The world of go-kart racing has changed drastically over the years. While it once was limited to only gas karts, we now have access to high-energy electric go-karts that are faster, safer, and (let’s be honest) more fun to drive. People all over the U.S. are experiencing electric go-karts and falling in love with the thrill. Now, the American E-Kart Championship gives even more opportunities to experience the thrill of winning.

The American E-Kart Championship is a league like no other. We’re talking nationwide racing, big prizes, and the chance to compete against the top racers in the nation in Chicago.

Electric go-karters all over the U.S. are participating, including all 11 of our Autobahn locations as well as 16 other indoor electric karting facilities across the U.S. So that means no matter where you’re competing from, you have the opportunity to join us.

What’s the big deal? This will be a World Karting Association (WKA) sanctioned championship. WKA is the largest kart race sanctioning body in North American and a part of CIK, which is the karting commission of FIA ( the international governing body of Motor Sports worldwide). So yes, it’s a big deal.  And you have a chance to be a part of the inaugural league.  

Here’s everything you need to know about the American E-Kart Championship:

  • When: The league runs from May 21 – July 15. The Championship Race will be held August 10-11 in Chicago.
  • Preliminary Round Prizes: At each location, the first prize winners will receive $500 or $1,000 (depending on the number of people that sign up), 2nd place will receive $250, and 3rd place will receive $100.
  • Final Round Prizes: Each track’s champion will be able to race for a chance to win big in Chicago in August! The first prize winner will receive $10,000, 2nd place will receive $2,000, and 3rd place will receive $1,000.
  • Pricing: Get in on early bird pricing! Sign up for $350 by May 14 . You can also pay the full $425 up to the night of the first league race or you can split your payment and pay your first $212.50 by May 21, and the second payment by week 4.
  • Additional benefits: In addition to the league and the chance to win big, you’ll also get VIP pricing, a family and friends discount, an exclusive AEKC t-shirt, and other AEKC bling. If you pay in advance, you will also get invited to the Meet & Greet night (Sunday May 20th at 6 pm) for free (a $30 value)!

Ready to put your electric karting skills to the test? Check out all the details & sign up here. Get your game face ready – we’re pumped to see all our Autobahn-ers take the W this year!