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 $22, you get three go-kart races plus a helmet rental with sanitary liner at Sykart Indoor Racing Center in Tukwila (a $50 value).
Sykart driving delivers the visceral experiences enhanced by real gasoline, true tire skids, and all-natural wind rushing through a sanitarily protected helmet. Daredevil drivers flex their karting muscles on the indoor track, which allows the 6.5-horsepower Honda kart to soar without climate-related restrictions. The friendly staffers will outfit all drivers with a fully hygienic racing helmet. Then, during three 10-minute races, kart captains will test their abilities against up to 10 competitive cruisers. If you are a Sykart member, compete for honor, for the sheer jazz of victory, and for the fastest time—which graduates you to the praiseworthy 9-horsepower kart, capable of achieving 45 mph and beyond. Drivers also receive a printout after each race, which includes official lap times, race times, and the number of times their kart was mistaken for an oversized kitten.
SyKart Indoor Racing Center
Firmly belted into one of two models of Sodikart go-karts, racers work on smoothly navigating turns and straightaways as they travel at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. SyKart Indoor Racing Center encourages visitors to embrace the adrenaline rushes and the g-forces of a competitive race, but safety remains its number-one priority. The staff members limit the number of karts to 12–15 for each race, and they require all participants to wear DOT-approved motorcycle helmets with protective visors. Additionally, they dole out racing tips and keep vigilant watch throughout the contests to ensure that drivers obey the rules.
After each race, the participants receive a printout with each of their lap times, which they can use to compare with friends or apply for a job as the Rock’s chauffeur. Pool tables, arcade games, and drink vending machines also help guests pass the time between events.