Kart-racing tracks are winding and curving courses commonly designed in such layouts as the figure eight and the snake kissing a garden hose. Hug those curves with this Groupon.
$99 for a Two-Hour F1-Style Kart-Racing Workshop ($199 Value)
Aspiring racers aged 16 and older study advanced racing skills both on the track and in the classroom before testing their mettle—and newfound skills—in a qualifying race. Manufactured in Italy, the school's high-performance, two-stroke racing machines sit only inches from the pavement as they accelerate to speeds of up to 80 mph.
SIMA International Motorsports Academy
Born from the mind of Italian racing magnate Claudio Valiante, SIMA International Motorsports Academy creates full-fledged racers with intense hands-on driving experiences in high-speed karts and motorcycles. The multipurpose track—a 3/4-mile technical circuit—boasts CIK-style apex and exit curbing for precision cornering, and can be configured into three different courses. Making use of the track is the karting school, a universal first step in any racer’s journey. The open-wheel karts simulate the speed and force of more mature open-wheel vehicles, and technical aspects of racing such as starts, racing lines, and post-race massages for the vehicles are easier on karts. National competitive racing circuits make stops at the track as well, with different classes of racers and karts vying for notice and championships.