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Top 5 Go Karts Chicago

With great racing history in Chicago there are sure to be some amazing go kart tracks to go to. Check out the Top 10 Go Kart Racing in Chicago to discover your next racing experience. 

NASCAR had a street race in Chicago and it was pretty amazing. The rain dampened the fun a little but the drivers put on a show!

Top 5 Go Karts Chicago 

  1. K1 Speed – Addison
    K1 Speed – Buffalo Grove
  2. Accelerate Indoor Speedway
  3. Jack’s Big City Ranch
  4. Haunted Trails Burbank
  5. Play and Spin

Did you know that Chicago held the first automobile race in the United States? The Chicago Times-Herald Race of 1895 was held on Thanksgiving Day November 28, 1895. Frank Duryea won that race completing 52.4 miles in 10 hours and 23 minutes!

1. K1 Speed – Addisson

Pricing

Most Popular

Speedpass – $64.95
**2 Races, T-Shirt and Membership

1 Race – $27.95

2 Races – $49.85

3 Races – $64.95

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 12 PM – 10 PM

Friday: 12 PM – 12 AM

Saturday: 10 AM – 12 AM

Sunday: 10 AM – 10 PM

Requirements to Race

  • Junior racers required minimum height is 48″
  • Adult racers required minimum height is 58″
  • Closed toed shoes required
  • No loose fitted clothing like dresses

If you are unsure on what to wear when go karting, click here!

K1 Speed – Chicago’s Best Go Karts

Click here to register for K1 Speed Addison to save time when you show up!

These go karts are not slow. Go Kart racing in Chicago would not be complete without K1 Speed. They offer two locations: Buffalo Grove and Addison.  About the same distance from downtown Chicago.

 Features

The Addison location is no exception when it comes to the quality of go kart racing in Chicago. This location features two tracks and fun activities for everyone even if you are not going kart racing. 

The food offered is a full menu even with alcohol for those over 21. Once you have finished racing for the day you can enjoy an alcoholic beverage.

I would strongly suggest you call ahead before heading to the track. These go kart tracks can become very busy. K1 Speed also hosts large parties. You want to make sure there is not a large party attending the same day you are going.

Please reference the FAQ if some of your questions have not been answered!

K1 Speed – Buffalo Grove

Pricing

Most Popular

Speedpass – $64.95
**2 Races, T-Shirt and Membership

1 Race – $27.95

2 Races – $49.85

3 Races – $64.95

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 12 PM – 10 PM

Friday: 12 PM – 12 AM

Saturday: 10 AM – 12 AM

Sunday: 10 AM – 10 PM

Requirements to Race

  • Junior racers required minimum height is 48″
  • Adult racers required minimum height is 58″
  • Closed toed shoes required
  • No loose fitted clothing like dresses

If you are unsure on what to wear when go karting, click here!

K1 Speed – Go Karts Chicago

You might have a bit of sticker shock when looking at these prices. You get what you pay for. That couldn’t be truer when talking about go kart racing in Chicago. Do you want those slow go karts that are heavy and leave you disappointed? Or do you want a go kart that is going to leave your smiling ear to ear because it was so much fun? Yea, that’s what I thought. 

K1 Speed is an Indoor electric go kart track. With 55 tracks across the country K1 Speed has built an amazing product. Indoor electric go karts are the best indoor racing experience out there. The Electric go karts are fast, nimble, and challenging. 

Features

The food offered is a full menu even with alcohol for those over 21. Once you have finished racing for the day you can enjoy an alcoholic beverage. 

I would strongly suggest you call ahead before heading to the track. These go kart tracks can become very busy. K1 Speed also hosts large parties. You want to make sure there is not a large party attending the same day you are going. There is another K1 Speed to go so dont worry! 

Please reference the FAQ if some of our questions have not been answered!

2. Accelerate Indoor Speedway

Pricing

Weekday Pricing (Mon – Thu)

  • Buy 2 Get 1 FREE: $41.99
  • 5 Race Pack: $78.99
  • 8 Race Pack: $104.99

Weekend Pricing (Fri – Sun)

  • Buy 2 Get 1 FREE: $54.99
  • 5 Race Pack: $78.99
  • 8 Race Pack: $104.99

**Annual License: $7.95

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11 AM – 10 PM 

Friday: 11 AM – 12 AM

Saturday: 10 AM – 12 AM

Sunday: 10 AM – 10 PM

Requirements to Race

  • Junior Karts – Must be at least 8 years old and 48″ tall
  • Pro Karts – Must be at least 13 years old and 56″ tall
  • Closed toed shoes are required

If you are unsure on what to wear when go karting, click here!

