The first go-kart-racing track was a circle because it was designed to teach children how centripetal force feels without rolling them down hills in tires. Learn circularly with today’s Groupon to Velocity 17 in Maywood, NJ. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get four standard go-kart races (a $60 value).
- For $45, you get four high-performance go-kart races (up to a $100 value).
- For $58, you get eight standard go-kart races (a $120 value).
- For $90, you get eight high-performance go-kart races (up to a $200 value).
High-performance racers must have a valid driver’s license.
Kart-racing drivers whip around Velocity 17’s 2,000-foot racetrack seated just 2 inches off the ground in electric Bowman Storm race karts. After a mandatory 10-minute safety briefing and optional high-five, racers can put their karts’ 12-horsepower engines, hand-built chassis, and Bridgestone racing tires to the test as they zoom past red-and-white borders on an indoor, European-style track designed by Formula 1 professionals. Though standard racers’ speeds are capped at 24 miles per hour, license-toting high-performance racers can enjoy unrestricted speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. Along with DOT-approved helmets and neck braces for racers, Velocity 17 boosts its safety bona fides by equipping karts with rollover bars, five-point harness restraints, and velcro-lined steering wheels.