American Indoor Karting (757) 486-3003 • Arrive and Drive Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:23:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 AIK of Virginia Beach: The Leader in Indoor Karting Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:30:15 +0000 American Indoor Karting (AIK) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, proudly provides our drivers only the best American and European racing machines and state-of-the-art track designs to ensure a speedy, thrilling, fun, memorable, and extremely safe racing experience every time!

Safety First

AIK of Virginia Beach is the leader in indoor karting because we adhere to higher than industry standard safety practices. The race courses at our facility were engineered by top tier racing professionals to provide exciting events for all racers. Our ultra high quality karts can reach speeds up to 40 mph and can deliver a lateral G force of 1.5, but handle smoothly for stable control through the entire track.

Incredible Fun

American Indoor Karting has satisfied more than 100,000 customers during more than 12 years of operation in Virginia Beach. Everyone raves about the great quality of indoor racing at our facility. Countless birthday parties, graduation parties, holiday parties, corporate events, endurance races, and other special occasions are celebrated at AIK of Virginia Beach for all the right reasons.

  • We offer you and your guests an unmatched experience of thrill rides.
  • We can help you plan any party, event, or function at our facility, minimizing stress while impressing your guests with a great party.
  • AIK guests can enjoy our catered services and enjoy the rides any day of the week.
  • We are conveniently located in the Hampton Roads area.

The next time you need a safe, spectacular, and exciting evening with friends and family, or to plan a great party or company event, remember that American Indoor Karting is the perfect place for all ages and abilities!

Whether it’s the thrilling indoor karts and expert tracks, the well-stocked game arcade, our clean, comfortable, and spacious facility, our courteous, professional staff, or the tantalizing culinary treats, there’s truly something for everyone at AIK!

Team-Building Corporate Retreats and Casual Parties Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:30:44 +0000 Thinking of what to do for your next corporate outing? Gather your crew for a unique activity sure to be enjoyed and remembered by all for years to come. Visit American Indoor Karting with your work team, sports team, hobby club, church group, and others to enjoy a great day or night of adventure, excitement, good times, and great cheer. AIK offers a special team building experience like no other, in feature-laden packages designed for especially for corporate visits such as:

  • 2 or 3 race with Top 10 Invitational
  • 3 race – Championship, Qualifier, Practice
  • 2 race – Qualifier & Championship
  • Team Enduro I & II – Qualifier, Team Relay
  • Facility rental or hourly track

Customized Event Packages to Meet Your Needs

In addition to the standard packages above, we also offer customized karting deals to meet your specific requirements or wishes. Each event is designed to uphold and promote your company’s values, ideas, and goals in a way that is relevant to each employee. The experienced, attentive staff at AIK understands the needs of modern companies such as communication, teamwork, responsibility, and accountability.

Through the course of the races, all guests are given detailed instructions on safe operations of the kart, as well as some driving tips and racing tactics. They are also provided the required safety equipment and gear. To mark the occasion for posterity and credibility, AIK offers great group discounts on bulk T-shirts, trophies, and other signature goodies.

Learning with a Wild Fun Factor

At American Indoor Karting, we provide a safe yet exciting setup for team racing by companies of all sizes. It is a spectacular thrill to see co-workers so deeply engaged in competing with each other, far away from their routine office environment. It builds in them self-analysis, problem solving, team spirit, and a unique enthusiasm to compete and win that translates into better performance, higher morale, and greater productivity back at the workplace.

Call AIK today to see how a corporate event at our safe, spacious, and comfortable facility with endurance races and other exciting activities can please everyone and achieve notable improvements as a result!

Indoor Racing… Buy Two, Get One Free! Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:45:06 +0000 One race is fun. Two races are better. A third race for free? Count me in! Sometimes it just takes the best two out of three races to prove who is the champ. And sometimes you just don’t want to stop!
If you’re like most racers, the checkered flag is a bittersweet finale to the high-speed thrills on the track. It signals that the competition is decided and someone is the winner, but it also signifies the END of the racing fun – UNLESS you’ve taken advantage of AIK’s incredibly awesome “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” deal that is! Who doesn’t love a bargain, and what amped-up racer young or young-at-heart isn’t up for another contest?

