Before car racing, checkered flags were used only as symbols of surrender following skirmishes between chess clubs. Settle scores with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $99 for a 3-lap stock-car ride along ($195 value)
- $199 for an 8-lap stock-car driving experience ($395 value)
- $299 for a 3-lap stock-car ride along and an 8-lap stock car driving experience ($590 value)
Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway on April 12–13 and October 11–12, 2014.
Part-time race-car drivers change into a full fire suit, clip on a helmet, and fasten a HANS device for a Sprint Cup stock-car racing experience. During the three-lap ride, a professional driving instructor hugs turns and blasts down straightaways at speeds of up to 165 mph. For the driving experience option, you get a crash course in motorway basics, including hand signals and how to safely fire yourself into the driver's seat from a cannon. After swapping seats, you'll take the wheel and accelerate to up to 170 mph for an additional six laps.
Racing Adventure places novice passengers alongside professional drivers for ride-along experiences on speedways around the country. Passengers circumnavigate the speedy circles 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.