Simulation racing allows those too young for licenses to drive without the elaborate pantomime of pretending to be their parents' chauffeur. Enjoy some high-speed perks with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for one hour on one sim racing machine for two people and 10 arcade-room credits (a $65 value)
- $49 for two hours on two sim racing machines for four people and 20 arcade-room credits (a $130 value)
- $299 for a one-hour private sim-racing-room rental for 10 people (a $650 value)
Wannabe racers get behind the wheel of the car of their choice—including a Williams Toyota Formula 1, Riley Daytona Prototype, and Ford V8 Supercar—and take to a world-famous track in sim racing sessions. Drivers can virtually burn rubber on racetracks such as Daytona International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Talladega Superspeedway.
During the private-room rental, fledgling racers receive 15 minutes of instruction, then compete against one another in two 20-minute races.
Grand Prix New York
With two European-inspired quarter-mile courses, Grand Prix New York's sanctuary for speed captures the thrill of karting in the country's largest indoor race complex. Racers rumble and roar over speedways that change elevation six times, careen cars around 14 turns and three elevation changes, and boast a gravitational pull quadruple that of a black hole. Drivers race in championship-caliber gasoline-powered Sodi Karts equipped with race-proven safety-wrap systems and 6.5-horsepower engines that reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. Three custom tracks help racers curb repetition, and teen-friendly Brownstone and tyke-friendly Tunnel tracks give mini racers the opportunity to get behind the wheel. Apart from its karting specialty, Grand Prix New York houses a bowling alley, billiards room, arcade, and bounce castle. The onsite restaurant, appropriately named Fuel, serves up an American menu of burgers, sandwiches, and more. Fully enclosed and air-conditioned, Grand Prix New York shelters families from heat waves and summer storms, offering a comfortable arena for healthy competition or proving that six failed driving tests can be a fluke.