best go kart tracks in michigan

5 Best Go-Kart Tracks in Michigan

Michigan has some awesome go-kart racing tracks. I reviewed the best racing tracks in Michigan by taking into account the track details, location, summary and overall rating. Feel free to give your own review or feedback on your experience in the comment section below.

1. Kart 2 Kart

1/5 Mile
Race Track

Pro Karts & Junior Karts

Speed
35 mph +

Height: 56″
Ages: 4+

Food Available At Track

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Thurs: 2pm - 10pm
  • Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm
  • Sun: 12pm - 8pm
  • 586-997-8800

Review

Kart 2 Kart has one of the best go-kart racing tracks in Michigan. It’s located in Sterling Heights, Metro Detroit and features a 1/5 mile indoor racing track. The track itself is equipped with a sophisticated live timing and scoring system that you can make use of.

They have a great selection of go-karts that are capable of reaching speeds exceeding 35 mph. The go-karts are powered by a 6.5 hp Honda engine and are available in one or two-seater configurations. 

It’s worthy to mention that they have a no sandal and open toe shoes policy so make sure that you bring proper shoes. Racing gloves are also advised. Kart 2 kart also offers great food with a wide selection of items on the menu to pick from. You can also bring your entire family to the track, as they also have junior karts for kids aged 4 years and above. This means that you can even rent a two-seater and  have your kid sit in the passenger seat, while you race your kart around the track.

In order to rent a pro kart you need to be at least 56″ or taller and be 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Make sure that you bring all required documents along. Overall, Kart 2 Kart is my favorite go-karting location in Michigan, due to its great location, well-designed race track and all-round fun facilities. 

Location

Pricing

$ 22
  • 1 RACE
$ 39
  • 2 RACES
$ 57
  • 3 RACES

Features

  • Great fun for the entire family (Pro Karts and Junior Karts available)
  • Features a restaurant with great food
  • 1/5 mile track with live timing and scoring system
  • Easy renting process and great group packages
  • Open daily (reservations are available)

Criteria Rating

Price

4.5 / 5

Track

5 / 5

Facilities

5 / 5

Total Rating

97 %
Awesome!

2. Grand Rapids Grand Prix

grand rapids grand prix review

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Length

Sodi Electric Go-Karts

Speed
40 mph +

Height: 54″
Ages: 14+

Food Available At Track

Opening Hours

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tues - Sat: 11am - 10pm
  • Sun: 11pm - 8pm
  • 616-583-8187

Review

Grand Rapids Grand Prix is an all electric go-kart racing track located in Byron Center, Michigan. Established in 2017, GRGP features a double-decker indoor race track within a huge hall. 

They have a fleet of Sodi electric go-karts that run extremely quietly and provide quick acceleration around the track. They’re open daily, and closed on Mondays. Make sure that you reserve your racing slots during peak hours, as it can get crowded from time to time.

Grand Rapids Grand Prix is also know to host fantastic group and corporate events with team building sessions. Training can also be provided. As with most go-kart tracks, please ensure that you always obey the track marshals and follow their rules. This race track does not permit driving with flip-flops, so please ensure that you bring the right racing equipment. 

GRGP don’t seem to have junior karts, as the age limit is 14 years and older. If you have kids, ensure that you keep them busy otherwise. Don’t forget to bring a valid driver’s license, as it’s listed as one of their requirements. Overall this race track is great fun and the double-decker course features a lot of ups and downs with great curves and opportunities to overtake your opponents.

Location

Pricing

$ 18
  • 1 RACE
$ 45
  • 3 RACES
$ 100
  • 8 RACES

Features

  • All-electric go-kart fleet (40 mph+)
  • Features a restaurant with great food
  • Well-designed indoor double-decker track
  • Great for corporate and group events

Criteria Rating

Price

4.5 / 5

Track

5 / 5

Facilities

4.5 / 5

Total Rating

93 %
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3. Extreme Indoor Kart Racing

1/4 Mile
Race Track

Sodi Electric Go-Karts

Speed
40 mph +

Height: TBA
Ages: 8+

Food Available At Track

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Sat: 12pm - 11pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 8pm
  • 810-687-3546

Review

The Extreme Indoor Kart Racing (also known as EIKR) track is located in Clio, Michigan and features a 1/4 mile indoor track. It’s stocked with Sodi’s new electric RTX go-karts that are capable of speeds up to 40+ mph. It’s a full-fledged go-karting facility that sells apparel, features pro & junior go-karts, and has party & function rooms and even an arcade for events. 

