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Best Go Kart Racing Tracks In Los Angeles

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The freeways of LA are always buzzing with activity, so visiting one of LA's go kart racing spots is a no brainer when you feel the need for speed, or just want to have fun. Whether you're a teen or a grown up looking for fun, the thrill of driving on a kart track can provide the excitement that comes with vehicular control. This guide will give them an idea of what is offered to those who love to race the tracks for a cheap thrill.

K1 Speed
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K-1 Speed
19038 S. Vermont Ave.
Torrance, CA 90248
(310) 532-2478

Start your engines! At K-1 Speed, racing enthusiasts and thrill-seekers get to satisfy their adrenaline rush with this indoor go-kart racing spot in the heart of Torrance. Just a short drive south, the location is conveniently located. Here, you'll get to compete and go head to head with friends and family, or with complete strangers, as you get the real racing experience. The indoor race track is professionally designed and provides racers with both a fun environment and a safe one to test out your racing skills. Featuring seat belts and roll bars, the go-karts are electric and ensure the ability to be shut off remotely in the event of an accident. Certain restrictions apply to junior drivers, like their height must be a minimum of four feet (48") to participate in the race. Adults must be over 4'10" (58") and cannot compete with juniors in a race; they must compete against other adults. Open seven days a week, K-1 can accommodate parties, but request you call and make a reservation if you are planning to bring more than a couple of racers.

Speed Zone

Speed Zone Los Angeles
17871 Castleton St.
City of Industry, CA 91748
(626) 913-9663

Located in the City of Industry, Speed Zone offers an indoor/outdoor attraction that is more than just go-kart racing. With a miniature golf course, video games, arcade and banquet rooms, it's a great kid-friendly option when more entertainment is needed for guests with different interests than just go kart racing. Make sure to try the slick track as you'll get to really have some fun, and even bump into others on your way to the finish line! As a park with something for all levels, there are a variety of different tracks to try out.

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Go Kart World
21830 Recreation Road
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 834-3700

An amusement center that boasts several outdoor tracks and a live track cam, Go Kart World takes the racing experience to a land of adventure. With a restaurant onsite and banquet rooms for parties, Go Kart World has so much more to offer than just an arcade. Even the tots can enjoy the "kiddy track" for youngsters as young as three, who are able to climb into a tiny, battery operated go-kart and control their movement in a safe, fun environment while the older siblings are tearing up the track at the "mini Indy" or the "super track." With many different tracks for all ages and abilities, you're sure to be in the winners circle at Go Kart World.

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MB2 Raceway

MB2 Raceway Sylmar
13943 Balboa Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 364-8000

With four current locations, MB2 Raceway is one of LA's best go-kart racing tracks if you're looking for some speed! Providing a high speed race simulation with challenging road courses for all skill levels, visitors at MB2 Raceway get to use their high-performance electric European karts which are capable of speeds up to 45mph. Combine that with being just a few inches off the ground and you'll feel as if you're really going fast. Offering a variety of race formats, a standard race here lasts about 10 minutes, but you can grab a group package or work with MB2 to come up with a Tournament or race format of your own. In addition to offering go karting for adults, they also offer junior karts for kids, but you must be 48" tall to start your engines. Whether you're an experienced racer, or just a newbie, they welcome everyone to compete as well. When you're done speeding by everyone, you'll be presented with a score sheet breaking down every racers performance, and you can even go online to check past results and lap times, or check the top times of the day, week or year. How's that for technology!

Racer's Edge Indoor Karting
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Racers Edge Indoor Karting
960 Chestnut St.
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 861-7223

While most go-kart racing spots provide the usual track and even other amenities, Burbank's Racers Edge Indoor Karting features a thrilling indoor racetrack which offers riders a neon blacklight kosmic karting on Friday and Saturday nights. Get a personalized race report of your laps and learn the ins and out of gaining track advantage with speed and control. Drivers under 16 years of age are considered juniors and must be at least 50-inches tall to participate. With annual membership, racers get extras and perks to keep the riders coming back for more. Special events and corporate sponsorships make this an exciting option for your next party.

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