Photo courtesy Laura Falin
by Laura Falin
The K1 Speed Junior Arrive and Drive program allows kids taller than 48" to drop in and race (in junior-sized electric karts) anytime. Kids receive a printout with their lap times, position, and ranking after each 12-lap race. More serious racers can check out the junior kart league as well. The facility also has a small café and arcade on-site for those who need to take a breather.
8034 Midway Dr.
Adults can take the King Scorpion kart for a spin, on a 1,100 foot long track with hairpin turns. Kids as small as 36" can drive their own karts, on tamer tracks. Boondocks also has food available, and other attractions like bowling, mini-golf, and an arcade.
11425 Community Center Dr.
The junior karts at Unser Karting feature adjustable steering wheels, seats, and pedals so kids as young as age six can participate in go-karting. To keep the kids safe, first-timers between the ages of six and 13 must complete a training session before they’re allowed to race. The facility also has the Trackside Tavern available for a post-race meal.
Adjacent to Bandimere Speedway, Action Karting has karts for kids as young as age five. Kids get a safety seminar, racing suit, helmet, collar, and gloves to wear behind the wheel. The ¾ mile outdoor track has 17 corners and curves for drivers of all ages to test their skills. Added bonus: an amazing view of the foothills and the city of Denver.
3051 S. Rooney Rd.