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 this Groupon.
$20 for Two Indoor Adult Go-Kart Races (Up to $39.90 Value)
Walk-in racing enthusiasts complete a one-time registration and then join public races on a first-come, first-served basis. During each 10-minute race, up to 12 drivers jockey for position, flying at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour before crossing the finish line. Afterward, Pole Position gives participants a SpeedSheet, complete with stats such as fastest lap time, overall race results, and average lap time.
Pole Position Raceway
European Formula EK20 karts whiz by on Pole Position Raceway’s quarter-mile track, cruising at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Spectators crank their heads to keep up. This is thanks to a fleet of electric-powered karts, which accelerate more quickly and hug curves more smoothly than gas-powered karts without dumping out clouds of exhaust.
To sate speed cravings, drivers simply arrive and drive—show up and nab one of 12 spots in the next race. Then with a DOT-approved racing helmet, they push the pedal to the floor for roughly 10 minutes, drafting their opponents to fly past them near the finish line. At the end of each race, drivers receive a SpeedSheet that displays their race results, fastest lap time, and the likelihood of getting their own action-movie franchise. For those seeking to dive deep into the world of racing, Pole Position Raceway offers driving clinics and youth racing camps, where younger racers pilot EK10 karts that peak at 20 mph.