Among things that excite racing enthusiasts, seeing the checkered flag is second only to seeing the zig-zag-patterned flag that is only waved when a car turns into a bookcase mid-race. See everything faster with today’s Groupon: for $295, you get a half-day of auto-racing training in a Formula 2000 car from American Dreams Racing Experience Racing School on August 20 or September 4 in Fountain (a $595 value).
Resident American IndyCar Series champion Greg Gorden schools speed freaks on high-velocity driving techniques before passing the wheel for some friendly, hands-on competition on the Pikes Peak International Speedway. Gorden begins the 2.5-hour training with classroom instruction where he explains driving basics such as how the car works, how to properly navigate the track, and what to do if the steering wheel begins to self-replicate. Students ensconce themselves in program-provided driving suits and helmets before heading out to the track for two racing sessions in a Formula 2000 car. After the first six laps, newly minted acceleration apprentices can bombard instructors with tactical questions before climbing back behind the wheel for six additional laps to determine who earns bragging rights and who gets stuck singing the cars to sleep after the race is over.
16650 Midway Ranch Rd.
Fountain, Colorado 80817