word on reopening tomorrow? And the location would be very helpful.
    Are the rates increasing?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey John! Sorry for the delay in our response. Obviously we didn’t open on the 4/23. We’re working as hard as we can to open ASAP. Thanks for your patience! And no, the rates are not increasing. We’ll see you soon!

  • Beverly Berrett

    Hi, when will you be open again? My son is turning 15 soon and I want to reserve a time to bring him and his friends or see about a private party. Thx!

    • Staff Writer

      Hi Beverly! Sorry for the inconvenience – we don’t have a definitive open date yet, but we’re working as hard as we can to open ASAP. We’ll update this blog as soon as we know more, but we’re getting very close!

  • Tyler

    Still excited to see the new tracks as hoping there is better passing opportunities for the league. Will we be utilizing the ‘Boost/Overtake’ button on the Superleggero Karts or will it be a set speed still like the old EGK karts 4 speed settings controller by the race supervisor?

    • Staff Writer

      We’ll most likely be using the same speed settings as before.. but you’re going to love the new kart and tracks, Tyler!

  • Bill

    Will the teen race on May 3rd be held at the old location or the new location?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Bill, great question. We’re working as hard as we can to open by then, but will likely depend on factors outside our control (local county sign-offs and department approvals). We have moved out of our old location, so no more racing there.

  • Anthony

    since it is not opening before challenge gp will it be rescheduled specifically for az or will it not happen at all? it would be a bummer if it doesn’t happen.

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Anthony, that’s a good question. We may just try to reschedule Phoenix’s CGP, but we’ll keep you posted with that. Thanks for your patience as we work hard on getting everything settled out there.

  • Kruger Lucas

    What day is the jr and teen league race gonna be rescheduled to?

  • AJ

    Is there going to be a May Jr. race this coming Tuesday?

  • Aubry Cahill

    I have a party booked for next weekend. Seriously, what is the address of the new location? Thank you 🙂

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Aubry! We’ve got the address up on our Phoenix location page and on Google/Yelp, but here it is: 2501 E Magnolia St, Phoenix, AZ 85034. Keep in mind, we’re not open yet due to items outside our control, but we’re working hard to open any day now. Please reach out to your sales rep if you have any other questions.

  • Kruger Lucas

    There’s no new location is there.

    • Staff Writer

      There is a new location, Kruger, right where we say it’s coming. We appreciate your patience and support. It’s not easy moving locations in a short amount of time, but we’re nearly there.

  • Arlene Day

    Is your old Location open? And if so what are the hours? Calling the local number gets you to a call center that really doesn’t k kw what is going on. Please advise, as we planned to go there tomorrow.

    • Staff Writer

      Hello Arlene! No, our old location is closed. However, we are feeling confident that our new location will be open this week. Sorry for any inconvenience!

  • Anthony Navarro

    Any updates on opening date? We are all anxious on getting back to racing.

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Anthony, we’re very sorry for the delay. We’re just as anxious as you guys to get our new location open. We’re hoping this’ll happen by the end of the month. There are some items outside our control (city/county stuff) but we’re pushing hard to get our doors open ASAP. We sincerely appreciate your patience – the new place will be worth the wait!

  • James Paxton

    It is 18 May 22. Is the new location open yet?


    • Staff Writer

      Hey James, we wish!! There’s been a couple of delays outside our control, but we think we’re finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. We appreciate your patience!

  • John Doe

    Is it going to be the same price? And Will there be the new shifter carts that it shows on this page?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey John, the prices are listed on our website right now. And yes, the new Superleggero karts come with shifter paddles. It’s going to be fun!

  • Ken Williams

    Hi – when will you be open?

    • Staff Writer

      Hi Ken! Don’t have an exact day at the moment, but we’re still trying to open by the end of the month. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the wait!

  • Avery

    Any date for opening yet?

    • Staff Writer

      Not yet, Avery! There are some items outside our control at the moment, but we’re trying our hardest to open by the end of the month. Thanks for your patience!

  • Tyler

    Since the delays have now delayed a month of League racing, would it be possible to do June’s league as a 2 for 1 using both tracks so that the points can still be utilized in full for both the May and June months?

