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4 Best Go Kart Tracks in Baltimore, MD

These are real racing go karts Baltimore. Sandy Hook Speedway is a little bit of a hike North of Baltimore but it is well worth the trip!

While Maryland isn’t the hub for NASCAR like North Carolina, and it certainly isn’t the epicenter for INDY Car like Indiana is.

But there are some awesome go kart tracks to race in the Maryland, Baltimore and DC area.

In 1964 they broke ground in Beltsville, MD building Beltsville Speedway. The track was relatively short-lived, closing in 1978. Noise restrictions played a part in the downfall of the track.

Before the track closed there were some historic races there. NASCAR greats the likes of Richard Petty, David Pearson and Tiny Lund all showed up to race.

Top 4 Go Kart Tracks in Baltimore, Maryland

  1. United Karting
  2. Autobahn Indoor Speedway – White Marsh
  3. Sandy Hook Speedway
  4. The Go-Kart Track

Go Karting in Baltimore is rich with various types of go karting. Family friendly rentals to blazing fast Rotax engine powered go karts!

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! Not a bad deal huh!

1. United Karting

Pricing

Arrive and Drive Fun Go Karts (Teens and Adults)

1 Race Session – $25

2 Race Sessions – $45

3 Race Sessions – 65

5 Race Sessions – $100

Compkart Bambino (Kids 5-7)

3 Race Sessions – $130

**COMPKART University is Required

Club United Rotax

3 Race Sessions – $120

5 Race Sessions – $145

Hours

Please check in with their calendar showing the specific dates and times they are open.

You can also find the dates and times they are offering the COMPKART Universities!

Requirements to Race

Compkart N32 – Cadet Size for smaller kids

  • Ages 12 and Up
  • If 8-11 years old the Compkart university is required to be completed
  • Must be 4′ 8″ or taller to race
  • Perform the training video

Carolikart – Full Size Adult Go Karts

  • Ages 12-Adult
  • Must be 4′ 10″ or taller
  • Perform the training video

Compkart Bambino – Micro Kart for new Racers

  • Ages 5-7
  • Height varies and will be determined on site
  • Perform the training video
  • Compkart University is required

Club United ROTAX – League Racing Go Karts

  • Ages 13-Adult
  • Must be 4′ 10″ or Taller
  • Must pass a Racing and Safety Exam
  • Compkart University is required or Prior Racing experience
  • Must show you are capable of racing safely

United Karting – Best Go Karts in Baltimore

In today’s world everyone wants bigger, faster, stronger. They want go karts that are faster, cooler and more challenging. The era of putting around a road course is over.

At United Karting you will have the opportunity to race real go karts that could be put on a racetrack tomorrow and be competitive. This is an amazing opportunity! If you were to go out and buy a go kart, trailer, gear, fuel, oils, tires and spare parts you would be spending thousands!

Skip all of that and rent some of the best go karts in Baltimore, some of the best go karts in Maryland for that matter!

United Karting – What Makes them Great

United Karting figured it out. They offer racing go karts to the public to race. For safety and protection of their equipment you will have to perform safety videos and possible tests to be able to race the Rotax Go Kart.

This is for your own good. These go karts are fast and you can get hurt if you drive recklessly. Take the time and perform the required safety videos and tests.

If you fall in love with go kart racing, which you will, you can join some of the racing leagues that they offer. You race their go karts and they provide the safety equipment. Like a true wheelman all you do is show up and drive!

2. Autobahn Indoor Speedway

Pricing

Walk in Pricing: Pro and Junior Karts $20.99 – 25.99

Click here to see the deals

Autobahn finds the best deals with multiple races for a fraction of the price.

Annual License: $7.95
License covers the use of a helmet sock, helmets, mobile scoring, and you get a FREE race on your birthday!

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11 AM – 10 PM

Friday: 11 AM – 12 AM

Saturday: 10 AM – 12 AM

Sunday: 10 AM – 10 PM

Go karting is a fantastic date idea! Click to Learn More about my date at Autobahn Speedway

Requirements to Race

  • Junior Karts: Must be 8 years old and 48″ tall
  • Pro Karts: Must be 13 years old and 56″ tall
  • Closed toed shoes are required
  • Long hair must be tied up and secured above shoulder length

Click here to learn what to wear when go karting!

Autobahn Indoor Speedway – Go Karts Baltimore

The fastest, most intense and coolest karts around are located at Autobahn just outside of Baltimore in White March. The fully electric go karts are super-fast. Reaching speeds of up to 50mph!

