8- or 16-Lap Stock-Car Experience from SpeedTech Auto Racing School at Richmond International Raceway (Up to 60% Off)

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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 today's Groupon from SpeedTech Auto Racing School at the Richmond International Raceway. Choose between the following options:

  • For $169, you get an 8-lap Rookie Rush driving experience in a stock car (a $369 value).
  • For $296, you get a 16-lap Rookie Rush driving 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 imparts racing basics to students before taking them on a tour of the track in a van, demonstrating how to navigate the concrete sea without ruffling their eyebrows. Then 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, offering tips and hand-fed marshmallows along the way. The Richmond track is a 60-foot-wide, 3/4-mile loop featuring a front stretch of 890 feet and back straightaway of 860 feet, with 14-degree banking turns around a D-shaped oval course.

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, Danny Sullivan, and the mysterious Racer X. SpeedTech combines a fleet of super-speedy rides—authentic, metal-bodied vehicles boasting 650-horsepower V-8 engines—with a serious emphasis on safety. Check out SpeedTech's race-program schedule for upcoming dates.

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.



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Experienced racing instructors teach students to suit up & safely whip around professional raceway in 650-horsepower, V-8-engine stock car

The Fine Print

Expires May 22nd, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 16 or older. Must have a valid driver's license. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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