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Review of K1 Speed Houston

K1 Speed Houston
Ranked #27 of 113 Fun & Games in Houston
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Owner description: Befitting the great state of Texas, our indoor kart tracks are among the largest in the country. K1 Speed Houston features more than 50,000 sq.ft. of space, and is the first all-electric karting center in the city. Needless to say, K1 Speed Houston provides an experience that is truly unique. Individuals can experience authentic, wheel-to-wheel racing and speeds of nearly 45mph!
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was a whole lot of fun. Sadly my son was injured when a go cart slammed into riding up on top of him and the staff never even expressed concern. I blame the accident on them allowing people to wear go pro video cameras. Since the same guy was hitting everyone with the staff allowing it.

5  Thank amybmx
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This was alot if fun but three races are $40 on weekdays and we were done in about one hour. The cars are very fast and its really a thrilling experience but I probably won't return because its just way too expensive.

6  Thank kir569
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was great fun, even if you don't think you are a good driver. I wish we had one near our home. It could be addictive. It was well organized and the equipment is suitable for kids around 10 and adults who think they are still 10. It was challenging enough for very good drivers who consider themselves experts as well. My only complaint was that it is a little pricey.

4  Thank Janice A
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

We went to the K1 indoor go-kart speedway for a family day. All in all, we did have fun. But the end of our day nearly ruined the whole experience. I do not suggest this place for younger kids. Couples, friends, and families with pre-teen/teens would have a great time. Please see the end for details of our experience. I gave this a 3 out of 5 due to wait time and our particular incident.

Here are the quick pros and cons:
Pros - It really was fun driving around the track. Each race is 14 laps (so its not just once around and you're done). You race against time and not each other. So the person with the fastest lap overall is #1. Adults (or anyone over 4'10) get to race more often. There are plenty of seats while waiting including tables and chairs and couches.

Cons - Adults race more often. I've placed this in both because we went as a family with an Adult racer and a Junior racer. K1 rotates racing 2 adult races and 1 junior. This is a major con if you have a junior racer and you're there on a Saturday with a bunch of birthday parties. The birthday parties get priority and others have to wait... It can get pricey if you don't buy several races at once or find a deal online. (one race = about $20-25)

A little more about our experience...
We went on a Saturday around 12:30. If you are going to go on a Saturday and you're not with a party make sure you go during the day. The daytime manager was great! He kept everything running smoothly and in a timely manner. We most definitely could tell when the new manager came on shift. There were long waits between races. One junior race actually only had 3 racers on the track while we sat on the sidelines waiting for our son to have another turn. Our daughter only raced once and it was an aweful experience. The workers at night were the same as those during the day but the leadership did not keep things on track. Our daughter should have had a booster but didn't get one and noone told her that you can't step on the brake and the gas at the same time. She ended up on the backside of the track stuck going nowhere while others lapped her 2 and 3 times. We finally had our son stop next to her to tell her what she needed to do. Not one employee noticed she wasn't moving or made any attempt to help. As her race ended, the cars were slowed down to bring them in...well, my daughter couldn't make it around a corner going so slow and got stuck, yet again, on the backside of the track. The workers had everyone else in, and were getting ready to allow the adult racers to start their race. My husband had to approach the manager to point out that she was still back there. They finally sped her car up and brought her in. She was crying because she had been left on the track and had no idea what to do. All of this happened after waiting 2 hours to race one last time (we would have had less of a wait but they bumped us back for a birthday party).

Please understand, my son who is 9 and my husband had a fantastic time! We purchased 4 races for my husband and my son; my husband loved it so much he spent the money for one more race for himself and one for me. I also had a great time racing. We ended up spending a lot more time there than we had anticipated. We left around 8:30 at night. We were able to go just across the parking lot to Subway and ate track side while waiting between turns. I do not recommend everyone leaving due to the fact that if you are not there when they call your name to race you will be skipped.

8  Thank VermontDutchGirl
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k1_speedgokarts, Guest Relations Manager at K1 Speed Houston, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your feedback and are grateful that you took the time to provide us with some valuable feedback. We apologize for not handling the incident more quickly. We will definitely be working on that as the safety and enjoyment of our customers is our top priority! We are glad you had fun though and hope to see you all back again soon. Thanks again!

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