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Tyler! There is that possibility that we’ll run two league events in a single month to try to make up for lost rounds. Nothing’s set in stone as of yet, but we’ll try our hardest to make it up to you folks. Sorry again for the delays. This has been a tougher move than we anticipated, but we cannot wait to show you all the new K1 Speed Phoenix very soon!

  • Raps

    Will it be open by the 1st?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Raps! Frustratingly, no, we won’t be. We’re waiting on some city/county office work at the moment. We’re very optimistic about a June opening, though.

  • George

    It is June 1st, do you guys think will open on the 3rd? Trying to make a reservation for June 12 for a birthday party, also tried to contact you by phone but nobody answered. Thank you!

    • Staff Writer

      Hi George, I don’t think we’ll be open on the third, unfortunately. Just waiting on the city for final approval. We’re sorry you couldn’t reach anyone on the phone. Please try to fill out a booking form request (Groups & Parties section) – there’s still a chance we’ll be open by the 12th.

  • Gavyn

    It should not be taking this long. You guys are making it hard for us to believe anything y’all say anymore

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Gavin! We’re very sorry for the delay. It’s incredibly frustrating for us as well. The place is all finished, it’s just in the city’s hands at this point. We’re waiting patiently just like you guys for the green light.

  • Ralph

    With your reopening on June 3rd, are you still planning on holding the Teen Cup the evening of June 7th? We’re driving up from Tucson and want to be sure it’s happening before we make the trip for the 6PM start time. Thanks!

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, Ralph! Unfortunately, we’re not going to be open tomorrow. We’ll likely have to reschedule our Phoenix Teen Cup event to sometime later this month. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience!

  • Blaike Purpura

    Big fan of K1 , will definitely be going to these new tracks when it does open up . As a suggestion though, I feel like it’s time you guys stop posting the opening dates , the opening dates have been pushed back a few times now and a lot of us are getting a bit upset . Still a big fan , and refuse to go to octane despite the delays , but just a suggestion .

    • Staff Writer

      Hi Blaike! We’re so sorry for the frustration regarding our Phoenix reopening – we totally get it. Every time we post the anticipated opening date, we are always optimistic that it’ll happen. Unfortunately, much to do with this reopening delay has been outside our control – from supply chain hiccups to city/county approvals. We’re just as eager to get our business open again. Now all this said, we are extremely hopeful that June is our month. Everything’s pretty much done – we’re just waiting on the city at this point. Sincere apologies once again for the delay and for the change in dates. We really appreciate your loyalty and know the wait will be worth it!!

  • AJ

    No junior race for June this coming Tuesday?

    • Staff Writer

      Sadly not, AJ. We’ll try to make up these missed rounds, though! Thanks for your patience.

  • Hayden

    Hoping to come on the 25th of this month. Any chance you’ll be open by then?

    • Staff Writer

      Hello Hayden, we can’t say for sure at the moment. Reason being, our opening is now outside our control. We’re waiting on the city at this stage.

  • Brandon

    Is there a open date yet?

    • Staff Writer

      Hi Brandon, not yet, unfortunately. Still waiting on the city. We have to put a date into Google to keep the listing going, so please refer to this page for the official date. Thanks for your patience!

  • Jackson

    Why would you guys move in the first place? Things were fine now you guys are killing yourselves.

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Jackson, the move was out of our hands. But we’re looking forward to being in a much larger and overall TONS better building as a result. Just waiting on the city at this point.

  • Micah Smith

    I am hoping to come on the 16th of July, will it be open by then?

    • Staff Writer

      Hi Micah, we’re hoping so, but it’s entirely out of our hands at this point. Unfortunately, we’re just waiting on the city at this point in time, so currently we don’t know when our opening date is.

  • Braxton

    Hey is the July 8th date that’s posted on google an official date now?
    Reason I ask is because its further out then the usual “potentially opening this Friday” its been for the last while.

    • Staff Writer

      Hello Braxton! We’re sorry, but no, that’s still not an official date. Unfortunately, to keep the listing going and to prevent a lengthly lag when we actually do open, Google requires a date to be selected as a “re-open” date, so we’ve got to put some future date there.

      Please double-check this blog if you’re unsure about our opening date, as the official date will be announced on our site when we have it. In the meantime, please just ignore the dates on Google.

