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 from Rusty Wallace Racing Experience at the Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale. Choose between the following options:
- For $64, you get a 4-lap shotgun stock-car ride-along experience (a $129 value).
- For $199, you get a 12-lap The Shootout racing experience (a $399 value). The Shootout participants may opt to add insurance for an extra fee ($60).
Experiences are currently scheduled for the following weekend dates:
- December 3 and 4, 2011
- January 14 and 15, 2011
- January 28 and 29, 2012
- March 31 and April 1, 2012
- November 17 and 18, 2012
- November 24 and 25, 2012
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience engages adrenaline glands with real-life rubber-burning packages, sending speed demons around the Phoenix International Raceway’s paved oval track. With the shotgun ride-along, need-for-speeders can hop aboard an authentic stock car and share four laps’ worth of in-the-action views with a professional driver. The Shootout racing experience allows participants to don a custom Oakley racing suit and tear around the 1-mile track’s 10- to 12-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.