To safely operate a motor vehicle, it's important to be aware of your surroundings, especially now that stop signs are obsolete and drivers are required to powerslide through intersections. Prepare for extreme trips to the grocery store with today’s Groupon: for $37, you get a Learn To Drift a Car Experience at U-Drift (a $75 value).
The skilled staff at U-Drift helps unschooled drivers learn how to perform daredevil drifting maneuvers on 200,000 square feet of asphalt practice track, which features two skill levels of barrels, cones, and three different drifting tracks. Before any action, motorists meet their very own driftmobile, which will serve as their companion through the entire 20- to 30-minute experience. Once the friendship has been forged, an expert drifter demonstrates the ins and outs of performing slick clutch kicks, power-overs, and triple axels, guiding you through six practice laps to get you ready for off-road driving through corn fields.
Although it looks easy in the movies, the automotive technique known as "drifting" is about more than just smoke and burnt rubber, which is why U-Drift employs professional stuntmen to teach students how to throw their cars into controlled slides. Featured in Vegas Seven magazine, the pros at this auto academy teach e-brake and down-shift maneuvers on U-Drift’s 200,000-square-foot track, and offer instruction packages for drivers of every level. Students hop into a rental car, usually a Nissan 240SX, then drift, burn out, or drive with one foot on the dashboard as they cut loose during lessons. The track also hosts free-style sessions during which drivers can bring their own cars for a fee, however cars must pass U-Drift's inspection to ensure they meet drifting specifications.
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