I love doing outdoorsy things for first dates. Great way to get to know each other better quickly and Because most guys do netflix and chill, I can separate from the pack that way. How often do you go kayaking? or on a nice hike? I think we'd all like to do those types of things more often than we do.
Honestly a date is just the two of you hanging out and spending time doing an activity together. A fun date would simply be going out and doing something you both find fun. Its that simple, and if you both like the idea of racing, who cares if its redneckish. Have you redneck fun w/ your boo dammit!