What You'll Get
Auto racing came about as an alternative to horseracing when it became apparent that horses have no windshield for stopping overgrown katydids from splattering on drivers' foreheads. Fuel up with this Groupon.
$145 for 20-Lap Stock-Car Racing Experience ($399 Value)
After a brief class introducing safety systems, track orientation, Victorian architecture, throttle control, and the safe-racing line, speedsters strap into racing suits and helmets. Drivers open up throttles along the straightaways and scream through turns for 20 laps around the NASCAR-sanctioned Irwindale Speedway as instructors pipe advice and tips through earpieces.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 5, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Must be 16 or older and have valid driver's license. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About L.A. Racing
A real stock car roars around a banked oval track as a coach's voice crackles in the driver's ear. This isn’t the Indy 500; it's L.A. Racing. Featured on NBC Today in L.A., L.A. Racing's Adventure programs let would-be racers grip the wheel during fast-forward laps around a real track. This video shows the rubber meeting the road at Irwindale Speedway.