  • Ron Kujawa

    I just want to say thank you for your response to Braxton. It’s been frustrating to me to see those dates posted and then get delayed, but knowing why they’re being posted and that they aren’t accurate predictions of when you’ll open is helpful. Looking forward to getting back to racing. As much as you can communicate what’s really going on will be helpful to those of us anxiously waiting.

    • Staff Writer

      You’re very welcome, Ron. And we truly do apologize for how long this has been taking in Phoenix. Certainly not what we anticipated, and very frustrating for us to not do any business there right now. The center’s all set to go, but we’re at the mercy of the city at the moment to finish up the remaining steps. We appreciate everyone’s patience, and apologize again for this excruciating wait. As soon as we know the ACTUAL opening date, we’ll post it loud and proud on this blog. Otherwise we’ll keep changing the headline to read the month we genuinely hope will bring us the opening.. that said, looks like we’re going to have to change it to July now…

  • Clark Haynes

    I’m excited for all the racing but not excited for waiting. Do you guys have a opening date yet

    • Staff Writer

      The waiting is the hardest part, Clark. No opening date yet, but when we do have one we’ll post it up at the top of this blog. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

  • Tracy Baca

    Was wondering if you’ll be open by august?

    • Staff Writer

      Hi Tracy! The problem with our opening being in the city’s hands is that we can’t say for sure. We could theoretically open next week or next month – we just don’t know. The city is making some progress, so HOPEFULLY we’ll be open come next month. Sorry for the long wait – we appreciate your patience during this mess!

  • Gavyn

    Any good news yet or at least something you guys can update us with? It feels like forever looking on here and only seeing city approval stuff

    • Staff Writer

      Hi Gavyn! Still in the city’s hands at this point, but sounds like there’s been movement. Might be a week or two away, might be longer, hence no concrete updates to this blog as of yet. As soon as we have actual news to share, we’ll update this blog at the top. Thank you still for your patience!

  • April Edwards

    We are anxious to be back to racing at K1! Can’t wait to see the new location! Will you send out an email to the families or will we just need to check here for updates? Thank you!

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, April! Thanks for your support – we’re anxious to open back up in Phoenix too! Yes, we’ll definitely send out an email to everyone to let them know we’re back open again – in addition to updating this blog post. Can’t wait to see you again soon!

  • Eddie Melendez

    How do I make sure I get an e-mail once re-opening date is confirmed?


    • Staff Writer

      Hey Eddie! I just registered you again for our Phoenix updates, so you should be good to go. We’ll send an email out as soon as we know the concrete date. Thanks for your patience!

  • Kruger Lucas

    Will it really open on Friday?

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, Kruger! Like we say in the update at the top of this post, dates on Google right now are not accurate and are just placeholders so we don’t lose our listing. It’s not how we prefer to do it, but it’s required by Google. Official dates will be posted on this blog and emails will be sent out as soon as we know the actual date. We’re still waiting on the city of Phoenix so we can finally open up our completed center. Thanks for your patience!

  • Stephen park

    August 26th?

    • Staff Writer

      Please read the top of this blog post.. the dates on Google do not mean anything – they’re placeholders. The city is deciding when we open.

  • Gavin Buchberger

    I wanna say thank you to whoever is answering all these and still being very professional. Everyone is asking the same question over and over instead of just reading the previous answers to those questions. I would’ve gone crazy by now.

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Gavin. Thanks a bunch for your support and understanding. The whole situation is rather maddening and frustrating for everyone – for us (we’ve lost our peak summer business for that location as a result) and for our customers who have been patiently waiting. So your comment was very welcome! Fingers crossed the city gives us the okay soon.

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  • Anthony N

    We been waiting for yall to be open i honestly feel bad for everyone else including the yall for not being able to open the city has been taking too long. Any hope you guys will be open anytime soon. We also appreciate the update because we miss the challenge gp since you guys are the only place to hold events like this.

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Anthony! Thanks for the understanding.. Yeah, it’s not fun for any of us, is it? Every week we’re hopeful it’ll finally make its way through the system, but then the week passes without our doors opening. But we’re remaining optimistic it’ll be open soon. At least it’ll be worth the wait when it finally does open!

