Octane Raceway is the first of its kind in Scottsdale AZ, and is privately owned and operated by its founder/CEO, Scott Sanders.
Octane has a third mile track which winds inside and outside. It is the only full time indoor/outdoor track in the United States. We are open for business 365 days a year for public and corporate events. Some of the organizations we have hosted include: GoDaddy, Insight, Southwest Airlines, Honeywell, Intel, Sprint and the Phoenix Suns.
Our European electric race karts go up to 45 MPH, and offer a truly exhilarating experience with zero emissions. A sophisticated, world-class karting facility, Octane has become a Scottsdale entertainment staple – a definite “must do” when visiting the Valley. We frequently welcome celebrity and professional racing guests. Stop by on the right night, maybe you’ll bump into someone famous!
Our celebrity visitors include Nascar racers Rusty, Mike and Kenny Wallace, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Casey Mears, Joey Logano and Bobby Labonte; Indy 500 racers Arie Luyendyk, Adrian Fernandez and Buddy Rice – who raced at Octane’s inaugural race.
Professional sports players include Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Calais Campbell, Brock Osweiler, Anquan Boldin, Antonio Brown, Darnell Dockett, Drew Bledsoe, Matt Hasselbeck and Robert Griffin III; Hall of Famers Warren Moon and Steve Young. UFC star Brock Lesner. Phoenix Suns current and former players Steve Nash, Goran Dragic, Grant Hill, PJ Tucker.
Randy began kart racing in Colorado in 1985, and karting has taken him all over the world from Hawaii to Florida, Germany to Italy. Upon winning “Rookie of the Year,” he was accepted to race with IMI Motorsports factory team. Team owner Brad Linkus took Randy under his wing and taught him all aspects of the karting industry, where Randy was schooled in tuning, building, fabricating, marketing, promoting, managing, and business side of karting and his dream of becoming a track owner/operator began.
In June of 2003, Randy met Scott and was hired to get Octane Raceway’s shop built, equipped, and our techs trained for the arrival of new fleet of Bowman karts. Randy’s “M.O.”, learned early in life, is: “Everything you do, you give 100% or don’t do it. Everything you accomplish will have your signature on it”. It’s safe to say he’s on the right track, with Octane Raceway’s fleets of karts pushing over one million combined miles.
John has been with Octane Raceway since August 2013 and handles all Social Event Sales such as birthdays, bachelor parties, family reunions with a helpful and friendly approach. After transitioning from a customer service role, he has excelled in his current position in Event Sales. Additionally he helps out in any area of the facility wherever he is needed, from group check in, to bartending, to sales assistant. Away from Octane Raceway he enjoys working on vintage cars and craft beer!
Andrea has been in the Hospitality Industry for 15 years. She has been with Octane Raceway since 2005 and is the Director of Events. From start to finish she makes sure that the “WOW” factor is her #1 Priority. She became a proud mother of a beautiful baby girl this year, and plans to show her all about fast cars, rumbling motorcycles and the joys of the great outdoors.
Darin has been with Octane Raceway since 2004. He has been in corporate and groups sales for his entire tenure at Octane Raceway, however he has been known to make appearances as an event host or even put on his short shorts to work the track. Darin’s favorite part of working at Octane Raceway is watching excitement in his client’s face after a race. In his off time, Darin enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends watching his beloved Seahawks.