Go-karts allow people to experience the thrill of driving without having to hear radio ads for pungent soaps or look at four empty seats that remind them of the time someone stole their family of mannequins. Keep thrills pure with today’s Groupon to Speedworld Indoor Kart Track. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get two Sprint Kart races for one person (a $22.50 value).
- For $13, you get two Race Kart races for one person (a $27.50 value).
The racing enthusiasts at Speedworld Indoor Kart Track outfit drivers for zooms around a quarter-kilometre indoor track, which sports straightaway stretches bookended by nine turns including a sweeper, two hairpins, and several S curves. Reaching up to 40 KPH, Sprint Karts harness the muscle of 13-horsepower governed Honda engines, coupled with the comfort of four-piston caliper disk brakes and an on-board omelet station. For those desiring an extra dose of propulsion, Race Karts achieve speeds of up to 50 KPH thanks to a modified 13-horsepower engine mounted upon a lightweight chassis. As motorists break out of turns and seize passing opportunities through precision banana-peel drops, a ChronX automatic race monitor tracks the action by recording average speed, standings, and laps. Between races, aspiring Andrettis can glean tactics by observing from the insulated viewing area, which also houses two televisions playing SPEED channel.
New drivers are encouraged to watch Speedworld’s orientation video before heading to the track. Driver requirements, include a minimum height requirement of 4’10” to drive a Sprint Kart, and a minimum 16 years of age verified by a valid drivers’ licence to operate a Race Kart.
A quarter-kilometre track serves as Speedworld’s centerpiece, goading drivers around nine turns ranging from wide sweeping bends to hairpin curves. The straightaways allow easy passing for the track’s fleet of vehicles, which include sprint cars that accelerate up to 40 km/h and race karts that max out at 50 km/h. 13-horsepower Honda engines power the cars and propel drivers across the finish line as the ChronX automatic timing system documents their journey more swiftly than an hourglass containing only one grain of sand.
Outside the driver’s seat, visitors can cheer on other racers from a viewing area framed in floor-to-ceiling windows and sound-insulated walls that block out the sound of rival fans cheering from the track. A mezzanine area outfitted with a refrigerator and microwave can seat parties of 7–30, rendering it an ideal venue for birthday parties, corporate events, or car-eating truck-rally monsters trying to stick to their diets.