Kartona Electric Speedway was first opened in 2018 and is the only indoor go-kart track available in Northern Florida. It’s the perfect stop for some fun indoors if you live in or are visiting Panama City Beach. With all-electric, ultra-fast go-karts, which are available for youngsters and adults, it’s the perfect place for family fun. Along with great go-kart racing, they offer Go-Pro cameras that mount to your helmets so you can record your racing fun, and there’s room for spectators to cheer on the racers, too.
The track at Kartona Electric Speedway – while challenging and fun for racers of every skill level and age – packs in a great blend of twisty corners and fast straightaways, which adds to the fun. However, because it’s such a high-octane race track, racers are required to attend a quick safety course before racing and a DOT-approved helmet is required and included in the cost of racing (although you can bring your own).
Safety is a top priority, and a protective barrier is in place with top tier side rails and barriers to ensure drivers and go-karts alike are protected in case of any impact. The barriers are spring-mounted to minimize and absorb hard impacts. Along with great safety, Kartona Electric Speedy offers digital systems that help track race times and spectators can watch times on the track on big screens to keep up with the competition.
Although you’re probably going to come for the go-kart racing fun, you’ll also find some exciting arcade games for the kids to enjoy while you’re visiting. A variety of coin-operated attractions and games are available for both kids and adults, so be sure to have plenty of change. For the little ones, WII Mario Kart is available free and makes a great pit spot for the younger ones.
Along with go-kart racing and plenty of arcade fun, Kartona Electric Speedway also offers a variety of food items to keep those stomachs full. After all, you know fun makes the kids hungry. Fresh Domino’s pizza is available by the slice and is available in a variety of different toppings. Chips and other tasty snacks, such as ice cream, are also available. A variety of drinks are kept on hand, too, including energy drinks, soft drinks, and bottled water.
If you want to have a party, Kartona Electric Speedway makes it easy with their private party rooms. Small rooms are great for 8-10 people, while larger party rooms hold 18-24 people comfortably. Chairs, tables, and viewing of the race track are provided with all party rooms. You also have the option to buy out the entire facility for a party if you desire, and catering from multiple local eateries is available.
– While go-kart racing is available for both adults and children, children must be at least eight years old and at least 48” tall to ride the go-karts at Kartona Electric Speedway.
– Racing leagues are available and start getting active in the fall, so ask about the leagues if you’re local.
– Although the speedway is open year-round, they do have varying seasonal hours, so check their website and Facebook page regularly for updated hours. They also offer special deals and information on unique events on their Facebook page.