Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet, IL
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*All dates for this season have passed. 2017 dates will be announced by the end of November.
- School started by the legendary Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest race car driver of all time
- Full size, 600 horsepower Indy style race cars
- Ride with a professional instructor and hit top speeds of up to 155 mph
- To Actually Drive The Car Yourself, Click Here!
Prepare to climb aboard a 600 horsepower, 2 seat Indy style race car and experience the thrill of a lifetime!
Sit back and hold on tight as you ride shotgun with a professional racing instructor at speeds approaching 155 mph!
Like Mario Andretti, the racing legend who started this experience, you'll be going full throttle with g-forces guaranteed to take your breath away.
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 1.5mile, D-shaped, tri-oval track will give you the ride of your life!
- Must be between 5'0" - 6'4" tall, weigh between 100 - 250 pounds and be in good overall physical condition
- Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign a consent form
- Feel free to bring drinks and snacks
- Recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators; limited seating provided
Participants can expect to be at the track for approximately 2-3 hours depending on the lap package selected.
1 per car
We encourage friends and family to come watch, and they may bring a camera to capture your experience! Limited seating is provided, so we recommend bringing lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact your experience provider in advance, especially if inclement weather is predicted! If inclement weather causes cancellation of your experience, 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 of these options will be carried out directly with the racing school. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
What to Wear:
Comfortable, casual clothing depending on the time of year. Closed toed shoes are required (tennis shoes are recommended). Sandals, flip-flops and heels are not permitted.
For this experience we recommend booking at least 30 days in advance.
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.
What are the age requirements?
There are no age requirements, however all participants must be at least 5'0'' and 100 lbs. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who must give written consent.
Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
Participants must be in good overall physical condition and at least 5' and 100 lbs in order to participate. Due to the restraints of the Indy car, participants may not exceed 6'4" and 250 lbs. All participants will be required to climb into the vehicle's cockpit with minimal assistance, which sits about 24'' off the ground.
Do I need a driver's license?
No, a driver's license is not required for the ride along. However, please have a valid photo ID handy for registration purposes at the track on the day of your experience.
What kind of race cars are used?
The cars used are 600 horsepower, open-wheel Indy race cars. For the ride along experience, participants sit in the back cockpit seat of the vehicle.
What is the policy on rain-outs?
If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the racing school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date, or issue you a gift card that you can use at a later date. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
Can I bring my own helmet?
The racing school will provide you with a helmet, however, if you have your own helmet you are welcome to bring it for possible use. It will be subject to inspection and approval for use by the Track Operator.
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"The ride was short but sweet."
"Thought there would be more to do. Possibly a tour, video or something. Was all over very quickly as a passenger. Hoping to see more of the track experience. Driver never spoke."
"The driver, fully-dressed and in the "cockpit" did not acknowledge or communicate with me. The "pit crew" were fine. I wanted to tip my driver, but was unable to do so, because, wham-bam, he was off with another passenger in a flash. The ride was exciting though, and I'm glad I had the experience."