Sometimes you need a little adrenaline in your life! With several racetracks for go karting in NYC and its surrounding areas, you have plenty of options to race small vehicles and put your foot to the pedal! It’s fun for the whole family, great competition, and can be something fun and out of the ordinary to do on a weekend.
Check out our favorite tracks to go go karting in NYC and let ‘er rip!
1. Grand Prix New York Racing
Grand Prix New York Racing features a winding course with ramps, multiple levels, and even colored lights to help illuminate their grand space and track. The track is an entire experience all on its own, with several routes designed for children, beginners, intermediate racers, and experienced Go Karters.
Sign up for a race or swing around the track with your friends, since all ages are encouraged at GPNYR. Be sure to check out their other activities and spaces as well, such as a climbing wall, ninja obstacle course and new dining area set to open this fall!
Where: 333 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco, NY
2. Coney Island Raceway at Luna Park
On Coney Island is Luna Park, an amusement park with an excellent Go Kart track. Their amusement park is 14 acres full of rides and attractions that can have you hypnotized for a whole day! The winding track itself is 900 feet and has 24 karts ready for rental. You can even take a passenger with you as well, since their two-seaters are designed for speed and fun. Use your Luna Park credits to book a race at the track while you’re out and about at the park!
Where: 1000 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
3. Autobahn Indoor Speedway New York
If you’re ready to dial it up to 11, check out the Autobahn Indoor Speedway New York. Get your heart pumping as you blast around one of the fastest tracks in the area and reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour!
The Autobahn is all about inclusion and fun–with no speed limits. You can test your skill on a safe and extremely well-maintained track in a high-performance kart. Sign up to join an E-Kart league and test your skills against other racers, or take the kids to experience the Junior Karts the Autobahn has to offer for youngsters.
Where: 2272 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY
4. Staten Island Raceway
For something a little closer to home, rip around the Staten Island Raceway at the Staten Island FunPark. Their 800-foot track features many twists and turns under the supervision of the Pit Crews who ensure safe driving. Kids and adults alike can speed their way through the turns on this beautiful track, all while having a laugh along the way. The FunPark also features mini golf, batting cages, and the famous Water Blast, so there’s something for everyone if you visit!
Where: 215 Schmidts Ln, Staten Island
5. RPM Raceway
With three main locations in the Tri-State area, RPM Raceway features a wide range of Go Karts, arcade games, food, and more to help you celebrate or just get away from it all. The track is a European-style, quarter-mile raceway built with plenty of hairpin turns and other exciting features to keep your heart pumping. With an arcade and dining options also on-site, RPM is a great way to spend a day and add a little high-speed excitement to your leisure time. There are even summer programs for the kids.
99 Caven Point Rd, Jersey City, NJ
40 Daniel St, Farmingdale, NY
2001 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY
6. Oakland Valley Race Park
The Oakland Valley Race Park is the place to be for serious Go Kart racing in NYC. The track is open for competitive races on the weekends, with practice races for the fastest drivers the day prior to the event. During the week (Wednesday – Friday), the track is open for Go Karters of all abilities to rent Karts and drive to their heart’s desire. We recommend reserving a time slot!
The Oakland Valley Race Park hosts several competitions per year, including the New York State Championship Race and Vintage Kart Racing competitions, so you know this place is the real deal.
If Go Karting is your hobby or if you want to improve your race times, Oakland Valley Race Park is for you.
Where: 305 Oakland Valley Rd, Cuddebackville, NY
7. Tiki Action Park
For a step down in competition but the same level of fun, visit Tiki Action Park on Long Island. The arcade, mini golf, and go-karting complex is a fun option for a day out with the kids or a special event. There are two-seaters and one-seaters available to get everyone involved in the high-speed action, so it’s perfect for parties of any size!
Where: 1878 Middle Country Rd, Centereach, NY
This speedway is located in Atlantic City, NJ sits inside the Showboat hotel’s arcade and features over 30 go karts available to race! If you’re checking out the iconic boardwalk in AC, be sure stop by here for a race or two. Prices range depending on how long you wish to go, with their best deal being 3 races for $65 (or 1 race for $25). Of course there’s also a massive arcade and sports bar there to lounge at afterward!
Where: 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