The first kart-racing track was a circle because it was designed to teach children how centripetal force feels without rolling them down hills in tires. Learn circularly with today's Groupon to Carolina Motorsports Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get three 10-minute racing-kart sessions (a $60 value).
- For $50, you get six 10-minutes racing-kart sessions (a $120 value).
Carolina Motorsports Park simulates professional motorsport racing with a remodeled 0.7-mile course sanctioned by the World Karting Association. Drivers ages 12 and older careen around 16 hairpin turns and tear along a 760-foot straightaway, pulling past opponents and dodging off-course bumper cars. Birel N-35 Rock karts safely ensconce speedsters as they test the torque of the engine's nine horses worth of power on the same track that will host The Powerade Karting Championship.
Carolina Motorsports Park
Situated on a former World War II training base, Carolina Motorsports Park continues its locale’s history of tutelage with an array of racing lessons and events. The park’s 2.3-mile road-course track gives stock cars, Formula One cars, motorcycles, and street-legal vehicles an outlet to wrap tires around 14 turns and launch speedometer needles into passengers' laps. Rentable Birel N35 Rock go-karts rev their 9-horsepower Honda engines around the 0.7-mile kart track and a 0.21-mile tri-oval track for guests 12 and older. The facility, which hosts regular racing events, also boasts 24 open-air day garages and a 200-foot skidpad where drivers hone their handling and cars practice their moonwalk.