The 3 Best Places For Go Karting In Lubbock

Down in the High Plains of Texas is the urban oasis of Lubbock. Considered the 11th most populous city in Texas, Lubbock isn’t exactly known for its Go Karting experience.

The 3 Best Places For Go Karting In Lubbock

Most people who stop by Lubbock do so to take in the sights, explore the musical scenes, or divulge into the wineries.

This means our list of best go karting races is going to be short. However, just because the tracks are few and far between, doesn’t mean they aren’t worth visiting.

Thunder Zone Fun

Thunder Zone Fun

Previously known as Dave’s Need 4 Speed, Thunder Zone Fun has 4 main attractions to entertain you.

We’re here to talk about their go-karting race tracks, but they also have cosmic golf, laser tag and a gameroom on offer – turning an afternoon excursion into a full day trip.

State: Texas

City: Lubbock

Type: Party Karts

Track: Oval Track and Road Course

Karts: Bullit Karts, Rookie Karts, 2 Seaters

Karts Top Speed: Undisclosed

Requirements: The Oval Track can only be used by drivers aged 16 and over, who also have a driver’s license for karts.

The Road Track can be used by anyone, however, the type of kart you have is limited.

Bullit Kart drivers must be 13 or over and 52 inches tall or higher. Rookie Kart drivers must be 48 inches tall or higher.

The 2 Seater Kart must contain an adult – the passenger needs to be 3 years or older, and 36 inches tall or higher.

Onsite Food & Beverages: Yes

Entertainment: Golf, Laser Tag, Games Room

Party & Group Booking: Yes

Merch Shop: No

Price Range: $150 – $300 + tax

Thunder Zone Fun Overview: Because Thunder Zone Fun has the Oval Track and the Road Track, serious racers don’t have to worry about waiting as fun racers take up space.

However, the majority of companies focus on parties and events on the Road Track.

In general, we would say this is a fun go-karting track aimed at parties and children.

Race Track Overview: The Oval Track and the Road Track are very similar, however, the Oval Track is larger allowing for more speed.

They are both outdoors and contain easy bends, which can create fun drifting opportunities.

The number of racers and laps depends on the type of booking you have applied for.

This detail isn’t given straight away, so we suggest emailing or calling Thunder Zone Fun to get more information.

Oval Track:

Difficulty: Easy
Type: Outdoor

Road Track:

Difficulty: Easy
Type: Outdoor

Type of Go-Karts: There are three types of karts available – Bullit, Rookie and 2 Seaters.

Bullit Karts are as fast as the name suggests. They are larger in build which is perfect for adults and are apt at taking turns.

Rookie Karts are perfect for those ages 5 to 7 and have bumpers around the edge to protect the wheels.

These karts are designed for children and they won’t go super fast.

The Two Seater are designed to allow young children to join in on the fun. They have the same design as the Rookie karts, but with an additional seat.

Food & Beverages: The food and beverages are undisclosed, however, bringing in outside food is forbidden.

Entertainment: Along with the race track, there is also cosmic golf (a neon version of crazy golf), a gameroom which contains arcade games, and laser tag.

To use this entertainment you have to pay for entrance or choose a package deal which includes the additional activities.

Party or Group Bookings:

Spinout $175.00 tax:
Party Area for 2 Hours.

(10) 3 Event Wristbands (choose 3 events – these can be mixed or you can choose to do the same event 3 times).

One free 3 Event Wristband for the Birthday Person.

Additional Wristbands are available.

Checkered Flag $195.00 tax:
Party Area for 2 Hours.

(10) 5 Event Wristbands (choose 5 events – these can be mixed or you can choose to do the same event 5 times).

One free 5 Event Wristband for the Birthday Person.

Additional Wristbands are available.

Thunderstruck $250.00 tax:
Party Area for 2 Hours.

(10) 2 Hour Unlimited Wristbands (includes unlimited road course go-karts, laser tag & cosmic golf for 2 hours).

The oval track is not included.

One free Unlimited Wristband for the Birthday Person.

Additional Wristbands are available.

Thunderstruck Plus $275.00 tax:
Party Area for 2 Hours.

(10) 2 Hour Unlimited Wristbands (includes unlimited road course go-karts, laser tag & cosmic golf for 2 hours).

One free Unlimited Wristband for the Birthday Person.

Includes (3) Single Topping Pizzas & (11) Bottles of Water.

Additional Wristbands are available.

Age & Height Restrictions: The Oval Track can only be used by drivers aged 16 and over, who also have a driver’s license for karts.

The Road Track can be used by anyone, however, the type of kart you have is limited.

Bullit Kart drivers must be 13 or over and 52 inches tall or higher.

Rookie Kart drivers must be 48 inches tall or higher.

The 2 Seater Kart must contain an adult – the passenger needs to be 3 years or older, and 36 inches tall or higher.

Merchandise Shop: None available.

Additional Information:

Location:
2769 North Frankford Ave, Lubbock Texas 79416

Hours:
Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pricing & Sessions:
Single Event Band – $7
3 Event Band – $18
5 Event Band – $25
2 Hour Unlimited Band – $35

Contact:
Make a Booking,
Phone – (806) 797- RACE {7223}
Email – thunderzone2769@yahoo.com
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Adventure Speedway – Adventure Park

Adventure Speedway - Adventure Park

Adventure Speedway is a kids’ heaven. They have water slides, jungle gyms, climbing arenas and most importantly go-karts!

This complete day out attraction is perfect for kids of all ages and personalities.

There are over 20 acres of fun!

State: Texas

City: Lubbock

Type: Adventure Park

Track: One

Karts: Two Seaters

Karts Top Speed: Undisclosed

Requirements: Drivers must be 54 inches or taller, and Passengers must be 40 inches or taller.

