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Top 5 Go Karts Austin, TX

Austin has some of the best go karts around! Check out the top go karts in Austin, TX. Don’t just show up to a go kart track and hope for the best. Check out the tracks below and see which one is best for you and your family!

COTA is one of the premier tracks in the world!

Not Texas

Not the US

Not North America.. but the freaking world

Yea, they have go karts. GO RACE THEM!

Go Karts Austin Top 5

  1. K1 Speed
  2. COTA Karting
  3. Pinballz Lake Creek
  4. Hill Country Kart Club
  5. Austin’s

Are you interested in racing go karts? I grew up racing go karts and I loved it. Since I was 8 years old, we have raced go karts. Traveling from state to state with my family racing!

1. K1 Speed


Speedpass – $64.95

1 Race – $25.95

2 Races – $46.95

3 Races – $59.95


Monday – Thursday: 12 PM – 10 PM

Friday: 12 PM – 12 AM

Saturday: 10 AM – 12 AM

Sunday: 10 AM – 10 PM

A place like K1 Speed is great for your next date. Speed, Food and Drinks… The perfect combination for a great date!

Requirements to Race

  • Junior Racer Minimum height 48″
  • Adult Racer Minimum height 58″
  • Closed toed shoes required
  • Tie up long hair
  • Avoid loose or baggy clothing

Unsure of what to wear? Click here to learn what to wear when go karting!

K1 Speed – Best Go Karts in Austin

K1 Speed is a fantastic place to race go karts in Austin. The go karts are super-fast and fun to drive.

I’ve raced these go karts and have felt the power they put out. When you mash the throttle to the floor be prepared to unleash the electric beast that is the electric go kart.

k1 Speed has figured it out. If you can rent super-fast go karts inside and away from the elements people will come.

Go kart racing for kids? Yup, they do that too. Just be over 48″ and you are good to go. Only requirement to be able to operate the go kart safely.

What about the safety equipment? No, Worries! K1 supplies all safety equipment! If you have your own full-face helmet that meets the safety requirements, you can wear that. I have worn my own helmet before.

K1 Speed is great for birthday parties, family outings, and any group event. Even corporate company team building exercises are perfect at K1 Speed.

What Kind of Go Karts are at K1 Speed in Austin?

K1 Speed uses electric go karts. They utilize 20-Horsepower electric motors to hit top speeds of up to 45 miles per-hour.

How old do you need to be to race go karts at K1 Speed in Austin?

None, Meet the minimum height of 48″ tall. Drivers still must be able to safely control the go kart to be able to race.

Is there food at K1 Speed in Austin?

Yes, The Paddock Lounge offers great food from Custom burgers, pizza and delicious appetizers.

2. COTA Karting


Single Race – $35

Double Race – $70

3 Races – $105

Kiddie Kart Race – $12


Monday – Wednesday: Closed

Thursday and Friday: 5 PM – 10 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 11 AM – 10 PM

Requirements to Race

  • Closed toed shoes are REQUIRED
  • Must be 13 years or older
  • Must be 48″ or taller
  • Double Kart driver must be 16 years old and 58″ tall
  • Passengers must be 48″ tall
  • Max weight is 275 lbs
  • Be sure to avoid loose fitted clothing and prepare to tie up long hair

Unsure of what to wear? Click here to learn what to wear when go karting!

COTA Karting – Go Karting in Austin

A true racer will surely know COTA (Circuit of the Americas). But for some new racers this may be a totally foreign place. Well, you’re gonna learn today!

COTA Karting is a miniature super circuit next to the world-famous Circuit of the Americas track.

You will get to experience real go karts raced outdoors on a real go kart track. These go karts are fast too. Gas powered racing machines that will not disappoint.

To say that I am jealous of this track is an understatement. If you ever wanted to try go kart racing this is the place to be. There is no other way to get your feet wet and enjoy some kart racing!

COTA Karting will supply all of the necessary equipment you need. All you need are the clothes on your back and closed toed shoes. Just be sure to avoid loose fitted clothing and tie up your long hair.

What is the common thread on the Google reviews for COTA Karting? …Fast! Hot nasty bad ass speed!

