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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.

    Fast speeds for this size track. Best experience will be with a larger party and everyone with equal skill
    Matthew E.
    Matthew E.
    18:55 15 Jul 21
    The place was high quality and extremely sanitary and was extremely fun for all there. The one reason it’s 4 stars is that some of the staff was a bit rude but that’s it. Highly recommend for a party or fun outing.
    Pranav R
    Pranav R
    01:48 11 Jul 21
    A great place to have your kids let off some post-homeschooling steam. They talked about their in-race shenanigans for days afterwards. Thanks, K1!
    Alin Alkass, D.
    Alin Alkass, D.
    23:25 09 Jul 21
    Very friendly staff.
    Chukwunenye O.
    Chukwunenye O.
    20:09 08 Jul 21
    Amazing experience! The car speeds were so fast it surprised me lol! I had a hard time with the brake but that was just because I didn't realize how sensitive it is. It was awesome overall!
    Leilani P.
    Leilani P.
    00:29 02 Jul 21
    Le gusta la velocidad y la adrenalina les recomiendo este lugar , ademas esta bajo techo asi que si quieren hacer algo en un dia frio o que este lloviendo este es el lugar para visitar
    Fernando y Sandra g
    Fernando y Sandra g
    02:53 25 Jun 21
    overall fun experience
    Ashraf K.
    Ashraf K.
    03:14 20 Jun 21
    Cool place!!! Cars are pretty quick!!!
    john S.
    john S.
    23:03 13 Jun 21
    A blast for the kids.
    FS O.
    FS O.
    00:42 13 Jun 21
    My buddies and I came here on short notice during our liberty hours and were welcomed with glee. The environment was very welcoming and easy to get all set up and registered to race. The race track is very bog and the races were so fun. The upstairs lounge area was also a very nice piece to the joint. Hospitality was fantastic and the drinks and food were delicious and very well priced. Over all this place is an amazing establishment for any occasion. 10/10 will come back.
    Ethan C.
    Ethan C.
    22:16 12 Jun 21
    The staff is top notch
    Veelow mUy M.
    Veelow mUy M.
    06:29 06 Jun 21
    Really fun and friendly
    Jorgie G.
    Jorgie G.
    06:24 06 Jun 21

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