When Eisenhower designed the Interstate Highway System, he envisioned a lawless death-race arena where only the fastest could avoid being killed by mechanical gulls. Experience a thrilling fraction of his racing dream with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a Taste of Racing in either a Ford Formula or a Porsche car (a $399 value) at Formula Drivetech at Eagles Canyon Raceway in Decatur. Classes are currently scheduled on September 3 and 4. Formula Drivetech regularly adds dates, so be sure to check the schedule.
Formula Drivetech fulfills childhood dreams of being a bona fide racecar driver by buckling grown-up gear heads into a variety of acceleratory vehicles for blistering journeys around the Summit Point Motorsports Park. Those yearning for a gravel-treading solo excursion will delight in the Taste of Racing experience in either the Formula car or a Porsche Boxster, where they'll get fitted for a tracksuit and helmet before strapping into the vehicular classroom for a 45-minute orientation. From there, they'll accompany their zen-like instructor on an SUV odyssey around the racetrack to experience the straightaways, bends, and metaphorical road forks firsthand on Eagles Canyon's twisty road course. The grand finale grants each motorized student keys to the car kingdom, propelling them on a scorching 10-minute orbit around the course in a Formula Ford or Porsche Boxster with no one else in the vehicle except their grandmother's voice urging them to go faster.