Studies show that the human body produces adrenaline in response to high speeds, physical threats, and getting called on-stage on The Price is Right. Experience the next-best thrill with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one 15-minute kart-racing session, license, and head sock at PGP Motorsports Park in Kent (a $38 total value). PGP Motorsports Park is open rain or shine.
At PGP Motorsports, voted Best Guys Weekend Destination by CityVoters, drivers test their motorized mettle on a 0.82-mile outdoor track that spans as wide as 30 feet. Self-chauffeurs start by picking from a fleet of Birel N35 karts equipped with ergonomically designed cradle seats, hydraulic brakes, and powerful four-stroke Honda engines. Once they've mounted their horse-powered chariot, possessed autoists will get 15 minutes to exorcise their speed demons as they propel themselves through the track's banked corners, exhilarating straight-aways, and 15 turns at speeds up to 45 mph. Racers should arrive 30 minutes prior to the kart session to get a sense for the track and to select the appropriate helmet to protect a bouffant.
PGP Motorsports Park encourages dedicated speedsters to race on rainy days, as the wet weather gives them an opportunity to practice drift-style racing without having to break open a fire hydrant in a cul-de-sac. Though jostling is expected in packs of motorized wheel-debeests, PGP prohibits aggressive driving, unnecessary bumping, and flagrant koopa shells.
PGP Motorsports Park
The buzz of motors rises and falls as bright-red blurs zip around the track at PGP Motorsports Park. Here, in the shadow of Mount Rainier, racers ages 15 and older loop around an 8/10-mile track at speeds of up to 48 miles per hour, leaning back in the ergonomic seats of Italian-built Birel N35 karts. The 30-foot-wide asphalt track can be altered to take on 12 different configurations and is centered in a velodrome, which puts spectators at an elevated angle so they get a good line of sight no matter where they sit.
For safety reasons, drivers should wear long sleeves and pants and closed-toe shoes. Drivers are equipped with helmets and driving suits, and since races take place rain or shine, they will also be provided with rain gear.
31001 144th Ave. SE
Kent, Washington 98042