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 basic instruction and a 15-lap Shootout! stock-car-racing experience from DriveTech Racing School at the Newport Motor Speedway (a $299 value). Classes are currently scheduled on June 12 and October 1; however, DriveTech regularly adds dates, so be sure to check the schedule.
DriveTech Racing School fulfills childhood dreams of being a bona fide racecar driver by buckling grown-up gear heads into a variety of acceleratory vehicles for blistering journeys around Newport Motor Speedway. Those yearning for a gravel-treading solo excursion will revel in DriveTech's entry-level Shootout! package, which allows fledgling speed demons to seize control of a professional stock car. After strapping into the vehicular classroom for a 60-minute driver's meeting, thrill seekers take the wheel for a 15-lap orbit around the straightaways, bends, and metaphorical road forks of Newport Motor Speedway's road course. Pavement pilots ride solo with the instructor's voice coaching them around the course and urging them to drive fast even when playing Foghat's "Slow Ride" on the stereo.
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