  • John Fittipaldi

    Sounds to me like somebody’s not pestering the correct people at the city shouldn’t take this long you had approvals on the old location that’s only a mile away so what’s the real deal I heard you’re having problems with the carts ? John Fittipaldi

    • Staff Writer

      Hey John (nice last name, btw)! Nope, no problems with the karts, and thankfully we just had a nice chat with some higher-ups in the city late last week. The issue has been the parking variance. With plenty more parking than our last place, we were confident that wasn’t going to be an issue, but it appears the city is requesting additional parking now. So we’re still a little ways away from opening. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the long delay!

  • John Fittipaldi

    Google maps claims you are opening August 25this there any truth to this ?

    • Staff Writer

      Hi John! Unfortunately not. As we wrote in the top of this post, please disregard the dates on Google, as they are placeholders to keep our listing active until our eventual reopening. The date will be published on this post as soon as we have it.

  • Tawnie Johnson

    Hoping to come sept 24th. Will you be open then? Can’t get ahold of anyone

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Tawnie! Unfortunately we will not be open by then. At the earliest, we’re hoping for sometime in October, but we’ll have to wait and see. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  • Jace reed

    Any updates by any chance? I have been wanting to try out teen cup and see how well I can compete against other drivers.

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, Jace! Earliest we’re looking at is now sometime in October, meaning November would be the very earliest for our next Teen Cup race. Fingers crossed this happens! However, if you don’t see any changes at the top of this page come that time, that means we’re still not open and don’t have a definite date for the reopening. We apologize for the long wait and thank you for your patience.

  • Anthony

    Hi i went to another go-kart facility and there are asking for drivers licenses which is wierd, is k1 going to start doing that too with the new facility?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Anthony! Nope, we’ve never asked for licenses, and we have no plans to in the future.

  • Gavyn

    Plz tell you guys don’t have to wait as long for approval as last time when they requested more parking spaces

    • Staff Writer

      Fingers are crossed, Gavyn. We’ve learned to expect the unexpected with this new location, but we’re hopeful for some great news this month.

  • Anthony N

    Any updates on location being open soon?

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, Anthony! Nothing yet, although our parking situation is set for a review this month. If all goes smoothly, there’s a chance we’re opening by the end of this month (October). Any concrete updates will posted up at the top of the blog. In the meantime, cross your fingers! We really appreciate your patience and support. We CANNOT WAIT to get back to racing in Phoenix!

  • Kruger Lucas

    If it does not open until next year does that mean I win the 2022 JR league championship?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Kruger! If it doesn’t open and you’re the leader, then yes. However, we’re going to try to get at least two races in before the end of the year. We’re optimistic the wait to open is almost over.

  • Shayne Navarro

    Last update was 2 months ago. What’s going on? Was really hope you’d be open by now….

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Shayne! We were really hoping we’d be open by now too! It’s been tough, but we think we’ll have some good news later this month. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. It’s been rough for everyone!

  • Zack

    Any update when you guys will open?

    • Staff Writer

      Afraid not, Zach. Once we know more, we’ll update this blog at the top.

  • Todd Kruger

    It’s supposed to open in 2 days right?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Todd, we wish.. as stated in our blog, once we know the actual date it’ll be posted here – not Google. That said, thanks for the reminder. We’ll need to change the push the date back to another random date on Google. We are hoping the actual opening is coming up soon, though. Thanks for your patience!

  • Mommo

    Are you guys going to open anytime soon?

    • Staff Writer

      Hopefully soon, Mommo!

  • Tyler Havener

    Has the city said anything further? Is parking good now?

    • Staff Writer

      So the parking situation is good to go now, but there’s a couple other smaller items we’ve got to wait on the city for. We’re hopeful that next month will finally be the month. That said, we were hopeful back in summer too!! So please keep those fingers crossed. As soon as we can open our doors, we will.

  • Butch Fieldez

    How much lead time will you give us once all the approvals come through? Will you open ASAP or will there be a few days notice?

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Butch! Once we get the green light, we’ll open ASAP – we’ve waited long enough! We’ll then immediately send out an email to everyone and update this blog post.

  • Lindsey Hackbarth

    Will there be a reopening date soon?

    • Staff Writer

      Hopefully soon, Lindsey! But we don’t have a concrete date at this time. Thanks for your patience!

