Welcome to the most heart-racing thing to do in Chicago.
High-Speed Karting, Axe Throwing, & Arcade In Chicago, IL
They say if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. It’s not hard to love what you do when your business is fun–not simply having it but sharing it with people of all ages and backgrounds, along with first-timers and veterans. The thrill of racing an open-air kart, throwing an axe, or simply losing yourself in a virtual world brings joy to almost anyone.
Winning is arriving happy and leaving happier.
Our goal is to make sure that we are the highlight of your day, and that you leave happier than when you came in. Even more important, we hope that fun fuels the rest of your week and makes you want to share it with others.
Fun is simply appreciating the moment – no matter what you’re doing.
Bar & Grill
8580 Springlake Drive Mokena, IL 60448
MON – THURS: 11:00am – 10:00pm
FRIDAY: 11:00am – Midnight
SATURDAY: 10:00am – Midnight
SUNDAY: 10:00am – 10:00pm
*We will open early for your party or company event
PREMIER INDOOR ELECTRIC GO-KART RACING
Our philosophy is simple: NO SPEED LIMIT! Whether it’s your first time or you’re a regular racing pro, we make sure everyone is able to experience the freedom and the exhilaration of driving a high-performance vehicle in a safe, comfortable, and fun environment.
UNLEASH YOUR INNER WARRIOR
Public axe throwing is available for online reservations of 2+ people. With a public reservation, your group will have a guaranteed time slot while throwing axes and competing with other groups. Walk-in lanes for axe throwing are welcome based on availability.
PROMOTIONS & EVENTS AT ACCELERATE
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You’ve probably heard of a party with go-karts before but never like this. At Accelerate, we skip the gimmicks and get straight to exhilarating races, comfortable facilities, and fully customizable a la kart options for any event. Our Event Sales Managers will help you prepare every detail, while an Event Captain will ensure everything goes according to plan.
“I really enjoyed my experience there, Ebony was exceptional And exuded excellent customer service I came for fun and enjoyment and I received nothing less than that. Great job Accelerate!!!”
“Spent my 40th here did 2 races and Axe throwing. Brandon was great at explaining the rules and was a dedicated supervisor. Luci was great at pointers on the track. Josh H was great and very helpful while racing. All in all I’m definitely coming back to race and throw axes”
Our team enjoyed the outing at Accelerate. Kayla was awesome! She helped us at the axe throwing area. Kyra did a great job at the bar. Kyran was a fabulous team host. Everyone on our team asked when are we going back.
“Great time with racing Accelerate EE, Henry, Izzuddin, and crew today. Thanks Coach, Dakota for your safety tips and racing tips for the track. Very much appreciate all that the Dulles, VA crew does for the Junior Racing League.”
The speedway was a blast, but the ax throwing with Lionel was the highlight of the day. From teaching us how to throw the ax to putting on some tunes to keep us pumped, he was the bomb! Great guy with a great attitude – def ask for Lionel! Thanks Lionel!!
Had a “Team Building” event with my work family. We had a wonderful outing! Not crowded at all — we went mid-day during the week (best time to go). Customer service was excellent ( Caitlin G., was our host; she was awesome and very helpful). The carts are super fast; the ax throwing is a change of pace and fun as well. Highly recommend for a fun time out with family and/or friends!
We had an amazing time celebrating our daughter’s 13th birthday here! Pat was a great host even while navigating several teenage girls! Highly recommend celebrating any type of event here whether it’s for a child, teen or adult. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
WONDERFUL place! We went on a Thursday to avoid the weekend crowd! Shak and John were AWESOME! Axe throwing and racing both were the perfect ways to let off some steam. If you have a competitive streak, go with a friend and keep score during the axe throwing games. Good value package for axe throwing and racing combo. I’ll definitely be going back!
Last week our company conducted a Team Building event. We had an amazing time at this Speedway. You wouldn’t think those go karts had that much power, but they do. This place has axe 🪓 throwing and a virtual reality section that seemed awesome. Overall I will be coming back to this hidden gem 💎. Also, Caitlin was our guide for this event. Promote her immediately, place her in a next level position, she will excel! Thank you Caitlin.
“I have been wanting to do this forever!!! Finally, I found some ladies to go with me…woo hoo! Our instructor was Coach Caleb and he was awesome. He showed us a few tricks and just let us go at it! Once we got the hang of it, Caleb showed us some games…and there was a little friendly competition. It is so much fun!!! And once you get the hang of it… and you make a bullseye…you feel pretty darn great let me tell ya!!!
I highly recommend it for any day of the week whether you are alone (maybe take out some frustrations) or with friends. It’s a great stress reliever for sure…I know, because I needed it!!! I think it’s a unique evening out with the guys, gals, or couples. It can also be a great family activity for kids 13+. You won’t be disappointed!
In case you don’t know, this is at the indoor speedway. There is a restaurant and bar inside as well and there is ample parking. Plus, they give a veteran discount (thank you bunches).”
The staff here are extremely helpful and positive professionals. Especially Esther at the front desk, who was able to make my son’s birthday an amazing experience with VDI games and speedway races.
My son and I always have a blast when we visit. Brandon is very friendly and got us out on the track swiftly.
So much fun! The people working were on point and so helpful! Lil jon and Brenden, you guys are the real ones, kept everything rolling smooth and kept it fun for everyone, these guys don’t get paid enough, best customer service in the game! I’ll be back for that fastest lap time, y’all are some great energy to be around and I enjoyed my time and money spent wayyy to much! Thanks for giving us a great time. I’m still smiling and looking forward to my next encounter with y’all! Much appreciated.
