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What You'll Get
Henry Ford's famed Model T automobile was a happy accident, born from unclear size specifications on a mock-up of a "go-horseless carriage." Achieve Ford's original automotive ambitions with today's Groupon: for $20, you get three races and one fountain soda with free refills at Kart 2 Kart (up to a $47.50 value). CityVoters awarded Kart 2 Kart the title of Best Amusement in 2009, and the Detroit News called the Sterling Heights speedway the area's Best Indoor Go-Cart Racing. While Kart 2 Kart does offer discounts on Mondays and weekly specials, the values in this Groupon reflect the business's regular peak rates.
Serving leaden feet a plate of mashed speed for 10 years, Kart 2 Kart's indoor go-karting experience constructs joyride-generated joy rain or shine within the safe, climate-controlled track. Buckle yourself into a go-kart capable of breaking the taste barrier with top speeds of 35 mph, and feel the wind in your helmet-covered hair as you navigate Kart 2 Kart's six-turn, 1/5-mile track of textured concrete for three eight-minute races (up to $15 each). You'll get 24 total minutes of g-forces and power, supervised by a computerized timing system that will robo-reject any bribes you attempt to upload into its mainframe. After winning your race with a last-minute maneuver called "Dead Dog's Coy Wink," you can enjoy a soda with free refills ($2.50) before plotting out your foray into professional soapbox-derby racing.
All drivers must be at least 16 years old, be at least five feet tall, wear closed-toe shoes, and attend a drivers' briefing. Safety equipment is provided, but drivers must bring their own steely resolve to win. Call ahead to verify Kart 2 Kart's open racing times and gear up for your own days of thunder.
Drivers are required to sign a waiver. Drivers under 18 need waiver signed by parent or guardian. Junior waiver available here.
CityVoters awarded Kart 2 Kart the title of Best Amusement in 2009, and the Detroit News called it the area's Best Indoor Go-Cart Racing. CityVoters give positive recommendations aplenty, and six Insider Pagers give Kart 2 Kart a five-star average:
- The Staff is very accommodating the environment of the facility is great and the go karts are awesome too. Its the best go karting in Detroit. – minicooperman, CityVoter
- [T]hese are the real deal, fast race carts. this place is huge and very clean. the staff is well trained and always friendly. – Jamie J., Insider Pages
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 6, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid for open practice race only. Not valid for group, special events, or league racing. Must wear closed toe shoes, be at least 16 years old, and 5' tall. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.