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5 Thrilling Go-Kart Tracks in Southern California


Whether you’re heading out for weekend fun with the family or getting together with friends, go-kart racing is a proven crowd pleaser, especially at these five outstanding Southern California tracks.

MB2 Raceway

Strap in, hit the accelerator and brace yourself for a fast, fun time at MB2 Raceway in Thousand Oaks (or their other location in nearby Sylmar). This indoor raceway offers all-electric Italian go-karts that deliver instant acceleration and zero-emissions speeds of up to 45 mph. With MB2 Raceway’s adjustable track, you can experience a different layout on each visit. Along with regular racing sessions, this track also schedules special Karting Kamps where you can get tips from the pros that will help you sharpen your racing technique and post faster times.

Racer’s Edge Indoor Karting

At Racer’s Edge Indoor Karting in Burbank, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere, speedy go-karts and a track full of twists and turns. Racer’s Edge uses state-of-the-art Sodi electric karts, which eliminate the fumes of gas-powered racing — while delivering tight handling and speeds of up to 45 mph. Depending on whether you’re bringing children or not, you can choose from 16-lap adult racing at high speeds or 11-lap junior racing with karts limited to 25 mph. For a unique experience, time your visit for a Friday or Saturday night and enjoy black light karting.

Go Kart World

Go Kart World in Carson is one of the West Coast’s biggest and most popular go-kart facilities. Most go-kart destinations only offer one track, but here you can choose from six. For the youngest visitors, there’s a Kiddy Track with battery-operated karts. The Bumper Track delivers fun for all ages, and the Mini Indy Track is designed for adult-accompanied younger drivers. The Slick Track is made of polished concrete for a slipping, sliding ride in a high-speed Sprint Kart or Champ Kart. The Turbo Track adds even more thrills with a corkscrew barrel turn, overpass and underpass. For the ultimate go-kart experience, hit the Super Track in a Nascart or Euro Kart and enjoy one-third of a mile of twists and turns 15 feet off the ground.

SpeedZone Los Angeles

At SpeedZone Los Angeles, you’ll find go-kart fun for everyone in your group. Small racers can experience big thrills in the Lil’ Thunder course’s kiddie karts. Older drivers will have a blast on the challenging, high-powered Turbo Track. In a unique karting twist, Slick Trax presents a polished concrete track for drift-style racing. And for an extra dose of speed, head to the Top Eliminator track and zoom 0-70 mph in less than 4 seconds behind the wheel of a 300-horsepower dragster.

K1 Speed

K1 Speed boasts go-kart racing that benefits the environment without sacrificing speed or fun. Head to the original K1 Speed location in Carlsbad (or five other locations around Southern California) to enjoy speedy laps in adult-sized and junior-sized karts powered completely by eco-friendly electric motors. These responsive, maneuverable karts are perfect for throwing around the tight turns and sweeping curves of K1’s indoor track. K1’s advanced tech makes it easy to keep track of your best times, whether you’re racing the clock or other drivers.

For your next big outing, head to one of these five Southern California go-kart tracks — where fast-paced fun is just around the next turn for new drivers and experienced racers alike.

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