As of Sept. 19 South San Francisco now has its own K1 Speed go-kart center at Beacon St. off S. Airport Blvd.
"Business is doing great," said Andrew Palos of K1 Speed. "Our customers are coming up from San Jose and within The City to test out the new track."
The Beacon St. center has 52 karts and is the 12th location K1 Speed has opened in the U.S.
The company posts challenge results from various cities around the country, as well as dozens of top racing speeds for customers at the South City location.
Palos said that the center will soon have a Red Bull Formula car simulator up and running, which customers will be able to try out while waiting to get on the real track.
Thursday Oct. 25, K1 Speed will hold a grand opening celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. at the center with a DJ, food and racing.
According to the website, the karts are zero-emission vehicles. The venue includes a snack bar and private rooms for special events or business functions.
Customers who register their email address at the company's website will get ongoing monthly specials. This month, the center is offering 2 races for $25, which saves $15 from the regular price.
Kids and adults are both welcome, but are not allowed to race one another.