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Octane Raceway

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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We loved it!!

It's a friendly group of people who provide an awesome time! I went through with 4 friends and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Warren S
Crystal Patterson

We absolutely loved this place...Lots of fun & the staff exemplified excellent Customer Service...5... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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“race track”(6 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
9119 E Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
McCormick Ranch
+1 602-293-8064
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a friendly group of people who provide an awesome time! I went through with 4 friends and we had an absolute blast. It's an awesome way to clear the mind after work.

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this place...Lots of fun & the staff exemplified excellent Customer Service...5 stars for sure 😀

Thank cbpatterson711
Reviewed August 6, 2018

was invited to a business meeting here, they have a great meeting room off to the side so not noisy. good food and then we did the VR that was alot of fun and I highly recommend it and this facility.

1  Thank Greg D
Reviewed August 5, 2018

My brother-in-law takes his son there every Saturday and are serious racers. We were visiting and I joined them. The venue is clean and well organized, and it seems very popular! Luckily we had reservations because the posted wait time for walk-ins was about 2...More

Thank talkslikeaduck
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I've been a gamer since I came out of the womb, the rest of my family not so much. That being said, we went to play a round at Velocity VR and we've been raving about the place ever since we went. The whole family...More

Thank Nathaniel R
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We went to an adult birthday party here, and I was pleasantly surprised! The karts were a blast, and they go very fast. We are also given our race times on a printout so we could see who won the race. But an even bigger...More

Thank TLBPsyD
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The high speed go-carting was soo much fun. It was expensive and we had to wait so I would recommend booking online so wait isn't very long. The biggest complaint is the helmets -- they give you a sleeve but it is still pretty gross.

Thank Irene K
Reviewed July 13, 2018

I went to the Velocity VR last night for the first time. I'm not a gamer at all. My kids are. We had 8 people including 5 teenagers and a 68 year old grandmother. This was a blast! It felt so real. We all loved...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Teens went on the go carts but weren’t that impressed. The kids thought the virtual reality was great. We ate a snack. Teens had the baked pretzels and loved them. We had the onion rings, fantastic but too much.

1  Thank saowill
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Took a couple gamers (14 year olds) to try VR out. Staff was excellent-gave safety briefing and assured that everything fit. After brief instructions-ready to go. This is so much fun! If you are prone to motion sickness-have no fear- this isn't going to trigger...More

1  Thank AZ-Traveler85253
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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
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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