Things to Do LA: Burbank Indoor Go Karting

I'm always in the mood for a thrill and have wanted try indoor go karting for a while now. Tamika, Brea, and I decided to make a trip out to Burbank's Racer's Edge racing track on a Friday night around 10--11pm. We unlocked an $18 for $23 Yelp deal for a 16 lap race. The after-dark-induced black lighting and illuminated graffiti walls set the tone for a cool, grungy mood. It wasn't crowded at all when we got there so we got geared up and into our karts pretty shortly after arriving. 

We were fitted for helmets and safety vests, and then the staff gave us the run down on all the driving directions, hand signals, and of course the no bumping stipulations. I'm in my zone the whole time just ready to go for it, thinking to myself "I've raced go karts for years... on with it!" 

Give me a go-kart, a golfing kart, a jet-ski, or a 4-wheeler and I'm out of here. I don't really pay attention to speed limits when it comes to those things. I accelerated around the track, swung around corners, and may or may not have crashed into a couple of other karts in my way. Oops.

It was fun racing while it lasted, but it was over all too soon! The industrial space housing the track does seem large at first, but at the end of the day, it's still an indoor venue and it's hard to fit a nicely sized go-kart track inside. Granted, you are given 16 laps as opposed to the traditional 3, but I love those extended, twisty-turny race tracks that you can really just wild out on. 

The verdict? This is a good activity for a large group of friends; it's something fun to do on an open weekend night (or during the week). I wouldn't say it's worth crossing town for, but if you're in the Burbank area -- why not!?

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Kristen Noelle

I consider myself a softly eccentric urbanista. I’m quiet by nature, and I’ve generally always had a mellow laid-back vibe. However, when it comes to my preferences for fun, my style, and my overall thought process, I get a bit more eccentric. I like stepping out of the box of normalcy -- but without forcing anything. I’m a thrill junkie and I live for things that get my adrenaline pumping, such as riding on top of party buses in New York City and hanging off of skyscrapers in Vegas. I spring for bold hues, colorful prints and patterns, and a relaxed look that gives effortless-chic. I like exploring new places and capturing exciting sites. I’m a creative, with a million different ideas running through my mind each day. Whether I’m designing waistbeads, imagining up new clothing concepts, envisioning my next business venture, or planning my next adventure abroad, I’m always thinking of how I can create something great. Being raised in the suburbs but not far from the city and constantly traveling, I developed a love for the best of worlds. The calm and the crazy. The easy-going and the always-buzzing. The soft and the eccentric.