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 mph construction horse. Satisfy your need for speed with today’s Groupon to Rusty Wallace Racing Experience at the Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Choose between the following options:
- For $64, you get a 4-lap shotgun stock-car ride-along experience (a $129 value).
- For $249, you get a 12-lap Shootout racing experience (a $499 value). Experience times are scheduled for the following dates:
- July 14
- July 15
- August 25
- August 26
- October 20
- October 21
Driver participants may opt to add insurance for an extra fee ($60 in advance, $70 within a week prior to the experience.)
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience engages adrenaline glands with real-life rubber-burning packages, enjoyed on the Gateway International Raceway’s egg-shaped oval track. With the shotgun ride-along, need-for-speeders can hop aboard an authentic Car of Tomorrow 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 helmet with one-way radio before tearing around the 1.25-mile track’s nine- to 11-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, eyes bulged, and torsos coated in corporate sponsorships. To take the wheel, drivers must possess a valid license and the ability to drive a manual transmission.