Go karts allow those too young for licenses to drive without the elaborate pantomime of pretending to be their parents’ chauffeur. Enjoy some high-speed perks with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for a race-and-play package for a child age 8-11 with two go-kart races (up to a $20 value), day membership (a $5 value), and a 20-credit game card (a $10 value; up to a $35 total value)
- $25 for a race-and-play package for a teen age 11-17 with two go-kart races (up to a $30 value), day membership (a $10 value), and a 20-credit game card (a $10 value; up to a $50 total value)
- $35 for a race-and-play package for an adult age 16 or older with driver’s license or permit with two go-kart races (up to a $50 value), day membership (a $10 value), and a 20-credit game card (a $10 value; up to a $70 total value)<p>
The go-kart track provides all safety equipment; drivers should wear closed-toe shoes. Adults can race on the Downtown and Uptown tracks, and teens race on the Brownstone track. Kids race on their own track, where double-seater cars are available for those shorter than 48 inches (must be driven by a licensed driver). Day memberships give visitors access to the entire facility, including the restaurant.
Grand Prix New York
With two European-inspired quarter-mile courses, Grand Prix New York's sanctuary for speed captures the thrill of karting in the country's largest indoor race complex. Racers rumble and roar over speedways that change elevation six times, careen cars around 14 turns and three elevation changes, and boast a gravitational pull quadruple that of a black hole. Drivers race in championship-caliber gasoline-powered Sodi Karts equipped with race-proven safety-wrap systems and 6.5-horsepower engines that reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. Three custom tracks help racers curb repetition, and teen-friendly Brownstone and tyke-friendly Tunnel tracks give mini racers the opportunity to get behind the wheel. Apart from its karting specialty, Grand Prix New York houses a bowling alley, billiards room, arcade, and bounce castle. The onsite restaurant, appropriately named Fuel, serves up an American menu of burgers, sandwiches, and more. Fully enclosed and air-conditioned, Grand Prix New York shelters families from heat waves and summer storms, offering a comfortable arena for healthy competition or proving that six failed driving tests can be a fluke.