Accelerate Indoor Speedway – Fastest Go Karts in Chicago

Accelerate Indoor Speedway boasts the fastest go karts in Chicago that you can rent. The 20 HP electric motors move these go karts up to 50 MPH! That is pretty amazing for some rental go karts.

Besides the go karts there are a lot of activities to do. Something for everyone young and old. There is a full restaurant to eat and drink once finished go kart racing. For the little ones there is an arcade to entertain. For the old ones there is a full bar. If dad or grandpa gets worn out they can sit down and have a beer. We all know moms wouldn’t quit! 

The two coolest additions are the Axe throwing and the two VR arenas now open. I have done axe throwing at Autobahn Indoor Speedway in Jessup, MD. It is a ton of fun. Difficult for me at first but once you stick a few its game on. 

The Virtual Reality Addition features two arenas to choose from. Reclaim and Chaos Jump

3. Jack’s Big City Ranch

Jack’s Big City Ranch – Chicago’s Spot for Adult Fun

Jack’s Big City Ranch is the place to be in Chicago during the summer. This is a Pop-Up go kart track which has much more to offer. Featuring high quality electric go karts you can play mini golf, mechanical bull tides, and Axe Throwing.

You can have a drink too. They offer some delicious custom drinks to enjoy your time at Jack’s Big City Ranch. If you are a young person looking to hang out and meet some new people, be sure to go to Jack’s Big City Ranch in Chicago!

The coolest part is the Pop-up changes with the seasons. Come check it out to see all the fun that goes on year-round!

Check out some of the best photos here!

4. Haunted Trails Burbank

Pricing

Trails Raceway: $8.75

Jr. Speedway Go Karts: $6.50

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 12 PM – 9 PM

Friday: 12 PM – 10 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 12 PM – 10 PM

Requirements to Race

  • Trails Raceway – Must be 54″ tall to drive
    **Passengers must be between 40″-53″ and a 16-year-old driver
  • Jr. Speedway Go Karts – Must be 4 – 8 years old and between 42″ and 53″ tall

If you are unsure on what to wear when go karting, click here!

Haunted Trails Burbank – Outdoor Go Karts Chicago

Haunted trails Burbank is a year-round “Halloween Themed” amusement park. Go karts are just one of the great attractions at Haunted Trails Burbank. 

Open from April thru October the go karts are truly one of the best family go kart options in Chicago. These go karts are designed for family fun.

Haunted Trails Burbank has two different options for go karts. Depending on the height of your child may determine which go kart they can race. 

No more sitting back and watching the big boys race. It’s their turn to go out there and mix it up! The Jr. Speedway go karts put them in control. At a very affordable price in comparison to others on this list too! 

The Trails Raceway go karts are also very affordable at $8 per ride. The two seater option is really cool as well. If the little one is unable to drive the Jr. Speedway go karts hopefully they can ride along to enjoy some fun. 

For more information check out the FAQ and the site here!

5. Play and Spin

Pricing

1 Race: $10

Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Thursday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Friday: 4 PM – 11PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 11 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 9 PM

Requirements to Race

  • Must be 54″ tall to drive
  • Must be 36″ tall to ride as a passenger or 3 years old

If you are unsure on what to wear when go karting, click here!

Play and Spin – Chicago Indoor Go Kart Racing

Just 15 miles from Downtown Chicago is another great family fun go kart track. Play and Spin is a very conveniently located go kart track for anyone in the Chicago area. 

Play and Spin have a 6,000 sqft track. You compete with seven other racers at a time. The go karts are electric producing high-performance torque filled fun. You must be 54” tall to operate the go karts. It will cost  you 10 dollars for one go kart race. They also have  two seater go karts so your little ones can ride along as well.

There is much more to do at Play and Spin in Chicago. There is something for everyone to do at Play and Spin. Here are the list of attractions at Play and Spin in Chicago

  • Birthday Party Place
  • Inflatable Park
  • Private Events
  • Go Karts
  • Laser Tag
  • Indoor Arcade
  • VR Games
  • Sports Bar
  • Rock Climbing Wall

What are you waiting for?

It might take a couple weekends to try these go kart tracks out. If you are wondering more about, go kart racing and think it may be the sport for you look into some more articles here.

I hope you find this helpful in your quest for go kart racing in Chicago. If you did or you want to leave a comment, get in contact and let me know!

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