Racing dates back to ancient Greece, where chariot races around city walls settled disputes over farming rights and which philosopher had the best beard. Witness the fairest system of justice with today's Groupon: for $249, you get a three-lap Two-Seat Ride experience at Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Indy Racing Experience (a $499 value). Indy Racing Experience's professional drivers whip patrons around Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.5-mile oval track inside specially built racecars. Two-Seat Ride passengers strap themselves into the rear seat of a two-seater Izod IndyCar Series car for three laps around the hallowed track, with cars piloted by seasoned series vets including two-time IndyCar championship runner-up Davey Hamilton and former French Minister of Transport Stéphan Grégoire. Cruises reach speeds of up to 180 miles per hour, giving passengers first-hand knowledge of track features including tricky short chutes, speed-boosting straightaways, and the legendary Yard of Bricks. Indy Racing Experience recommends passengers dress comfortably and cover their feet with socks or sock monkeys that have been taught how to hug. Although the current schedule only shows 2011's sold-out dates, dates for 2012 will be posted on January 31, 2012.
$249 for a Three-Lap Ride-Along Experience at Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Indy Racing Experience ($499 Value)
In a Nutshell
Pro drivers whiz patrons around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in two-seater IndyCar Series cars at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 16, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 2/1/12. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. 250lbs weight max. 6’4" height max. Must sign waiver. Dates and times will be posted starting 1/31/12. Subject to weather. Socks required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.