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Best Go Karts Phoenix 2013 - K1 Speed

K1 Speed

K1 Speed

2425 S. 21st St.

Phoenix, AZ 85034


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Readers' Choice: K1 Speed

After an adrenaline-fueled morning at K1 Speed, we're no longer cynical about the future of electric cars. The 20-horsepower karts at K1 are wicked-fast, zooming up to 45 miles per hour — easily as good as the gas-powered vehicles we've driven at other kart tracks and with no annoying fumes. Fourteen laps for $26 (six bucks for a membership and $20 for a race, with discounts available for buying more races) is well worth the experience of doing things in a car that you normally can't do without risking a trip to the hoosegow. Like, for instance, wrestling with the steering wheel to maintain control in a high-speed, rubber-screeching turn. All the while, the electric motor smoothly boosts the g-forces at every chance, even reaching a satisfying growl at max speed. Maybe it's time to trade in the pickup for a Tesla Roadster.

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I highly recommend the new Octane Raceway in Scottsdale over K1.  They have better electric karts, cheaper racing, bar & grill, longer track, etc.