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K1 Speed Carlsbad

6212 Corte Del Abeto, Carlsbad, CA 92011
760-929-2225
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Ranked #17 of 30 Attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Race Car Tracks
Owner description: The premise behind the creation of K1 Speed was to offer enthusiasts and amateurs alike an authentic and genuine racing experience in a safe,... more » Owner description: The premise behind the creation of K1 Speed was to offer enthusiasts and amateurs alike an authentic and genuine racing experience in a safe, comfortable, accessible and perhaps most importantly, unique environment. Utilizing advanced European electric karts and indoor asphalt tracks, K1 Speed quickly developed a reputation as being fun and exciting, and our growth has been continuous since we first opened our doors. In addition to our Arrive and Drive racing option, which allows individuals to visit our indoor karting centers anytime and experience the thrill of racing, we also offer racing leagues and a variety of packages for corporate events and group parties, which have proven quite popular. To meet the needs of customers and kart racing enthusiasts who demand more, we also have a Pro Shop - K1 Race Gear - which carries everything that a karter might need to compete at the track. At K1 Speed, our goal is to be synonymous with karting, and we think that we are on our way!  « less
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Carlsbad, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Corporate events there and my husband likes going there too. Best one in town. They change up the track every now and then. good place for kids bday parties too.

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Escondido, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good location and affordable - blow off some steam and drive fast (legally!). One note: if you are tall or big-boned, you may have sore hips the next day. The cars are small. My husband is a big guy and was bruised, but it was totally worth it!

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Vista, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Typically would take my son and his friends here and would watch them speed around the track, but I tried it and had fun too! We took a group from the office here for a team building event and had a blast - watch the competitive side come out.

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Carlsbad, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Because of the cost, this is a special occasion place for our family but both my son and hubby enjoy it in equal measure. The karts go pretty fast, but the place makes safety a priority. The only bummer is that kids and adults can't race at the same time, so it's wise to have the kids bring a friend... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Another great track/facility by K1 Speed. Having thoroughly enjoyed their Torrance location, this location was just as fun. Everyone from the staff at the front desk to the track marshals and managers were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The karts are fast and fun - after your first race. I found out that for your first race, the karts are slightly... More

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is about as fast as you will ever go in a go kart. search for coupons before going to save 5-10 bucks per race. I went here with a group of friends for a birthday and we all had a blast... each lap is recorded to the mili-second and the course is challenging and the karts are fast and... More

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Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a cool place if you want to drive like a maniac and not get a speeding ticket, but if your tall, beware. The design on the go cart seats are not for anyone tall, I'm 6'5 and after two races, had a very large and painful road rash burn on shoulder blade from rubbing on the seat that took... More

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San Diego
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is a very nice, clean place to take kids or friends to for a good time. The service is pretty good, but it seems a bit disorganized. It is also expensive - we paid over $150 for 5 people to race once. I'm sure they have a high overhead because of the cost of the cars, insurance, facility, staff,... More

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Seaside, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Friendly, courteous staff, had to adjust to electric karts. But I've been going once a month for 4 months now. I thoroughly enjoy the racing. Love this place. To avoid long wait times avoid weekends.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My teen son and hubby went, when my son was 12 he enjoyed it more, but now he is driving, he didn't enjoy it so much. Be prepared for a lot of bumping, both my son and hubby said it was fun, but they didn't enjoy being bumped, almost like whiplash at times.

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