Racing Experience from DeMonte Motorsports on April 22 (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.


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In a Nutshell

Learn to safely maneuver a racecar, then hop into the driver’s seat—or sit back as a pro driver does three high-speed laps around the track

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 22, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Drivers must be 18 or older with a valid driver's license to drive. Optional vehicle damage insurance available for additional fee. Must know how to operate a manual transmission. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $159 for a three-lap driving experience ($259 value)
  • $235 for a five-lap driving experience ($399 value)
  • $99 for a three-lap ride-along experience ($199 value)

DeMonte Motorsports will set up shop at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville on Wednesday, April 22. Call for scheduling details.

The Clutch: Giving Engines a Quick Break

If your car has a manual transmission, you’ll be making good friends with the clutch. Get on its good side by understanding how it works with Groupon’s study.

There’s a certain dance involved in changing gears in a car with a manual transmission. Take your foot off the gas, press the clutch pedal, move the gear lever, and gently release the clutch while reengaging the accelerator, all while checking the mirror to make sure your passengers notice how cool you look. But if that seems complex, it’s nothing compared to what’s going on behind that little pedal: an interconnected set of discs, springs, and plates bridging the engine and the transmission. This is the clutch, and its function is to either enable or prevent the engine’s transfer of power to the wheels.

When the clutch pedal is depressed, a piston releases the clutch plate from its usual point of contact, a flywheel that is spun by the engine. Breaking this connection effectively puts the car in neutral so that the driver can shift gears—otherwise, the gears on the input shaft from the engine and those on the output shaft to the driving wheels would grind together as this change was being made. Once the correct gear has been selected, the clutch is released, and the vehicle can continue at the desired speed.

Customer Reviews

Excellent service. Professional. Courteous. Inexpensive. Very convenient. You've earned a new customer!
John M. · March 3, 2016
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Quality service. Good customer service.
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