These are not your dad’s rental go karts of the past. There was a gap in the market where people were craving the real thing. Real intense go karts. You asked and Autobahn delivered!

I have raced the go karts multiple times and I love them. The go karts handle great, have intense acceleration and for the most part all of the go karts are equal.

Autobahn has it all too. The fun does not stop at go karts either. There is an Arcade, Axe throwing and rooms for private parties.

AEKC

The American EKart Championships. $10,000 grand prize. Yea, that’s right 10K!

Autobahn offers racing leagues. If you are looking to race, go karts this is a great way to start. While these are still far from the real thing they are as close as you can get!

3. Sandy Hook Speedway

Pricing

Entry per Class –$55

Additional Classes – $40

Pit Pass – $13

Hours

Racing Most Sundays from March thru November

Gates open: 8 AM

Practice Starts: 9:30 AM

Racing Starts: 12:30 PM

Sandy Hook Speedway – Real Go Kart Racing in Baltimore

Sandy Hook Speedway is more than a go kart track. This place will forever hold a special place in my memory. I had my first go kart race here as a young kid. At eight years old I jumped into our Trick go kart for the first time.

Marking the beginning of this crazy journey of go kart racing. We raced here for several years until Nicholson Speedway became our home track.

I loved Sandy Hook Speedway. The track was fun to drive, and we made so many friends that I still talk to today. Go kart racing is a family sport and I would encourage anyone to start.

The track layout is the same as it was 20 years ago. The pits are still the same as well. I’m sure the fun has not changed either!

Sandy Hook Speedway – The Racing

My favorite turn at Sandy Hook Speedway was the banked left-handed turn before the start finish line. As you exit the fast right hand dog leg and carry the speed into the left-hand banked turn you feel the g forces pulling you into the seat. The engine is pulling as hard as it can, and you are about pushing the pedal through the floor plate.

If you are behind someone the thrill of gaining ground is like nothing else. If you are being chased, you can hear the roar of the competitor’s engine creeping up to make a pass. Either way the speed, fun and challenge is what you will remember!

Stop over at Sandy Hook Speedway and watch some races. You will enjoy watching from the spectators’ hill or from in the pits. Chat with some racers and see if they can help answer any questions you may have.

Feel free to reach out to me as well if you have any questions about getting into the sport of go kart racing!

4. The Go-Kart Track

Pricing

Single Race – $12.50
Passenger – $1.50

1 Hour Bracelet – $29 (Unlimited Go Karting and Mini Golf)

4 Ride Package – $29

10 Races – $60

15 Races – $75

25 Races – $110

Hours

April Thru May

Monday to Thursday: 12 PM – 9 PM

Friday: 12 PM – 10 PM

Saturday: 10 PM – 10 PM 

Sunday: 10 AM – 9 PM 

June Thru Aug 29th

Monday to Thursday: 10 AM – 9 PM

Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 9 PM

Aug 30th Thru November

Monday to Thursday: 12 PM – 9 PM

Friday: 12 PM – 10 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 9 PM

December, January and February

Monday to Thursday: CLOSED

Friday:  3 AM – 8 PM

Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 9 PM

Requirements to Race

  • Junior Track – Must be 42″ or taller to drive
  • Family Track – Must be 48″ or taller to drive
    Passengers must be at least 3 years old, and the driver must be 16 years or older
  • Drift Track – Must be 54″ or taller to drive
  • Be sure to avoid wearing loose fitted clothing
  • Tie up and secure shoulder length hair

Click here to learn what to wear when go karting!

The Go-Kart Track – Go Karts Near Baltimore

The Go Kart Track is a family fun go karting location that everyone in the family can join in on. There are go karts for kids, adults and teens. There are even double seater go karts so children as young as 3 years old can ride along!

Go karting is a family sport and what better way to get everyone involved than at the Go Kart Track. My favorite feature of this go karting location in Baltimore are the go karts for kids. On the junior track kids as tall as 42″ can drive their own go karts!

The special braking system allows the brakes to slowly apply when the youngster releases the throttle pedal. This is a feature on the junior go karts. This assists them in controlling the go kart while they are still learning.

If you are a bit older and want to have some more fun the drifting go karts are for you! They will slick the track down with a powder, greatly reducing the traction. Essentially putting you in a constant oversteer condition. Hold on as you drift around each corner!

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