Drive an Indy Car - New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Loudon, NH


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*All dates for this season have passed. 2017 dates will be announced by the end of November.

AM times are typically 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM

PM times are typically 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Strap into a 600 horsepower, full-sized, open cock pit, open wheel, Indy-style race car for the drive of a lifetime!
  • Options range from 8 - 32 minutes of racing (don't worry, even 8 minutes is a long time at 100 MPH!)
  • School established by the greatest race car driver of all time, legendary Mario Andretti
  • Walk away with a certificate personalized to include your top speed!

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Following the driver's meeting and safety training with your Crew Chief, you'll get behind the wheel and drive a full-size, Indy-style race car for a timed session on the super speedway pros race on.

Push your limits during this once-in-a-lifetime driving experience. There will be no lead cars or pace car to hold you back, and passing is allowed! These conditions make for an authentic Indy Car experience.

You'll get one-on-one feedback and instruction from your Personal Racing Instructor through an exclusive Racing Electronics in-car radio communications system.

Upon completion, you'll receive a full-color Graduate Certificate printed with your top speed!

Add a Ride Along
Select 1 of our options including a 3 Lap Ride Along and let a professional driver show you the full potential of these amazing Indy-style race cars on the ride of your life! The perfect addition to any driving package!

New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Nicknamed The Magic Mile, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a 1.058-mile asphalt and granite oval. Since built in 1990, it has hosted NASCAR events annually as well as IndyCar weekend. Try it out for yourself and see what it's like to race on the same track as the big boys!

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • All dates for this season have passed. 2017 dates will be announced by the end of November.
  • Must be between 5'0" - 6'4" tall, weigh between 100 - 250 pounds and be in good overall physical condition
  • A valid drivers license is required
  • Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign a consent waiver at the track
  • Participants do not need to know how to drive manual transmission (stick shift)
  • Passing is allowed (there is no lead car)
  • Pricing includes a $35 driver's fee covering accidental insurance, racing license, ear buds and releases the driver from liability for any vehicle damage
  • Feel free to bring drinks and snacks
  • Recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators

Please plan to be at the track for approximately 3 hours.

Maximum Participants:
1 participant is allowed per car

Friends and family are encouraged to join you; don't forget the camera! It is recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators as limited seating is provided.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. If your experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be given the option to reschedule for another available date or be issued a gift card that you can use at a later date; both directly handled with the racing school. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs. Always contact our experience provider in advance, especially if inclement weather is predicted!

What to Wear:
Comfortable, casual clothes appropriate for expected weather conditions to be worn under a driving suit. Closed toed shoes are required (tennis shoes are recommended). Sandals, flip-flops and heels are not permitted.

Booking Information:
For this experience we recommend booking at least 30 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed. If you need to reschedule, you have up to 30 days prior to your reservation to make changes for a $50 administrative fee. Once you are within 30 days of the event, you are locked in to that date and time and no changes can be made.

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  1. What is the age requirement?
    All participants must possess a valid driver's license. Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must give written consent at the track.
  2. Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
    Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 pounds in order to participate, a maximum of 6'4" and 250 pounds, and must also be in good overall physical condition. Participants will be required to climb into the vehicle's cockpit with minimal assistance which sits about 24'' off the ground.
  3. Do I have to know how to drive stick shift?
  4. How will the program be structured?
    Following a one-hour pre-drive orientation/training session with the driving school's Crew Chief and professional instructors, you'll drive a real Indy-style race car on a Super Speedway for a timed session. Total drive-time will depend on the lap-length program purchased. For this experience, there is no lead car utilized and and no instructor in the car with you! You will have constant, 2-way communication with a professional racing instructor through a state-of-the-art, in-car racing electronics radio system. Upon completion, you'll receive a full-color, Graduate Certificate with your top speed proudly displayed on it.
  5. What happens if I wreck a car?
    The price includes a $35 fee for racing license and liability insurance. This releases you from all vehicle damage.
  6. Is passing allowed?
    Yes. If you come up on a slower race car, track personnel will assist you around the slower portion(s) of the group, using techniques and instructions covered in your pre-drive orientation session.
  7. Can I choose my own racecar?
    No. Unfortunately, the driving school cannot guarantee which exact cars will be at the track on a given date, nor can they promise the specific car a participant will be assigned to for his/her drive. Each participant is assigned to a car with careful consideration, based on individual height and weight.
  8. What is the policy on rain-outs?
    If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the driving school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date, or issue you a gift card that you can use to later reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.

Customer Reviews:

  • Drive an Indy Car - N.H.

  • August 25, 2014

  • 4-half

  • Boston

"The driving experience was great. I have done many things in my 75 years this was one of the best. Told friends of cloud 9 and think they will be checking out your service. "

  • Drive an Indy Car - N.H.

  • June 12, 2014

  • 4-half

  • Boston

"I had booked 2 eight minute session of Indy-style car racing experience at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. We were asked to check in an hour before the scheduled time. This hour was mostly spent waiting. Afterwards there was a classroom session with verbal instructions and a video, followed by another repeat of the instructions next to the pit lane. At least three repeats of the same instructions and safety rules should probably have gotten through to everybody...! The driving part was definitely fun albeit too short. A good bit of the first 8 minutes went by gradually going faster, following directions over walkie-talkie from a "driving coach". Once able/allowed to go at maximum permitted speed the session was essentially over. Thus, I was very glad to have booked the second 8 minute session in which I was able to push the car for most of the time. It was fun, but I wish that one would have been allowed to run a bit more freely once the comfort with the car had been established. We were supposed to take the foot completely off the gas entering the turns and could accelerate again only once almost completely out of the turn. I was surprised that in the end on my certificate it said that I hit a top speed of 116.5 mph when the cars were supposedly limited to ~100 mph. We were told that on other longer and high speed tracks like in Charlotte, NC, drivers will be able to go faster, but that NH is a more technical track. Overall, I had a great time driving and wish I could have driven for longer."