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“Awesome experience!!!”

Exotic Driving Experience
Reviewed July 20, 2014

I purchased a discount coupon via Amazon local (www.local.amazon.com) last year and tried to get a group of friends together. Unfortunately, that didn't happen and by the time I got around to calling Rusty they had sold out for the year. The customer service person was very accommodating and immediately offered to extend the coupon thru the 2014 season. So come June I decide I was just gonna go by myself and do it and leave. I booked my experience and went on July 17th and had the best time. The instructor (Larry) was great and had a good sense of humor while at the same time being very serious about what he was doing. Larry suggested adding the Ride-a-long to the experience as it tended to ease any of the gitters that you might have since most people are not used to driving at 100+ mph. I had driven at high speeds a couple of time before but not with the horsepower of a stock car so I decided I would add the Ride-a-long and I'm glad I did and would highly recommend that you do it too. I was very comfortable behind the wheel when I got in and forgot all about the gitters I had. In addition to the above mentioned service, everyone I met that worked for Rusty were very friendly and couldn't help you enough. I plan to do this again sometime in the future, maybe as a vacation idea at a larger track.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a company based out of Orlando, that travel around the country to tracks. I think they came to New Hampshire twice in 2013. I was there on July 5th to fulfill a long time dream. I've driven a lot of cars (even an Audi R8 on this track at an Audi event a few years ago) so this type of thing is what I love. I was dying to drive the Nissan GTR as a long time fan so I booked that, for 9 laps (standard is 5 laps) and also the Aston Martin Virage as I had never seen any other event with an Aston to drive.

After a half hour intro meeting/ safety meeting, they do pictures with all the cars and then helmet up. This company is great as they allow you to drive fast as long as you can handle it. As I have a small amount of track experience, I was never told to slow down. Driving the GTR, on the first lap I skidded a little while braking. The instructor just stressed to brake while in a straight line, and in that corner he always reminded me, but never told me to slow down, and actually helped me to go faster. Between his advice and following the cones they set up to show you where to turn it's very well set up for people who haven't driven on track before.

Also great is while driving my 9 laps in the GTR, I got caught behind slower cars 2 or 3 times. This is normally an awful let down when at car events. Not with these guys, they called for a pass over the radio, and more importantly, gave me a couple of extra laps recognizing that I was going slower than I wanted on a couple of laps due to traffic. I can't stress enough that they want to keep you happy.

I then drove the Aston Martin 5 laps, I didn't enjoy this car as much as It is more of a touring car, less of a racing car. I also found the car slow to shift when I shifted so I didn't like that either. It may have been in the wrong driving mode, and if I had left it in automatic I may not have had that problem. I still enjoyed the ride though.

All the cars are paddle shift standards with the option of just leaving it in automatic. I did paddle shift but there's no shame in leaving these in automatic if you're not good at shifting and just enjoying the ride. After the ride you can buy your in car video on USB for 89 dollars, and pictures they took for (I think 20 dollars?) each. One complaint is if you buy a picture you don't get a digital copy (even if you bought the USB already??) but, I went to walmart and just had a digital copy made from a scanner for less than 5 dollars, problem solved.

One other thing they give you (free) is a track printout showing the map of the track, your lap times, and your max speed on each lap. I was able to hit 113 in the GTR and 106 in the Aston Martin. I absolutely loved this experience and I'll be watching for it again in the future. It makes a great experience for any car fan!

My advice for this event is: listen to the instructors, they'll slow you down if you're out of control. If you're comfortable, don't wait for them to tell you to go faster, just go faster if you're ready....people tend to be scared of driving an expensive car but if you're in control, go for it! My other advice is if you can afford it, do either additional laps in one car or an additional car. It's not cheap, but the GTR was my dream car and if I had to get out of it after 5 laps I would have not been as happy as after my 9 laps. Also the extra laps help you get comfortable and go faster. I can't recommend this company/ event enough, I smiled the whole 2 hour ride home!

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