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 $249, you get an intro racing class at Formula Drivetech racing school (a $499 value).
Drivetech provides classroom instruction to fledgling racecar drivers on a variety of professional racetracks across the country. The intro course lets you take the reins of a Porsche Boxster, a Chevy Corvette, or a formula car. After a round of basic classroom instruction and a few laps in a practice vehicle, you'll get to take the wheel for at least 15 minutes of racing on either the Willow Springs International Raceway, or Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, leaving your hair mussed, eyes bulged, and torso coated in corporate sponsorships. The experience eschews straight, open road in favor of high-speed turns, a hallmark of stock-car racing. You'll find nothing but professionalism and experience from the Formula Drivetech staff and nothing but new car smells from the meticulously maintained racing lineup. Check out the schedule here.