In order to become successful in a stock car, drivers must exhibit an unsatisfied need for speed and the stubborn refusal to stop and ask for directions. Fine-tune your tire-burning abilities with today's Groupon: for $239, you get basic instruction and a 12-lap Shootout! stock-car racing experience at Drivetech, located at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn (a $499 value). Drivetech currently has classes scheduled on August 6 and 7, but adds dates regularly, so be sure to check the schedule.
Drivetech's pro drivers harness unmatchable speed and stock-car authenticity to guarantee a healthy flood of adrenaline in every driver and passenger they take around the track. Once Drivetech's expert instructors fill latent speed demons in on safety procedures, steering techniques, and rubber-burning incantations, drivers are free to indulge in a 12-lap blast around Michigan International Speedway. Though the experience is as safe as nose-diving into a ball pit full of Tickle Me Elmos, drivers will feel like stakes are high as Drivetech's four-wheeled metal rockets hurtle them around the asphalt.
Though Drivetech sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
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.