  • Nick Dressler

    Can I get a refund on all of the gift cards I purchased last year for Christmas I have not been able to use. I am more concerned that the tracks will never reopen.

    • Staff Writer

      Hi Nick! I know our Phoenix situation has been super frustrating and discouraging, but we guarantee this location will reopen. We’re in talks with the city nearly every day to try to open our doors ASAP. However, if you’re serious about the refund, please email [email protected]. We WILL reopen, though!!

  • CDB

    I don’t see a date on any of these messages so I have no idea what’s really going on.

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, CDB. We’re still working with the city to try to get our doors open. Once we have a significant update, it’ll go to the top of this blog. Thanks for your patience!! We know this situation stinks.

  • Nhyree

    Any new updates on when the new location is opening?

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Nhyree! Unfortunately not at this time (Nov 21). All we know that is we’re constant communication with the city. It’s been like opening a whole new business rather than a relocation. But we’ll get there! We really appreciate everyone’s patience. This has been extremely frustrating for all of us!

  • Tyler Havener

    Checking in one week after Nhyree’s update request.

    • Staff Writer

      Nothing new to report yet, Tyler. Thanks for checking in.

  • Aaron Phillips

    Checking in one week after Tyler’s update request. 😉

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Aaron! Different day, different request from the city. It’s been pretty challenging and frustrating, but with every week bring a new hope this nightmare will be over!

  • Jeff Hoyer

    I’d ask but I don’t want to jinx us… perhaps It might help if we all sent a note to Santa, AND the city! 12/6

    • Staff Writer

      I like your thinking, Jeff. There’s always hope for a Christmas miracle, right?

  • Anonymous

    Any new Christmas updates? I just noticed the Google page went from permanently closed to temporarily closed again?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey “Anonymous”. Unfortunately no updates still as of 12/19. Last we heard we’re still working on items with the city – that was just last week. We are just temporarily closed, though. The place is opening at some point! Just not up to us when that is, unfortunately. Thanks for checking in!

  • Michael Benecke

    My daughter got her free birthday race in an email but you’re not open yet. I’m guessing that means she’s out of luck on using it as it’s only good on her birthday…

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, Michael! Not necessarily.. We hope to have more info regarding affected birthdays once we (finally) open.

  • Aaron Phillips

    I also have a question similar to Michaels, are you entertaining extending racers memberships dates that have prepaid races on a card?

    BTW, thank you for keeping us all updated.

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Aaron! Let us get back to you guys when we open regarding that, but that’s a very valid point you bring up. We’ll present this to the CEO and I’m sure we’ll figure out something since it wasn’t your fault we’ve been closed for this long. Thanks for the message! Fingers crossed you’ll all be racing in Phoenix again very early in 2023.

  • RayR

    Any updates opening soon. January 2023?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Ray! Every week we’re going back and forth with the city. We’re cooperating with each request they make in hopes we get our doors open ASAP. Thanks for your patience – this nightmare will end soon, we’re sure of it.

  • Anonymous

    Any updates? My birthday is in March and was hoping to setup a race package.

    (Sent January 16th 2023)

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Anonymous! While we like to think we’ll be open by then, we don’t have any additional updates (January 17) beyond the last update from December that’s in this blog. Thanks for your patience!

  • Anthony N

    Any hopes of being open soon

    • Staff Writer

      Hi Anthony, there’s nothing new to report at this time. Every time the city tells us they want something different done, we address it right away. So hopefully soon, but nothing concrete to announce at this moment. Thanks for your patience!

  • slow cars of az

    i run a car club and we are wondering if you guys would be cool if we hosted at your guys new location on the 10th of march? we have been trying to contact you guys through phone and emails

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Max! Hard for us to say since we don’t know for sure if we’ll be open by March 10th (as our blog states, don’t go by what Google says). If we’re open, there’s a chance we can run your show. I’ll pass your message on to the GM. Thanks!

  • Keri Birrenkott

    Are you opening today?? Just kidding, I know you will be posting here ? I check literally every day for updates. My son cannot wait til you open! Hopefully soon, right??

    • Staff Writer

      Geez, Keri. I think you got my blood pressure going initially there! Haha! Ugh, I know how frustrating this whole situation is for everyone, but especially for customers like you. Yes, hopefully we’ll be open soon. There’s still lots of back and forth between us and the city but we’re pushing and fighting hard to get these doors open once and for all.

