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“looked like lots of fun!”
Review of K1 Speed Austin

K1 Speed Austin
Ranked #23 of 63 Fun & Games in Austin
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Owner description: 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 Austin features plenty of space, equipped with plasma televisions, large projection screens, arcade games, pool tables, authentic racing memorabilia, a Pit Cafe, not to mention a professionally designed racetrack, 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 Austin offers special occasion reservations to celebrate special events through their various race packages. Whether visiting to race or to cheer on your favorite racer, K1 Speed coveys an atmosphere to lounge and relax or to feel the adrenalin and race!
Reviewed 27 December 2013

To be clear; I didn't drive. just observed. Since there were 10 people who wanted to drive, the best thing was to make a reservation a day in advance. It seemed like a well run and safe place to have some fun. Friends all had a good time and I did too taking photos and videos. If we come back to Austin I'd give it a whirl but I didn't this time due to a back injury.

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Others are pointing out the negatives, but hey this is real RACING, it gets the adrenaline going, and brings out the competitive spirit, something our society needs more of lately. It is not for everyone, and I have seen kids (girls mostly) space out and crash hard. This is mild racing, but you can get hurt if you don't follow the rules, or if you don't have some aptitude for it. I raced motorcycles off and on for 40 years, and K1 gives you a bit of the same rush, and is much safer.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Not a cheap outing but it is definitely fun. Kind of hidden in a warehouse area in north Austin. The laps go by quickly. Buy a few lap packages.... Si its cheaper per race. They never expire.

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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Check-in was fast and easy, but the "pit" crew spouted off instructions at a pace hard to keep up with, and they barely looked at the crowd they were addressing (rather disrespectful). Then they proceeded to bark orders at everyone (akin to military drill instructors). My family found it disrespectful and unpleasant. Once the race got underway, despite our following the given instructions, our cars were electronically “stalled” 3 different times. I understand that this was probably due to safety concerns with other drivers needing assistance, but it still disrupted our enjoyment of the race. When the race was finished, we went up to the sign that reads, “Get your race results here” but we were ignored by the staff for at least 15 minutes until we just gave up and left (we had even paid for a second race but decided it wasn’t worth it anymore).

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Reviewed 3 September 2012

We went to K1 to celebrate a birthday and had lots of fun. Before you go, do your homework and go with the right expectations and you will have fun too. First, in Austin, this is a new experience. As such, lots of people want to do it. Don;t go expecting to be driving 15 minutes later. The waits can be long, but go with a strategy. We went on a Sunday afternoon at 4:30. We signed in, waited in the cashier line and were told that our first race would not be until 6:30, two hours later. If you know this going in, it's not a problem. We did. So we paid and then left K1 to do other things and returned 30 minutes before our scheduled start time. I would make sure to have some activities planned while you wait, but remember that you can leave during your wait.

The facility was clean; however when racing you may get small rubber pieces (from the car tires) on your clothing, so don't go wearing your best clothes. When you get there, pay attention to the rules or you will get kicked out like the guy in our second race. It's about speed and going fast and you can't do that if you are bumping other cars.

Overall, we had a great time racing and would return again.

1  Thank Texas-One
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