3. Pinballz Lake Creek


Single Race – $13

Four Race Pack – $48

Six Race Pack – $70

Eight Race Pack – $88


Monday – Thursday: 11 AM – 12 AM

Friday: 11 AM – 2 AM

Saturday: 10 AM – 2 AM

Sunday: 10 AM – 2 AM

A place like Pinballz is great for your next date. Arcade games, go karts, escape rooms and so much more!

Requirements to Race

  • Closed toed shoes REQUIRED.
  • Junior Karts – Must be at least 6 years old and 48″ tall
  • Adult Karts – Must be at least 14 years old and at least 58″ tall
  • Be sure to tie up long hair and avoid loose fitted clothes

Unsure of what to wear? Click here to learn what to wear when go karting!

Pinballz Lake Creek – Arcade and Go Karts Austin

Pinballz in Lake Creek is a unique place. They have a huge arcade with so many games. Pinballz is a bar, arcade, go kart track, escape room, VR experience. Do I need to go on? It’s insane how much that is offered under one roof!

Of course, you are showing up for the go karts though. These go karts are 100% electric. No gas or exhaust smells to bother you while racing indoors.

OTL manufactures these go karts. They are a top manufacturer of high performance fully electric go karts. Unlike most other indoor electric go kart tracks you will not be required to wear a helmet. No need to put on that smelly head sock and helmet!

4. Hill Country Kart Club


No Rental Go Karts


Check out the schedule below from their Facebook page!

Be sure to always check in to accommodate for the tricky Texas weather.

Go Kart Racing Austin

A place like HCKC is a great place to learn how to get into the sport of go kart racing. Learn how you can start here!

Requirements to Race

Rules and requirements will vary by age at a track like HCKC. Please visit their Racing Classes page that lays out which class you will be competing in.

Unsure of what to wear? Click here to learn what to wear when go karting!

Hill Country Kart Club – Real Go Kart Racing Austin

Do you want to actually race go karts?

Hill Country Kart Club is not a rental track. It is not a fun track either. This is a real go kart track. You too can be a part of this amazing sport.

The track is located about an hour south of Austin. Also about an hour North of San Antonio. Either way the trip is well worth it. If becoming a race car driver is your goal then learning how to race go karts is the next step!

They race everything here from kid karts for kids aged 5-8 and senior LO206 which is for people aged 35 and up. Go kart racing is not just for young people. Go kart racing is for everyone!

Racing will develop you as a person, building so many skills that you can apply in everyday life. For example, patience. Sometimes your go kart just doesn’t have the speed like the others at the beginning of the race. As your tires warm up and the tire pressures raise you become faster. If you get frustrated and impatient you may do something stupid to ruin the entire race.

Go kart clubs are a group of people who love to race. Some are racing to get to the next level and some are there just to have fun. Either way you will be sure to have a good time.

5. Austin’s


Single Race Safari Track- $5

Single Race Slick Track – $8

**Purchase the play package for $39.95 and get unlimited attractions!


Sunday – Thursday: 11 AM – 10 PM

Friday: 11 AM – 11 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 11 PM

A place like Austin’s is great for your next date. Indoor and outdoor games for summer and warm weather fun!

Requirements to Race

  • Slick Track Go Karts – Must be 60″ tall
  • Speedway Go Karts – Must be 58″ tall
  • Speedway Rookie Go Karts – Must be 48″ tall
  • Be sure to tie up long hair and avoid loose fitted clothes

Unsure of what to wear? Click here to learn what to wear when go karting!

Austin’s – Family Fun Go Kart Racing

Austin’s is the perfect family outing location. There is so much for kids and adults to do. Enjoy the warm summer days at Austin’s!

The go karts are outdoor gas powered go karts. They are more geared towards family fun. These are not the insanely fast go karts of K1 Speed but they are still a lot of fun!

There are a bunch of different go karts you can choose from too. If you are a rookie you can race the Speedway rookie go-karts and if you are a serious racer you can race the Pro Go karts on the slick track.

Go karting is a family sport and hobby. A location like Austin’s is the perfect place for a family young and old to have fun together.

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