For a real racing experience check out the Colorado Karting Tour at PPIR. A traveling go kart racing series that visits race tracks around the Colorado area!
Also be sure to check out all of the best go karts in Denver here!
Go kart racing is a family sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether you are young or old there is a go kart out there for everyone.
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Go Karts Colorado Springs
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. Overdrive Raceway
Purchase the race packages. Whether that is the 3, 5 or 8 Pack. You will save money!
Junior Go Karts – $20
Adult Go Karts – $24 – $26
Monday: 1 PM – 9 PM
Wednesday and Thursday: 1 PM – 9 PM
Friday and Saturday: 11 AM – 10 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 9 PM
Requirements to Race
- Junior Go Karts on the Pepsi Track – Under 13 years old and between 48″ – 56″ Tall
- Adult Go Karts on the Pepsi Track – 13 Years and older and must be taller than 56″
- Adult Go Karts on the Rockstar Track – Must be 16 years and older and must be 56″ or taller
- Closed Toed shoes are required for all ages and tracks
- Avoid loose and baggy clothing
- Be sure to tie up long hair
Click Here to Learn More about Overdrive Raceway
The best place to race go karts in Colorado Springs has got to be Overdrive Raceway! With multiple different go karts on multiple different go kart tracks you will be sure to have fun.
The high speed and intense power of indoor electric go karts will really impress you, especially if you have never raced indoor go karts before. The torque that is produced by the electric motors is so impressive that you won’t want to race any other kind of go kart.
These go karts will push speeds of 45+ MPH!
What I love about Overdrive is that they have go karts for juniors and adults. Children under 13 years old and between 48″ – 56″ can race the junior karts.
The multiple tracks give people a challenge as well. One is slick while the other is really high on grip. I would prefer the high grip track as it is faster and more challenging to keep your speed and momentum up.
The slick track is good for teaching kart control. Learning how to deal with an oversteer condition is a very useful skill in go kart racing.
The high grip track will teach you how to avoid understeer conditions. Understeer is a tight condition, or as we called it a push. This causes the go kart to be very slow and will frustrate you to no end!
Overdrive Raceway Amenities
Overdrive is great for Birthday parties, work parties, family gatherings or any type of get together. You can contact one of their event coordinators to set up your next event.
Even better yet, there is a sports bar. Once finished racing you can drink your sorrows away after getting your but kicked out on the track. Or, cheers to a big win. If you want some tips on how to win an indoor go kart race click here!
2. SBR Motorsports Park
Location: 21430 Spencer Rd, Calhan, CO 80808
45 MPH+ Rental Go Karts
1st Session – $35
2nd Session – $15
Each Additional Session – $25
Sunday – Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Be sure to call if you have any questions!
Requirements to Race
- Closed toed shoes required
- Long pants required
- All other safety equipment is provided by SBR Motorsports Park!
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For some of the best rental go karts go to SBR Raceway!
These are fast real go karts on a real kart racing track. That is as real as it gets!
If you are looking for a helping hand on how to get started in go kart racing SBR Raceway is the place to start. If you are local to the Colorado Springs area or even Denver you can learn how to race go karts at SBR.
At Better Karting we want to help people join the sport of go karting. It is a fun, challenging and rewarding sport. SBR has racing schools, Arrive and Drive and a racing series that all race at SBR.
Go kart racing is expensive. Plain and simple it is not cheap. To have the ability to rent actual racing go karts is amazing! You can learn how to race at a fraction of the cost!
SBR Raceway – Best Go Karts in Colorado Springs
The track is a half mile long with some challenging corners. Long straights that lead into some double apex corners make passing tricky! Looks like a lot of fun to me!
Looking to get your child started in go kart racing? They have kid karts. Kid karts are go karts designed for children at least 5 years old. Which means they are much smaller and slower than adult go karts.
3. Pikes Peak International Raceway
Rounds 3 and 4 of the Colorado Karting Tour!
Click Here to Learn More about Pikes Peak International Raceway
Most motorsports enthusiasts have heard of Pikes Peak. The 14,115-incline hill climb is the most prestigious hill climb in the world!
People from all over the world come to conquer the treacherous corners and high demand of the mountain.
What makes it so challenging?
In my opinion it is the elevation change. An internal combustion engine requires a few necessities to survive. Just like a human it needs air and water (fuel) to survive. And just like humans, as you go high in the sky the amount of oxygen is quite less. The engines need to change the air fuel ratio quickly to match the environment of the mountain. Pretty cool stuff!
PPIR – Go Kart Racing Series in Colorado Springs
While you will not race a go kart up Pikes Peak you can race a go kart at PPIR. The racetrack offers all kinds of motorsports. Everything from drag racing to USAC Silver Crown to go karting.
The Colorado Karting Tour or CKT races here as a stop on their tour. The track is beautifully laid out inside the PPIR speedway. The speedway hosts large races such as the NASCAR West Series so everything is there to support the kart racers.
Growing up racing in the WKA Gold Cup series we would race inside tracks like Charlotte Motor Speedway and Daytona Super Speedway. These were the best because you knew everything you needed such as power, parking, waste disposal, oil disposal and supplies were readily available
If you are looking to become a go kart racer in Colorado Springs, I highly suggest you follow the Colorado Karting Tour.