Though most acknowledge the need for speed while eating ice cream on the equator, Americans continue to depend on slow modes of transportation such as rickshaws and turtle skates. Rev up for real speed with today's Groupon for a driving experience from SpeedTech Auto Racing School. This Groupon is redeemable at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, or Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Choose between the following options:
- For $169, you get six laps in a stock car (a $369 value).
- For $296, you get 12 laps in a stock car (a $738 value).
SpeedTech Auto Racing School's Rookie Rush program lets student racers feast on fast-blowing air, appropriately seasoned with the rules of the road. The driving experience starts with detailed classroom instruction, during which a veteran driver talks through the basics before taking students on a tour of the track in a van, demonstrating how to navigate the concrete sea without ruffling their eyebrows. Then, students will pull on flame-resistant racing suits and Snell-certified helmets for a six- or twelve-lap session inside a stock car with an instructor, who offers driving advice along the way.
Former professional driver and expert instructor Randy Baker and his team have been guiding drivers toward greatness for more than 20 years (past pupils include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jeff and Ward Burton, Danny Sullivan, and the mysterious Racer X). SpeedTech combines a fleet of super-speedy rides (authentic, metal-bodied vehicles boasting 650-horsepower V8 engines) with a serious emphasis on safety, making this Groupon a thrilling gift for gearheads, speed junkies, and people who still sleep in a racecar bed despite their adult children's protestations.
SpeedTech Auto Racing School
Former professional driver and expert instructor Randy Baker and his team have been guiding drivers toward greatness for more than 20 years; past pupils include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jeff and Ward Burton, and the shadowy pit mechanic known only as Racer X. At SpeedTech Auto Racing School, Randy combines a fleet of super-speedy rides—authentic, metal-bodied vehicles boasting 650-horsepower V-8 engines—with a serious emphasis on safety to prepare drivers for any mishap on the track. Gearheads, speed junkies, and people who still sleep in a racecar bed despite their adult children's protestations soak up Randy's knowledge during one of SpeedTech's many race programs, varying in length from 3 laps to more than 100. With the school's built-in HD video feeds, drivers can commemorate their laps or prove to the family car it's been cheating on them with the hotel's valet.