Driving really fast is illegal unless you're on a racetrack or in New Hampshire during one of the state's No Law Wednesdays. Live free and drive with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $450 for an Intro to Racing course on July 27 ($900 value)
- $450 for an Intro to Racing course on August 20 ($900 value)
- $450 for an Intro to Racing course on August 27 ($900 value)
During the two-hour Intro to Racing course, aspiring racers will participate in trainings led by experienced instructors. Afterwards, they'll hit the 1.7-mile track for two two full racing sessions, revving engines up to 90 mph on curves and well over 125 mph on straightaways. When each race ends, instructors will dole out notes and high fives.
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
In 1938, "The Long Island Expressway"—a vicious hurricane—plowed through John Hoenig's property in Thompson, Connecticut. His farm was destroyed, but when he decided to rebuild, he didn't rebuild the farm. Instead, he began clearing his land for the area's first 5/8-mile, high-banked racetrack. As soon as it opened, it was heralded as "the Indianapolis of the East." It was a destination for racecar drivers across the country.
In the more than 70 years since then, the track has blossomed into Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Today, it's one of the country's oldest tracks, besides that one high-banked crop circle from 1910. It plays host to three iconic racing events, including the World Series of Speedway Racing, and its modernized 5/8-mile oval now shares its space with a 1.7-mile road course. Even more exciting, neither track is just for pros. Civilians can try out the speedster lifestyle during driving school, or as part of the Driver's Club, which offers 30 days of members-only access to the track each year.