Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

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Customer Reviews

1,125 Ratings

Great experience and a great price. Lately they offer the same thing but it's a lot more and you get less laps
Donna V. · January 19, 2014
This was a gift for my son. He thoroughly enjoyed himself! The family enjoyed watching him. Awesome entertainment!
L J. · February 28, 2017
A gift for my husbands birthday. He enjoyed the entire experience and is hoping to do it again. Professionally organized from the booking through the class to the thrilling ride-along and self driven race car drive. Friendly and helpful staff.
Lee C. · January 9, 2017

What You'll Get


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.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Oct 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 12/9/11. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. Must be 18 or older with valid driver's license. 6'6" height max. 52in waist max. Valid only at listed location. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Rusty Wallace Racing Experience


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