  • Jarid Shumway

    Just wanted to say we appreciate the amount of support and dedication you guys have poured into the community while we wait for an opening date. Much love y’all ?

    • Staff Writer

      Jarid, thank you so much for your kind words, patience, and understanding. We genuinely feel terrible for everyone that’s been affected by this – our staff, our customers, etc. What a beast this move has become! But one fine day – sooner rather than later – the wait will be well worth it and we can’t wait to see everyone back in our karts. Thanks again for the support!

  • Jordan

    I know you guys are not open yet but when they do will we still be able to compete for the k1 championship? And will there be makeup races for the gp?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Jordan! Yes, we’ll definitely start up our leagues after we open. As far as whether we’ll make up races or do a truncated season, we’ll get back to you guys on that before we start the first round.

  • Anthony N

    It’s has officially hit the one year mark since the last challenge gp took place hopefully any updates? Also is the co-founder involved with what’s going on with why not it the location open yet?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Anthony, we’re still working on things to comply with what the city wants. The founders check in every day to make sure we’re doing all we can to open Phoenix back up. If it were up to us, we would’ve been open a year ago – trust us! Thank you for your patience, and sorry for such a long wait.

  • Anonymous

    Are you able to throw a guess on how “soon” you think you’ll be reopening? Soon has turned into a year. I know the goal is ASAP but do you have a realistic guess maybe a few months or a few weeks hopefully based on your inside knowledge. We know this would just be a guess and ultimately is nothing official.

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Anon! We really can’t say for sure since, as you know, we thought we were going to open up a long time ago! I could say a few months or a few weeks but there’s no point in guessing. Just know as soon as we’re able to, those doors are opening. I know this isn’t the answer you want, but if I were just to pull something a time out of my pocket just to answer your question, that wouldn’t benefit anyone. I know we’re sounding like a broken record at this stage, but we sincerely do appreciate everyone’s patience during these trying times.

  • Dana

    We have gift cards that are over a year old that we haven’t been able to use. I hope these will be honored and will not expire.

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Dana! We’re so sorry you haven’t been able to use those gift cards yet due to our temporary closure. However, the good news is that those cards never expire, so once we open up this year, you’ll be able to use them. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

  • Zack m

    Any update bout opening?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Zack! We’re still working hard to get those doors open! Hoping it’s just another couple months at most to get you guys racing again.

  • Just a guy

    Remember that one time k1 wasn’t closed for a year? Those were the good old days lol.

    • Staff Writer

      Man, we remember that time.. those WERE the good old days, haha! But there’s new good days around the corner. Not too much more to share other than we’ve pretty much fixed every nut and bolt in the place and have started hiring some people. So get ready. The wait is nearing its end.

  • Marco Pascale

    5/23/2023… still no opening date?

    • Staff Writer

      Sadly not, Marco. But trust us when we say we’re doing everything we can for you guys to have an action-packed summer. Hopefully the next update we post will include that date. Thanks so much for your patience. We know this has been a tough wait.

  • Marcus

    You say to trust you guys but it never happens.

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, Marcus. I know this wait has been terrible for everyone. We’re certainly not getting any kicks from having a closed store for over a year. Sure, we haven’t opened our doors yet, but we can 100% guarantee you it will reopen as soon as we’re given the green light. It’s just been a grueling challenge that’s given us tons of unexpected obstacles, many of which have been out of our hands. To say it’s been frustrating is the biggest understatement of the century.

      We truly appreciate everyone for their understanding and amazing patience during this time. We’re thankful to have such considerate and loyal customers!

  • Matthew Sidell

    Are you able to send me the new managers email. I would like to plan a car meet at your location once you guys officially open.

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Matthew! Thanks for reaching out. We’ve shared your information with the manager for Phoenix, so he’ll be in touch if he wants to proceed! Thank you!

  • Butch

    I’m usually more than willing to believe in government beaurocracy being ridiculous, but I’ve never heard of this level of obstruction. Not even I can believe they’re entirely to blame. Level with us – what’s really going on here?

