Outdoor kart 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.
Choose from Three Options
- $35 for three Arrive and Drive rides ($75 value)
- $62 for SPK Open Comp entry with five rides on Sundays ($125 value)
- $75 for SPK Challenge entry with six rides on Fridays ($150 value)
Riders strap into high-performance Sodi RX7 karts that pack a 13-horsepower engine for head-to-head races. Each racing session lasts 11 minutes, which is enough time for about 10 laps. To ensure safe rides, instructors give a safety lesson before each race, and the center provides full-face helmets, head socks, and driving suits. For track availability, check the calendar for Arrive and Drive events.
Open Comp participants weigh in at noon at Sunday. After one practice run, there's a qualifying session at 1 p.m.; the top 12 advance to three races at 1:30 p.m. Those who don't qualify can race three more times in Arrive and Drive. The SPK Challenge entitles drivers to six rides, which can be redeemed on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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.