Redmond >Arts & Entertainment > K-1 Speed Seattle
2207 Bel-Red Road, Redmond, WA | Directions 9805247.629979 -122.134574
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! YOU HAVE TO COME HERE!!! YOU HAVEN"T LIVED UNTIL YOU"VE COME HERE!!!!!
I had a Blast – I found K1 Speed to be extremely fun. I had a blast when I went. I have never had any of their staff be anything but nice, my only complaint was they turned down speed on my kart for bumping stating it was a safety issue, which I guess is understandable but it is racing.
Awful – Unless you're super agro you'll hate this place. It's really changed since the old champs days. It's full of jerks and bullies, and the marshalls are all buddies with them, so if you have any problem getting smacked around by the creeps you'll get blamed for it. I saw a woman leave here in tears. Stay away!
What a blast! – If you want to break out of a rut and feel like a kid again then do some racing. Dropped by initially on 9/13 later at night, had no idea they'd be open - got some great info from a really sweet and funny gal up front, gave me the confidence to try it out. Easy... and addictive! Will be a great venue for a group/party. And there is a Kidd Valley close by if you want a great burger and shake after.
An aside... these are electic and have NO exhaust, a pleasant surprise.
great customer service – I was recently informed of what k1 speed was all about by my friends, and when we raced there a few days ago it was a great experience. my friend and i were greeted within a few seconds of entering the front door, i asked about setting up a party and the front desk girl was very friendly and informed me of who i needed to call. another employee gave us rules and was extremely humorous which made us all laugh and lightened up our moods. i plan on becoming a regular customer.
RUN BY KIDS – I went to K1 Speed on Sunday for a birthday party. When we first arrived the guy and girl at the front counter were in the middle of a conversation and didn't realize that we were there for about five minuets. They finally halfway looked up at us and mumbled a greeting, we got logged in to race and were given the rules by a kid who seemed very threatening. The racing was short lived and it seemed like as soon as we got done racing they wanted us to leave. After the race I went looking for some change for the video games and the staff had disappeared. I finally found half the employees outside smoking. The kids at k1 obviously do not care about customer service or cleanliness, not only was i ignored and pushed around but the bathrooms were horrible, the toilets were not flushed and there was water pooling around the sinks. Save your money and go somewhere with proper management.
Terrible experience – I had gone to the previous incarnation, Champs, twenty times or so and loved it, but K1 is terrible. The staff was rude (except for one friendly teenage kid), and track marshall was openly hostile, and the some other racers were bullying. If you want to get mocked and harassed by a bunch of good-old boys, this is your track. Don't complain to the marshall, because he'll just get passive-aggressive on you and give you lots of bogus cautions in revenge. If you go, be prepared for a terrible experience. What a waste of money.
For knuckleheads only. Definitely not for women or teenagers.
WICKED PLEASURE – I found the front desk staff to be very sweet and professional as heck- Seriosly --one race is not enough-- be prepaired to spend 50-60 bucks. I went with a bachlor party-- i guess they do them all the time-- we got free pool cause we were a scheduled event and they even changed the tv to seahawks for us so that we could watch the game--this is hands down the best place for you and your buddies to come hang out-- i would give it more stars if i could
Good karting place – I've been to this place when it was Champs, and the level of service is really the same. the people act relatively friendly and are informative if you're a first-timer. The karts are wonderful! they have great torque and really zip through the courses numerous hairpins and straights. Even though its a racing facility, they have a food counter and some gaming areas, pool tables, and a bunch of tv's for watching races and whatever sporting event they put on. I've never had the food there, but they give you free soda for large groups. But unfortunatly, the track isn't very big. You can really see this on their website; the tracks in their other locations are ENOURMOUS!!! Despite that, the karts go through it well and its bundles of fun if you're a die-hard race fan. Their aren't many karting places in the metro area, and the ones that exist are usually part of a theme park. For real racing, this is the place!
RUDE STAFF, WASTE OF MONEY! – This staff was rude and unpersonal, it truley seemed that we were an inconvience to them. Even the girl at the front desk was expressionless. If you're looking for a place to take your kids for a fun night of racing and games...this isnt the place to do it! The one nice thing i can say is that its kept very clean versus some of the other indoor carting tracks that ive been too, but pretty expensive for just one race, we paid $85.00 for 3 people 1 race each.
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