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K1 Speed Irvine

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Address: 17221 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614-6201
Phone Number:
+1 949-250-0242
12:00 - 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

K1 Speed, since 2003 has been building many years of success with its award...

K1 Speed, since 2003 has been building many years of success with its award winning centers and locations in Southern California, Pacific Northwest, Southwest and East markets. K1 Speed Irvine features up to 90,000 sq. ft. of space, equipped with plasma televisions, large projection screens, arcade games, pool tables, authentic racing memorabilia, a Pit Cafe, not to mention two professionally designed racetracks, high performance, zero-emission electric karts that are capable of 45mph, allowing novice and veteran drivers alike to experience the thrill of European style racing. Furthermore, K1 Speed Irvine offers special occasion reservations to celebrate special events through their various race packages. Whether visiting K1 Speed to race or to cheer on your favorite racer, K1 Speed Irvine coveys an atmosphere to lounge and relax or to feel the adrenalin and race!

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Always a good time with friends

Overall always a good experience racing at K1. Sometimes the wait is a bit long but at least you have people to race against... Only downside is sometimes you have really bad... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Evan M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Overall always a good experience racing at K1. Sometimes the wait is a bit long but at least you have people to race against... Only downside is sometimes you have really bad, borderline dangerous drivers. Karts are also occasionally throttle controlled from the operator. Which I understand is in the name of safety but is still a pain if you... More 

1 Thank Evan M
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Took my son here for 11th birthday. The tracks were fun. The kids had a great time. Worth the price for racing.

Thank Amanda D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you like driving a speed car, this is probably for you. Fun, thrilling, exciting and definitely not cheap!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was taken there for my birthday I had a blast! I just turned 50 years old and I had a great time! But be prepared to take out your wallet as it is not cheap. All in all I would give this a good rating.

Thank Georgeanne B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My complaint about other indoor tracks is the noise and fumes give me a headache. K1 has electric cars. No fumes, less noise and lots of fun

1 Thank Sally L
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We only participated in one race. It was fun. The other participants join in the fun by racing with you or trying to get ahead of you. Everyone does it in the spirit of fun. The surprising thing was how tired I was at the end of the race. You are so involved that you don't notice the effort you... More 

Thank L T M
Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I take my grandchildren here often. They love the fast speeds and the competition. It is best to go during the week with much smaller crowds and wait times.

1 Thank rjonesirv
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I came here with my two kids and of course, they weren't allowed to race. Overall, the experience was pretty fun, but a little pricey for what it was. Racing around the track the first time was novel, but subsequent races were pretty boring. If you've never done it, it might be worth a trip.

Thank CallowayMama5858
Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Attended K1 Speed for a team building event. It's surprising that the people you think will be aggressive drivers are not. Good place to drive a bit recklessly and not worry about getting ticketed! But driving fast takes skill and good timing! We booked the Grand Prix for our corporate event. It was good to have practice laps before the... More 

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k1_speedgokarts, Guest Relations Manager at K1 Speed Irvine, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on your recent visit to K1 Speed! We greatly appreciate your positive review and are happy to hear that you had a highly enjoyable experience. As a token of our appreciation we would like to present you with a ½ off discount on your next walk-in “Arrive and Drive” race Monday... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My daughter gave a day of racing to her Dad and we all got in on the birthday gift. It was fun but especially fun for my husband, he would give it a higher rating.

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