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 $239, you get 12 laps around the track in a NASCAR-style stock car at DriveTech Racing School at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana (a $499 value). The current schedule boasts a variety of available dates, but additions may be added.
At DriveTech Racing School, speed demons are privy to professional instruction, technique tips, and maximized engine-screaming NASCAR moments while tearing around the superspeedway. Classes kick off with a one-hour drivers' meeting, in which motor jockeys learn about high-speed travel, safety procedures, and what to do in the event of an unexpected monster-truck attack.
After taking an educational ride around the track to note significant features and study the race line, autoists buckle up behind the wheel of their very own V8 race car, pulling onto the track for four practice laps. Then drivers turn up the heat and cruise through eight high-speed laps, gunning for the checkered flag while heavy-metal music plays inside their heads. Instructors coach students via radio waves during their laps, guiding drivers through the track safely and maximizing the authentic racing experience.