HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Racers, start your engines. A Mario Kart-themed go-kart race is coming to Houston next month.
The Mushroom Rally is hosting 16 heats in 16 cities across the United States, and they’re stopping here in Houston.
Racers dress up as their favorite video game characters and compete for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas for the National Championship.
The event will be held at K1 Speed (14900 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040) on May 18, May 19, May 25, and May 26.
Costumes are available at the event for those competing in the race.
Organizers say the person with the fastest lap time in each city will win a spot in Las Vegas. Participants can also win a place on the grid in Las Vegas by being one of the Top 3 in the country to collect the most "stars". Stars are earned by completing games, competitions and collecting starts at the Mushroom Rally star booth.