What You'll Get
Just as picnics became so popular that merry eaters brought the event inside and called it lunch, racecar driving takes on new life when allowed indoors. Today's Groupon contains the thrill of high velocities and low carbon emissions under one expansive roof. For $45, you get three arrive-and-drive kart races and a one-year membership to Allsports Grand Prix on Maries Road in Dulles, an $89 value. The DC area's premier indoor course attends to the rubber-burning dreams of all breeds of lead-foot and copper-toe.
Allsports Grand Prix hosts an enormous driving course that encourages skilled maneuvering through a winding anatomy of twists, turns, and time warps inspired by the Monaco Grand Prix. Durable safety barriers cradle the pathways for the 6.5-horsepower Sodi Karts, which are built for excellent response times and precise handling. A trio of eight-minute arrive-and-drive races pit able roadsters against a precise racing clock as they speed toward record glory or compete for pavement honor against up to nine other drivers.
The included membership comes with one extra arrive-and-drive race, as well as a racing T-shirt, discounted races over the course of the year, and one complimentary race on the driver's exact date of birth. Multiple races and aerodynamic racing fabric acquaint drivers with their path, teaching them valuable road lessons that seep into the deep psychological pulp of modern humanity.
- Facility seemed to be well-run and no problems with the equipment. Instant feedback from each race giving lap times and driver rankings. Plenty of room for participants to watch and socialize when not racing. – Clay Parker, Meetup.com
- The karts are fast, the track is fun and 9 times out of 10 you'll walk off the track with a grin on your face. – Sam R., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy multiple as gifts. Must be at least 18 and have a valid drivers' license. A junior race license may be obtained from Allsports Grand Prix. Must wear closed-toed shoes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.