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Melrose Park Indoor Grand Prix
Go-Kart Track
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2225 W North Ave Melrose Park, IL 60160
2225 West North AvenueUSIllinoisMelrose Park60160
Go-Kart Track, Recreation CenterToday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 1:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 1:00 – 8:00 pm
The Midwests' largest indoor kart racing center. private parties, team building, open race events and leagues. Cafe, bar and game room. Race where the Racers Race.
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"I went to Grand Prix yesterday and had so much fun."
7 reviewers
"Chicago indoor racing and I think these carts are slighlty faster."
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"Clean atmosphere, employees are a pleasure to deal with."
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Audrey Brunner
10 months ago
I think they went out of business. There is nothing reflected on their web site to this effect but we drove there to find them locked down tighter than fort knox.. A call just led us to a message stating they were closed for racing operations. A little notification on their website in this day and age would have been helpful and save our group quite a drive. I also have about 12 races on my license that it appears I may have lost. Call before you attempt to go!!
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Dave Koob
2 years ago
I've raced at the 3 'major' indoor raceways in the Chicago area. Melrose Park, Chicago Indoor Racing (Buffalo Grove and Addison) and Chicago Race Factory. I feel like Melrose Park Indoor Grand Prix has the best carts (propane, well maintained, and fastest) and currently (and for the last year or so) the best track layout. Technical but with some nice straightaways for passing. They've had a few technical difficulties printing out your results sheet, but you get your scores emailed to you within a day so that's great. The staff is friendly and helpful and there's even a very small game room area with a pool table a few arcade games and a snack bar (with beer - they wont let you drink and drive though). Monday through Wednesday - three races for $20 is a steal for a place so close to the city. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Lowjack Deville
2 years ago
Melrose Park indoor Grand Prix raceway is a fun place to spend an evening, me and my son and some friends came out to test out the cars, during our 3 ride special on monday we enjoyed some laps around the track were he built his comfort with the cars and became a great challenger. I recommend coming out for some racing as the crew were very friendly and informative. we have been back since our first visit and will continue to visit in the future! maybe will see you on the track...
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John Ryan
a year ago
Great racing, when no one else is there which is RARE. Yes they do have the safety/rules video you have to watch your first time going, but they end up letting people on the track after obviously not paying attention to it. My best times going there was with three of my friends and no one else was there, since they understand proper racing etiquette. When you're there with tons of other people get ready to get incredibly annoyed. The staff doesn't enforce the no bumping/hitting policy as they should, I've had times where people were not slowing down and ramming off you to go around the turns faster and they have signs that day gas or speed up, yet they allow uber paranoid girls on there that basically idle around the track and make it dangerous. If you can't take the heat stay out of the kitchen. Some of the staff seem to know what they're doing, but some are just plain oblivious. Went there one time with my buddy, we were the only ones on the track all the races, in the first turn there was a huge puddle of water that caused both me and my friend to lose the ability to steer or brake, causing my friend to go straight into the wall and me right into him, he was stuck and I bounced off. My cart's steering wheel got bent and the throttle was then sticking (luckily I got to switch into a faster cart #22 afterwards). My buddies only suffered a broken exhaust system, and the workers were nonchalant and just figured that we were newbies, when we were going to this place every week for months. Finally got them to attempt to clean up the slick spot, but it remained dangerous and slippery for the remaining two races, really hurting our lap times. I will continue going here because I can't find a place with carts like it. I would recommend it, and for the love of God if you bring your girlfriend, if she can't handle driving dangerously fast, have her sit out. Also, they claim the carts are equal, this is not true. I've been in many (not all) of them and there are differences in speed and handling
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Charles Heffern
10 months ago
Great slick track to race on with good, challenging corners. The karts aren't all that equal, with lap time differences between some karts being up to 1s (due to the kart, not driver). However, this place seems to be CLOSED. If you call in, there's an auto-answer with the announcement that they are currently closed for racing operations with no further information. There is also no information regarding why or how long they will be closed on their website or facebook page. This has been the norm for at least 3 weeks.
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Bob Burns
2 years ago
I’ve been to a few of the area racing facilities and Melrose Park was definitely the most welcoming and fun. The two girls in the front – I think it was Nicole and Joanna – were super nice, helpful, and most of all patient. We had a lot of new racers in our group, and the front desk staff made sure to take the time to explain everything from prices, procedures, precautions, and more. The facility was kept clean despite the motor oil traces in the weirdest spots on the walls – clearly marks of fun racing experiences in my eyes! If I had to suggest any changes, I’d make the location easier to spot – perhaps with a neon sign in the parking lot entrance. It’s located far back behind storefronts and warehouses. I’d also suggest to be more clear on prices on the website; the website says its $20 for three races when it’s actually $26 including the daily license and a headsock for under the helmet they provide you if you don’t bring your own. Regardless, I’ll be back.
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Jovan Bonilla
2 years ago
great place to drop a few bucks... Loved the fast karts, the track, and the atmosphere. the staff were all very cool and very firm but fair at enforcing the rules... safety was first and I appreciated them for that. I am already planning my next trip out and will be happy to spend my hard earned money to patronize this facility!!!
Morgan M
2 years ago
I went to Grand Prix yesterday and had so much fun. All of the karts were up and running and the facility was clean. It had a great environment and provided a good time for me and my friends to race. The staff was so helpful and upbeat. "Edgar" was very friendly and was able to answer all of our questions. Would definitley go back.


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