2022 BEST OF PHOENIX WINNER – BEST GO KARTS! If you’re looking for a great kart track in America, Octane Raceway in Scottsdale gives you the Ultimate Adrenaline Rush! Our 1/3 mile track is the only full time Indoor/Outdoor track in the entire United States! This sleek, modern facility has been designed to deliver the best racing experience imaginable. Specifically designed for the venue, the track layout is unique in that each lap begins indoors then winds through an outdoor section of the course before returning inside.
Arrive & Drive Racing
Racing is available on a walk in basis during our opening hours. When you arrive you will first need to register at the kiosk at the front desk. Once you are registered, a front desk associate will assist you with signing your liability waiver, purchasing your races, and then scheduling you and your guests into the first available race. Reservations are recommended on weekends and during peak times as there may be a hour or more wait for a race on busy days.
Racing at Octane Raceway is scored in a Fastest Lap format, where the driver get in the karts in a random order and race for a set number of laps. Adult races are the first to 14 laps and the junior races are the first to 10 laps. The driver with the best lap time wins the race. Junior races are not scheduled after 8pm Sunday-Thursday and 9pm Friday-Saturday. Click here for more on Karts & Tracks.
Grand Prix Tuesday
CAN YOU BEAT THE COMPETITION? Take the competition up a notch with Grand Prix Tuesday nights from 5pm-9pm, fastest lap wins a prize! This format is just for adult races and includes a four lap qualifier race followed by a ten lap position race with a rolling start. Advanced racers come on Tuesday nights to sharpen their skills, race against the best of the best at Octane Raceway!
Fastest lap adult lap time between 5-9pm will win prize. Prizes will vary each week – racing subject to availability. Max one race prize per month – not valid with group events or other offers.
Book a Race Online
Skip the lines and book your kart race online up to one week in advance.
Rules & Safety
Sign a liability waiver and be ready to race with closed-toe shoes. Drivers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver or have their parent or guardian sign a waiver online before their visit.
Must be at least 4’6″ tall and 16 years of age with a valid photo ID.
Must be at least 4’6″ tall and there is no age minimum. Parents can drive in a junior race at junior speed. Octane Raceway does not have two-seater karts.
Junior Accelerated Program
Junior racers may qualify for adult speed races! Juniors may not purchase or reserve adult races until they have passed the program.
Rules & Safety
At Octane Raceway, safety is our top priority for all drivers and our crew. To maintain these high safety standards, the following kart racing driver requirements have been developed:
All adult kart drivers must be at least 16 years old with a valid state issued ID. Upon arrival, the first step is to fill out a liability waiver. Racers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver, or download the minor waiver form and have the form notarized if parent/guardian will not be present. All drivers must be at least 54” (4′ 6″) tall and ready to race with closed toe shoes. We do not offer two seat karts for adults or juniors.
All racers must then watch a short kart racing safety video, which will educate the racers about the karts, track, and other racing guidelines. Each guest will receive safety equipment including a DOT approved full face helmet and head sock. Our karts are high performance racing machines, and there are multiple safety features on the kart itself including a roll bar and a safety harness.
Kart Racing Safety: Once the race begins the track marshals are in charge. Utilizing race flags and lights, the track marshals will control the race’s pace and passing on the track. Track marshals have the final determination as to whether or not a racer may continue after being black flagged.
NO BUMPING. For the safety of all racers on the track, any racer that is driving inappropriately by contacting the barriers or other karts will be immediately removed from the track.
Flags at Octane Raceway:
- Green: Start!
- Yellow: Caution (the first and last lap are full course caution laps, there is no passing during a yellow lap)
- Blue: Passing – Please move over and let the faster traffic pass you
- Red: Stop – Come to a complete stop and wait for further instructions
- Black: Penalty – Pull over and talk to the track marshal due to improper driving
Minor Waiver Information
All 1st time Octane racers under the age of 18 must have a valid Minor Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Without the waiver, a minor will not be able to participate in any form of racing while at Octane Raceway. This form only needs to be signed once and will be kept on file for any future visits.
How to Sign the Waiver
If a parent of guardian is accompanying the minor to Octane Raceway:
1. You don’t need to do anything in advance! You will sign the waiver at our front desk during the check-in process.
If your child is coming with someone else:
1. Fill out the minor waiver form using our Online Minor Registration