What You'll Get
Before car racing, checkered flags were used only as symbols of surrender following skirmishes between chess clubs. Enjoy the thrills of modern racing with this Groupon.
$99 for Ride-Along Racing Experience in a TDI Cup Car ($199 Value)
During the Arrive & Ride race experience, a professional driver gives passengers a high-speed lift in a Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup car, racking up four laps on either the Lightning or Thunderbolt tracks at New Jersey Motorsports Park. After whipping around tight corners and barreling down a straightaway at up to 120 miles per hour, riders receive a race-day certificate signed by the race director.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. 72hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 18 or older. 6'7" height max and 275lbs weight max. Must sign waiver. Valid only on 4/18/12 and 5/8/12. Some physical limitations may determine participation, ineligible riders will be refunded. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About High Performance Driving School
At High Performance Driving School, students unlearn everything they ever knew about speed limits. When they strap on a driver’s helmet or zip into a racing suit, they’re preparing to hit speedometer-shattering speeds by prodding the 170 horses saddled under the hoods of the official Volkswagen Jettas of the all-diesel, TDI Cup racing series. The Arrive & Ride experience plops students into the passenger seat to tear across the pavement with a professional driver. Other courses prep students with the safety and instruction necessary to plant backsides in an FIA-homologated race seat, grip the steering wheel, feather the accelerator, and feel the shudder of Pirelli racing tires as they slowly but surely carve runes into the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt track.
The High Performance Driving School staff is led by Ryan Arciero and Dennis McCormack, a pair possessing years of experience both behind the wheel and in the pit on racing teams. Dennis has been a crew chief, Indy Car team owner, and most recently, the program director for the TDI Cup. Ryan has continued his family’s 55-year legacy in motorsports by snatching titles in both lapped and off-road races, including the Score Baja series that snakes along Mexico’s Baja peninsula.