$239 for an Intro Class with Formula Drivetech ($499 Value) or $49 for a Ride-Along ($99 Value)

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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 to Formula Drivetech racing school at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet. Choose from the following two deal options:

  • $239 for an intro to road-racing class (a $499 value)
  • $49 for a high-speed ride-along with a professional (a $99 value)

Drivetech provides classroom instruction for fledgling racecar drivers on a variety of professional racetracks across the country. Ride shotgun for three laps with a professional driver for a heart-pumping, really fast thrill ride in a safe environment that's completely free of Kurt Russell. Alternately, the intro to road racing lets you actually take the reins of your choice of a Porsche Boxster, Corvette, or Formula car. After a round of basic classroom instruction, you'll get to take the wheel for at least 15 minutes of racing that will leave your hair mussed, eyes bulged, and torso coated in corporate sponsorships. Both experiences eschew straight, open road in favor of high-speed turns, a hallmark of road racing. Check out the schedule here.

Auto racing is a grand American tradition, smelling, like most American traditions, of baseball players, McDonald's apple pie, and diesel fuel. Whether you choose to ride along or grasp your own racetrack-based destiny by the rubbery horns, you'll find nothing but professionalism and experience from the Drivetech staff. Ride-along drivers are veterans of Trans Am and the American Le Mans Series, and cars are meticulously maintained.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Oct 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts for class option. Limit 2 per person for ride along option. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. 6'6" max height. 52" max waist. Must sign waiver. Must have valid drivers license. 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.

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