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What You'll Get
Outdoor motorsports are often postponed due to the rain, the wind, or the lack of looping rings of fire. Break away from nature's selective schedule with today's deal. For $30, you get a one-year license and three indoor kart races at Speed Raceway. Each 12-lap race is worth $20, and the license fee is $5.95, giving this Groupon a $65.95 value. This expansive facility is about 30 to 40 minutes southwest of downtown Denver, located in Englewood. Races run daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, with the last checkered flag waving at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Designed by adrenaline junkies specifically for Speed Raceway, each eco-friendly electric XLR8R kart can thrust racers at speeds nearing 50 mph through Speed Raceway's quarter-mile track. With 2 inches between you and the track below, the karts revolutionize the wind-resistant, frictional foundations of modern physics, proving once and for all that all physics is theoretical, especially gravity. Each 12-lap contest pits white-knuckled drivers against one another, and the entire field against a smug, unrelenting clock. Soon, licensed members can view an online database of their best times anytime, anywhere, and always in the presence of a disbelieving trackside crush.
Featuring a full Formula 1–style track, an interactive game room, and a concession area, the 54,000-square-foot facility is large enough to stump seventh-grade geometry students, and it solidifies "Speed Raceway" as a successful punch line to a "yo mamma" joke. Taking safety seriously, the experienced crew gives all riders a rundown before sending them on the open road to cut off coworkers, drift off dastardly dads, and temporarily end friendships until the checkered flag hypnotically waves competitors back toward loving embrace.
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About Speed Raceway
Rather than resort to gasoline, steam, or sled dogs on summer vacation, Speed Raceway channels the power of electricity to fuel its go-karts. These neon-green vehicles don't sacrifice velocity for eco-friendliness—they hit speeds of up to 43 mph on the track and have even greater torque than their gas-dependent counterparts. They're not the stars at the F-1 style racing arena, though. That honor belongs to the drivers, who strive to lap each other during exhilarating races.
Almost anyone can zoom down the track in pursuit of first place. Adults enroll in 12- to 14-lap races, whereas juniors (guests 13 and younger) complete 9 laps in specialized go-karts. The raceway also hosts events such as birthday parties and corporate team-building sessions. Scores are posted after each race and online, encouraging drivers to practice and improve their times.