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Corporate Events

Birthday Parties

Arrive & Drive

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Fun for the
Whole Family!

Paddock Lounge

Delicious Food &
Refreshing Drinks
At the Paddock Lounge

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WE MAKE IT EASY
TO PLAN YOUR PARTY
AND CELEBRATE
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Indoor Karting Buffalo Grove

Hours
  • MEMORIAL DAY HOURS:
    5/24: 11 AM TO MIDNIGHT
    5/25: 10 AM TO MIDNIGHT
    5/26: 10 AM TO 11 PM
    5/27: 11 AM TO 10 PM

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NOTE: No Junior races after 8pm on Friday and Saturday.

Details

  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

  Arcade w/ Billiards (Pool Tables) & Air Hockey

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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 time. The stuff were great and informative. Nice atmosphere as well. Definitely will be there again.
Ryan K.
Ryan K.
17:36 18 May 24
It was an awesome experience. I never drove go carts that fast.
Cliff B.
Cliff B.
21:05 16 May 24
Amazing place to visit.
Mohammed Misbah U.
Mohammed Misbah U.
01:34 16 May 24
Fun time with my son.
Jim K
Jim K
17:57 13 May 24
Very adventurous sporting place for people of all ages. Friendly and supportive staff. My grandson thoroughly enjoyed the junior race. Planning his birthday party at this place.Rohan and his friends had a great day on his birthday. They enjoyed the go cart race and also freely ran around and played. The staff were customer friendly and the kids loved the place and it's ambience.Will definitely come back.
raja K.
raja K.
19:43 06 May 24
Great experience for my girls
Jc Custom A.
Jc Custom A.
22:06 04 May 24
I went on birthday 4/27/2024. It was my first time going and it was a blast!! Simple, great experience. Brittany did a great job helping my wife and I to get acclimate with good patience and professionalism. I only wish the tracks were much longer because I love racing. I'll be back.
Demetrius B.
Demetrius B.
17:53 03 May 24
We had a blast at K1 in Buffalo Grove. I had a large group of friends scheduled to go. We reserved a track and some races to ourselves. We ended up having a bunch of people not showing up, and the manager was very gracious in working out a plan that worked for the people that did. I appreciate the whole staff's working with on that. It was handled perfectly.
Brent W.
Brent W.
17:12 29 Apr 24
Very friendly and professional. Would recommend to anyone who are interested in get together for either adults or kids. Keep up good works!
Kay
Kay
18:59 28 Apr 24
Genial damos mantenimiento de yardas y servicio estimados gratis 🈚 lake county alrededor de lake county
Johana G.
Johana G.
20:21 27 Apr 24
Great experience, felt like a kid again however, these carts were much quicker!!! Everyone was very helpful and made the experience very fun. Will definitely be coming back!!
Kevin M.
Kevin M.
20:00 22 Apr 24
Everything was well managed and executed. The staff is professional and handled several situations very well. Had a great time.Driving is more serious than I expected which is a great thing! Key is to have a group with similar skillsets. If some are aggressive and some passive it's a recipe for a bad experience.
Eric B.
Eric B.
17:16 22 Apr 24

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