Unbeknownst to many, the trick to winning a go-kart race is to finish the course faster than the other racers. Give this ancient secret a trial run with today's Groupon to Grand Prix New York in Mount Kisco. Choose between the following options:
• For $20, you get two kids' races (up to a $30 value), an appetizer (up to an $11.95 value), soda (a $2.50 value), and daily kids' membership (a $5 value; up to a $49.45 total value). Drivers age 13 and older may drive on the Brownstone track, and drivers age 8 and older may ride on the Tunnel track.
• For $35, you get two adult races (up to a $50 value), an appetizer (up to a $11.95 value), a beer (up to a $6 value), and daily membership (a $10 value; up to a $77.95 total value). Drivers younger than 18 must have a driver's permit to drive on the adult tracks.
Featuring 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 feature six changes in elevation, 14 turns of varying sharpness, and a gravitational pull quadruple that of a greedy black hole. Drivers race in championship-caliber Sodi RX7 gasoline-powered karts equipped with race-proven safety-wrap systems and 6.5-horsepower engines. Tackle any of the six custom track configurations designed to curb repetition and squelch the scourge known as muscle memory.
Because racing depletes belly carbon, empty stomachs can fill up at Fuel, Grand Prix's restaurant. Choose from any of the adult or kids' appetizers, such as the steak quesadilla topped with tomatoes and jalapeños ($11.95), buffalo chicken spring rolls with blue cheese ($7.95), or four mini beef sliders with cheese and sautéed onions traffic-jammed between buffers of mini brioche bread ($11.95). Tiny tummies can pair meals with a bubbly soda ($2.50), and adults can grab a bottle of domestic ($5) or imported ($6) beer or one of three suds-soaked glasses on tap ($6). Fully enclosed and air-conditioned, Grand Prix New York shelters families from heatwaves and summer storms, offering a comfortable arena for healthy competition or proving that six failed driving tests can be a fluke.
Grand Prix New York
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. Adult drivers race in championship-caliber gasoline-powered gasoline-powered Sodi Karts equipped with race-proven safety-wrap systems and 9hp-horsepower engines that reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour on the Uptown Track. Teen clientele race 6.5hp Sodi Karts on the Brownstone track while kids under 60 inches race on the Tunnel track 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.