Outstanding experience! Great service and care from Gary, Daniel, Kat, Malik
My special needs adult son LOVED the Accelerate Speedway. Brooke and Thomas took special care and ensured him a great time! Very grateful!
What a great find! Totally unplanned, we discovered this fun, locally owned axe- throwing bar and more. Sky was terrific tending bar and Brian was a super throwing coach/ server. We were just visiting the area from Baltimore but highly recommend this to folks living in Chicago.
Had an amazing time! Fast go karts, clean facility and staff is amazing!
I set up a company event here and it was easy to do. The staff was very flexible and accommodating since we had approx. 75 people. Everyone had a blast and loved to find out the results of the winners at the end. We had about 2 hours to race and this worked out well because everyone that wanted to race had multiple opportunities to do so. They also provided us with a conference room and another room for the catering company to use to set up lunch. Everyone left happy and would recommend for other company parties and events.
I’ve worked with this company and am blown away not just by their culture, engaged employees, and gorgeous facilities (which are perfect for combining rip-roaring fun and a meeting/training session), but also their $10,000 all electric go-karts are mind-blowing.
Our event for the buyer summit was most enjoyable for all who attended. Thank you and your staff for making this a memorable occasion.
I just wanted to reach out and thank you so much for your assistance planning this event. I’ve gotten amazing feedback that everyone had a blast! Thanks, lauren
I would give this place 10 stars if I could! What an amazing experience…it was just pure fun, fun, fun!
I have had 3 corporate events and a few team building day visits for my employees. This is place is awesome!
Our event was fun from beginning to end.
EVERYONE (ladies and gents, young and not so young) had a blast. It was the best birthday party I ever had for my wife!
For our company outing we decided to do a private axe throwing event. Some people were not sure what to expect. But it was so much fun that now everyone wants to do it again.
I am not an athlete so I thought I would be bad axe throwing, but the axe coach was patient and friendly. It was so much fun that I am even thinking about joining the league!
Who would have known that throwing axes was so much fun! I was not bad at axe throwing after all – they provided coaching and after a few practice throws I was hitting the target
Turns out my wife is a real ‘bad axe’ after all. I did not do too bad myself. What a great time!
Urban axe throwing is a great stress reliever, especially for a women, because all you have to think about is that target. I am looking forward to join the WATL league here!
It was fun to have an idea of how to drive since i’ve never been behind the wheel of a vehicle before.
The presentation taught me that I had to pay attention and change my speed at different points on the track.
Made the connection with friction and the tires when I spun out.
Food was great, it was fun to watch the teachers race, the arcade games were fun.
Fun, fun fun! Did I say fun?!
Pit crew amazing! Came with my family for a junior party Sunday… the girl with the blue hair made sure they all were secured in their carts each time. Kids loved it.
Great way to spend a few hours doing different activities, especially if you have a competitive group. Axe throwing games were extremely fun.
My friends and I went there for a bachelor party and we had an amazing time! The karts and axes are why we went there, but the friendly staff and the great experience are why we’re coming back!
This is a great place for children as well as adults. The service was outstanding!! I will definitely return.
Great Fun! Came with my family today and enjoyed every minute! 10/10 would recommend to everyone!
Had such a great experience. The staff at the front desk were amazing. Highly recommend for all events.
This place is OFF THE CHAIN (street parlance) OMG I had so much fun. I’ll be back!!!
The price is so worth it!! High speed fun. Axe throwing, an arcade and a bar. Recommend for any group looking for fast fun.
5 Stars!!! 2 Floors!!! First time here celebrating my kids birthday and they really enjoyed themselves. The Manager James helped us register & The food was Amazing!!! I will be returning!!!
Excellent place for an adult date night!! Karting, Drinks & Food, along with good hospitality from our waitresses Kara and Issac.
The staff is so nice and does a great job keeping the kids safe. My son loves racing here.
My grandson and I went to race and we had a great time! The staff was very helpful they were diligent in trying to keep everyone safe by sanitizing the helmets and various equipment between races. I plan to come again soon! ?
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was my first time out and it was awesome. It was safe, sanitary and insanely fun!!!
They make sure everyone stays safe both on the track AND with sanitation. ? Definitely going back!
COVID-19: Sanitation stations were everywhere and all employees seemed to adhere to safety policies. Had a wonderful time & I’m sure anyone that visits will say the same.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We were in town for a baseball tourney and were looking for some indoor fun. This place was “Covid” ready, with sanitizers and social distancing enforced. All employees were safety conscious and very helpful.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We had a great time! The staff was friendly. And as far as COVID goes, everything was safe. They had to ask some women to leave who were not following the mask guidelines. Great place.
Great time with the family. They have taken extreme caution to keep the place clean, required face masks and had plenty hand sanitizer. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My Need for Speed was quenched this weekend. My family was treated like ALL STARS, and this is why I’ve selected ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!! And as for safety and cleanliness… Let’s just say, I felt safer there than any Walmart or Grocery store.
My boyfriend and I came in for our one year anniversary and a blast! The staff was extremely helpful since it was our first time in! They’re keeping things super clean and safe from racing to COVID-19. Definitely a fun and family friendly place! We’ll be back!
I took my son here for some much needed fun, staff was informative and Jada was excellent at customer service. Facility was clean and organized, hand sanitizers stations and masks were given for the riders for face protection which is highly recommended. Food was good as well and I will definitely be returning again very soon. I love that the pics pop up and staff comes and gets you for your race so that your fun continues.