Racetracks are winding and curving courses commonly designed in such layouts as the figure eight and the snake kissing a garden hose. Hug those curves with this Groupon.
- $25 for one 20-minute endurance go-kart race, valid Thursday–Monday ($50 value)
After a briefing on kart operation and safety, clients race or drive Honda karts with 9-horsepower, 4-stroke engines, reaching up to 50 mph as they zoom around a 14-turn 3/4-mile track. Adams Motorsports Park outfits each person with safety gear, but drivers should wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing.
Adams Motorsports Park
Tires squeal and engines roar as autos tear around the 14 sloping curves and wicked hairpins of Adams Motorsports Park’s 3/4-mile paved race circuit. Since opening in 1959, the track has acquired an impressive history, with its veterans entering the likes of the Indy 500 and American Le Mans. Although its vintage layout remains, it has grown and undergone renovations and now boasts a massive 700-foot straightaway, where vehicles prove they can hit top speeds without hitching up to a cheetah. The park hosts wheeled contraptions of all types, such as karts with Honda 9-horsepower, 4-stroke engines that reach up to 50 mph, as well mini bikes and motorcycles. SuperMoto racers leave the pavement to tackle the dirt section’s jumps and treacherous Little Monza turn, which has taunted notable riders such as Jeff Ward.
Adams Motorsports Park also hosts events that bring DJ beats to crowds as they chow down and cheer racers. Time Attack Tuesdays places drivers against the clock, and on Thursdays, aspiring and professional Formula Drift drivers slide around the track. Additionally, the park’s academy teaches novices hoping to follow in the tracks of karters such as Patrick Long and Phil Giebler, both of whom once burned rubber at Adams.