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 $139, you get a 15-lap racecar-driving experience in a NASCAR-style racecar from DriveTech Racing School at the Stockton 99 Speedway (a $299 value). DriveTech will be in Stockton on various dates in April, May, July, September, and November; check for availablity.
Allowing novice drivers to race as fast as it's safe for the car, DriveTech Racing School gives adrenaline addicts classroom instruction on how to handle a NASCAR-style stock car before inviting them to sit behind the wheel and cruise around the quarter-mile Stockton 99 Speedway. The one-hour preliminary meeting begins with a narrated van ride around the track to point out specific features. From there, racecar fanatics and thrill-seeking maniacs whip around the speedway 15 times, feeling the full g-force power of their speed vessel, and experienced instructors offer coaching via one-way radio, including "Take it easy through this turn" and "Caution! There's a pack of llamas on the track." The entire experience lasts about 2.5 hours. Family and friends are welcome to sit in the bleachers, cheering students on to photo finishes and jump-suited glory.
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4105 N Wilson Way
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