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 $25, you get $50 worth of racing at RPM Indoor Kart Racing. Grouponers can choose to purchase a yearlong membership with this deal (a $10 value), which gives them lower member pricing for hot-lap races, or choose to use it toward individual races; your Groupon can also be applied toward a training class, which is not included with the Groupon but is required for riders under 16.
An indoor-racing haven, RPM (Race Place Motorsports) slings riders around three distinctly designed tracks lined with fast-paced, heart-pounding challenges. The Monster Energy Track keeps speedsters twitchy with tight turns, high-speed curves, and numerous red Koopa shells, and the Unbound Energy Track's straightaways and sweeping turns make it the faster track. On Mondays, the two combine to form the ultimate Lost Energy Track. Leadfeet will get to exorcise their speed demons on any track through 10-minute hot laps ($20 for adult member, $15 for junior member, and $24 for nonmember) or outlaw sprint races ($38 per rider) behind the wheel of a Stratos iS kart. Each Stratos iS comes equipped with a high-performance Honda engine, race-tuned exhaust, Ackerman steering, and Wilwood brakes specially designed for hairpin turns, hair-raising velocities, and haircutting barber ambushes.
RPM Indoor Kart Racing
RPM Indoor Kart Racing indulges a driver's need for speed with two connectable indoor racecourses, refereed by staff members during high-octane heats. After stepping into the spacious lobby with high ceilings and a two-story window overlooking the track, adult drivers slap down a valid driver's license and sign a liability form in exchange for a racing suit and helmet. Once suited up, they climb into a 9-horsepower race kart that reaches speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, roughly the speed of an ostrich riding a moped.
The raceway's two sweeping thoroughfares—the Monster Energy Track and the Unbound Energy Track—send amateur IndyCar drivers zooming around adrenaline-filled turns. On Mondays, the two courses unfurl into one gargantuan raceway—the Lost Big Gun Track. Races include sprint and grand prix competitions with 8–10 racers, or Hot Laps that pit drivers against the clock, which despite one hand being smaller than the other, is actually a pretty good driver.
Guaranteeing maximum safety, referees keep their eagle eyes peeled during every race to enforce the courses' rules of the road. After heated competitions, former enemies bury the hatchet and become lifelong frenemies over refreshments in the Skybox, a windowed lounge that overlooks the tracks.
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