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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: for $199, you get 12 laps around the track with DriveTech Racing School at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis (a $399 value; see sidebar for dates).
DriveTech provides classroom instruction for fledgling racecar drivers on a variety of professional racetracks across the country. The 12-lap package lets you take the reins of a professional stock car. After a round of basic classroom instruction, you'll get to take the wheel for three practice laps and nine laps of proper green-flag racing on The Milwaukee Mile's one-mile oval track, which will leave 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. Check out the schedule here.
Stock-car racing is a grand American tradition, smelling, like most American traditions, of baseball players, McDonald's apple pie, and diesel fuel. At The Milwaukee Mile, you'll tread on the same track that champion racers in the IndyCar Series and NASCAR raced. You'll find nothing but professionalism and experience from the DriveTech staff. Drivers are veterans of the Nationwide and K&N Series, and the cars are safe and meticulously maintained.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. Must have a valid driver's license. 6 ft. 6 in. height max. 52 in. waist max.. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Rusty Wallace allows amateurs to feel first-hand how a real race car rumbles as its tires scorch a professional speedway. Participants can either ride shotgun with an experienced driver or hop behind the wheel to tackle the track themselves. For more of the genuine experience, drivers don the full array of safety gear before climbing or vaulting through the window, including a sleek racing suit, helmet, and HANS neck-protection device.