EIKR also host some special event races such as the Enduro race that can last anything between 1 – 2 hours. You can register via the counter, but you need to bring a group of eight participants. Apart from the Enduro, EIKR posts new events online on their website that is open to all participants.

Right next to the race track, you’ll be able to find a restaurant with some great food. The pizza is definitely recommended! The Extreme Indoor Kart Racing center is definitely more family oriented and great for a weekend  session or for birthday parties (they have great group deals). Whichever event you go for, please make sure to bring the proper racing gear. 

Location

Pricing

$ 48
  • 1 RACE
$ 32
  • 2 RACES
$ 48
  • 3 RACES

Features

  • All-electric go-kart fleet (40 mph+)
  • Family oriented-go kart center
  • Junior karts, arcade, restaurant and function rooms
  • Occasional racing events

Criteria Rating

Price

4 / 5

Track

4.5 / 5

Facilities

5 / 5

Total Rating

90 %
Awesome!

4. JD Racing Indoor Karting

1/5 Mile
Race Track

Sodi Electric Go-Karts

Speed
40 mph +

Height: 54″
Ages: 8+

Food Available At Track

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Thurs: 1pm - 9.30pm
  • Fri: 12pm - 10.30pm
  • Sat: 1pm - 10.30pm
  • Sun: 1pm - 6pm
  • 248-773-8777

Review

JD Racing Indoor Karting is located in Novi, Michigan and features a go-kart track that is 1100 feet in length. It’s equipped with an advanced timing and scoring system. This allows you to accurately track you lap-time and track your  performance, with the ability to access your results online.

Like most other go-karting facilities, the go-karts are from Sodi and are powered by an electric engine that is capable of speeds up to 40+ mph. As the track features many twists and turns, you are able to leverage off the quick acceleration of these electric go-karts. 

They also have a track-side cafe that serves appetizing finger food. Overall, a great location to host a birthday party or to spend a weekend with the family. It’s also noteworthy that they have two types of racing packages. You can either go for the three Grand Prix races (Sprint Grand Prix, Mini Grand Prix and Champions Grand Prix) or for the time trial packages that are charged per lap. 

JD Racing Indoor Karting is definitely family-friendly, as the minimum driving age is 8 years with a minimum height requirement of 54″.

Location

Pricing

$ 30
  • SPRINT
    GRAND PRIX
  • Qualifying: 10 Laps
  • Final Race: 10 Laps
  •  
$ 40
  • MINI
    GRAN PRIX
  • Qualifying: 8 Laps
  • Qualifying: 10 Laps
  • Final Race: 10 laps
$ 55
  • CHAMPIONS
    GRAND PRIX
  • Qualifying: 10 Laps
  • Qualifying: 12 Laps
  • Final Race: 16 Laps

Features

  • All-electric go-kart fleet (40 mph+)
  • Great for families with kids
  • Different type of Grand Prix series
  • Great track technologies (lap time & track performance)

Criteria Rating

Price

4.5 / 5

Track

4.5 / 5

Facilities

4.5 / 5

Total Rating

90 %
Awesome!

5. Owosso Motorsports Park

owosso review

1/7 Mile
Race Track

Bring Your Own Go-Karts

No Speed
Limit

No Height Limit

Food Available At Track

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Sun: 9am - 5pm
  • 810-691-5781

Review

As the name suggests, Owosso Motorsports Park is located in Owosso, Michigan. This track is an interesting addition to this list, as it’s an open-air go-karting track. It features a 750 feet long dirt track that is oval shaped, which makes it very unique compared to conventional indoor kart tracks. 

OMP has several competitive racing events from May through September. You would need to bring your own go-karts as this location only features a track and no go-karts for rental. It’s therefore more suitable for enthusiasts who have their own go-karts. Racing on this track has a similar feel to NASCAR and overtaking can be tricky due to the oval shape and layout.

They also offer season passes to racers and general admission tickets to spectators. Make sure to check the weather, as this is an outdoor track with no roof. It’s also advisable to bring some food along as there is no restaurant at the track. 

Overall, Owosso Motorsports Park offers a unique go-karting experience to enthusiasts who own their own karts and who find passion in performance tuning. Since it’s an outdoor dirt track, make sure that you bring appropriate racing equipment to the venue.

Location

Pricing

$ 125
  • SEASON
    SPECTATOR PASS
$ 250
  • SEASON
    PIT PASS

Features

  • Season passes are available
  • Unique outdoor go-karting track
  • Great for enthusiasts who own go-karts
  • Great racing leagues and events from May to September

Criteria Rating

Price

4 / 5

Track

4.5 / 5

Facilities

4 / 5

Total Rating

83 %
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