The first go-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: for $25, you get three go-kart races at Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing in Mira Loma (up to a $60 value).
At Fast Lap, which earned the title of CityVoter's Best Recreational Activity in Inland Empire in 2009, visiting mini motorists whirl around an indoor track designed by former IKF racers. Drivers suit up with protective helmets and neck collars before strapping themselves into Sodi karts equipped with gas-powered Honda 200cc engines and miniature horses capable of reaching speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. Velocity demons then brave the curves of the 1,200-foot track and rub bumpers with as many as 11 competitors during 10-to 12-minute races. Customers may use this Groupon's three included races for themselves or share them with friends to reenact the epic racing scenes from The Lord of the Rings. The indoor facility’s professionally engineered exhaust system ensures safe, clean air for all participants.
Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing
At Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing, which earned CityVoter's Best Sports and Recreational Activity title in 2009, visiting motorists whirl around a 1,200-foot indoor track designed by former IKF racers. Drivers suit up with protective helmets and neck collars before strapping themselves into Sodi karts, whose gas-powered Honda 200-cubic-centimeter engines and miniature horses power them through 10- to 12-minute races. The indoor facility’s professionally engineered exhaust system ensures safe, clean air for all racers as they wind through the course with up to 11 other competitors. Computerized timing systems accurately record photo finishes, and video helmets and race suits are available to enhance the experience. A slew of celebrity guests have been known to frequent the track, giving visitors a rare opportunity to outwit IndyCar drivers or trade high-speed knock-knock jokes with Hollywood comedians.