Lehigh Valley Grand Prix

Southside

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In a Nutshell

  • Grand prix-style karts
  • Speeds of up to 45 mph
  • Precise race times

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Promotional value expires Nov 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Cannot be shared amongst racers. Must be 10 or older, under 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Must sign waiver. Not valid toward VIP memberships or VIP racing. Not valid toward pre-discounted birthday or bachelor party packages or group events. Closed toe shoes required. Cannot be used towards any LVGP weekly specials. Not valid with other offers. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Listening to the delicate sounds of a piano being tuned is like getting a speeding ticket; it’s not going to happen at a racetrack. Bask in the orchestral roars of engines with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of kart racing at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix in Allentown, on South 10th Street.

Zip your way through the 11 twists and turns of Lehigh Valley Grand Prix’s quarter-mile track in a state-of-the-art racing kart at up to 45 adrenaline-fueled miles per hour. Newcomers to the region's largest indoor track can opt for a single race ($24/adult or $22/junior) or sign up for a membership ($30) earning them one complimentary race in addition to discounted rates on subsequent races ($19 for one race or $54 for three).

After attending a safety briefing, all automobile-athletes over the age of 10 are outfitted with a helmet, a neck brace, a racing suit, and an aerodynamic American-flag cape and strapped into a GT5 Sodi Kart. The state-of-the-art racing machine is maintained by the careful mechanics at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix to remain within three-tenths of a second of the other vehicles, making it an ultimate competition-creation. Up to 10 motorist-maniacs zoom through the serpentine track for a timed eight minutes, speeding over the finish line about 10 to 12 times, and covering approximately 3 miles of blurred asphalt.

More than 1,300 Goodyear Tires from a single NASCAR race in Chicago lie stacked along the track to cushion wayward racing karts and prevent enthusiastic fans from storming the track. Recorded within a thousandth of a second, racer’s times are displayed on action boards, allowing speedsters to compete with their personal bests, snag a competitor's place, or contemplate the unstoppable forward marching of time.

Lehigh Valley Grand Prix

In a go kart, you're much closer to the source of horsepower than when you're riding in a car. All that invisible force leaps to life when you hit the accelerator, gently pushing you back into the seat. Drivers at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix feel that pull as they whip around a quarter-mile racetrack in gas-powered Sodi GT5 Proline karts. They slip past one another while making 11 brake-stomping turns, all with a vantage point not afforded by watching races on TV.

The karts feature air-intake units that trap their exhaust and keep the atmosphere fresh, and the track—constructed from 1,300 used Goodyear tires and the shredded remains of Mario Andretti's learner's permit—is outfitted with three observation platforms for track marshals to regulate each lap and guarantee riders' safety. Three-point safety belts, roll bars, helmets, and neck braces also protect racers during their white-knuckle trips around the track. A full-time mechanic keeps finish lines crowded by calibrating karts to run within three-tenths of a second of one another and hanging hundreds of piñatas from the checkered flag. At the facility's bar, Octane, racers can refuel with drinks and food while watching stock-car races on the five 42-inch TVs.

Customer Reviews

Bring at least another $50 to $100 to continue enjoying your time.
Omar N. · June 27, 2015
Middle of the day is the best when the track is available. My kids and I loved running the cars there.
Tim H. · June 25, 2015
Awesome
Diane C. · June 1, 2015
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    Southside

    649 S 10th St.

    Allentown, PA 18103

    +16104327223

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