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: for $299, you get a two-hour driving experience at Allen Berg Racing Schools in Fontana (a $686 value). Each driving experience includes:
- A 20-minute classroom session.
- A 20-minute ride-along with an instructor.
- 25 minutes of driving time in a formula racecar.
- On-board HD video of the 25-minute drive on the track, posted online.
- A photo of you beside the race car.<p>
Available dates include the following: * January 17 and 18 * February 14 and 15 * March 1 and 2<p>
Additional dates in January to the end of March 2012 will be added if necessary.
The experienced and speed-smitten staff at Allen Berg Racing Schools demonstrates the art of tire burning for amateur auto-racers in a fleet of authentic European-manufactured competition-grade racecars. The experience begins with a speed-centered seminar, where racers review basic operation of the car, including how to sweet-talk it into driving itself during morning commutes. Then, students take a stroll to the Auto Club Speedway, where they ride alongside their instructor to get a feel for the track’s 13 twists and turns. Once fitted for uniforms and racecars, speed stars jump in for a trek around the track, observed by strategically placed instructors for pointers and drive-thru chicken-nugget orders. After pupils ride for 25 minutes on the track, an on-board video of their session, captured by the vehicle’s HD camera, will be posted to Dropbox. At the conclusion of each session, students stand proudly by their rides for a commemorative Flickr-posted photo.