'Mario Kart' themed go kart race coming to Southern California

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A Mario Kart themed go-cart race is coming to Southern California as part of a 16 city tour, according to Mushroom Rally.

According to the company, the race allows participants to dress as their favorite characters while collecting stars to win a variety of prizes. All of the costumes are provided to racers on race-day included in the price of registration. 

Mushroom Rally will host races in 16 cities across the U.S. with a final race taking place in Las Vegas later in the year featuring the finalist from each city. Racers from each city will compete for the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas for the national championship.

The company said that there are 20 spots in the final with three ways in which racers can win a place on the grid in Las Vegas:

  1. Having the fastest lap time in your city (adult racers only)
  2. Collecting the most stars in your city (top three in the country will go to Vegas)
  3. A lottery - every person that purchases a ticket to the event, will be entered into a lottery. The winner will be announced through Facebook live prior to the finals.

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, at a "secret location" in Anaheim, according to the company.

Tickets to participate in the race are $65 dollars a person. Click here for more information.