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 $49, you get five 20-minute go-kart rides at Go-Karts at Polson Pier (a $110 value).
Go-Karts at Polson Pier's outdoor go-kart course challenges drivers with 0.75 kilometres of track featuring 10 windy turns. People with at least 11 years of life-experience can hop into one of the miniature race cars capable of reaching speeds up to 40 kilometres per hour without being pulled by cheetahs. Riders too young to drive their own kart can still enjoy the 20-minute karting sessions aboard a double-seater driven by a parent or guardian 18 or older. Customers can use all the rides included in this Groupon themselves or share them with friends or family to settle rock-paper-scissors stalemates. Along with scenic views of the harbour, the track offers free parking and easy access to Polson Pier's other attractions such as a mini-golf course, rock-climbing wall, and drive-in theatre.
The rumble of engines. The squeal of tires. The victorious flap of checkered flag. Traditionally, the exhilarating sounds of auto racing have been confined to the zooming packs of Indycars that snake around the streets of Exhibition Place every summer. Now, however, visitors to Polson Pier can keep Toronto's race day spirit alive for months at a time. The 0.75-kilometre track, one of the largest in the area, invites up to 20 racers at a time to navigate side-by-side traffic in karts that hit top speeds of 40 kilometres per hour. In addition to outmanoeuvring their fellow racers, drivers must also contend with the track itself, where 10 turns challenge reaction time and racing instincts alike. After races end, drivers can recount tales of on-track adventure at other nearby attractions, including a miniature golf course, indoor rock climbing, and a driving range.