Old-fashioned soapbox derbies are great fun, although the excess suds on the road have a tendency to cause accidents. Add some engine power to karting action with today’s Groupon: $35 for three 10-minute go-karting sessions for one person at Kartatak Raceway in Wolli Creek or Villawood ($89 value).
With two well-designed indoor circuits to choose from in Sydney, Kartatak Raceway allows power-loving thrill-seekers to raise their heart rate, rev the engines and put the pedal to the metal in a safe and fun karting environment. Groupies head to their choice of track and tear it up over three ten-minute sessions, all to be completed in the one day. The sessions can be enjoyed by the same person or split between friends, a perfect option for gangs who need to determine which member has the best driving skills or the loudest, most monkey-like squeal.
Thrillseekers have the choice of two Sydney locations, the first one being in Wolli Creek, just south of the CBD. A little further to the southwest, just ten minutes off the M5, is the Villawood track, which is one of Australia’s newest indoor karting tracks, and includes a high-speed banked corner, thrilling drive-thru tunnel, wide bends and more. Spectators are more than welcome at both locations, and both have kiosks, arcade games, viewing areas and more.
Mon-Thu 12pm-10pm; Fri 12pm-11pm; Sun 10am-10pm