Go-karts were invented by removing the 5,000-pound anchor from the bumper of the unsuccessful, immobile stop-kart. More forward thanks to forward thinkers with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two 12-lap go-kart, double seater, or sprint kart rides at Boschertown Grand Prix Racing in St. Charles (up to a $72 value).
Boschertown Grand Prix Racing’s impressive roster of speedway cruisers offers mini motorists a pedal-pushing adventure every day of the week. Each race entails 12 laps around the three-mile track, which features hairpin turns, banked corners, straightaways, and a refreshing lack of snooty carpool lanes. Go-karts and double seaters can be piloted by those aged 10 and above, and drivers with a permit or aged 16 and above can opt for a sprint kart, which travels at speeds that were once impossible without written consent from the sound barrier.
This Groupon can be used toward a day at the races for one or two speedsters, or be split into two vouchers for use on separate days. The track is also open for parties and special events, perfect for turning Duck, Duck, Goose from a children's game into a test of high-speed mettle.
Boschertown Grand Prix Racing
The pedal pioneers at Boschertown Grand Prix Racing have been facilitating high-speed adventures on one of the largest tracks in the Midwest since 1957. In the early days of racing, the course served as a venue for the homemade karts of avid individuals, but now houses a herd of go-karts, sprint-karts, and super-karts that eliminate the possibility of unfair home upgrades such as engines outfitted with nitrous or the flux-capacitor of a 1981 DeLorean. Drivers as young as 10 reach speeds of up to 17 mph in a standard kart; racers 16 or older helm 24 mph sprint-karts; and drivers 18 or older take control of 28 mph super-karts. Wheels roll over hairpin turns, banked corners, straightaways, and opponents' rights to call themselves "Greased Lightning" as drivers dominate laps around the 5/8-mile track.