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Old 04-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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"NASCAR" driving experience

Has anyone here ever paid to participate in one of the type of events show below? They're having a good deal on one at the track about 40 miles south of where I live several time this summer. Is it worth it? How fast are you allowed to go, etc?

$199 -- Race a Stock Car at the Kentucky Speedway, Save $200






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$199 -- Race a Stock Car at the Kentucky Speedway, Save $200
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  • For $199 (reg. $399), drive a real race car in an 8-lap race at the Kentucky Speedway
  • This "Qualifier" package from Rusty Wallace Racing Experience lasts 2 hours
  • It includes a track orientation followed by a race on the speedway track
  • Or for $64, get the 1-hour "Shotgun Ride-Along" package, which includes a 3-lap qualifying run with a professional at the wheel
The Fine Print

Current available race and ride-along dates are May 26-27, Aug. 2-4 and 17-18, Sept. 7-8 and Oct. 5-6. If more race dates are added, you can select any race date on the schedule, but it must be reserved 24 hours in advance. Reservations are required and can be made here. Reservations are subject to availability, weather and track conditions. Must be 18 years or older with valid driver's license to drive; must be 14 or older to ride along. Drivers must be between 5 feet and 6 feet, 7 inches tall, and between 100-300 pounds. See below for full terms and conditions.


The Deal

Travelzoo subscribers can get behind the wheel of a professional stock car with this deal from Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. For $199, accelerate down straightaways and take turns in a real race car like the one driven by Wallace, a racing legend and recent Hall of Fame inductee. This 2-hour "Qualifier" package at the Kentucky Speedway saves $200 on the regular price.

The deal provides Travelzoo subscribers with an authentic racing experience, from the custom Oakley driver's suit to passing competitors on the track. You'll begin with a classroom orientation with a professional instructor, then hop in the driver's seat for an 8-lap race on the speedway. Get a feel for the vehicle while following the pace car for a couple warm-up laps before zooming around the track.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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There's a gig at Pocono like this. You can also "drive your own" after you take their course and drive their car. I'm doing it in June. Someone here named "robertway" did it a couple years ago and had a blast, 150mph in his car. His thread was something like...shake and bake...IIRC. It'll take me forever to find.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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How do you get that deal?
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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I have done it 2 times before at Texas Motor Speedway. It was a blast and well worth it. They limited the speed to 150mph but if you go for the deluxe package and go through several days of training, you could go faster.

I say go for it !!
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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There's a gig at Pocono like this. You can also "drive your own" after you take their course and drive their car. I'm doing it in June. Someone here named "robertway" did it a couple years ago and had a blast, 150mph in his car. His thread was something like...shake and bake...IIRC. It'll take me forever to find.
Thanks. I found that thread from two years ago. I does look pretty awesome. I just might do it.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:18 PM   #6
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How do you get that deal?
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http://www.travelzoo.com/local-deals...tml_cincinnati
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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I paid $100 for 3 laps in a stock car at Lowes Speedway. A professional drove the car, and it was awesome. They said we were going about 175 getting into the corners. Thats about 30mph less than the NASCAR boys, but it was fun nonetheless.

I have a few friends that have been to the multi day sessions. I haven't heard one of them say it was boring. Lol

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:38 PM   #8
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i think this is less than 300 bucks. GM engineers on site. professional instruction in your car by race car drivers. classroom instruction with question and answer. multiple sessions all day long for about two hours of on track time. you can usually get a ride along in a race car for free if you just be cool and ask.
a V8 manual is perfectly suited for this event. im not saying the oval wouldnt be fun but i know people who have done both and they say the oval experience was fast food compared to the road experience 5 star dining. they go to VIR in june.

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:37 PM   #9
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I just signed up for the one in Indy on April 21st. Cant wait!!
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