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Learn How to Drift – Come Out For Drift Night at K1 Speed!

When we announced Drift Night in 2018, we were amazed by the interest we had all over the country! Thousands of racers loved throwing our transformed drift karts sideways into a turn and mastering the art of the drift. And now, Drift Night is back for it’s SIXTH year at K1 Speed!


The cost for Drift Night is the same as our regular Arrive & Drive racing which means if you have races stored on your account, you can use those credits towards this monthly event.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the challenging nature of this experience, this is only for racers that meet our adult kart requirements. Children who typically race in our junior karts will not be able to drift, but they can still race regular Arrive & Drive races during Drift Night.

Remaining Drift Night Dates in 2023 (Subject to Change):


Monday, April 17th 

Monday, July 24th

Monday, October 23rd


5:00pm to Close


Not available at Bend, Boise, Canton, Fairfield, Myrtle Beach, Oxford, Phoenix, or Rohnert Park.

How to Drive Our Drift Karts!

Beginner Lessons: How Not To Spin

Advanced Technique: Connecting Your Drifts

Pro-Level: Learning the 360 Drift

What the Formula Drift Pros Say

“It’s pretty awesome! It’s a great challenge to slide the karts and definitely a great entry to drifting…you actually have to learn a little bit of the kart physics. Driving is driving – you got to keep your eyes up and try to win the battle.”

– Kyle Mohan, Driver of the #99 Mazda RX-8



“The karts are super fun! It teaches you to be very light with the pedals and keep a nice and tight line throughout the course. Takes a little bit of finesse and actually reminds me of the early days of drifting. You gotta start somewhere!”

 – Chris Forsberg, 3x Formula Drift Champion, Driver of the #64 Nissan 370Z

Watch Our Extreme Drifting Video!

So, there you have it! Start learning those drift skills without crashing your ride like this guy – get to the K1 Speed track near you during Drift Night! Try to get there as close to 5pm (or even a little earlier) before spots sell out, as races are first-come, first-served – just like our Arrive & Drive racing.

  • Jameil said

    I’m a pretty good drifter

  • Keiichi Tsuchiya

    I am DK

    • Andrew Dominguez Garcia

      Yes you are

    • Vin Diesel

      No you’re old fisherman #1 look at credits

  • Jon Katayanagi

    When is K1 Speed going to start tracking the top 100 fastest lap time for each track?

    Competition is key in our spot.

    • Staff Writer

      Not a bad idea, Jon! We’ll look into that. In the meantime, be sure to check the track portion for each location to see what the current lap records are!

  • Angel

    I can out drift anyone ~ angel

  • Sean

    What’s driiift?

  • James

    Will you ever do a drift night on the weekend?

    • K1 Speed Staff Writer

      Unfortunately that is not currently in the calendar.

  • Todd Pierce

    Well it should be.

    • Staff Writer

      We’ll keep that in mind, Todd!

  • Sean O

    Why are you ending drift night? I have yet to make it out on a Monday. Been dying to try it

    • Staff Writer

      Just the last one for the year – not forever! We’re planning on doing 4-5 of these each year since it can affect the track for a little bit afterwards. Normally we’d do another one around December but it’s a very busy month for us with holiday events. So don’t worry – you can expect it back early next year!

  • Amer Jarrah

    I’d love to see drift night more often.

    • Staff Writer

      Thanks for your feedback, Amer! We’ll take that into consideration! For the time being, look for it again around spring!

  • Richard Thomas Stanley II

    About time K-1 allows drifting. I stopped going after being told many times that we were not allowed to “fish tail”, “drift” or basically have fun.

    and no, Angel…you may be good, but outdrift, I think not

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Richard! Not to kill your excitement, but the same rules apply for our usual Arrive & Drive racing. However, on these special Drift Night evenings, we let you go for it in our specially-modified drift karts. Hope this clears up any confusion and that we get to see you next time for Drift Night (look for it in the Spring)!

  • Paula

    How do you sign up for this? Is this walk in?

    • Staff Writer

      Hi, Paula! There’s no sign up for this. Simply arrive and drift that evening! We hope to see you there!

  • jonathan rodriguez

    how much ?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Jonathan! The cost varies by location, but it’s our regular pricing that we use for Arrive & Drive racing. If you have races on your account, they can be used towards drift night. Thanks for your interest! Hope we’ll see you at the next one in July!

  • Jenzen Guino

    Lemme ask if junior can still do walk-in during drift night?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey Jenzen, sorry for the delay in our response. Yes, juniors can still race during drift night as we can alternate the type of races we run out on track.Just note – juniors are not permitted to drive our drift karts, but they can still drive junior karts. Thanks!

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