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K1 Speed Buffalo Grove

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K1 Speed
301 Hastings Drive
Buffalo Grove
IL
60089
Tel: 8885152787

Directions

The center is at 301 Hastings Drive in Buffalo Grove, right near Chevy Chase Country Club.

Where are we going today?

Vroom Vroom - drivers ready? That black and white flag is about to drop and then you're OFF!  If you're ever had dreams of being a Formula 1 driver, then look no further than K1 Speed which is a dedicated and yes parents, very safe indoor go-kart racing track where you can channel that inner champion!

What's also great about indoor karting? The weather - it doesn't matter if it's raining, hail or shine, hot or cold, there is that lovely roof that will cover you from all weathers, and allow you to concentrate on being the best champion you could ever be!

K1 Speed wanted to make the best experience that you could have - using only the best tracks and the best karts. 

It's a safe, comfortable, and very accessible environment for the family to have a go at karting in. The karts are European designs, and they are electric with indoor asphalt tracks, and there are always people on hand to help you and guide you. 

The karts can achieve 45 mph in a matter of seconds, but the power is adjustable so if you are a novice, you won't have to worry about the kind of kart that an expert would be driving in. K1 Speed is for all experience levels! 

During each race, you will take to the track with 11 other racers, and compete over 14 laps to try and see who has the fastest lap time. You're competing against the clock, not directly against each other so you don't have to worry about trying to sneaky and get around the other karts!

There are also two tracks - one for adults and one for juniors, and you could also be named Best Lap of the Week, and maybe even Best Lap of the Month - pretty incredible achievement! 

Get those driving gloves on, rev those engines….and GO! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsOne race $19.99
  • ChildrenSame as adult.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Mon - Thurs 12pm - 10pm / Fri 11am - 11pm / Sat 10am - 11pm / Sunday 10am - 8pm

All year round.

Teachers corner

They do group runs so just give them a call to see what they can organize for your school - a great fun experience for them! .

I'm Hungry!

The center is right near Sky Box Bar and Grill, where you can pick up lunch or snacks there to keep that energy going! .

Healthy Eating!

They have water, salads and sandwiches if you fancy something a little healthier .

Any Top Tips?

Make sure you wear closed toed shoes and sensible clothing. .

Need a little extra help?

If you do have any disabilities, just give them a call before you book and see what the limitations might be. .

Can I get one of those?

There is gear available to buy at the center. .

More information

All of the racers must be over 48", with adults 4'10". The maximum height and weight is 7' and 300lbs. .

What people are saying?

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    Just went here to celebrate a friends birthday, it was a lot of fun and exactly the experience we wanted. Price was very reasonable and would recommend to anyone who wants to have some indoor racing fun.

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    While my experience for go kart racing is very limited. That being said as a first experience this was extremely fun. The rare thing about this place is being all electric. The top speed is at 45 mph, and you feel like it. The staff was friendly, and the place very inviting.

    Pros:
    I think the biggset point is the electric motors. This simply means no smog in the place, only the smell of hot rubber as you pull the corners.

    Cons:
    When we got there at 6pm, it appears the food area was already closed. Not that it would have mattered much, as the...Read More

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by Jon S

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While my experience for go kart racing is very limited. That being said as a first experience this was extremely fun. The rare thing about this place is being all electric. The top speed is at 45 mph, and you feel like it. The staff was friendly, and the place very inviting.

Pros:
I think the biggset point is the electric motors. This simply means no smog in the place, only the smell of hot rubber as you pull the corners.

Cons:
When we got there at 6pm, it appears the food area was already closed. Not that it would have mattered much, as the food is all general amusement park type food, Nachos, hot dogs, soda, red bulls, etc.

Summary:
If you need to eat food first, then do so before going (or after), but otherwise I highly recommend doing this. I should mention I did this with a work party of 10 people, and we all had fun. Great bonding experience as you get awards for the top 3 places. Not to mention that when we were doing our 3 races, the time between each race gave bragging rights as you looked at your times vs everyone else.

The Weather

Saturday

Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 35° F / 2° C
Humidity: 79 %
Wind: WSW - 1 MPH

Sunday

Conditions: Snow
Temp: 34° F / 1° C
Humidity: 86 %
Wind: SSE - 7 MPH

Monday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 38° F / 3° C
Humidity: 83 %
Wind: S - 6 MPH

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