There are only two instances in which it’s legal to drive at 200 miles per hour: racing around a certified track and outrunning a 199-mile-per-hour construction horse. Satisfy your need for speed with today’s Groupon to Rusty Wallace Racing Experience at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Choose between the following options:
- For $149, you get a 15-lap The Shootout racing experience (a $299 value).
- For $44, you get a 4-lap shotgun stock-car ride-along experience (a $89 value).
Ride times are scheduled for the following dates:
- Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, 2012
- Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, 2012
- Saturday, August 11, and Sunday, August 12, 2012<p>
The pro drivers at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience set pulses racing as visitors speed around the curves of the Lucas Oil Raceway’s oval track in real-life rubber-burning packages. With the shotgun ride-along, need-for-speeders can hop aboard an authentic late model stock car and feel four laps’ worth of raw velocity as a professional driver reduces the outside world to a blur. The Shootout racing experience outfits participants in a custom Oakley racing suit, preparing drivers to tear around the 0.686-mile track’s asphalt surface, just as a professional racer or ambitious afterhours janitor would. After 45 minutes of classroom instruction familiarizes soon-to-be drivers with the course’s corners, students get to take the wheel for 15 invigorating laps, leaving their hair mussed, their eyes bulged, and their torsos coated in corporate sponsorships.
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Rusty Wallace allows amateurs to feel first-hand how a real race car rumbles as its tires scorch a professional speedway. Participants can either ride shotgun with an experienced driver or hop behind the wheel to tackle the track themselves. For more of the genuine experience, drivers don the full array of safety gear before climbing or vaulting through the window, including a sleek racing suit, helmet, and HANS neck-protection device.