Onsite Food & Beverages: The Expedition Cafe

Entertainment: Adventure courses, mini-golf, zip line, rock climbing walls, ninja zone, pedal boats and more.

Party & Group Booking: Yes

Merch Shop: Yes

Price Range: $10 – $400

Adventure Speedway – Adventure Park Overview: The actual company name is Adventure Park, but within the park itself is the Adventure Speedway – a go-karting adventure.

As you can expect, this means go-karting probably won’t take up your whole vacation time if you visit the park.

This family-friendly adventure zone is filled with fun activities that are either heart racing or chilled.

The pedal boats, for example, create a fun but relaxed experience, while the ninja zone is perfect to let your children run wild.

Race Track Overview: That track is very large, but concentrates on twists and turns over speed. The fun aspect of the track is taking the corners with quick reflexes while keeping your speed in check.

Track 1:
Difficulty: Easy
Type: Outdoor

Type of Go-Karts: There is only one type of kart and it’s a two-seater. You don’t need to drive with two people in the kart, however, younger children will need an adult to accompany them.

The top speeds aren’t listed.

Food & Beverages: The Expedition Cafe has a good selection of quick foods. Their starters contain fries, wings, mozzarella sticks, and salsa choices.

Salads are available, however only one is without meat.

Their biggest sellers are Pizzas with either a 7-inch or 14-inch options. There are no vegan options available, however, you can request gluten-free dough.

Deserts range from ice cream to s’mores. And you can buy alcoholic beverages such as Frozen Margaritas, Wine Slushies and a Bucket of Beer.

Entertainment: Along with the Speedway track, kids can play in the maze, on the zip line, in the crazy golf course and along the adventure course.

There is also a gem mining game, a whole Gameroom for arcade-style entertainment, and an adventure tower for older gymnasium fun.

The list goes on, and you can experience natural trails, pedal boats and bumper bayous for a more relaxed experience. Or climb the rock wall and ninja zone for indoor entertainment.

Party or Group Bookings: As this is an adventure park, most visitors are families and you will not have the area to yourself. However, there are 4 types of parties you can book for. These are family parties, kids parties, teen parties and adult parties.

In the family parties, you can hire out the adventure play area for 2 hours for 10 guests.

At the Kids’ parties, you can hire out the arcade rooms for 2 hours for 10 guests. At the teen parties, you can hire out the go-karts and ninja room for 2 hours for 10 guests.

And in the adult parties, you can hire out these rooms too, but with alcoholic beverages thrown in.

Age & Height Restrictions: As the karts are two-seaters, the rules differ for the driver and passenger seats. Drivers must be 54 inches or taller, while passengers must be 40 inches or taller.

The max weight in the kart is 300 lbs, and the driver must be able to use the pedals (this may restrict those with disabilities or a shorter stature).

The driver has to be 18 years or older, but the age of the passenger is irrelevant – as long as they are taller than 40 inches.

Merchandise Shop: The shop contains classic merchandise options such as pens, notebooks, hats and refrigeration magnets.

However the most lucrative is the Survival Souvenir Mug which you can buy at the cafe. It costs roughly $10 and allows you to pay for refills at just $2.

Additional Information:

Location:
5110 29th Drive, Lubbock, TX 79407

Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 11am-7pm
Fri – Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun: 12pm-7pm

Pricing & Sessions:
Range from $20 to 3$300

Contact:
Make a Booking
Phone – (806) 793-7275
Emails – General: gr@adventureparklubbock.com, Birthdays & Groups: events@adventureparklubbock.com
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Lubbock Karting Association

Lubbock Karting Association

If you are more interested in watching a race or being part of a points-based race, then the Karting Association is where you should be heading.

They teach kart classes and promote young drivers into league level racing.

State: Texas

City: Lubbock

Type: Serious

Track: Sprint Race, Oval Court

Karts: User Owned

Karts Top Speed: Unspecified

Requirements: Licensing

Onsite Food & Beverages: Food Trucks

Entertainment: No

Party & Group Booking: No

Merch Shop: No

Price Range: Varies based on schedule

Lubbock Karting Association Overview: The Lubbock Karting Association is the main racing arena in Lubbock.

It holds professional tournaments and amateur ones too, although the majority of the sporting events take place in pointed races.

Race Track Overview: LKA has two tracks, an asphalt spring track and a dirt oval track. Very few racecourses in the country have both tracks to play with.

For a class, you need at least 3 racers to join you.

Type of Go-Karts: All karts are allowed to use any tires to compete. They used to only allow Burris Tires, however, this rule has changed.

For the Speedway classes, the weight has to be less than 340lbs (for the Flat Head Karts) or 375lbs (for Pro Clone).

In the Sleepy Hollow Raceway track, there are 4 LO206 classes you can compete in or take classes in – L0206 Senior, Heavy, Junior 1 or Junior 2.

Food & Beverages: The food and beverages are supplied by vendors.

Entertainment: No other entertainment is provided.

Party or Group Bookings: Group sizes are reduced to a minimum of 3 karts. Prices range from $40 onwards.

Age & Height Restrictions: Restrictions are based on licensing alone.

Merchandise Shop: Merchandise may be provided by racers but is not expected.

Additional Information:

Location:
4760 F M 2378, Lubbock, TX 79407

Hours:
Timing depending racing schedules

Pricing & Sessions:
Tickets range on racing schedules.

Contact:
Email – lubbockkarting@gmail.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LKAracing

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Summary

Although Lubbock may not have the biggest Go Karting scene, it has an amazing adventure park for a full day of adrenaline activities, and a party kart racing track for you to enjoy.

There is also a professional racing track for the serious karters out there.

If you enjoyed this article, you might enjoy our post on ‘The Best Places For Go Karting In Los Angeles‘.

Andrew Carter