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 $39, you'll get four races (up to an $80 value) at San Bernardino Raceway, an indoor velocity factory stocked with top-flight, gas-powered European karts. Your Groupon is good for 10-minute walk-in races and, in the interest of friendly competition, can be used with one fellow racer. Helmets and hygienic helmet liners are included. Drivers must be at least eight years old and at least four feet tall to drive a cart.
Snake through the track at over 35 mph in order to experience the dynamic dance of punctual breaking and exhilarating acceleration. Turn by turn, drivers will hone in on the flow of the track, developing a rhythm, edging the inside corner, and shaving precious ticks off previous lap times. Likewise, feel free to skillfully drift off any of the 12–14 fellow racers before grabbing your post-race printout after the checkered flag. For results worthy of a family fridge, consult the trackside experts at San Bernardino, who will happily upload tips and tricks to the main server in your head.
The 6.5-horsepower SodiKarts come fully equipped with a smooth learning curve. For riders who lack a government-issued driver's license or those who traded their license for a Richard Trickle rookie card, the raceway requires two half-speed test laps before the pedal may be placed fully to the metal. Once you get the green light, remember to steer true, brake smart, and buckle your cranial safety belt for a mind-tickling, gravity-defying, and time-travelling ride.
217 E Club Center Dr.
San Bernardino, California 92408Get Directions