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 $20, you get an annual membership, plus two races, at Traxx Indoor Raceway in Mukilteo (a $45 value).
Traxx Indoor Raceway caters to go-kart gurus and amateur miniautoists alike with a twisting track and rev-inducing recreation for all ages. Riders select their own protective headgear and zip into a jumpsuit before slaloming around the circuitous 14 turn, 1/4-mile course at 30–35 miles per hour. With a membership, drivers will experience the thrill of the indoor track with an array of perks, including access to the speedy dual-engine karts, discounted rates all year long, and a free race in their birthday month. After the checkered flag swooshes, racers receive their standings at the front desk, where they can celebrate with a soda or beer from the snack bar or compensate losses by challenging friends to a scaling competition on the 24-foot climbing wall using only teeth, toes, and psychic energy.
Traxx Indoor Raceway
Traxx Indoor Raceway measures out adrenaline in seconds. It takes a go-kart just 23 seconds to careen around the indoor 1/5-mile track once, and 45 seconds for it to crest the 1/4-mile outdoor track's hill and swoop around its smooth turns back to the starting line. Drivers can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour in the SODI GT2 gas-powered karts, so the track provides helmets, jumpsuits, and notes from their mother to keep the racers safe. All contests last 20 laps or up to 15 minutes, except for the Traxx 100, a monthly marathon when 10 drivers rumble around the outdoor track 50 times.
Although drivers on the main track must be at least 14 years old, the team is committed to spreading the excitement around. Kids aged 3–10 gear up and hop into electric cars, zipping around their own four-turn track under the watchful eyes of attendants. Among other carnivalesque distractions, the colorful facility boasts an arcade and a 24-foot climbing wall to thrill jaded teenage thumbs, as well as a checker-themed banquet hall that seats up to 150 people for parties and team-building events.
4329 Chennault Beach Rd.
Mukilteo, Washington 98275Get Directions