Professional racecar driving demands quick reflexes, constant alertness, and nerves of steel, like playing sudoku or trying to eat a live tiger. Put your spry skills to the test with today’s Groupon: for $95, you get two laps on a road course with a pro driver and 30 minutes on a kart track (a $229 value) at MSR Houston, located in Angleton. Sales tax is not included in this Groupon.
As one of the state’s premier race courses, MSR Houston features a world-class high-speed racetrack that’s been used as a test site by high-profile teams, racing organizations, and Anakin’s pod crew. Grab a helmet and buckle up in a BMW M3 or Mercedes C63—right next to a professional driver programmed for optimal velocity. You'll warp through two laps (a $169 value) around the 2.38-mile road course, which includes three straights and enough adrenaline-charged turns to make your guts invent a brand-new style of belly dancing. Once you’ve caught up to your breath, you can hop into one of MSR Houston’s karts for half an hour (a $60 value) to perfect your own racing skills on a 0.7-mile kart course. Available cars include the 5-HP Kid Kart (up to 20 mph) or a Honda CRG Spitfire in either 6.5-HP or 9-HP models (up to 26 mph and 48 mph, respectively).
Unlike computer games, MSR Houston’s real-life racing opportunity is a true challenge that involves more than cheat codes and rocket upgrades. Check out the rules for both the main track and the kart track and practice signing your name in burnt rubber.
All participants and spectators must sign a waiver. Participants must wear helmets and closed-toe shoes. Appointments must be made 14 days in advance. Must be eight or older to operate karts; must be 18 or older for racecar experience.
Becoming a stock car racer requires commitment and hard work, but at MSR Houston, all you have to do to ride in a stock car is open its door. Alternatively, visitors can hop aboard 9 HP Honda go-karts, rounding the 0.7-mile karting track’s 17 turns and zooming down its quarter-mile straightaway at top speeds of more than 45 mph. These drives follow a precedent set by professionals; the 383-acre center is a sanctioned test site for the Izod Indy Car Series, Firestone Indy Lights, and Formula 2000, among many others.
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