The best go-kart races, like childhood, successful card tricks, and unsuccessful optometrist visits, happen in a blur. Take in the visually distorting action with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a one-year membership, two races, a helmet sock, and a scoop of gelato at Albuquerque Indoor Karting (a $54.50 value).
Albuquerque Indoor Karting plays host to open-wheeled, road-course racing action no matter the weather. A one-year membership (a $20 value) entitles holders to a $5 savings on each race, after the first two included with this deal. The fully covered racecourse boasts a series of twists and straights that demand a g-force junkie’s total attention. A single race (a $15 value) or "heat" consists of 12–18 laps and lasts up to 10 minutes or until an engine taps the mat in surrender. Three different types of karts supply the appropriate size and horsepower for drivers of all experience levels. Sporting a helmet sock (a $2 value) keeps noggin protectors clean for sharing purposes and makes an ideal chimney-hanging gift receptacle during certain holidays. At the snack bar, a trained gelatier makes fresh, cool treats daily, serving up a variety of gelato by the scoop (a $2.50 value).
Albuquerque Indoor Karting heats up the competitive spirit on and off the track with a modern timing system that lets participants monitor their progress after heats and view stats online. Taking the white knuckle experience to a far funkier realm, black-light races give racers a new challenge and make use of the facility's day-glo panda costumes.
5110 Copper Ave. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108