Before go-kart racing, checkered flags were used only as symbols of surrender following skirmishes between chess clubs. Show no surrender with today’s Groupon to F440 Racing Challenge in Tsawwassen. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get a go-karting package for one person (up to a $47.90 value) that includes:
- 20 minutes of go-karting
- One reusable cloth balaclava mask
One ice cream<p>
- For $50, you get a go-karting package for two adults and two kids (up to a $131.60 value) that includes:
- 15 minutes of go-karting each
- Four reusable cloth balaclava masks
Four ice creams<p>
- For $179, you get a go-karting package for a party of 10 (up to a $479 value) that includes:
- 20 minutes of go-karting each
- 10 reusable cloth balaclava masks
- 10 ice creams<p>
F440 Racing Challenge fosters family-oriented excitement, accelerating go-karters of all ages around a 20-foot-wide track stretching over more than a kilometre. Speedsters 16 and older whip around the course at 60 klilometres per hour in an Italian club kart bolstered by a 50-pound safety bumper and an engine that runs on salami-scented cologne. Kids younger than 16 strap themselves into a kiddie, cadet, or GT junior kart to leave parents in the dust, while the tiniest racers cruise in double karts alongside their favourite grown-up co-pilot. With 17 tricky corners and a slew of S-curves, the course tests each driver’s ability to stay on a track that requires alternating speeds and precise turns. A party of up to 10 horsepower-hungry jockeys can also burn rubber for team-building events or birthday parties, and groups of 10 roommates can use the race to decide the morning shower order.
Within F440’s 4,000-square-foot clubhouse, the road-weary re-energize with ice cream while kicking up their leadfeet in front of the TV. During obliging weather, guests can step out of the heated and air-conditioned facility onto its second-level viewing platform to witness other drivers or friends zipping along the course. Those who can’t slake their inner cheetahs can sign up for more races on the same day for an additional fee ($15/20-minute race).