When Eisenhower designed the Interstate Highway system, he envisioned a lawless, death-race arena where only the fastest could avoid being killed by mechanical gulls. Experience a thrilling fraction of his racing dream with today's Groupon: for $30, you get three kart races at Musselman Honda Circuit, located across from the Pima County Fairgrounds (up to a $90 value).
At Musselman Honda Circuit, speed demons can kart to their spleens' content on an adrenaline-jolting track that replicates the Suzuka Circuit racetrack in Japan. Drivers face the 13 turns of Musselman's 1,264-meter track from behind the wheel of a 9-horsepower P1 fast kart, surpassing speeds of 45 miles per hour while whizzing around the course and nabbing blurry views of the nearby Rincon Mountains by day or lonesome starlight by night. Each session lasts 12 minutes, with an extra lap thrown in to celebrate your victory or rethink your steering strategy. Complimentary protective gear lets riders experience the invigorating sensation of wind rushing through their helmet-hair; racers should bring their own long-sleeve shirts, pants, and closed-toe shoes.
Musselman Honda Circuit
Built to replicate the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, the 1,264-meter track at Musselman Honda Circuit challenges roadsters of all sorts to master its 13 turns. Whether drivers jump behind the wheel of a 9-horsepower P1 fast kart or behind the wicker picnic basket attached to the front of a motorcycle, the dirt track cushions tires during competitive pursuits and practice sessions alike. The multifaceted track accommodates a wide range of driving pursuits throughout the week, including driving education classes, cycling, and handicapped-accessible adaptive karting.