Driving in fast circles is the proper way to stir cans of racing-stripe paint or to catch your own taillight. Tame centripetal force with today's Groupon: for $13, you get a time-trial run at LeMans Karting in Fremont (a $25 value).
LeMans Karting gives drivers special license to speed their European-style go-karts around the loops of a winding indoor track, an indoor/outdoor track, and a new outdoor track opening August 9. The Sodi RX7 racing kart spirits motorists small and tall on 17–23 laps at speeds of up to 40 mph. Racers swerve wheel-to-wheel with up to 12 other drivers while attempting to set personal records for lap time and parallel-parking classiness. A high-grip racing surface, an advanced barrier system, and a caution system with high-visibility lighting and vigilant flagmen help to keep drivers out of harm's way.
Safety is of utmost concern at LeMans Karting. Safety marshals are stationed on the track at all times, helping to spread out drivers in order to open up racing room and make for more precise rounds of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." Racers 12–17 years old must first pass the Junior Racer's Program ($50), not included in this Groupon.
LeMans Karting helps visitors satisfy their needs for speed, safety, and social interaction. Nine-horsepower SODI RX 7 karts take drivers soaring at speeds of up to 42 mph across indoor and outdoor tracks as they compete for the fastest finish. High-grip track surfaces help drivers reach top speeds, and high-visibility lighting and flagmen keep everyone safe as they round corners and pass other drivers on the wide course. On certain days, the staff connects the indoor and outdoor track into a single, giant mega track that hosts extended races when it’s not busy fighting Godzilla.
LeMans Karting also offers endurance racing for drivers who want to sharpen their driving skills or land a job as Vin Diesel’s chauffer. The center also offers private parties for birthdays and bachelor parties and can help plan charity or corporate events.