Go-karts allow people to experience the thrill of driving without having to hear radio ads for pungent soaps or look at four empty seats that remind them of the time someone stole their family of mannequins. Keep thrills pure with this Groupon.
$20 for a Junior Go-Kart Package ($44 Value)
- Four five-minute junior go-kart races (a $10 value each)
- Two fountain drinks (a $2 value each)
Junior Formula K go-karts, designed for children taller than 54 inches, let youngsters speed around the 1/5-mile track for five-minute intervals. Double-seated karts let parents shuttle smaller children around the track. All riders can rehydrate with fountain sodas from the snack bar. Junior go-karting is available all day Sunday and from noon until 6 p.m. all other days.
Kart 2 Kart
The 300-foot straightaway comes to an end in one of six wheel-testing curves. The Honda 6.5-horsepower engine hums in anticipation. The moment foot touches pedal, hydraulic brakes give their answer and the racing wheels cling to the textured concrete as the go-kart deftly whips through the turn. Coming up on the end of an eight-minute streak of adrenaline, racers zip past the final stretch of the 1/5-mile race track, tearing ahead of each other as the computerized timing system clocks each score to fuel future bragging rights and rematch challenges.
From Kart 2 Kart's café and bar, applause rises as family, friends, and opponents sizing up the competition send their appreciation down to the track, which they've been watching as they nosh on a selection of snacks and beverages. Juniors, meanwhile, wait their turn to hit the blacktop in age-appropriate Formula-K karts. Before strapping in, all racers receive instruction and a safety lesson, during which they learn how to operate the equipment, then strive to set records that can earn them a spot on the website's scoreboard.