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 $20, you get two 10-minute Hot Laps Races (a $38 value) plus a head sock that’s yours to keep (a $5 value) at RPM Indoor Kart Racing. New racers will also receive a yearlong membership with this Groupon (a $10 value; head sock’s value included in membership). Racers can use both races for themselves, or split them with a friend.
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. The Unbound Energy Track’s straightaways and sweeping turns make it the faster track. On Mondays, the two combine like Power Rangers robots to form the Lost Big Gun Track. Leadfeet will get to exorcise their speed demons on all three tracks behind the wheel of a Stratos iS kart, which 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 hair-cutting barber ambushes.
After the billowing checkered flag is unfurled and then eaten by the winner (as per tradition), racers will regroup and obtain bragging rights from computerized printouts of lap times and scores. Buy extra Groupons to RPM and vie for victory over parents, co-workers, frenemies, and dastardly silent movie villains with twirlable handlebar moustaches.
Racers under 18 will need a liability form signed by their parents. Racers age 8–15 are required to attend the Junior Drivers Training Class before racing. Race gear is provided; wear close-toed shoes.
Yelpers give RPM Indoor Kart Racing a 3.5-star average rating. Yahoo! Locals and four Citysearchers give it a 4.5-star average rating. > * The carts here can fly and the courses have features that would make any racer salivate… – Luan N., Yelp > * It’s a great time with friends or work associates and it will get your adrenaline pumping and DEFINITELY appreciate professional racing a LOT more. – toddlerian, Citysearch
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.