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4 Best Go Karts Gulf Shores, AL | Better Karting

Racing in the South is a way of life. Go Karts Gulf Shores is the cheat sheet to all of the best places to go kart race, watch racing, and enjoy some family time!

At Better Karting our goal is to help you to get the most out of go karting. Whether you are a racer, weekend warrior at the rental track or on vacation looking for the best place to race.

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Sunny South Raceway is where it all begins. Where rookies become veterans. Where newcomers learn new lessons and all the racing goes down in the Gulf Shores!

Check out Sunny South Raceway and all of the great racing they host!

4 Best Go Karts Gulf Shores, AL

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. The Track – Gulf Shores


$5 – $12 Dollars Per Ride

Pricing is Based on a Point System

1 Point Cost 1 Dollar

You can purchase any point amount you like!

Buying points in bundles can save up to $50!

55 Point Card – $50

115 Point Card – $100

250 Point Card – $200

Go Karts Point Cost

Wild Woody – 12 Points

Slick Track – 12 Points

Family Track – 9 Points

Super Track – 9 Points

Rookie Track – 6 Points

Kiddie Karts – 5 Points


Sunday – Saturday: 10 AM – 9 PM

A place like The Track in Gulf Shores is great for your next date. Fun go karts and arcade games are a fun change of pace from the usual date ideas!

Requirements to Race

  • Elevated Tracks – 4′ 10″ to drive single go kart and passengers must be 3
  • Slick Track – 5′ to drive
  • Family Track – 4′ 6″ to drive and 3′ for passengers
  • Rookie Track – 4′ to drive
  • Kiddie Karts – 3′ 6″ – 4′ to drive

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The Track – Best Go Karts Gulf Shores

Visiting the Gulf shores this summer?

Why not stop in and have some fun at the Track at Gulf Shores! There are go karts for everyone!

These go karts go up and down and around some of the craziest go kart tracks around. The Wild Woody is a three and a half story high wooden go kart track the winds back down to the ground with a super exciting drop at the bottom!

2. Track Side Go Karts & Games


1 Race – $5

**A single race is about 12 laps


Monday – Thursday: 4 PM – 8 PM

Friday: 4 PM – 9 PM

Saturday: 12 PM – 9 PM

Sunday: 12 PM – 8 PM

**The hours are flexible and can change frequently. Be sure to check their Facebook page for the latest updates!

Requirements to Race

  • Must be at least 4′ 6″ tall to drive
  • If you are shorter than 4′ 6″ tall you can ride along with an adult
  • Be sure to tie up hair past shoulder length
  • Avoid baggy and loose fitted clothing

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Track Side Go Karts – Family Go Karts Gulf Shores

For a really affordable go karting experience you can visit Trackside Go Karts and Games. For only 5 dollars you can race go karts and have a lot of fun. Most rental tracks these days are around 25 dollars for one race!

One race is about 12 laps around the fun little outdoor go kart track. A feature that I really like about the track are the banked corners. When you enter the corner and hit the apex you drop down and you feel the G forces pulling you down.

Trackside will make for a really fun afternoon in the Gulf Shores!

3. Waterville USA/Escape House


Nascart Go Karts – $7

Nascart Go Karts with a Passenger – $10


Amusement Park hours are from 12 PM – 10 PM during the summer months.

Be sure to check out their Calendar. This will keep you up to date!

Requirements to Race

  • Must be at least 4′ 10″ to drive
  • Passengers must be at least 42″ tall to ride
  • Be sure to tie up hair past shoulder length
  • Avoid loose or baggy clothing

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Waterville USA/Escape House

The ultimate waterpark and go karting experience in the Gulf Shores! Waterville USA is mainly a water park. But that does not mean the go karts won’t be a blast.

You can race outdoor gas powered go karts around a pretty large go kart track. The track has elevation changes as you go up and over another section of the track on a small overpass.

As you come down off the incline you dive right into a sharp hair pin curve that will test your skills. Be ready to make the pass as it is the perfect opportunity!

Since these go karts are located in the Waterville USA Park you will have to purchase a general admission ticket and then the cost of the go karts is an additional cost.

4. Sunny South Raceway


Driver Pit Pass – $35

Crew Pit Pass – $30

6 – 12 Year Old – $15

Under 6 Years old – FREE

Grandstand Tickets – $10

Grandstands Kids 12 and Under – FREE


Gates open at 1 PM

Racing from March – October. Check out their Facebook page for all of the latest news and current schedule!

Requirements to Race

**Each kart racing class has its own requirements. Check out their rules to see which class you may enter to race!

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Sunny South Raceway – Real Racing Gulf Shores

If I found myself in the beautiful Gulf Shores of Alabama I would sneak away from the beaches and head over to Sunny South Raceway!


Not because they have fast rental go karts and not because of some really challenging track. It would be because of the serious and intense racing you can watch.

The D-shaped oval produces some amazing racing that draws some of the best talent all over the country.

Some of the future heavy hitters such as Brexton Busch have raced here. The son of Kyle Busch, a total legend in NASCAR.

The next generation of racers cut their teeth at tracks like Sunny South Raceway. These young guns put on amazing shows that you will not want to miss if you are in the area.

From the beaches in the Gulf Shores, Sunny South Raceway is only an hour away. You can sneak away from sandcastles and sunburn to watch some racing.

You won’t regret it!

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