If you’ve got kids who are itching to drive, but years away from getting their license, they can do it by racing a go kart in NJ. But this isn’t just for kids—it’s an activity for the whole family to get up to speed on and have a blast zooming around the raceway (yup, you can rev up that engine without worrying about getting a ticket). Whether taking hairpin turns on a European-style racetrack at RPM in Jersey City or doing laps at one of the best spots for racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, you can find a go kart place to fulfill all your Indy 500 dreams. Read on for 15 places to go kart in NJ—vroom, vroom. And if you want more fun, check out indoor entertainment for kids in NJ. (feature photo credit: Istock/sergeyryzhov)
Where to go kart in NJ for family racing fun
Rev up on their European-style tracks for a Grand Prix experience. The two 1/4 mile long courses are full of twists and turns that will test your driving ability (and your kids) at the Raceway. Off the track, make a pit stop at the snack bar or test your skills on the virtual reality racing consoles.
99 Caven Point Road, Jersey City, NJ 07305
This is the largest indoor karting track in the world, and we’re lucky to have it in NJ. This multi-level track has 25 elevation changes, and you can choose from one of two tracks with zero-emission karts. After racing, enjoy axe throwing, virtual reality, a gaming arcade, and more.
987 US Route 1, Edison, NJ 08817
The Funplex East Hanover
The fun doesn’t stop at this indoor entertainment center’s amusements and video games. Pick your kart and rev up on this indoor track full of fun twists and turns. You must be at least 14 years old to operate a double kart.
182 NJ-10, East Hanover, NJ 07936
Casino Pier Breakwater Beach
Take the family to Casino Pier for racing for a real live Mario Kart experience —you’ll do turns, speed over a bridge, and cruise through a tunnel along this fantastic track. Karts are available in multiple sizes for kids and adults and two seats for the youngest racers in your family (Princess Peach costume optional).
Corner of Grant Avenue and Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
Full Tilt Racing
Built on the grounds of the Flemington Speedway, this facility turns out national kart champions. But don’t be fooled by the expert digs—even beginners can test out the 12-turn, 1/2-mile road course and try karts that go up to 50 mph and up.
230 Pension Road, Englishtown, NJ 07726
Great American Road Race at Six Flags Great Adventure
Looking for something to do after all the amusement rides at Six Flags Great Adventure? Head to the Boardwalk at Great Adventure in Jackson for classic go-kart style racing. There are single seater and a more expansive edition with a second seat available too.
Boardwalk at Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson Township, NJ 08527
Race your family and friends on the IPA Speedway inside the iPlay America entertainment center. This race track will make even first-timers feel like pros with fun twists and turns to a fast straightaway.
110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Runaway Rapids Go Karts
Whether you take the Short Track or the Grand Prix Track, you are in for a ride. Younger kids will do well on the Short Track, while older kids will like the Grand Prix thrills. Don’t miss the double seater go karts too.
275 Beachway Avenue, Keansburg, NJ 07734
The Mainland Adventure Park
If you are looking to go kart in NJ, you won’t want to miss this spot in Manahawkin. Choose from a single or double kart and race on over 1,000 feet of track. The Mainland’s electric go karts offer no emissions and are loads of fun as they hit up to 20 mph.
151 NJ-72, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Central Pier Arcade
Race right over the Atlantic Ocean on the boardwalk in Atlantic City at Central Pier. There are single and double-seat go kart options available.
1400 Boardwalk & Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Grand Prix Raceway Morey’s Piers
If you want to do some racing by the water, Adventure Pier has a classic wooden go kart track on the boardwalk. Take the wheel of a kart (drivers must be 56″ and at least 16 to drive) and go along the track with the ocean breeze.
3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260
New Jersey Motorsports Park
The premier spot for go karts in New Jersey, visit the NJ Motorsports Park for all your racing fun. Take a lap or two around the outdoor Tempest Raceway, where NASCAR drivers have raced in their state-of-the-art karts. Reservations are encouraged; this park is for ages 13 and up.
8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville, NJ 08332
Seaside Go-Kart Speedway
Drive to beautiful Ocean City for the day and spend some time on the go karts at Seaport Golf and Seaside Speedway. The two-seater go karts speed down an oval track with an exciting whip action feature for extreme fun, with a colorful backdrop of scenery, lights, signs, and amazing visual effects.
1020 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Challenge the whole family to a friendly race at this go kart in NJ track (named the largest and most award-winning facility in the state). With state-of-the-art racing karts and 1/4 track, adults and kids (ages 6 and up) can get in the high-adrenaline action.
1103 Route 130 South, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
The Funplex Mount Laurel
This new indoor go kart track is full of hairpin turns and racing fun. Each kart is speed adjusted according to skill level, so even the most novice racer can participate—making this a go for the entire family.
3320-24 NJ-38, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
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