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Address: 301 Hastings Dr, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-6941
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+1 847-941-9400
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00

The premise behind the creation of K1 Speed was to offer enthusiasts and...

The premise behind the creation of K1 Speed was to offer enthusiasts and amateurs alike an authentic and genuine racing experience in a safe, comfortable, accessible and perhaps most importantly, unique environment. Utilizing advanced European electric karts and indoor asphalt tracks, K1 Speed quickly developed a reputation as being fun and exciting, and our growth has been continuous ever since.

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Very pricey for a few times around the track

Fun for sure, great time for teenagers, especially around 14 or 15 who have the itch to drive. Big place, two different tracks. They have nice safety gear, and explain... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chicago, IL
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chicago, IL
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun for sure, great time for teenagers, especially around 14 or 15 who have the itch to drive. Big place, two different tracks. They have nice safety gear, and explain everything, indoors, also have nice lounge area.

Thank spoken4
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I recently went with a group of friends and when we walked in we were told that it was a 2 hour wait. I asked if we could put in our name and come back and was abruptly told "no, you have to wait inside." I noticed throughout the space promotion for the K1 Speed App, well wouldn't that be... More 

Thank wordforeword
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Manager talks in circles. Employees don't follow protocol of first come first serve. Track attendants repeats the instructions so fast you don't understand the rules. Terrible first time experience won't be back at this location. Tried to explain the rules to my son who is 8 and has some learning disabilities.... the attendant was insulting and actually told on himself... More 

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k1_speedgokarts, Public Relations Manager at K1 Speed Buffalo Grove, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that you did not have an enjoyable experience at our facility. I would like to speak to you more about your visit in an effort to improve for our future customers. If you are willing, please email me at k1speedmarketing@gmail.com with the subject line "Tripadvisor BFG 3/17/17". Thank you for taking the time to... More 

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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Went Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 with a group (family) of ten. One person in the party chose not to race due to the speed & aggressiveness of all of the drivers. It was a good decision as a slow driver is a problem for all others on a track. We drove as a group (no outsiders) and, while we may... More 

Thank Kevin L
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131 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This location offers go karting in a fast and friendly environment. The carts are professionally maintained and reach speeds of 20mph for adults. Younger adults are offered another smaller cart on a adjoining track. Great for outings, family get togethers etc. 2nd floor has a pool table, games and a bar. But what makes the 2nd floor the best is... More 

1 Thank Torres Consulti... F
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome! I was slightly scared at first, since the cars go super fast, but once I got used to the speed, I had a blast! The only problem was the long waits to race. The place has a little restaurant that looks out on the two tracks, and the employees are really friendly!

Thank Sarah R
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Recently visited this place with friends. Needless to say, we all had a lot of fun. The place was clean and the people were good..

Thank Raj S
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

this place is very nice and clean. the staff is not very fast and almost not handle more than 3 customers in a timely manner. The karts are fast and in good condition. they explain the rules very well, but people are still not following them. it is painful to be on the track with more than 5 drivers at... More 

1 Thank Marius R
Island Lake, Illinois
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This is great fun for all who like straightaways, curves, and driving fast! Little pricey for just one or two races, so plan to spend a little a 3 or 4 race package deal.

1 Thank kevindkeene
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Right to business, the go carts were clean and fully electric, charged up and really, really fast. There was a wide assortment of different years to put on; different sizes of helmet gloves and other safety gear. I had a ton of fun here. The facility is clean and the staff were great

Thank Selkiy

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