12-Lap, 15-Lap, or 20-Lap Racing Experience at The Racing School (Up to 52% Off)

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Stock-car races end by waving a checkered flag, a holdover from the early days of racing when drivers would play chess while their oxen grazed between laps. Steer yourself with this Groupon.

Choose From Three Options

  • $139 for a 12-lap racing experience ($289 value)
  • $169 for a 15-lap racing experience ($339 value)
  • $199 for a 20-lap racing experience ($399 value)

With this deal, professional drivers will take you through an orientation, then let you drive for 12, 15, or 20 laps in a race-proven car. Track dates start April 11–13 at all tracks. See the schedule for all available 2014 dates; more dates will be added throughout the season, so call ahead to book a time. Driving suits, helmets and goggles are provided. Races take place at Waterford Speedbowl, Thompson Speedway, or Devil's Bowl Speedway.

The Racing School

More than 560 horses come to life when you ignite the engine inside one of The Racing School's authentic stock cars. The ensuing roar engulfs the entire vehicle, and your body rumbles as you grab the steering wheel and look towards the track. No stop signs. No pace cars. Just grip the steering wheel and drive—a race-car driver is born.

The Racing School has facilitated more than 14 years of thrilling moments just like this (and documented many of them on video). The staff here consists of current and former professional racers, who teach novices how to handle traditional stock cars, racing trucks, and other high-octane vehicles. Once instructors cover acceleration, braking, warp speed, and the other essentials, training culminates with a driving experience at professional-level tracks, including Waterford Speedbowl, Devils Bowl Speedway, and Thompson Speedway. Here, the experts give newbies the freedom to drive like pros, encouraging passing and letting drivers set their own pace.



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  1. 1

    Thompson Speedway

    205 E Thompson Rd.

    Thompson, Connecticut 06277

    877-226-7223

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  2. 2

    Waterford Speedbowl

    1080 Hartford Turnpike

    Waterford, Connecticut 06385

    877-226-7223

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  3. 3

    Devils Bowl Speedway

    2743 Highway 22A

    Fair Haven, Vermont 05743

    877-226-7223

    Get Directions

In a Nutshell

Even people with no racing experience can get behind the wheel of a race-proven stock car and drive around a professional speedway

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Must have valid driver's license. Valid for reservations on all 2014 dates through November. Voucher is valid for 1 person. Must be under 6'4" and under 340 pounds. Subject to inclement weather. Optional limited liability insurance will be offered. Must use promotional value in one visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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