Gas-powered cars will soon be replaced by electric cars, which will be replaced by two-person motorcycles powered by nightmares. Catch some combustion-engine action while you can with this GrouponLive deal to see the Drift Atlanta racing event at Road Atlanta. For $17, you get one ticket for general-admission seating (a $33 value, including all fees) on both Friday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Gates open at 7 a.m. on Friday and remain open for the duration of the weekend. Kids 12 and younger receive free admission.
For two days, racers and fans convene at Road Atlanta's 750-acre complex for Drift Atlanta IX, a dazzling showcase of high-skill Formula Drift racing. During the main event, drivers navigate a winding course, sliding their cars sideways while quickly changing direction to handle the sudden turns. A panel judges determines the winners based on execution and style, rather than typical racing's speed and willingness to brake for old ladies crossing the track. On Friday, competitors face off in qualifying matches to determine the 16-car field for Saturday's main showdown. Meanwhile, a lineup of non-feature events keep adrenaline levels from depleting to the lethally low "extreme."