What You'll Get
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 at Formula Drivetech, valid at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in Desert Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get three ride-along laps around the track in a Porsche Boxster (a $99 value).
- For $179, you get the Taste of Racing experience driving a formula car (a $399 value).
Formula Drivetech fulfills childhood dreams of being a bona fide racecar driver by buckling grown-up gearheads into a variety of acceleratory vehicles for blistering journeys around the track. Those yearning for a gravel-treading solo excursion should opt for the Taste of Racing experience, which commences with a firesuit and helmet fitting before ejecting revved up novices 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 in order to experience the straightaways, bends, and metaphorical road forks firsthand before driving. Like the end of every teen movie, the grand finale grants each motorized student keys to the car kingdom, propelling them on a 10-lap, scorching orbit around the course in a Formula Ford with no one else in the vehicle except their grandmother's voice urging them to go faster. Lead-hoofed speed demons eager to embark on their incendiary quest can blaze through the schedule of lap times here.
Thrill-seeking maniacs who prefer the passenger’s seat can experience three laps of g-force bliss in a Porsche Boxster as it bursts from the starting line and rounds corners at ridiculous speeds. Ride shotgun with an experienced instructor who will show you what one of these sleek road warriors is really made of and will request that you protect it from bandana-clad stagecoach robbers blocking the finish line.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older with valid driver's license. 6'6" max. 52" waist max. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.