What You'll Get
There are only two instances in which it’s legal to drive your car 200 mph—racing around a certified track and outrunning a 199 mph construction horse. Satisfy your need for speed with today’s Groupon: for $189, you get the Taste of Racing experience in a Formula Ford or Porsche Boxster (a $399 value) from Formula Racing Experience at the Brainerd International Raceway. Classes are currently scheduled on June 3, as well as September 17 and 18. Formula Drivetech regularly adds dates, so be sure to check the schedule.
The experienced instructors at Formula Racing Experience help transform leisurely pedestrians into bona fide racecar drivers by buckling them into their choice of car and sending them off on blistering journeys around the track. The Taste of Racing experience begins with a fire suit and helmet fitting, followed by a 45-minute orientation that informs students of racing etiquette, the racetrack's nuances, and how to make "vroom" noises with their mouths to go faster. Participants then ride with their teachers in an SUV to experience the track's straight-aways and bends firsthand. The program's grand finale grants freshly learned drivers the keys to the car kingdom, propelling them on a scorching 10-minute orbit around the course in a Formula Ford or Porsche Boxster that can reach speeds faster than a cheetah on roller skates.
The June 3 class was canceled; the September 17 and 18 classes are still scheduled.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 18 or older. Driver's license required. 6'6" height max. 52" waist max. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.