Indoor Karting: Safe, Fun, Pulse-Pounding Action

R&R on the weekend comes in many forms, but the time – and weather – are always right for racing, gaming, relaxing, and eating at American Indoor Karting! It’s a guaranteed hit with everyone in your crew. Along with our vast array of engaging video, arcade, and sports games, and our mouth-watering menu of crowd-pleasing treats, you’ll make a happy and memorable experience challenging your mates on clean, safe, professionally-designed tracks in top-of-the-line indoor karts. Professional staffers explain operations and racing tactics, then monitor every race before, during, and after to ensure your safety.

Skip the ear-drum splitting engines that sputter smoke and stink up the scene for racers, spectators, and bystanders – our indoor karts are maintained in peak condition, run a lot more quiety, and do not emit unpleasant, harmful, and hazardous pollutants. In fact, the clean, festive setting with comfortable furniture and convenient facilities throughout makes watching the fun (and having it) a mainstay for people of all ages.

Sprint to the Finish or Test Your Endurance

Treat yourself and your friends to some leisure time like nothing else indoors or under the sun at AIK! Satisfy your need for speed in one race, two, or three for the best value and maximum fun on the tracks. American Indoor Karting also hosts “endurance races” for groups wanting a more strategic competition that takes teamwork and skill to emerge victorious. Give us a call with your party plan and wish list, and we’ll roll out the red carpet to satisfy everyone in your group!

AIK Arcade Game Room Virginia Beach Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:15:20 +0000 Looking for some weekend excitement? The American Indoor Karting Arcade Game Room in Virginia Beach is the place to be! And trust us, once you’ve experienced the thrill of indulging in some crazy driving games, Air Hockey, Xbox games, Basektball Arcade games, pool table and much more, you will never look to another place for your entertainment. AIK has something for everyone!

Bring your family and friends!

AIK is a place to be in groups, whether friends or families or colleagues. You will not even get to know the hours you spend participating in exciting activities with your loved ones while you take breaks in between racing.

We offer valuable deals for your food and drinks requirement. In fact, there is also a party room right next to the AIK Arcade Game Room where you can host birthday parties, corporate team building events and other special events. So organize your next party in the most unique way and give your friends and family at AIK Arcade Game Room Virginia Beach.

Fun all year round

You are welcome to visit AIK almost all year around. We are ready to serve you everyday, with the only exception being private closures. AIK is a place for everyone as the karts are safe and easy to operate and you can race at the K1 speed.

Make your weekends about getting that adrenaline rush and competing with your friends and family with some brilliant action behind the wheels. What is more, indoor karting is comfortable and our professional tracks are just perfect to support exhilarating races!

You can be assured of top-notch karts that are well maintained and offer superior performance. Our trained staff is always there to guide and help with the activity and racing equipment.

Visit AIK Arcade Game Room Virginia Beach, VA and feel like a Formula One racer!

Indoor Karting Virginia Beach Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:13:37 +0000 If you can’t resist satisfying your need for speed with family and friends, new thrills, good eats, fun times, and racing memories await at American Indoor Karting! Take the wheel and get in the zone racing our variety of professionally-designed tracks. Indoor karting combines the thrill of regular racing with the comforts and conveniences of being indoors. AIK is ideal for a fantastic day any day!  Surprise them with a wild weekday blast or make the most of your weekend together in an action-packed outing that all will enjoy.

Why indoor karting?

Standard outdoor tracks are frequently found to be unkempt and dirty, with tires, machinery, and parts scattered around. Most outdoor karting places REEK of gasoline and exhaust smoke. The experience is far more enjoyable for spectators and racers alike at American Indoor Karting! Relax on comfortable couches and treat your taste buds from our wickedly delicious snack bar. Just one visit and AIK will forever be atop your “most fun” and “must do” lists!

The fun is always on

Patronize us with your pals almost all days of the year, the main exception being for private closures. Anybody can safely operate the go karts and may race at the K1 speed. If you need an adrenaline boost, just throw down the gauntlet to challenge your mates – and take the wheel in some hilarious, heart-pounding race track action!

Our karts deliver superlative performance. Maneuvering the American Indoor Karting vehicles is like mustering speed and control of your own Formula One speedster (only a bit slower and safer!) AIK karts have a ground clearance of a negligible few inches for the stability and torque you need for exceptional racing flexibility.

Fun all the time – even better mid-week!

Wednesdays and Thursdays are special days at American Indoor Karting. Every Wednesday, we do a TEN minute race special, instead of the usual eight minute races. This is open to all visitors. For ladies, the rate is a highly affordable $10 per race.

