Gas-powered cars will soon be replaced by electric cars, which will be replaced by two-person motorcycles powered by nightmares. Experience some combustion-engine action while you can with today's Groupon: for $139, you get a 15-lap stock-car-racing experience from DriveTech Racing School(a $299 value). Choose between the following dates and locations: the Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on May 22 or October 15, or the Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, AL on May 21 or October 16. Check the schedule for the most up-to-date information.
Through Drivetech's 15-lap Shootout! package, adrenaline addicts receive one hour of classroom instruction on how to handle a stock car, safety procedures, and a narrated van ride around the track. After making the way to a speedy steel pony and getting the green light from a crew member, riders can set off behind the wheel for 15 rounds of hands-on, track-lapping excitement. The entire experience lasts about two and a half hours. Family and friends are welcome to sit in the bleachers, cheering students on to photo finishes and jumpsuited glory.
Stock-car 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. All packages include drill and practice laps to ease you into your first foray into g-force frenzy, and drivers have their choice of either a stock car or a diesel-powered V12 Vespa.
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.