Sunday, February 1, 2015

Go Speed Racer

High-speed Ferrari racing, now yours for an affordable price

Paying for your fantasy is par for the course in Vegas.

But what if your fantasy is to be on a course?

Get behind the wheel of a professional Ferrari F430 GT racer as part of the 3-and-a-half-hour Dream Racing Experience, launched last week by former racecar drivers Enrico Bertaggia and Adriano de Micheli.

You'll get picked up inside Crystals at CityCenter and driven to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where you'll get classroom training and a session on a simulator that uses a 3D laser scan of the track.

Then, strap in for the ultimate VIP experience and drive five high-speed laps around the track. (FYI: 0 to 60mph in 3.5 seconds.)

For $499, it's competitive — and probably less risky — than a lot of things you could spend your money on here.

And unlike plenty of other pricey activities, it's something you'll want to brag about to the folks back home.

Dream Racing
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N.
(702) 599-5199

Price: $499 here
Can't stop? Five additional laps cost $399
Can't drive? Ride along on two laps for $179

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