Although the tortoise lost to the hare in a rematch, his stealthily placed bets turned a modest profit, ensuring that his bookie didn’t have to break any shells to prove a point. Win big with today’s Groupon for a stock-car racing package at Try It Racing. This deal is valid at the following tracks: Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas; Langley Speedway in Hampton; Orange County Speedway in Rougemont; and Southern National in Lucama, North Carolina. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get the 5-lap Ultimate Ride package (a $60 value).
- For $150, you get the 20-lap Extreme Driving Experience (a $300 value).
Try It Racing puts raceway rabble-rousers in the passenger or driver’s seat of authentic stock cars while cruising along professional speedways. With the Ultimate Ride package, aspiring rubber-burners buckle up alongside a licensed driver to race around the track at full speed. At the short tracks of Orange County Speedway or Langley Speedway, you’ll circle the track for five full laps, plus warm-up and cool-down runs, for the full oval-inspired experience. Those choosing to motor around the 3/8-mile Old Dominion Speedway can follow in the tire marks of its past drivers, including Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, and Bobby Allison.
Those seeking a more hands-on experience may opt for the Extreme Driving Experience, which curbs throttling thirsts by putting velocity-seekers into the drivers’ seats of authentic stock cars for 15 full laps of automotive bliss. Afterward, drivers get a taste of passengerhood, as a seasoned speed demon whips them around the course during the last 5 of the 20 heart-pounding laps. This rare chance to legally shatter the speed limit is a thrilling opportunity for both race enthusiasts and people fed-up with the pace of walking.
Please note that since Try It Racing’s last feature they have updated their online redemption system.
On Track Racing Experience
In 2002, Mike Southard took a leap of faith worthy of The Dukes of Hazzard. He left a career in the elevator industry and decided to pursue his true passion: stock-car driving. Southard launched Try It Racing and On Track Racing Experience, determined to share with others the thrill he had felt many times in the victory lane of late-model stock-car races. His business has grown from a few humble events and clients each year to a fully packed schedule at some of the country's longest running and most renowned racetracks. Some things haven't changed, however—you can still find Southard behind the wheel of the two-seat ride-along car, taking patrons around curves and straightaways at top speed.
Adrenaline fiends satisfy their cravings while driving or riding around tracks such as Orange County Speedway, where industry legends Jeff Gordon and Scott Riggs have burned their share of rubber. A professional photographer and in-car video cameras can capture the excitement at each event, memorializing guests' wide-open eyes, exhilarated smiles, and high-intensity games of I Spy.