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What You'll Get
The closest most people get to racecar driving is playing video games or attaching box fans to the back of shopping carts. Separate the men from the groceries with today’s Groupon to Allen Berg Racing Schools for a car-racing training event in a Formula racecar at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows. Choose between the following options:
- For $229, you get a 1.5- to 2-hour experience including 10 minutes of driving a Formula racecar (a $458 value).
- For $343, you get a 3-hour experience including 20 minutes of driving a Formula race car (a $686 value).
Both options are available on the following dates:
- Thursday, May 19
- Monday, May 23
- Tuesday, June 14
- Wednesday, June 15
- Tuesday, June 21
- Wednesday, June 22
- Thursday, June 23
More dates may be added to accommodate additional demand.
The experience-heavy and speed-smitten staff at Allen Berg Racing Schools and their fleet of authentic competition-grade racecars initiate tire-burning training for amateur auto-racers. The experience begins with a speed-centered seminar, where racers review basic operation of the car, including how to sweet-talk it into driving you to work in the morning. Then students take a stroll to the 15-turn circuit track, where they ride alongside their serious instructors to get a feel for the track’s twists and turns. Once fitted for uniforms and racecars, speed stars jump in for a solo trek around the track, communicating via radio with strategically placed instructors for pointers and drive-thru chicken-nugget orders. For steering-wheel sergeants choosing 20 minutes on the track, an onboard video of their session will be posted to YouTube. After each session, students stand proudly by their rides for a commemorative Flickr-posted photo.
All riders get a certificate and gift bag chock full of vendor-granted goodies. Speed addicts anxious for their next chance to fly down the track can take $150 (with the first option) or $200 (with the second option) off any racing program within the next 90 days.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Registration required. 30 day cancellation notice or fee up to 1/2 of Groupon price may apply. 5ft height minimum. 6ft 5in height max. 260 weight max. Must sign waiver before participating. Valid only on 5/19, 5/23, 6/14, 6/15, 6/21, 6/22, and 6/23. Must have valid drivers license and be able to drive a manual transmission. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.