Psychiatrists claim that humans' all-consuming need for speed supersedes their need for sleep, companionship, and brakes. Bypass your hierarchy of needs with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$21 for a two-race package for one (up to a $42.90 total value)
- Two races of 14–16 laps each (up to a $20.95 value each)
- One head sock (a $1 value)
$39 for a four-race package for up to two (up to an $85.80 total value)
- Four races of 14–16 laps each (up to a $20.95 value each)
- Two head socks (a $1 value each)
Would-be racers are advised to consult the FAQ for driver requirements and check the calendar to find open racing times that don't conflict with their thoroughbred millipedes' steeplechase competitions.
Though this Groupon expires on July 3, please note the raceway is set to move from Phoenix to Scottsdale in mid-July. Find more information about the move here.
It's hard to say which is more distinctive: the karts zipping around Octane Raceway or the track itself. During each lap on the 1/3-mile course, drivers zoom through an indoor area, then weave around an outdoor section that's covered by a permanent steel canopy, making for a hybrid experience rarely found in American go-kart tracks not owned by bored supervillains.
An equally rare find in the U.S. is the raceway's fleet of 32 Sodi RTX karts, all imported from France, whose electric motors give off zero emissions while reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Drivers who can stay in control at these top speeds are in for success: the winner of each race is determined not by who finishes a given number of laps first, but by who puts up the fastest single lap time, a result that's posted both at the track and online for posterity.
Races take place in a 65,000-square-foot space that doubles as a gathering place for parties and corporate events for up to 500 attendees. In addition to racing, the raceway is also home to off-track activities that include shooting pool in the billiards room, arcade games, and melting burgers and pizza into rocket fuel at the Brickyard Grill.