When Eisenhower designed the Interstate Highway System, he envisioned a lawless, death-race arena where only the fastest could avoid being killed by mechanical gulls. Experience a thrilling fraction of his racing dream with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two adult races (up to a $44 value) at American Indoor Karting in Virginia Beach.
American Indoor Karting's adult karts propel racers with their 6.5-horsepower Honda motors that can reach up to 40 mph and can pull 1.5 lateral G-forces around the professionally designed quarter-mile track. After signing a waiver and participating in a one-time safety briefing, racers take to the track in karts that sport internal wet clutches, upholstered seats, hydraulic disk brakes, seat belts, a walk-in closet, and roll bars, all maintained by a full-time mechanic for up-to-date safety and performance evaluations. While karters steer through hairpin turns and chicane curves, facility-provided full helmets protect faces, eyes, and noggins from accidental bumps or swan-diving seagulls. As each speed-racer whips around the tire-lined track, a computerized timing system records top laps and lap averages and ranks each racer within each race as well as within the entire day.
American Indoor Karting's lounge area provides speeders-in-waiting with an air-hockey table, arcade games, and tables and stools made from old tire rims for stylish relaxation; here, idlers can mentally prepare for future races or high-speed high-fives.