Karts Indoor Raceway
701 Union Pkwy. Ronkonkoma, NY 631-737-5278
INFO 800-718-KART, karts1.com
COST $9 first race ($30 for 5 races); junior track is $4 a race ($17 for 5 races); $2 daily driver's license fee
REQUIREMENTS Drivers must be at least 54 inches tall to ride on the adult track (40 inches for junior track)
Hot and humid summer days aren't a problem at this air-conditioned indoor facility, which has two go-kart tracks. The adult course, where the go-karts can reach speeds up to 32 miles an hour, is rigged to time individual drivers as they zip around the course. The junior course, geared toward ages 5 to 9, has smaller karts that reach a maximum speed of 11 mph, according to manager Brian Garofalo.
GOOD TO KNOW The go-kart track is open until 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
EXTRA LAPS The facility also has two miniature bowling alleys, a 25-game arcade, remote-control slot-car racing and a snack bar.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES Race around the indoor track, play in the game room, then make your own sundae. From $349 to $500.