By Travelzoo Staff
Travelzoo subscribers can get behind the wheel of a professional stock car with this deal from Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. For $124, accelerate down straightaways and take turns in a real race car like the one driven by Wallace, a racing legend who was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame. This two-hour "Qualifier" package at Houston Motorsports Park saves $125 on the regular price.
Why we love it
- For $124, drive a real race car in a 10-lap race at Houston Motorsports Park, regularly $249
- 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 $49, get the 1-hour "Shotgun Ride-Along" package, which includes a 3-lap qualifying run with a professional at the wheel
Jan. 30, 2013 - Nov. 3, 2013
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
Houston Motorsports Park
11620 N. Lake Houston Pkwy.
Houston, TX 77044
- Drivers will don a real Oakley driver's suit and have a classroom orientation with a professional instructor. Then they'll hop in the driver's seat for a 10-lap race on the speedway, beginning with a couple warm-up laps following a pace car before accelerating around the track.
- Or, for $49, try the one-hour "Shotgun Ride-Along" package, which includes a three-lap qualifying run with a professional at the wheel. This experience regularly costs $99.
For those interested in a truly immersive racing experience, Travelzoo subscribers can save $4000 on this two-day "Speedcamp,"
which offers driving instruction from racing legend Rusty Wallace, 150 laps around the track and actual racing against other attendees.
The fine print
Races take place Feb. 15-17, Feb. 23-24, Oct. 19-20, and Nov. 2-3, 2013. Online reservations are required and can be made here. If more race dates are added, you can select any race date on the schedule, but it must be reserved 24 hours in advance. Drivers must be between 5'-6'7" feet tall and between 100-300 lbs. Riders must be at least 5 feet tall and 100 pounds. Drivers must be 18 years old or older with a valid driver's license. Must be at least 14 years old to participate in the ride-along. If under 18 years old, parental consent is required. See below for full terms and conditions.
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