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 $10, you get one ticket to HyperFest 2011 (a $20 value) on Saturday, June 18 at Summit Point Motorsports Park in Summit Point, West Virginia. There is a $5 parking fee per car, and children under 12 are admitted for free.
A moveable feast of vehicular excess and motorized mayhem, HyperFest treats auto aficionados to high-octane amusement and spectator events. A full slate of activities provides guests with a variety of choices to sate their action-starved bellies and their explosion-starved ears. The two-day 24 Hours of LeMons, a self-described "breeding ground for morons," pits participants in a grueling endurance race of absurdly decorated $500 junkers. Attendees hoping for more car-smashing exploits can watch or participate in the rollover contest, which, like most prom entrances, involves a Dukes of Hazzard –style high-speed launch into an empty field. Constant racing events such as the Xtreme Drift Circuit and NASA road races provide nonstop lap-tearing action, and live music and a fireworks show serve as fitting exclamation points to the daylong festival of cacophony.
Summit Point Kart
Sitting behind the wheel of a 32 Sodi RX7 kart has a way of making you feel like a professional stunt driver. Maybe it's zipping up your driver’s suit or snapping on your helmet. Either way, at Summit Point Kart, all participants get the look they want and the safety orientation they need to cut turns like Andretti when they take on that piece of half-mile track known as the Washington Circuit.
Overhead, lights blaze down on the track’s 22 turns, so karters can race well into the evening or on that day after summer solstice when the sun is too partied out to get out of bed. Racers who get hooked can get themselves a yearly membership card, which discounts the price of racing credits. Little ones enamored with the track can enlist in a four-hour kart school that builds confidence behind the wheel.
2026 Summit Point Rd.
Summit Point, West Virginia 25446Get Directions