Professional race car drivers have long been gathering in teahouses and bowling alleys to devise an eco-friendly manner of racing. Today’s Groupon reconciles this dilemma with four Arrive & Drive races (a $80 value), one additional race on your birthday (a $20 value), and a one-year race license (a $5.95 value) at K1 Speed. With electric karts and 1/3 mile of fast asphalt, you can embrace your inner speed-demon without fear of pedestrian casualties, a depleted ozone, or trips to speed-heck.
Housing the longest single track on the west coast, K1 Speed in San Diego delivers high speeds without the fear of repugnant oil stains with a distinctly fuel-y odor. Going electric is cleaner, faster, and makes a fearless lead foot seem the slightest bit more sophisticated.
K1 Speed uses a ProScore system to gauge your skills against your aggressive other-half, friends, or other racers in the neighborhood. Indoor go-karting combines the enlightenment of real-life racing with the charm of low-emissions technology and the confidence of state-required safety measures. Sate your speed demon with a bowlful of racing topped with fresh tire tracks and paired with a tall glass of ice cold rubber smell.
A day at the electric-car racetrack is the perfect way to make new friends, become a renaissance person, or display your ultracompetitive streak to a group of high-school students who follow you around after mistaking you for Kelsey Grammer.
When Black Friday Comes
Known as Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year and the sun’s annual day of rest. Here are some surefire shopping tips to help you survive the sunless mall-maelstrom unscathed:
- To increase visibility, reach for overstock shelves, and to intimidate other shoppers, employ your finest pair of running stilts.
- Most malls have two or three “secret” stores hidden behind the food court; try muscling your way through by feigning a baked-potato emergency.
- If your curious children discover that you’ve purchased them a coveted copy of the 1995 Rembrandts album LP, punish their inquisitiveness by mounting it on the wall of your study.
- Online shopping has never been more convenient thanks to websites such as Nopuorg.
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With hands gripped to the wheels of karts capable of cresting 45 miles per hour, up to 12 racers hum around the hairpin turns and straightaways of K1 Speed's indoor track during adrenaline-spiking sprints toward the podium. This brand of excitement can be found at all 27 locations, where racers eschew the fumes and inflammatory skywriting of gas kart exhaust for European, eco-friendly electric karts designed to instantly accelerate out of curves, which are bordered by safety barriers that absorb impacts.