6 Best Go Kart Racing Tracks in Metro Atlanta
Do you and your kids have the need for speed? Metro Atlanta has no shortage of go kart tracks. Families can find indoor tracks, outdoor tracks, simple courses and more complex ones. But if your future race car drivers are under 48 inches (or 54 in some cases), they are going to have to ride shotgun while you do the driving. Check out our list of go kart racing track –that way instead of racing around Atlanta, you can just race around the track.
The Track: The name alone tells you that Andretti is the go-to for go karts. They boast SODI GT5 gas go karts at their Roswell location. To be honest, we didn’t know what that meant but Andretti’s explains that these types of authentic go karts give drivers and riders the full throttle racing experience; they even smell more like a race track, they say. Plus, their tracks at both locations were inspired by NASCAR courses. They offer an adult track (for those 15 years and older and at least 54 inches tall) or a junior track (for drivers 48 inches tall).
The Cost: Driving super fast cars on a super cool track isn’t cheap ($19.95 for an 8-minute ride on the adult track). Families may do better getting an annual membership ($19.95 for a family up to five or $9.95 per person) and save 20% on karting with discounts on other Andretti attractions.
The location: Roswell and Marietta
The Track: People love to drive at the the Nitro Speedway inside Nitro Zone because of its fast cars (up to 45mph), fun track, and dim lights. Everyone rides solo at either the adult, intermediate, or junior level. Drivers must be at least 48 inches for the junior level and 54 inches for the intermediate and adult levels. All drivers complete a training before getting behind the wheel.
The Cost: Races for juniors start at $11.95 and go up to $19.95 for adults. Buying race packages of three helps families save a little bit.
The location: Peachtree Corners
The Track: They have one track but they separate the rides into adult (15 and up) and youth. Overall, the vibe is competitive –drivers can see a leaderboard and receive printouts of their stats. You will rub elbows with seasoned racers at this track.
The Cost: K1’s pricing is similar to the other indoor venues where one race will run you $22, but purchasing three races for $48 will save you some money.
The Location: Duluth
The track: Drivers (54 inches and above) enjoy tight turns and straightaways that make for fun passing on this quarter mile track. Each ride lasts about five minutes. Kids at least 40 inches tall can ride with a driver over 18 in a double seater cart.
The cost: Outdoor tracks typically cost less per ride than the more complex indoor ones. Malibu Grand Prix is no different. Each ride is $9. If your family wants to enjoy the other attractions at this venue (like mini golf), you are better off bundling.
The location: Norcross
The track: Ever thought it would be fun to drive a go kart on spaghetti junction? That’s kind of what it’s like at Fun Spot America’s multi-level, loopy “samson” track. They also have a sprint track, a junior course and a junior track. Their minimum height requirement is 50 inches (for the junior track) but shorter drivers will be pleased to learn that they only need to be 36 inches to ride along with an adult.
The cost: You can pay as you go for $10 per ride. If you purchase a single day pass for $26.95, you can enjoy go karts all day as well as other rides at Fun Spot.
The location: Fayetteville
The track: Considering it has been around for many years, Mountasia’s quarter mile track is in pretty good shape. Drivers enjoy navigating the tight turns and going under a bridge. They have single and double go karts; drivers must be 54 inches and riders must be at least 40 inches.
The cost: A five minute ride will cost you $9. If you are visiting Mountasia mainly for the go karts then you will want to get the Champ Pass. If you purchase online, you pay $22.99 for unlimited riding.
The location: Marietta
- Want to do more than just race? All of the places on our list except K1 Speed offer other attractions in addition to go karts. Your family can make a day of it with activities like mini golf, laser tag, ninja courses and arcades. Malibu Grand Prix even has an amazing water park, Buccaneer Cove, that is open seasonally.
- Check track websites before you go for:
- height requirements
- equipment needs (some require helmets or make you rent them)
- wardrobe/shoe rules
- updated pricing and discounts for purchasing online
- Sign a waiver online before you go to save time at the track.
- Check out each venue’s birthday party options.