Auto racing came about as an alternative to horse racing when it became apparent that horses have no windshield for stopping overgrown katydids from splattering on the drivers’ foreheads. Fuel up with today’s Groupon: for $145, you get 20 laps (a $399 value) at L.A. Racing, open year-round in Irwindale. L.A. Racing offers high-octane exhilaration in the form of the Adventure 20, an introduction to NASCAR stock-car driving. Start off with a class introducing safety systems, track orientation, Victorian architecture, throttle control, and the safe racing line. Then throw on a racing suit before climbing behind the wheel of a real NASCAR stock car for 20 laps on a half-mile 12-degree banked oval. Preview the experience here.
NBC Los Angeles recently featured L.A. Racing in a local broadcast:
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.
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