Though most acknowledge the need for speed while eating ice cream on the equator, Americans continue to depend on slow modes of transportation such as rickshaws and turtle skates. Rev up for real speed with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $169 for a 6-lap Rookie Rush experience in a stock car (a $369 value)
- $296 for a 12-lap Rookie Rush experience in a stock car (a $738 value)
SpeedTech Auto Racing School's Rookie Rush program lets velocity cravers feast on fast-blowing air, appropriately seasoned with the rules of the road. The driving experience starts with detailed classroom instruction, during which a veteran driver talks through the basics before taking students on a tour of the track in a van, demonstrating how to navigate the concrete sea safely, pointing out reference points, and outlining proper pit-road procedures. Next, racers hop into the driver's seat, donning flame-resistant suits and Snell-certified helmets for adrenaline-brewing laps in a stock car as an instructor rides shotgun to offer tips and hand-fed marshmallows along the way. Newly inducted pilots then race around the Atlanta track's 60-foot-wide, 1.45-mile loop, revving up to the top gears on the front and back straightaways measuring more than 1,800 feet each, and slinging around the 24-degree banking turns.
SpeedTech Auto Racing School
Former professional driver and expert instructor Randy Baker and his team have been guiding drivers toward greatness for more than 20 years; past pupils include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jeff and Ward Burton, and the shadowy pit mechanic known only as Racer X. At SpeedTech Auto Racing School, Randy combines a fleet of super-speedy rides—authentic, metal-bodied vehicles boasting 650-horsepower V-8 engines—with a serious emphasis on safety to prepare drivers for any mishap on the track. Gearheads, speed junkies, and people who still sleep in a racecar bed despite their adult children's protestations soak up Randy's knowledge during one of SpeedTech's many race programs, varying in length from 3 laps to more than 100. With the school's built-in HD video feeds, drivers can commemorate their laps or prove to the family car it's been cheating on them with the hotel's valet.