College goers can bring their current college ID and enjoy a thrill night at $13 per race. Family members of ALL ages (both juniors and adults) can race each other on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Thursday, you can enjoy three races by paying only $39 (a nifty savings of $9).

Want to experience the thrill of indoor karting? Rush over to AIK today! Check out our Birthday Party packages too!


Drive Like a PRO with these AIK Tips Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:55:37 +0000 Regardless how fast you can go, there’s always a challenger that can juke and jive to steal the lead! If you want to win consistently, strive to master these expert tips:

  • Rough and jerky is out. Smooth control is in. Go with the flow as you lead your vehicle at a quicker pace through traffic and around track – especially on AIK’s high performance, bead-blasted concrete surface. Be smooth but firm and well-timed with all controls including the throttle, steering wheel, and brakes to claim victory!
  • When you drive a go kart, try to carry maximum momentum around tracks, using the inertia of your vehicle and body weight for a net increase to speed. A good strategy for carrying momentum is by using the wider lanes with their better exit speed.
  • Monkey see, monkey do! To reduce your personal lap time, adopt the methods of the drivers who clearly quicker than you. Try to duplicate their race lines and stay close but not TOO close (follow safety rules given at the track).
  • Most of the time, you will prefer to restrict “sliding” in turns, but it’s still OK to do it (safely)! On most tracks, savvy drivers pursue the razor’s edge – the sweet spot where tires almost begin to start losing their grip, as in similar forms of circuit racing. Focus on controlling the grip of your front tires more and let the rear end drift a little when it suits your needs. That said, always maintain complete and safe control over the kart!
  • For best results, apply the brakes when traveling in a straight line as much as possible. Applying brakes in a curve or turn has tendency of causing tires to lose traction, which can cost you valuable milliseconds in a hot race!
  • If you are competing for the best time, give yourself a little space between your vehicle and that of the driver in front of you. This keeps your options open, lessening chances of getting trapped in or blocked by slower drivers on the track.
  • Avoid making any contact with other karts or barriers. This may disrupt the handling of the kart and slow you down!
  • The most important thing is to enjoy yourself! Whether you’re “in it to win it” or just like the wind in your hair gliding over the ground at high speeds, just have fun! Don’t over-analyze your driving style. Performance skills will increase naturally with experience.

Holiday Hours Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:13:02 +0000 Hello everyone,

AIK will be open everyday this week. Our hours will be:

Monday, December 29, 2014 12PM-9PM

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12PM-9PM

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12PM-6PM

Thursday, January 1, 2014 12PM-9PM

Friday, January 2, 2014 11AM-11PM

Saturday, January 3, 2014 11AM-11PM

Sunday, January 4, 2014 12PM-7PM

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (757) 486-3003.


Junior Karting Birthday Parties Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:45:02 +0000 Give your future Formula 1 champion the birthday to remember! Invite your children’s friends to a bursting-with-fun Karting birthday party they’ll never forget!

Reserve one of exciting circuits for the group and enjoy a party like no other. You’ll appreciate the flexibility of party options. Group size can range from six to 10 drivers, between ages 8 and 15 years. Your children can pick between 3, 4 or 5 karts on a circuit. We also provide catering services.

Wholesome, high octane entertainment

All facilities are clean, professionally-staffed, and meet international standards for the sport. If you prefer, your children can practice prior to the start of the race.

Every package features exclusive birthday party coordinators and a complete Birthday Race Team who give complete, easy to follow instructions on the operation and safe use of the karts.

Fun-filled Birthday Packages are offered in three price tiers with different features for your group. Reservations are recommended and are “first come, first served.” A $50 deposit is required for all packages.

Before you make your fun decision, remember that prices include equipment, tuition by trained and attentive personnel, and prizes for all the drivers. Yes, we provide certificates if you want!

Action-packed racing and reveling

Party-goes can enjoy two 8-minute races each and the party room for an one and a half hours. If you’d like to use our stylized birthday invitations, the cost will be $31 per person for every package. Every child can enjoy a fountain drink and the use of the party room.

Please note that all “drivers” must be between the ages of 8 and 15 years.

Are you ready to throw the most “happening” party for your speedy youngsters? Schedule a fantastic racing experience for them now at American Indoor Karting!

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