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Construction Begins on Custom-Built Karting Center in Lee’s Summit, MO!

Update (12/06/22): Walls Are Going Up!

wall panels rising from the future site of K1 Speed Lee's Summit in Missouri

The excitement continues in Lee’s Summit, Missouri as wall panels are going up as we type! Again, this is the very first custom center we’ve constructed and marks a very exciting chapter for K1 Speed. We’ll be sure to post more updates as this state-of-the-art center transforms from concept to reality!

Update (9/22/22): Construction Has Begun!

Franchise Owners pose with shovels on site at the future home of K1 Speed Lee's Summit
Franchise owners pose with shovels during the groundbreaking for K1 Speed Lee's Summit

We are THRILLED to announce that construction has begun on our latest United States franchise locationLee’s Summit! And what makes this announcement even more special is that this is the very first time we’re building out a concept that is completely built-to-suit and mirrors K1 Speed as much on the outside as it does on the inside.


Stay tuned to this blog for more exciting updates about this location as our building goes up. For the previous announcement, including additional details about this new K1 Speed, keep reading below.

We’re super excited to announce our expansion into Missouri with an exciting new build-to-suit center in Lee’s Summit (part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area). And that’s not all. This location will be followed shortly with a SECOND location on the Kansas side!


Built From the Ground Up Just for Us


Our Lee’s Summit center will look like no other K1 Speed before it. That’s because, for the first time in our near 20-year history, we’re constructing the building from the ground up to our custom specifications. This marks a change from our previous locations which are housed in existing warehouses, former supermarkets, etc. 


As a result, the experience for racers will be more exciting! Upon first entering the parking lot, visitors will know they’re about to enjoy an unparalleled upscale indoor entertainment experience. The exterior will be modernistic and feature red and black styling cues to match our company colors, while the interior will boast plenty of space for fun attractions. 

New Look, Same Great Attractions

K1 Speed Lee’s Summit is going to be 50,000 sq. ft. and house our indoor kart track, a Paddock Lounge café, a large gaming area, retail space, and two meeting rooms for private events. 


The very latest all-electric go karts will be imported from Italy to be used for racing. Adults and teens will experience our Superleggero go karts that can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Additionally, this location will feature junior karts that allow kids 48” or taller to reach speeds up to 20 miles per hour. 


“I’m delighted that we’re adding more centers in the midwest, and Lee’s Summit will mark the next chapter of our company,” says our CEO/Founder David Danglard. “We’ll finally have a building that represents the brand as much on the outside as it will on the inside. MIssouri is in for a treat when we open. This is only the beginning of what will soon become the norm for new K1 Speed locations around the world.” 


Slated to open in 2023, K1 Speed Lee’s Summit is situated just 20 miles from downtown Kansas City, directly off Interstate 470. The location is also close to the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport, Lake Jacomo, and five miles from downtown. 


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  • Austin G

    Come to St. Louis or The Illinois Side of St. Louis Metropolitan area please! I will gather all of the cars and coffee groups and every car club to your opening event!

    • Staff Writer

      We love, St.Louis, Austin! We’ll be sure to keep that in mind.

  • joseph brown

    Will this site have more then one track? Like a double-decker set up so you can have two tracks at a time and have elevation changes to a big track that would incorporate both and maybe an outside track? i live 40 mins from the build location. and would be vary happy to see the speed brought to kc in more then one floor.

    • Staff Writer

      Hello, Joseph! We look forward to being in the area! This Missouri location will have a single non-elevated track – at least to start with. We can’t rule out that it’ll be elevated at some point in its future, though…

  • Joshua Newman

    This is for sim racing kit submission

  • Andrew Tuggle

    W K1 Racing

  • T. Hud

    Grew up and still live in Lee’s Summit, FINALLY getting go-karts! Can’t wait!

    • Staff Writer

      Can’t wait to see you there, T. Hud! It’s going to be incredible!

  • Blake I.

    Any hint on the location for the Kansas side?

    • Staff Writer

      It’ll be around the Kansas City area, Blake. We can’t wait to be there!

  • Beau Sinklear

    Any timeframe when you guys will be open?

    • Staff Writer

      Hey, Beau! Thanks for your interest in our new Lee’s Summit location! Since this is a ground-up build it’ll take a little time, but if all the stars align, we’re hoping for summer. But we’ll keep posting updates to this page as they come in, so keep your eyes on this page.

  • Beau Sinklear

    Any updates? ?????

    • Staff Writer

      I know – we’re excited too! But it’s still under construction, Beau. As soon as we have more pictures/videos to share, we’ll post them up here. Thanks for your patience!

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