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 a $45 gift card, good for go-karting, games, and pub fare at Tri-State Speedway in Dudley.
Tri-State Speedway's two floors support the indoor thrills of go-kart racing, mini golf, and arcade-button mashing with amusement options for both children and adults. The 22,000-square-foot speedway is equipped with an accurate-timing system for ranking go-kart racers ($11–$17/race). Drivers take 10 turns and floor it down two straightaways in electric karts with 15-horsepower motors, dual rear-disk brakes, and four-point seat harnesses. Three billiards tables ($8/hour) let patrons showcase their mastery of geometry and physics, a bumper-car rink ($3/ride) massages road rage into road goo, and The Islands 18-hole mini-golf course ($6/person) gives putt-putters 1.5 dozen places to hide dimpled eggs. Meanwhile, kiddie karts ($5/race) keep racing safe for youth aged 4 and older, and the playplace serves as a plastic jungle for children to romp through and enact martial law.
This Groupon can also be used for repast at Drafters Sports Cafe, whose menu features spicy jalapeño-and-cheddar-cheese poppers ($5.75) as well as pizzas in the form of pies ($10.50–$13) and slices ($2.25–$3). Racers-in-waiting can also load up on frosty drinks, treats, and snacks at The Hut, next to the upstairs track.
Tires squeal and a 15-horsepower engine hums as its driver cuts through a narrow turn, shaving fractions of a second off the lap. Below the track, a colorful golf ball winds through faux island trees, avoiding walls and stops on its way to an awaiting hole. It's another day at Tri-State Speedway, a multileveled family entertainment center littered with motorized fun for patrons of any age. The upstairs, 22,000-square-foot go-kart track hosts competitive races with karts calibrated for speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. A walk downstairs leads to the island-themed, 9-hole mini-golf course nestled among a large video-game arcade featuring top-of-the-line games, a 1200 sq. ft. play place, bowling lanes, bumper cars, and billiard tables. There's also a roller rink. When fun gives way to hunger, Drafters Sports Cafe's servers and cooks serve finger-friendly pub bites, ice-cold beer, and paper napkins fashioned from losing basketball brackets.
87% of 701 customers recommend
“We went early on a Friday and had the go carts to ourselves ! It was fun ! :-)”
“Checking in took a good amount of time. We had forms filled out and signed, but it wasn't clear what to to or what to skip if you already had filled out the forms.”
“it was a fun day with my 5 year old son!”
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