To make the body produce adrenaline, people usually must play red rover against handholding statues or engage in rounds of duck-duck-goose with flighty birds. Take the fast track to a pumped-up feeling with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a five-lap ride along with Racing Adventures on Concession 10 (a $111.87 value).
Racing Adventures puts passengers shotgun for five cheek-flapping laps around the tire-gripping Mosport International Speedway track. With a professional driver as a supercharged chauffeur, passengers accelerate into and out of hairpin turns in a Cobra Repliracer or Corvette Racecar—two cars that can rip from 0–60 mph in a kitten's fang over four seconds. While these vehicles are built to reach speeds of more than 100 mph, they also pack perks such as V-8 powered engines for extra rumbling in the tummy, a modestly sized cockpit for co-pilot comfort, and a flashing red button that should never be pushed. After five laps of glory, speed demons can raise their fists in victory and, if desired, have their picture taken trackside for an additional charge.
The sun reflects off the chassis of a crimson Cobra as its engine lets out a declarative roar. Suddenly, gears shift and the driver makes their way onto the track. At Racing Adventures, thrilling moments are a normal occurrence as instructors show visitors how to handle vintage racecars and exotic sports vehicles from the inside of the cockpit. In two models of American muscle cars, a Porsche 911, or a Carrera, guests taste the adrenaline rush of high-performance driving during full-day racing adventures, laps around racetracks, or excursions on skill-testing roads in Arizona and Colorado.
Racing Adventures’ team also educates thrill-seekers in more aggressive styles of driving in its school. After outfitting students with suits and helmets, instructors demonstrate the basic principles and advanced techniques of racing before letting students practice on a real racetrack. Students can take the wheel of a Cobra, Corvette, or Porsche during three levels of driving experiences, and graduates of the program earn a certificate of achievement.