There are only two instances in which it’s legal to drive at 200 miles per hour: racing around a certified track and outrunning a 199-mile-per-hour construction horse. Satisfy your need for speed with today’s Groupon from Rusty Wallace Racing Experience at Houston Motorsports Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $44, you get a four-lap shotgun stock-car ride-along experience (an $89 value).
- For $149, you get a 15-lap The Shootout racing experience (a $299 value).<p>
Experiences are currently scheduled for the following dates:
- March 16, 17, 18, 30, and 31, 2012
- April 1, 2012
- September 7, 8, 9, 21, 22, and 23, 2012
- October 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, and 21, 2012
- November 2, 3, and 4, 2012<p>
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience engages adrenaline glands with real-life rubber-burning packages, sending speed demons around Houston Motorsports Park’s paved oval track. With the shotgun ride-along, need-for-speeders can hop aboard an authentic Sprint Cup car and share four laps worth of in-the-action views with a professional driver. The Shootout racing experience allows participants to don a custom Oakley racing suit and tear around the 3/8-mile track’s turns, just as a professional racer or ambitious afterhours janitor would. After 45 minutes of classroom instruction familiarizes soon-to-be drivers with the course’s corners, students get to take the wheel for 15 invigorating laps, leaving their hair mussed, their eyes bulged, and their torsos coated in corporate sponsorships. Drivers may opt to add damage protection that caps financial liability at $1,000 before driving for an extra fee ($60).