Like horse racing, auto racing involves focus, intense speed, and whispering motivational speeches to the steed while gently sliding carrots into its grill. Reward victory with vegetables with today's Groupon to Mario Andretti Racing Experience at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
- For $77, you get the Ride Along Experience with photo included (up to a $154.99 value).
- For $182, you get the Practice Drive Experience with photo and driver's fee included (up to a $389.99 value).
Mario Andretti Racing Experience offers motorized thrills to diehard gearheads by strapping them into a full-size, open-wheel Indy racecar and driving an up to 180-mph orbit around the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A professional racer takes the wheel in the Ride Along (up to a $129.99 value), as you motor around for three electrifying laps that leave your hands free for in-car knitting. The Practice Drive Experience suits up rabid road warriors in racing gear before an instructional meeting with the crew chief, then unleashes them for a five-minute drive around the track (up to a $329.99 value). The Practice Drive Experience lets aspiring A.J. Foyts motor around without a lead car or a passenger, while two-way radio communication ensures a respectful debate on foreign policy between the student and the instructor.
Both the Ride Along and Practice Drive Experience options bestow motorists with a photo of their vehicular journey (up to a $25 value), and all drivers receive a graduate certificate inscribed with their top speed as well as a souvenir racing license. Friends and family members are allowed in the speedway to take photos, offer moral support, and make enthusiastic racecar noises with their lips. All drivers must be 18 years or older with a valid driver's license, and passengers must be at least 5 feet tall and weigh 100 pounds or more. The driver’s fee is included with Practice Drive Experience option (a $35 value). Plan to wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can fit under racing gear, check availability here.
Though Mario Andretti Racing Experience sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.