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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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TO PLAN YOUR PARTY
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Indoor Karting Carlsbad

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6212 CORTE DEL ABETO
CARLSBAD, CA 92011

1-855-517-7333 - Group Reservations
(8 or more racers)
1-760-929-2225 - Front Desk
Other Locations Nearby
Hours
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    NOTE: No Junior races after 8pm on Friday and Saturday.

    Details

      The Very First K1 Speed! Open Since 2003

      1 Challenging Track

      Adult and Junior Electric Karts

      Arcade w/ Billiards (Pool Tables) & Air Hockey

      2 Meeting Rooms with A/V Connections

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    Safety has always been K1 Speed’s number one priority. Here’s how we’re keeping our locations clean and safe during your visit.

    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 kid’s birthday parties, teen birthday parties, adult birthdays, 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!

    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.

    It was a blast to use this venue for team bonding. It's a thrilled experience that a go cart can go that fast and quiet, safe. Thanks to the EV technology and staffs.
    Hausting H.
    Hausting H.
    17:54 01 Jul 22
    It’s one of the best places I’ve to for go kart racing. Staff is also very nice.
    original O.
    original O.
    14:38 28 Jun 22
    The kids had a great time. Glad it wasn't super busy or crowded. The pizza is not good but the milk shakes are. Staff is friendly.
    McChelle S.
    McChelle S.
    11:44 28 Jun 22
    I hadn't been there in years, had somewhat forgotten about it. Took 9 year old to a friend's birthday party there and was super impressed about how cool it looked in there. Very loungy kind of like a Cinopolis or Bowlero type place. The kids at the bday party had an absolute blast. They were all way too little to have been there before, and Covid had killed that stuff for a while I suppose too. Their day at K1 was the talk of the neighborhood all weekend.
    Nick B.
    Nick B.
    17:13 27 Jun 22
    Super fun place. Great place to go with some friends and/or your son! Lol
    David L.
    David L.
    16:02 16 Jun 22
    So much fun!!! Kids loved it
    Ginger
    Ginger
    18:45 13 Jun 22
    My 10 year old absolutely loves this place! He is always heartbroken when we go to see if he can race and it’s over an hour. We got luckily this past Saturday though and he was able to race twice within 20 minutes each time. Wish we lived closer so we could bring him more often. The time before last, we went and it wasn't a great experience because he was never allowed to go full speed. I messaged them and when we returned a few weeks ago, it was much better and we had a much happier boy! What can I say? Our boy likes to drive fast on the track!
    Tara B.
    Tara B.
    17:25 12 Jun 22
    Nice track, very cool idea to print out track times and rank the racers, gives it a competitive edge, next stop for me is f1!!!
    Gerasimos M.
    Gerasimos M.
    04:23 06 Jun 22
    We just got back from Universal Studios and my 7 yr old daughter was tall enough to go on all the rides. When we got to K1, she did not meet the height requirement (I was thinking the height requirement was the same at Universal). She was understandably upset as we went with friends and they were all tall enough. The manager was really nice and gave her a first place medal and let her play some games for free. He really went out of his way to make her feel welcome and not left out. She was a happy camper
    Jen R.
    Jen R.
    17:54 02 Jun 22
    Great time on our first visit. The karts that shift were a blast! Staff was helpful and courteous and the entire facility was clean.
    Ryan D.
    Ryan D.
    17:46 31 May 22
    I took my three sons to K1 Speed in Carlsbad for my 16 year old’s birthday. The staff was very accommodating. Abby was very helpful with picking and paying for the number of races we wanted and keeping us together as a group for “arrive and drive”. The guys running the track explained everything well and kept the experience fun and safe. They were a bit understaffed and it was hit or miss to find someone at the cafe counter to order food or drinks. I won’t count this against them due to the fact that many businesses are having difficulty with hiring. Overall a blast and I will be going again for a guys night out. Thanks Abby!!!
    Kai M.
    Kai M.
    20:29 30 May 22
    Great team-building activity.
    Dennis B.
    Dennis B.
    23:31 27 May 22

    Testimonials

    Hello,
    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.

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