Drive an Indy Car

From: $355   


Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet, IL


Select Dates Only:

Friday - July 7, 2017

Sunday - July 9, 2017

Friday - August 25, 2017

Sunday - August 27, 2017

Do you have what it takes to drive a full-sized, 600 horsepower, open cockpit, open wheel, Indy style race car?
  • School started by the legendary Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest race car driver of all time
  • Full size, 600 horsepower Indy style race cars
  • Drive 150 MPH on this 1.5-mile, D-shaped tri-oval track
  • No lead car and passing is allowed
  • Receive a full color certificate printed with your top speed!

More detailed description >

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

You can truly push your limits during this once in a lifetime driving experience. There will be no lead cars or no 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 the package that includes a 3 Lap Ride Along and let a professional driver show you the full potential of these amazing Indy style race cars, as he takes you on the ride of your life! The perfect addition for any Driving package!

Chicagoland Speedway
Opening in 2001, Chicagoland Speedway was one of the first motorsports facilities in the Chicago area and hosted the IZOD IndyCar Series until 2011. Valued at $130 million this 1.5-mile, D-shaped, tri-oval track will test your skills and allow you to put the pedal to the metal like a pro!

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Select Dates Only: July 7, 2017, July 9, 2017, August 25, 2017, August 27, 2017

  • Participants must be between 5' - 6'4" tall, weigh between 100 - 250 lbs and be in good overall physical condition
  • A valid drivers license is required
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must give written consent
  • Participants do not need to know how to drive manual transmission (stick shift)
  • Pricing includes a $35 drivers fee that covers accidental insurance coverage, racing license, ear buds, and releases you from liability for any vehicle damage

Plan to be at the track for approximately 3 hours.

Maximum Participants:
1 per car

You are encouraged to bring friends and family to watch your experience. Some seating is provided, however, it's recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators. Don't forget to bring a camera, and any beverages or snacks that you want.

Weather Dependent:
If we have inclement weather and have to cancel, the experience provider will contact you and either reschedule you for another available date or issue you a gift card that you can use to reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.

What to Wear:
Comfortable, casual clothes depending on the time of year as your clothing will be worn under a driving suit. Closed toe shoes are required, tennis shoes are recommended.

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 once you have scheduled a date. If you need to reschedule, you have up until 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 then locked in to that date and time and no changes can be made.

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View FAQ's >

  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?
    It is recommended, but not required. You will have to shift from low to high gear.
  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

  • June 18, 2013

  • 5

  • Chicago

"The Mario Andretti Driving (an Indy style race car) Experience was a thrill and very much an eye opener in regards to how much physical and mental effort is required to drive a race car. Drriving a video game race car with a force feedback steering wheel pales in comparison."

  • Drive an Indy Car

  • September 02, 2012

  • 4-half

  • Chicago

"The volume was so loud that I had difficulty understanding. Has to go slow the last couple of laps because there was a slow drive in front of me and I was instructed not to pass. This prevented me from attaining the speed I had hoped to achieve. If I was allowed to pass, I would have rated the event a "10." "

  • Drive an Indy Car

  • June 20, 2012

  • 5

  • Chicago

"I appreciated being able to get an extension for using my gift. The race experience was excellent. The only thing I would have liked would have been getting lap times. Otherwise, it was a fantastic time and I would recommend this to anyone who looks for a driving experience. The ride along before the actual drive took place was a great idea and I recommend this to anyone who is going to drive that track."