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 Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton. Choose between the following options:
- For $64, you get a four-lap shotgun stock-car ride-along experience (a $129 value).<p>
- For $249, you get a 12-lap The Shootout racing experience (a $499 value). The Shootout participants may opt to add insurance for an extra fee ($60).<p>
Experiences are currently scheduled for the following weekend dates:
- March 31, 2012
- June 9, 2012
- April 1, 2012
- August 18 and 19, 2012<p>
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience engages adrenaline glands with real-life rubber-burning packages, sending speed demons around the Atlanta Motor Speedway’s paved quad-oval track. With the shotgun ride-along, need-for-speeders can hop aboard an authentic Sprint Cup car and share four laps worth of in-the-action views with one of Rusty Wallace Racing Experience’s professional driver. The Shootout racing experience allows participants to don a custom Oakley racing suit and tear around the 1.54-mile track’s 24-degree banked turns, 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 12 invigorating laps, leaving their hair mussed, their eyes bulged, and their torsos coated in corporate sponsorships.
Drive participants may opt to purchase insurance at an additional fee in advance ($60) or within a week of the event ($70).
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.