After decades of winning the admiration of stock-car racing fans with his aggressive driving strategy and off-track charisma, Rusty Wallace now gives others the chance to experience the rush of racing. He joined forces with Sodikart to roll out the Rusty Wallace Kart Experience, pairing kart with driver at some of the country's most celebrated racetracks. Racers can hop in a custom RT8 (or its kid-friendly counterpart, the LR4) and hit the gas, tearing up everything from the versatile road courses and speedy main track of the Atlanta Motor Speedway to the challenging lava pits of the Milwaukee Mile.
But this go-karting business has a big brother?the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. It's a high-speed trip into the pro-racing trade, with breathtaking ride-alongs and racing experiences in stock cars. Guests buckle up and sit shotgun alongside professional drivers as they fly down straightaways and around curves. They can even get behind the wheel themselves, finally feeling what it's like to be a professional driver.
Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure places novice passengers alongside professional drivers for ride-along experiences on Talladega Superspeedway. At 2.66 miles around, Talladega Superspeedway is the largest oval racetrack in the Sprint Cup Series and is well-known throughout motorsports. Passengers circumnavigate the speedy circle at speeds of up to 175 mph aboard real racecars once owned by such drivers as Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip, and Bobby Labonte. Before embarking, riders receive safety training and suit up in a full fire suit complete with a helmet with facemask and Hans Device, the same head restraint used by professional heavy-metal guitarists. Talladega Superspeedway is located next to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, which is open daily to visitors.
When camped out at a picturesque St. Louis spot—from an old barn to the iconic Arch—Brian K. Owens sees more than just the opportunity to take a pretty picture. The fine-art photographer and owner of STLPhotoArt grasps for stories in each of his photos, stories that he seeks to bring to his clients through commercial shoots and instill in his students during photography classes. The shutterbug guides beginning shooters through Forest Park and the St. Louis Zoo, dispensing photography know-how along the way. Owens also lends his talented eye to elegantly capture moments at weddings, engagements, and knight-christening ceremonies.
We are combining the services of a Professional Golf Instructor (Bob Tays) with Titleist Performance Institute's Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (Dr. Jordan Vickery D.C.) to bring the first golf performance session to the St. Louis area.
The ride-along gives racecar fanatics and thrill-seeking maniacs the chance to feel the g-force of a Porsche Boxter, Chevy Corvette, or Formula car as it bursts from the starting line and rounds corners at ridiculous speeds. Formula Drivetech's experienced instructors will show you what one of these beautiful speed demons is really made of, or, if your hands are being drawn into the gravitational pull of the steering wheel, opt for the intro to racing class. Students will hop into a fire suit and helmet to arm their bodies against the inevitable onslaught of speed before the two-hour lesson begins. Learn the nuances of the raceway in a classroom setting and the put lessons to work while powering around the curves for 15 minutes of uninhibited lap time. Full lap schedule is available here.
The ride-along gives racecar fanatics and thrill-seeking maniacs the chance to feel the g-force of a stockcar as it bursts from the starting line and rounds corners at ridiculous speeds. DriveTech Racing's experienced instructors spend three laps getting drivers up to speed and used to the controls before letting them roar away on their own. For a complete list of upcoming sessions, check the schedule of lap times here.