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Corporate Events

Birthday Parties

Arrive & Drive

Family in lobby of K1 Speed

Fun for the
Whole Family!

Paddock Lounge

Delicious Food &
Refreshing Drinks
At the Paddock Lounge

View Menu
kart with birthday balloonsBOOK NOW

WE MAKE IT EASY
TO PLAN YOUR PARTY
AND CELEBRATE
WITH FRIENDS!

Birthday Fun

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Indoor Karting Carlsbad

Contact
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.

Place was really nice and fun. Definitely deserve a 5 star and I will be returning! There is one thing I didn’t like. When I got there I had just went to jack in the box for breakfast and got me meat lovers breakfast burrito, let me tell I had to take a fat one once I got to k1 speed. I went into one of the stalls and sat down Immediately with zero time to scope out the stall and once I finished letting it out, there was no toilet paper. Absolutely Unacceptable. I had to get up and walk over to the next stall.
Oscar G.
Oscar G.
18:26 22 May 22
My name is Kay Bates and I am the broker/owner of Bates Realty in Escondido, CA. I used to take my kids here all the time. Love the fun atmosphere. This place is great for parties or an any time activity.
Kay B.
Kay B.
16:16 17 May 22
Much better this time! My son was able to drive full speed for most of each race. The wait time was reasonable for juniors.
Tara B.
Tara B.
23:48 16 May 22
I had a wonderful time at K1. The employee's we great and helpful with track information.
Mike F.
Mike F.
21:09 14 May 22
The trainers for the kids were amazing!
Shawn B.
Shawn B.
01:37 10 May 22
First time going to k1, The staff although young,they were very helpful and professional, even without adult supervision lol.My son had a blast as well, until the time slips put him 2nd to me!😂.Thanks to all the staff members for a easy,fun experience.
Rob L.
Rob L.
22:30 09 May 22
Had so much fun!Great facility, clean, organized, friendly staff!
Anthony F.
Anthony F.
18:30 05 May 22
Looking for a fun time to spend with the family. This is a good place for the kids to get their dose of a adrenaline RUSH.
Mike N.
Mike N.
21:39 02 May 22
It was really fun, just the only thing is, is that the kart would just randomly stop on its own without touch the brake
Lilderp 2.
Lilderp 2.
03:26 02 May 22
The karts are so fun and the staff couldn’t be better!Good job guys !
Severino L.
Severino L.
03:50 24 Apr 22
Had a blast at company event. The staff was fun and informative and ensured a good time. The 3 race format was perfect for the group event.
Scott J.
Scott J.
18:42 16 Apr 22
Everyone was so helpful and the place was so clean. The manager was soooo incredible and went above and beyond when it came to my questions and even moved things around to get our kids (10 yrs old) into their next race at a decent hour so we could get home in time for bedtime. Cant wait to go back and have my sons birthday party there.
Alexandra Z.
Alexandra Z.
18:55 06 Apr 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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