Today's Idea
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Supercharged Racing

Looking for the chance to demolish your fiercest rivals -- we mean, politely compete against your friends – in a go kart race?


Luckily for you, the world’s largest multi-level karting track, Supercharged, is right in Connecticut. It’s indoors – making it a great winter activity – and features eco-friendly, zero-emission karts. Kids and adults alike can enjoy two separate racetracks up to half a mile long. On Thursdays, they are combined into a single “supertrack.”


Riders race in heats, which average about 7 minutes long. (It may not sound like a lot, but it’s exhilarating, so it feels longer; for comparison, popular roller coasters average about 2 minutes per ride.)  Prices start at $19.95 per heat, plus a $7 one-time membership fee, with purchases of up to five heats available. It’s ideal for bigger groups -- races can accommodate up to 28 drivers. There is no age minimum to drive a kart, but drivers must be above 58 inches tall, which eliminates most younger kids.


Supercharged welcomes both reservations and walk-ins. The membership fee includes loaner shoes and head gear (such as helmets), free locker use, and more. While you’re there, you might also want to try out Supercharged’s 8,000 square foot trampoline park -- 30 minutes starts at $8 (plus the $7 membership fee, if you haven’t already paid it) and there is no minimum age or height requirement. When you’re ready for a break, there’s a café and a bar in house.


Hours are Monday – Thursday 3 PM – 9 PM, Friday 3 PM – 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM, and Sunday 10 AM – 9 PM. The best times to avoid long lines are rumored to be weekdays and early hours on the weekends.