Much like the human need for invested companionship, the need for speed has forced many individuals to divorce their snails. Today's Groupon gives a lover's lead foot $75 worth of racing at Miramar Speed Circuit Indoor Kart Racing for $25. From the seat of a 40 mph kart upon an asphalt roadway comes the high-velocity bliss that someone who lives inside a lemon could never know. Call ahead for availability and exchange your Groupon at Miramar for a gift certificate that can be spread across multiple visits.
Miramar Speed Circuit possesses more feet of fast track than most people have in their trophy rooms, extending a professionally designed quarter-mile asphalt carpet through three hairpin turns and two deceptively encouraging straightaways. All karts feature a 6.5hp Honda engine that firmly grips the road as your ride's built-in clocking technology calculates your lap times within a thousandth of a second. You can use your Groupon toward any available racing packages. The necessary safety gear of helmets, neck guards, and racing suits are supplied in-house, though headsocks ($2) are required with all helmets. Take part in a quick arrive-and-drive race ($23 for non-members) or fuel your racing frenzy with a $60 annual membership, which includes two races, special discounts, a Speed Circuit T-shirt, free headsock, and $5 off all future races for one year.
A modern world of static, couch-based comforts inspires mobile ire in the competitive veins of inner-roadsters. Having a place to experience high-adrenaline automotives lets you bypass expensive wheel surgeries that only lead local whippersnappers to gank your air caps.
Be sure to schedule your racing in advance. You must be at least 48 inches tall to drive a junior kart and 54 inches tall to drive the adult kart. No minimum age requirement.
- Absolute brilliance. Friendly and helpful staff. Amazing facility, FAST Gas powered Cars, technical track… – A Yahoo! Contributor, 10/18/07, Yahoo! Travel
- killer racing, karts were fast and tha [sic] staff is really on top of there [sic] game. went there for a work event and ive [sic] been back about ten times so far. cant wait to get league night back in action!! – A Yahoo! Contributor, 01/12/07, Yahoo! Travel
- This place will get the adrenaline going like crazy. The cars are fast and the competetion [sic] is fierce. The employees are very nice and never hesitate to help you. The only downside to this place is the price but its worth it. – Justin B., Insider Pages
Miramar Speed Circuit
When drivers are whipping around the four hairpin turns at Miramar Speed Circuit and accelerating up to 40 miles per hour down the straightaways, it suddenly seems obvious that professional racers designed the layout. Both the quarter-mile, indoor, asphalt track and the soft tires of the go-karts wear a specialized sealant that helps eliminate the need for brakes when drivers are taking corners at high speeds. The mini vehicles also feature 6.5-horsepower, gas-powered Honda engines and electronic lap timers that allow drivers to survey their personal bests and determine how long it would take to drive to Australia. Safety is of the utmost concern, which is why a track manager and several marshals monitor each race, and why the course boasts bright blue and yellow protection barriers.
For guests seeking off-the-track thrills, a 5,000-square-foot laser-tag maze pits teams against one another on a foggy, obstacle-filled battleground. The facility also hosts parties and corporate events, hones driving skills with private lessons, and gives back to many charitable organizations within the community.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Very friendly and helpful staff, helped us have a fun day out and we'll be back.”
“Awesome experience. 3 games is more than enough to have a great time and be sufficiently exhausted. Definitely worth doing with a big group of friends.”
“It was very fun and the staff was great”