    • Staff Writer

      I understand your frustration, Butch, but please know I’ve always been level with you guys. Once one thing wrapped up, something else came up. And sometimes that takes some time to resolve before we’re on to the next thing. I know I’m sounding like a broken record here, but we are very, very hopeful that we’ve run out of things to fix/redo/install and should be opening soon. Thanks for your incredible patience during this time. Hopefully later this month/early next month this will all be a distant nightmare.

  • Greg

    Should I lose ALL hope in having a bachelor party event here July 8th..? I submitted and event request April 24th. Tried to follow up via email – no response. Tried calling in – voicemail, no response. I was super excited when I heard about this place while planning our trip to Phoenix, but (like everyone else) I will be bummed out if we cannot enjoy all it’s glory soon!

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Greg! I’m sorry if it’s been such a pain to get a hold of someone in our sales office for your event. Our staff may be reluctant to book anything for Phoenix at the moment since that does require a deposit from the customer and we don’t have an exact opening date yet. However, they still should’ve reached out to you to let you know that. So apologies once again. Now, to your original question – should you lose ALL hope? Short answer: no, you shouldn’t lose ALL hope. And that’s a good thing. Before last week I probably would’ve said that it was very unlikely but I have been told that we are very nearly there. That said, I would definitely look at a backup plan just in case we do not reopen by then. At the end of the day you need to make sure you have a great bachelor party no matter where you go! Thanks for reaching out to us, Greg. We look forward to seeing you as soon as we open back up!

  • Devon Luban

    Are you guys ever reopening or is it just dead in the water?

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, Devon! Yes, we are reopening. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

  • Anonymous

    Any updates? I see Greg’s bachelor party would be tomorrow but no updates on opening for the 8th.


    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Anonymous. We’re going through final inspections and getting closer and closer. Keep your fingers crossed that we’ll be back in business by the end of the month (July ’23)!

  • Anonymous

    Hello again. That is great news to hear some confidence for the end of this month! Have you guys had any discussions for license expirations, missed birthday races, and etc?

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Anonymous! Yes, definitely exciting news! We have had some discussions about anything you folks have missed out on due to the long closure. We’ll have more about that once we open up.

  • Seth F Crawford

    Are we still looking at opening this year?

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Seth! Yes, still looking at opening this year – hopefully with some months to spare! Thanks for your patience, support, and understanding.

  • Robert

    We purchased gift certificates back when K1 was open. Is there somewhere we can get a refund for those?

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, Robert. We totally understand your frustration, but rest assured, K1 Speed Phoenix is reopening. So you should be able to use those gift cards soon. Thank you!

  • Zack mann

    Any updates

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Zack! Just updated the blog on the 3rd. Nothing new to report other than that at this time. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

  • Giovanni Perez-D’Amico

    Since the year is almost over and with the location closed there hasn’t been any league races. Does that mean no drivers from Arizona can move on to compete in the National Championship next year? Or could the top 3 from the 2022 championship (before the location closed to move) be used to represent Arizona? It was a partial season with only around 4 races being completed but it’s still something.

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Giovanni! We’re going to have to play this one by ear depending on how things shape up out there. We’re still pushing hard to get the doors open with some time to spare this year, so we’ll get back to you and everyone else about what will happen when we finally get the doors opened up.

  • Lucc

    In my opinion moving locations was a HUGE mistake.

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, Kruger. It wasn’t our choice to move locations. We were forced to find a new place and we’ve just been met with challenge after challenge ever since trying to get the new one opened up for everyone. Whole thing’s been a tough one for us all – so thanks for your continued understanding.

  • Tyler Havener

    So now I am missing a full league year at this point and I am going to miss my birthday race that occurs at the end of this month. Its getting really tiring receiving ad emails for a place I haven’t been able to visit or compete at in over a year…

    • Staff Writer

      We’re very sorry for the inconvenience, Tyler. We know how frustrating this whole thing has been. We’re still trying to open our doors ASAP for you all. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

  • Malcolm Unsworth

    I have family coming to visit us in early October 2023, will your new facility be open by then?

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, Malcolm! Unfortunately, we can’t say with any certainty right now when our new place will be open. Your best option will be to check in and see if we’ve written about any update announcing our opening when your family arrives. Sorry we couldn’t tell you a definite yes or no. We’ll try to be open by then, though!

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