On our Chicago tracks you will be experiencing real racing (not an amusement ride). DO NOT RACE if you are pregnant, or have medical issues including neck, back or heart problems. It is very important that you pay attention to the flags and the Safety Rules to avoid accidents.
The speed on an offender’s Kart will be reduced on or more laps. RACERS MUST COMPLY WITH INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE RACE MARSHALL AND PIT CREW. Repeat offenders may be ejected with no refund.
Minimum Height Requirements for racers is 48″ for Junior Karts and 56″ for Pro Karts.
Racers must watch the safety video before racing. If you have any questions about the safety video, please ask the staff.
Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to race-no exceptions.
Helmets must be worn while in Kart. We will provide you with a helmet, head sock and optional neck protector.
For your safety long hair must be pulled back into a ponytail and open toe shoes are not allowed while racing.
Crashing or Bumping into Karts or barriers, or ‘blocking’ of other Karts is not allowed (even while attempting to pass).
Do not press the gas pedal and brake pedal at the same time. This will cause your Kart to shut down.
Stay in your Kart
After your race, stay in your Kart until you are told that you may get up.
Racing, Flags and Rules
Bumping” and “Rough Driving” are terms applied to bumping or crashing into another racer or the barriers. The basic rule is “no contact.” Good, competitive racing occasionally sees contact between competitors. However, this type of contact, especially if it happens multiple times, can still be considered a violation of the rules. Depending upon the incident, the staff will take the necessary action which may include a warning, reducing the speed of your kart for one lap or more or in cases of gross misconduct, ejection from the facility.
Used to signal the start of a race.
BLUE & ORANGE FLAG
This is one of the flags that novice and slower racers may see more often. It means that you need to allow the person behind you to safely pass you. If you are shown this flag, yield the racing line to the faster go karts that are approaching. It’s important to keep an eye out and be cautious as to not cause an accident.
Signals a warning or caution. In a race situation it usually indicates that there has been an accident or spin out. Drivers must slow down and approach with caution to pass the go karts that may be stopped on the track. No overtaking is permitted on a Caution Flag.
Signals the end of the race, practice or qualifying session.
If you see this flag it is mostly because you are driving in a reckless manner. You must immediately discontinue the unsafe driving. Please see above for more information.
“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.”
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!
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!
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.
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’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.
I would give this place 10 stars if I could! What an amazing experience…it was just pure fun, fun, fun!
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.
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.
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.
What are the age & height requirements?
For our Junior Karts, the minimum age and height requirement is at least 8 years old and at least 48 inches tall. For our Pro Karts, the minimum age and height requirement is at least 13 years old and at least 56 inches tall.
What is the Speedway License for?
With our Speedway License, you’ll receive your own race mask as well as covers all equipment rentals. This also activates your account where you can save unused races for future use and saves all of your stats and scoring. You will also have access to special offers like our free birthday race!
Do you have 2 seater karts?
All of our karts are single seats. You must meet both the age and height requirement to race.
READY TO RACE? Start planning your visit.
Competition builds character, but it can be hard to draw the line. At Accelerate, we believe racing is the ultimate way to let loose, have fun, and build lasting memories along the way. Our popular Blindfold Challenge, Pit Crew Challenge, or Grand Prix formats are sure to bring your team together