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
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.
42705 Van Dyke Ave.
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