Go-karts allow people to experience the thrill of driving without having to hear radio ads for pungent soaps or look at four empty seats that remind them of the time someone stole their family of mannequins. Keep thrills pure with today’s Groupon to The Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, east of Rockwall. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get one adult race Tuesday–Friday (a $30 value).
- For $17, you get one adult race on Sunday (a $30 value).
- For $20, you get one adult race on Saturday (a $30 value). <p>
The Dallas Karting Complex’s high-speed go-karts reach up to 60 miles per hour, hugging a 0.8-mile track that presents 17 turns of various angles. Adult adventurers complete each lap of the 10-minute race in about 80 seconds, roughly enough time to start and abandon a miniature racing blog. Motorists can take the wheel at age 16 or older even without a driver’s license, as long as they review safety guidelines, dress for the weather, and eschew open-toed footwear. The racing complex stays open until 9 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday, so adrenaline-seekers can take advantage of the facility’s well-lit night racing and secret turns that lead to strobe-lit disco dance floors.
Dallas Karting Complex
Drivers careen at a blinding 85 miles per hour around the track at Dallas Karting Complex. In order to take the wheel of a high-speed Rotax DD2 karts, racers must pass a few tests, including achieving a 74-second lap time on the 0.8-mile track, reaching 16 years of age, and being able to recite three quotes from The Fast and the Furious in iambic pentameter. Drivers who don't meet the high-octane criteria or are interested in a simpler ride can zip around the track's 17 turns in lower-speed karts, starting at the 30-miles-per-hour cadet carts for kids aged 7–15 or the karts for adults that burn rubber at highway speeds. The 25-acre facility has enough room to host racing parties for kids and adults, as well as corporate meetings to discuss the feasibility of commuting to work in a Rotax DD2.