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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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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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    Click Here For Closure Info & Holiday Hours

    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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    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.

    Staff was very friendly
    Denika J.
    Denika J.
    20:40 13 Aug 22
    Excellent entertainment!
    Abu G.
    Abu G.
    01:37 13 Aug 22
    Came in last, but I had fun. Best to do 2 races if you are actually trying to race. Need first to get used to car, track handling.
    rosalind B.
    rosalind B.
    22:42 12 Aug 22
    Our family loved racing at K1 Speed in Carlsbad. Friendly staff took care of us and our kids and ensured we had a great time. We also liked that the karts are electric instead of the older gas powered ones. Instant torque and no breathing fumes! The staff was really careful with the younger racers, gave them a full briefing on how to drive the cars, answered their questions, and made sure they were safe. The Jr racers have smaller karts and race separately from adults.The only downside was frequent slowdowns due to other drivers. It's pretty frustrating when you're on track for a great lap time and the staff has to switch everyone to slow mode for a caution. But that's how they keep everyone safe, and they're pretty good at it.I wish they'd give a couple of extra laps if there are a lot of cautions during a race.
    S K
    S K
    21:26 12 Aug 22
    Staff were great, good fun, duration of sessions a little on the short side. And our group was paired with one of the pro racers who was a bit of a problem and caused multiple crashes and clearly his car was given a little more power. Otherwise good fun.
    Lawrence H.
    Lawrence H.
    17:23 10 Aug 22
    Staff is always helpful, my kiddos always have fun when we go once a year
    Lily S.
    Lily S.
    03:44 10 Aug 22
    I went for a birthday party and it was so fun! The employees made sure we were safe and we got to take home our results. The only thing I didn’t like was the results were based on best lap time and I came in 9th of 11 but my average was 4th best.
    Bram S.
    Bram S.
    23:38 07 Aug 22
    If you like to race this is the place. The kids and I had a blast.
    Brian S.
    Brian S.
    22:34 04 Aug 22
    Alice from k1 speed was very nice and helpful this evening for my son’s birthday. Thank you Alice
    Suzie B
    Suzie B
    03:26 01 Aug 22
    Muy buenos coches y excelente administracion
    Jorge A.
    Jorge A.
    03:19 29 Jul 22
    The team at K1 Speed went above and beyond to make sure my 9 year old son and his best friend (who shares the same birthdate) had an epic time and felt like VIP's!
    Roxy K.
    Roxy K.
    00:43 29 Jul 22
    Service was decent and the track was pretty fun. The air hockey table was busted so it didn't count the points correctly.
    Bee K.
    Bee K.
    06:59 27 Jul 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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