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Octane Raceway

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Best Place Ever!

Karts - fast. VR - amazing. Food - Great Great place to take a date or for a night out with the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Matt M
VR was Amazing!

I went with 6 friends for my birthday. It was fantastic. Everyone had a blast. Totally... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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America's Best Kart Racing! Octane Raceway features a 1/3 mile indoor/outdoor track, 45+ mph karts, Velocity VR, Brickyard Bar & Grill, mini-bowling, arcade, and event rooms. Corporate events and private parties from 10 - 500.
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9119 E Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
McCormick Ranch
+1 602-302-7223
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Karts - fast. VR - amazing. Food - Great Great place to take a date or for a night out with the friends.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Matt M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went with 6 friends for my birthday. It was fantastic. Everyone had a blast. Totally immersive. We were all out of breath by the end. Great for everyone!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GuyinPhoenix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Scottsdale for the car auctions. Somehow we missed this place when we were here last year. Found it this time. This place is awesome! The customer service, racing, bar, VR, to the outside patio - it was all amazing. Wish we had something...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was so much fun! You get suited up and enter the VR. Totally immersive. Me and my buddies went to check it out. I wish we hadn't waited so long. Great fun all the way through! Definitely a must do if you're in Scottsdale!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lucas F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've done other kart racing that wasn't very good so I had low expectations going into it, but it was so much better than I expected. The karts are fast and handle well and the track marshalls aren't overly strict which is good. I loved...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank clayh199
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Wanna Go Fast!? These Electric karts are awesome!! Have a blast and you can try and break your track record each race! A must do if your looking for fun family time!! Great arcade game selection as well! Laser tag is insane!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Alex B
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

It was fun to take the boys (8&10). They enjoyed the 25mph race and it lasted about. 10mins. The one thing I didn’t like is an extra $7 one time membership fee. Not very useful if you are just visiting once. Overall it was good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank R8527OCsteveb
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Super fun family place, food and beverages and really fast carts. Im going to put together a team building event here perfect place for such an event. Super nice people running the place, good times.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Darrell L
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This place is super fun and a great place for a party. The only con is they don't account for heavier riders when they put people in race order. The lighter weight riders have a big speed advantage and should be put in front of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank timf85260
sundeviljp, General Manager at Octane Raceway, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for the feedback! With the torque in our electric karts there actually isn't that much of a speed difference between lighter and heavier drivers. I would guess there is about 0.1 second per 20 lbs difference so someone that is 40 lbs lighter...More

Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Nice place! Great people and good vibes all around. Definatley worth it, we will go as often as we can!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nick V
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June 26, 2018|
Response from sundeviljp | Property representative |
All racers need a $7 Annual Membership that includes an Octane license, helmet rental, and head sock. The per person cost for one race is $20, two for $38, or three for $50. An adult race for ages 16+ is 14 laps. A junior... More
Ginger P
May 24, 2017|
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Response from sundeviljp | Property representative |
RACING MEMBERSHIPS (REQUIRED) Annual Racing Membership$7 Includes: Octane License, Helmet Rental, Head Sock, 10% Pro Shop Discount, Monthly Emailed Discounts, and Race Results ADULT & JUNIOR RACING PRICES Races are for one... More