There are only two instances in which it’s legal to drive at 200 mph—racing around a certified track and outrunning a 199-mph construction horse. Satisfy your need for speed with today’s Groupon to DriveTech Racing School. Classes are currently scheduled for Saturday, October 15 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, and Sunday, October 16 at Mobile International Speedway in Irvington; check the schedule for updates. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a four-lap ride-along (an $89 value).
- For $99, you get a 15-lap Shootout! experience (a $299 value). Shootout! customers will be responsible for an additional insurance fee ($60).
DriveTech engages novice and expert drivers' adrenal glands with rubber-burning racing packages. With the four-lap ride-along, thrill-seeking passengers can hop aboard a NASCAR-style stock car for in-the-action views as a professional driver whips around either raceway's half-mile track, reaching speeds much faster than the legal limits for regular roads or fast-forwarded car-chase scenes. The Shootout! experience starts off with a one-hour drivers' meeting, during which experienced instructors cover all the necessary material—including driving techniques and safety procedures—needed to tame a V8-toting mechanical beast. Afterward, participants can get behind the wheel for 15 invigorating laps as their instructor coaches them with a one-way radio, leaving their hair mussed, their eyes bulged, and their torso coated in corporate sponsorships.