What makes CalSpeed different than my local indoor karting center?
Size, Speed, and Location! CalSpeed Karting Center is an internationally recognized track that meets CIK-FIA specifications. Our .75 mile circuit has 15 corners which allows drivers to reach speeds of up to 90mph in certain karts. Being located at the world famous Auto Club Speedway means CalSpeed Karting is situated at the epicenter of Southern California motorsports. Add in the fact that we own multiple fleets of karts and CalSpeed has the ability to offer everything from action packed Group Events to high-performance Karting Schools.
Where is CalSpeed Karting Center located?
Our state of the art karting facility is located on the grounds of the world-famous Auto Club Speedway, Southern California’s premier arena for motorsports. The Speedway is conveniently situated just east of where the 10 and 15 freeways meet in San Bernardino County – approximately 30 miles from Los Angeles and Orange County.
What are the standard days and hours that CalSpeed is open to the public?
CalSpeed Karting generally has practice or racing events every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Normal track hours for kart owners are 9am to 5pm. Sport Kart Experience hours are from 9am to 4pm with 3pm being the last call. For a full event calendar, click here.
Do I need to own a go-kart to be able to drive at CalSpeed?
No. CalSpeed offers several ‘Arrive & Drive’ programs, as well as the Sport Kart Experience, on most scheduled Open Practice days. Refer to the Event Calendar for a full schedule of Arrive and Drive events and Open Practice days.
What safety gear is required to drive at CalSpeed?
CalSpeed observes National Karting Alliance (N.K.A.) guidelines with regard to required safety gear. Drivers are required to wear full-face helmets, full coverage heavyweight clothing, gloves, neck collar, closed-toed shoes, and chest protector (for drivers under 12). For drivers looking to participate in the Sport Kart Experience or other Arrive & Drive programs, all required safety gear is available for rent>. Please refer to the Open Practice page for detailed information on required safety gear. Kart owners are responsible for all of their own safety gear and must provide their own.
Is there an age requirement to drive at CalSpeed?
Yes. All of CalSpeed’s ‘Arrive & Drive’ programs require drivers to be a minimum of 12 years old. For private kart owners, karting clubs start as young as 5 years old and CalSpeed is home to several of Southern California’s top karting clubs that cater to all age groups.
Do I need to make reservations to drive at CalSpeed?
It depends. Reservations are not required for kart owners looking to participate in any of our Open Practice events. CalSpeed highly recommends reservations for any drivers looking to rent a kart during an Open Practice event. For drivers looking to compete in any of our scheduled ‘Arrive & Drive’ racing programs, pre-registration is required.
Do parents or guardians need to be present?
Yes. Parents or documented legal guardians will be required to sign parental waiver forms for all drivers under the age of 18 upon arrival. See our minor waiver section for complete information.
Are spectators allowed?
Yes. Spectators are more than welcome to visit CalSpeed Karting and will have full access to the paddock area. All guests, including drivers and spectators, are required to sign the waiver forms upon arrival. Depending on the event spectator passes can cost anywhere up to $15.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes. If you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate you may do so over the phone by contacting us at 951-506-9363 or by visiting our gift certificate page. Calls will be answered Tuesday through Friday during regular business hours.