Want to do something fun in Dallas? Go-kart racing is a great option!
There are several tracks in the area where you can race your friends or family. Here are five of the best go-kart tracks in Dallas.
Before you read on, if you’ve never been to a go-kart racing center before, here’re some tips for you:
- Wear closed-toe shoes. You don’t want to risk injury by racing in flip-flops or sandals.
- Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or stained. Some renting go-karts can be quite dirty
- Hair ties if you have long hair
- If you’ve already got a full face helmet, that’s good. If not, renting one costs you around 5 bucks.
Without further ado, let’s get to the tracks!
Note: The list is conducted based on google map and yelp reviews.
|1. Dallas Karting Complex||Outdoor track||For go-kart enthusiasts|
|2. K1 Speed||Indoor track, all electrick karts||For family, beginners, and intermediates|
|3. Andretti Karting and Games||Indoor track, all electrick karts||For family, beginners, and intermediates|
|4. Adventure Landing Dallas||Outdoor track||For family, beginners, and intermediates|
|5. North Texas Karters||Outdoor track||For go-kart enthusiasts, advanced racers|
1. Dallas Karting Complex
If you’re looking for a challenging and exciting go-kart track, the Dallas Karting Complex is the perfect place to visit. This track offers a variety of different twists and turns, ensuring that you’ll never get bored while racing.
They offer the fastest go-karts in Texax, reaching up to 80mph. The best thing is that you won’t need a license to race, and reservations are not necessary, so you can just come up and have a good time.
Different types of go-karts you can drive at Dallas Karting Complex:
- Cadet karts: for kids and teenagers from 8 to 14 years old (must be taller than 50″)
- Seater: 2 adults can ride this at the same time (or an adult and a child taller than 42″)
- Adult karts (Sodi RT8): you must be at least 55″ and older than 14 to drive this. Sodi RT8 is a 4-stroke engine and it’s probably faster than most of the go-kart you’ve ridden before.
- GT Max: this is much faster than adult karts because it has a 2-stroke engine.
- Vortex VLR 100cc: much lighter than GT Max and adult karts so it has much better acceleration!
- DD2: the fastest kart you can drive at Dallas Karting Complex
Address: 5025 FM1565, Caddo Mills, TX 75135
Price: from $25/kart/race
“Awesome setup here! Staff was on top of their game and let us have fun without being dangerous. Karts could have been maintained better. Ran 3 races in two different karts, one blew the left front on the 3rd lap… It takes a lot to have a kart tire go flat lol. 75 bucks for 3 races in the “adult” karts. Plenty of fun to be had in them, for a decent rate.” – Nigel Adams (Google map review)
2. K1 Speed
K1 Speed is one of the most popular go-kart tracks in Dallas. It offers a variety of tracks and racing experiences for drivers of all skill levels.
All of K1 Speed’s go-karts are entirely electric. This implies they have better acceleration (can reach up to 45mph) and no noxious fumes, as opposed to gasoline engines. So if you are a big fan of eco-friendly options or just enjoy a speedy ride, K1 Speed is the place for you!
Arrive & Drive races (no reservation) are 12 laps at most K1 Speed locations. Reservation is highly recommended on weekends or if your group is more than 8 people.
- Junior racers – at least 48″ (4′)
- Adult – at least 58″ (4’10”)
Address: 677 W Campbell Rd suite a, Richardson, TX 75080
I had a great experience overall with the help of the staff. My first run, my speed was throttled some due to the inexperienced drivers within my group, but they took care of that issue moving forward. I was given some helpful tips by one of the mechanics and another worker, B, which I believe can help improve my PB by 0.1-0.2 with the right conditions. Thank you for all your help, B, I appreciate it!
3. Andretti Karting and Games
Andretti Karting and Games is one of the newest go-karting facilities in Dallas. It has quickly become a popular place for racing enthusiasts of all ages.
All karts at Andretti Karting and Games are electric, which gives them a great acceleration, eco-friendly appeal, and no annoying gasoline odor.
Besides go-karts, the track also offers laser tag, arcade games, VR games, etc. If you’re planning to host a birthday party for your kids, they have private rooms for that too.
Address: 5752 Grandscape Blvd Suite 100, The Colony, TX 75056
“Lots of cool games and virtual reality games I have never seen before. Loud as any other arcade or entertainment venue. Six of us drove the electric powered go carts. Very fast cars, unique two story track. Definitely not your typical go cart track. $25 per person for an adult ride. Would like to see this be $20. I took one star off just for the expense. Did not try any of the games. I could spend all day there and spend hundreds of dollars. If you want to enjoy the full experience, be prepared to spend some time and money.” – John Reyes (Google map review).
4. Adventure Landing Dallas
Adventure Landing is a great place for family fun. They have go-karts, bumper boats, mini-golf, and an arcade.
The track and karts at Adventure Landing are quite basic, which is a good option for beginners. It’s quite short (a quarter-mile) and not too challenging, so you can focus on having fun.
- Jr. kart: at least 40″ tall and 4 years old
- Adult kart: at least 56″
- Single Go-Kart Ride: $9.99
- Double Go-Kart Ride: $12.99
- Junior Single Go-Kart Ride: $7.99
Address: 17717 Coit Rd, Dallas, TX 75252
“We did have a good time BUT when we went we got the pass with a little of everything. Unfortunately other than golf everything else was closed and the go-carts were being gassed up for a hr. The. Manager was cool and did give us a refund. We played some games and the kids did have a good time. There is a lot of potential here… but potential isn’t enough.” – John Almaraz (Google map review).
5. North Texas Karters
If you’re looking for a more challenging and exciting outdoor go-kart track, North Texas Karters is the place for you. However, if you don’t have your own kart, this is not the option.
Address: 3728 Memory Ln, Denton, TX 76207
“Featuring a very fun and fast track layout loved by North Texans for years, this facility offers membership to allow access to the track on your schedule, as well as hosting dozens of sanctioned races per year… If you want to drive a go-kart that you own, NTK is your destination!” – Tyler Campbell (Google map review).
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