Carlsbad Location indoor kart racing



Indoor Karting Carlsbad


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


      One challenging track

      Adult and Junior electric karts

      Nightclub-style lighting

      Two meeting rooms with A/V connections

      Glo Karting™

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    Arrive & Drive







    Indoor Karting San Diego, Carlsbad, North County

    At K1 Speed Carlsbad, our popular Arrive & Drive racing packages allows racers of all ages to experience the thrill of head-to-head action! Perfect for families, friends and co-workers looking for things to do tonight, Arrive & Drive racing allows individuals to come in anytime, without a reservation, and race in our high-performance all-electric karts. Racers can purchase one race or a combo package of 3 races at a discounted rate. We must warn you though that racing can become addicting! If you want to introduce the thrill of motorsport to a friend, you can also purchase gift cards.


    K1 Speed Carlsbad is also an excellent choice for birthday parties, corporate events, team building workshops, bachelor / bachelorette parties and other group events! Our meeting rooms provide a private space for business meetings or celebrations. Plus, we’ve sourced the best local caterers that’ll give your guests a meal to remember! Visit our group events page for more information or fill out an online inquiry and an events specialist will get in touch with you.


    Whether you want to blow off steam after a long day at the office in Oceanside, Escondido, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas, Poway or visiting The Shoppes at Carlsbad, Carlsbad Forum and looking for some thrills this weekend, we invite you to K1 Speed Carlsbad in North County, San Diego. Our indoor karting locations are world-class entertainment venues, complete with professionally designed racetracks, spacious lobbies, authentic racing memorabilia, snack bars, and seating areas featuring leather couches and flat screen plasma televisions. When you’re not on the track, you can soak in the atmosphere and talk strategy with your fellow racers. To inquire about closures, please call K1 Speed Carlsbad today. If the track is open, then you are welcome!

    Arrive & Drive Indoor Karting

    An Arrive & Drive race is a timed event featuring up to 12 competitors. Rather than race each other for position, racers go up against the clock. At the end of the session, the racer with the quickest lap time is the winner and earns the privilege of bragging rights! Despite the relatively simple concept of a race against the clock, a timed session presents a unique challenge as achieving a quick lap time requires consistency and the skills to navigate and pass slower drivers. Just as in qualifying for a Formula One grand prix, one simple mistake can prove to be the difference between first and second place. And the clock doesn’t lie, so there are no excuses if your friend, co-worker, parent, son, daughter, or spouse beats you on the track!


    Setting a fast lap time and taking home the victory in our Arrive & Drive races also requires mastering our high-performance electric karts. As with all K1 Speed locations, our K1 Speed Carlsbad indoor karting location in North County, San Diego uses environmentally friendly, all-electric go-karts. With 20hp electric motors and maximum torque available from 0 rpm, the karts feature superb acceleration. Unlike gas-powered karts, which can easily bog in slow-speed corners and are weight sensitive, our electric karts can accelerate to top speed nearly instantly, regardless of driver weight. The difference is startling for individuals accustomed to the anemic performance of lawnmower-powered karts. Quite simply, once you try our electric karts, you’ll never want to race anything else!

    Come In and Race Today

    Arrive & Drive racing is offered every day of the year, at every single K1 Speed indoor karting location. Contact K1 Speed Carlsbad in North County, San Diego today to inquire about private closures to ensure that our location is open for business, as well as for driving directions. We make the thrill of wheel-to-wheel racing accessible to young and old alike, and would be happy to welcome you to our 60,000 sq. ft. track, rain or shine! Have questions? Read our FAQ.

    Always have a great time when you family and I visit.
    Marcus Wilson
    Marcus W.
    19:17 06 Jul 20
    Hadn't been here for 7yrs. Always a fun place to relieve stress
    Rud Caro
    Rud C.
    17:27 04 Jul 20
    they really have done a good job since coming back online, they have improved their menu, they now have a couple of great pizzas! Prices are still reasonable for the amount of laps you get, and they have okay a number of games available for the kids.
    Mark Gladden
    Mark G.
    00:53 29 Jun 20
    It's so much fun and they have a wonderful staff, if you're military you can buy your speed passes on base for 1/2 the price!!
    Diesel Mafia94
    Diesel M.
    21:40 24 Jun 20
    I was ready to give up on Yelp after some recent disappointing recommendations but this one won us back. Took my sons and nephews for lunch. We were a bit concerned about the meal prices for lunch at a restaurant we had not tried so som
    Mildred Thompson
    Mildred T.
    07:32 03 Jun 20
    Amazing Greek food! I came with a friend on a Friday night right after 5pm without a reservation, but were very lucky to be seated by the bar after 30min. We shared a few plates, the zucchini cake, the calamari, the fried cheese (recommender by the bartender), the famous lamb chops and a dessert. Everything was amazing and we got so full! They also had a great wine list and we each had two glasses that we really enjoyed.
    Beverly Cook
    Beverly C.
    04:26 02 Jun 20
    Delicious prime rib. Nederland steak also very good. Cooked exactly to request. Too full for desert but the bread pudding looked delicious
    Brittany Butler
    Brittany B.
    10:25 18 Mar 20
    Took our son and his girlfriend for his birthday - they both had a lot of fun and said they will be going back!
    Becky Kline
    Becky K.
    20:19 16 Mar 20
    Kids had a great time
    Valerie Kurth
    Valerie K.
    23:30 12 Mar 20
    So much fun! The electric cars are great too. Less noise and no fumes.
    Shawn Van Pelt
    Shawn Van P.
    04:20 12 Mar 20
    Very fun. Electric Karts are very zippy making them feel very fast. Make sure, if you have younger people go, they understand how to stop or slow down in a panic.
    Arnold Cagle
    Arnold C.
    03:32 12 Mar 20
    Great staff, fun track
    Rob The Magical Banana
    Rob The Magical B.
    19:42 11 Mar 20


    My family and I came into K1 on the morning of 1/1/16. Your offer to have us come in early so the whole family could enjoy a safe race with my son Garrett, made my year. Garrett suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident on 1/2/11, his best friend did not survive the accident. According to the statistics, Garrett should never of come out of his coma. But he did! Slowly but surely he recovers. Doing things we thought would never be possible, like driving a go kart. You and your staff’s generosity started our new year off right & created a positive vibe that fortunately carried us through the next day (which can be a very tough day for all of us). An extra thanks for treating Garrett with respect & consideration, like he and all people with disabilities deserve.  Please share this heartfelt thank you to your supervisors and staff.

    Forever thankful,

    Krista L.