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Paddock Lounge

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Indoor Karting Buffalo Grove

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      Open for Fun Since 2013

      Fully Air-Conditioned Location

      2 Challenging Tracks

      Adult and Junior Electric Karts

      Paddock Lounge Restaurant

      5 Meeting Rooms with A/V Connections

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    Indoor Go Kart Racing Chicago

    With Chicago being the third largest city in the United States, we knew one location in Addison wasn’t enough to satisfy the legions of motorsport enthusiasts and speed freaks we love to accommodate. That’s why we created our Buffalo Grove facility. Conveniently located near Highland Park, Northbrook, Palatine, and Arlington Heights, our Buffalo Grove location is the ultimate destination for special occasions, corporate events, or company functions. Both of our two tracks offer high speeds with tight, twisty sections to allow for plenty of overtaking opportunities. Our Paddock Lounge restaurant overlooks these two tracks, providing the perfect environment to enjoy our varied menu and extensive beverage selection. When not racing, our Billiards Room will keep the competitive spirit alive. The five meeting rooms inside our Buffalo Grove location can accommodate groups from 12 to 150 in a world-class setting, with some rooms offering picturesque views of the nearby lake. If you’re in the Greater Chicago Area, a stop at K1 Speed Buffalo Grove is a must for your next birthday celebration, corporate event, team building event, or casual outing.

    Indoor Go Kart Racing – The K1 Speed Difference

    Have you been go-kart racing before? Were you unimpressed? Most kart tracks fail to impress us too, which is why we set out to create the best karting experience in America, using only the best kart tracks and best go-karts. We can assure you that karting at K1 Speed will change your opinion on go-kart racing, and will give you a whole new outlook on the sport. At K1 Speed, every single one of our tracks is professionally designed and built, and every location is indoors so that people can race regardless of the weather. Though this may not make much of a difference at our Southern California locations, as you know, weather in Chicago can have a mind of its own!


    What further separates K1 Speed apart from the competition is our high-performance, all-electric go-karts. When put side-by-side with the anemic, heavy, lawn mower-powered karts of your youth, there is simply no comparison. Our karts are designed in Europe, the heartland of modern kart design, and are powered by environmentally friendly, zero-emission electric motors. With maximum torque available from 0 rpm and the equivalent of 20hp, our karts can achieve a top speed approaching 45mph in mere seconds. The performance is enough to push you back in your seat under acceleration, and extracting maximum performance from these machines takes real talent. However, with power that’s adjustable based on the needs of the driver, our karts are accessible to individuals of all skill sets and experience, from novices to veteran racers.

    Arrive & Drive Racing, Special Events, and Corporate Functions

    There is a multitude of ways to experience indoor go-kart racing at our Chicago locations. However, our most popular option is Arrive & Drive racing. Whether you and your co-workers want to go racing after work or you’d like to come by with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon, our Arrive & Drive program allows you to race our karts any day of the week, any time, without a reservation.* During each Arrive & Drive race, competitors hit the track with up to 11 other racers in a heat. During this race, competitors race against the clock, rather than directly against each other, to see who can set the fastest lap time. Racing in equal machinery, the winner is determined based on talent, skill, and strategy, rather than luck of the draw or your position on the track. To ensure accuracy, we utilize a data logger on every one of our karts, which transmits wirelessly lap times to a large display overlooking the track. This allows racers to keep track of their performance, and that of their competitors, in real time. The experience is thrilling and immersive.


    In addition to our Arrive & Drive racing option, we also offer race packages, which provide exclusive use of the track during race heats, reserved race times, and a medal ceremony for winners. Perfect for groups of 9 or more people, these indoor karting packages, available at both Chicago K1 Speed locations, are ideal for:



    Whichever option is right for you, we are confident that you will not be disappointed in your experience. Quite the contrary in fact! Once you try indoor go-kart racing at our Chicago location, don’t be surprised if you become a regular visitor! Speed is thrilling and for many of our guests, they simply can’t get enough!


    *Please inquire about private rentals and height requirements.

    Great place to ease tension with family and friends especially if u take advantage of the promotions.
    Priscilla Pittman
    Priscilla P.
    12:05 12 Apr 21
    Great time as usual. Regional manager is a bit of a stick in the mud. The rest rock.
    Brent D. Payne
    Brent D. P.
    01:43 12 Apr 21
    Extremely awesome. What a fun time.👍👍👍
    Richard Tomlinson
    Richard T.
    23:11 29 Mar 21
    Great time. 😊
    John Grossman
    John G.
    12:05 29 Mar 21
    Had fun, but could improve on: giving text notifications, having the PA system louder in the bar area, showing on the screens in the bar who's up next.
    Alexa Maxwell
    Alexa M.
    22:55 28 Mar 21
    What an awesome time!! Thanks K1
    Rick tomlinson
    Rick T.
    22:05 27 Mar 21
    K1 is amazing! It's such a great way to spend a night. All the fun of high speed racing with none of the risk of death! My only complaint is that I wish it was cheaper to go and race!
    Doug Masek
    Doug M.
    19:37 14 Mar 21
    Don't come for a clean race unless you have a party, it's like a forza lobby on the track
    Trenton Kinzler
    Trenton K.
    19:28 14 Mar 21
    Such a fun environment! Highly recommend their facility! Staff is top-notch!
    Julie A.
    Julie A.
    04:26 14 Mar 21
    make sure you get a charged kart
    Matt Cerasa
    Matt C.
    02:15 13 Mar 21
    This place is absolutely amazing!
    Stephanie Erner
    Stephanie E.
    17:35 08 Mar 21
    5 stars although some of your staff was rather rude overall it was a fun experience!
    Danielle Gibson
    Danielle G.
    05:21 02 Feb 21

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