Before car racing, checkered flags were used only as symbols of surrender following skirmishes between chess clubs. Leave the board and battles behind with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $295 for a half-day formula car driving experience for one (a $595 value)
- $579 for a half-day formula car driving experience for two (a $1,190 value)
- $1,699 for a half-day formula car driving experience for six (a $3,570 value)<p>
Each adrenaline-packed 3.5- hour experience commences with an orientation, during which students learn basic driving tips, safety rules, and sweat-gland locations before suiting up for the drive. Students get behind the wheel of a Formula 2000 racecar equipped with a 185-horsepower engine and an H-pattern stick transmission (experience with standard transmission is required) to maneuver around curves and accelerate to speeds of up to 90 miles per hour during three sessions of 12 laps each. The final lap is timed, segueing into an awards ceremony that rounds out the day. Helmets, suits, and all other equipment is included. The center’s speed specialists recommend wearing light, comfortable clothing, and each speedometer-testing session takes place rain or shine.<p>
Wings & Slicks
Wings & Slicks' professional instructors pass on heart-pumping tutelage during stunt-driving and formula-car-racing experiences in the United States and Canada. The pro drivers impart pupils with the skills needed to execute a variety of as-seen-on-TV stunts, including slalom-course runs and reverse 180-degree spins, or to navigate the track in a Formula 2000 car capable of going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. Each once-in-a-lifetime adventure revs up adrenalin levels while prioritizing safety; every experience begins with a lesson and includes protective equipment. Wings & Slicks, which was recently featured in a The Globe and Mail story, also baits competitive edges with timed events that pit drivers head-to-head in a test of dexterity, skill, and not closing one’s eyes during the hard parts.
1000 Lone Star Pkwy.
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050