Chicagoland Speedway - Joliet, IL
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- Full-size, 600 HP Sprint Cup style stock cars with 4-speed manual transmission
- Racing suit and helmet included
- Ride with a professional instructor and reach speeds up to 155 MPH
- To drive the car yourself, check out our Drive a Stock Car in Chicago experience!
Prepare for the fastest ride of your life! Strap on your helmet and racing suit, and buckle up for a high-speed adventure on one of the nation's most renowned speedways.
Riding along as a passenger in a full-size, 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car, your driver will take you on the ride of a lifetime.
Hold on to your helmet as you hit professional racing speeds of up to 155 MPH! Enjoy the exhilarating freedom of speed-hungry straightaways, and brace yourself as your driver takes on the curves of the track at a pace that will satisfy even the biggest adrenaline appetite!
Chicagoland Speedway: Opening in 2001, Chicagoland Speedway was one of the first motorsports facilities in the Chicago area and is one of NASCARs newer tracks. Valued at $130 million this 1.5-mile, D-shaped, tri-oval track is known for hosting a number of NASCAR events every year. You're in for the ride of your life, so hang on tight!
- Participants must be in good overall physical condition, and be able to climb through a window opening that is 15" high x 30" wide and sits 36" off the ground
- Racing suits are available up to size 4XL
- Participants must be at least 14 years old to participate in the ride along, and all participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
- Photo and In-Car Video DVDs are available for purchase at the track
The total time at the track is approximately 30 - 60 minutes for this 3 lap Stock Car Ride Along.
1 passenger per car
Friends and family are encouraged to come to the track to watch. Make sure they bring a camera to capture your experience! Limited seating is provided, so it is recommended for them to bring lawn chairs to guarantee seating.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact your experience provider in advance, especially if inclement weather is predicted. If your experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, please hold onto the Access Card that you will receive in the mail prior to your booked date, and contact either the experience provider or Cloud 9 Living to reschedule.
What to Wear:
Wear your own comfortable, weather appropriate attire and close-toed shoes. A driving suit will be provided at the track, which you will wear over your own clothing. Sandals, flip-flops and heels are not permitted.
It is recommended to book at least 30 days in advance. Upon final confirmation of a booking request, an Access Card will be mailed to you. You must bring the Access Card with you to the track to participate in your ride along experience.
If your scheduled date no longer works for you or there is a weather cancellation, please hold onto your Access Card as you can simply take the card to the track on another scheduled date.
Once you have received the Access Card, you also have the option to schedule a specific appointment for your ride along directly with the experience provider. If you choose to do so, please note that all bookings will be final and no changes can be made to your confirmed time.
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 for your ride along, you will be mailed an Access Card which will be used for your admission to the ride along experience. If you cannot attend your scheduled date, hold onto your Access Card as it may be used on any date that the ride along experience is being offered by the experience provider at your particular track location. However, once you have received the Access Card, you have the option to schedule an appointment for your ride along directly with the experience provider, but please note that all bookings are final if you choose to schedule a specific time.
What types of cars are used?
600 horsepower NASCAR-style stock cars that have 4 speed manual transmissions.
What is provided and what should I wear?
All participants are provided with a regulation helmet and a driver's suit. Participants need to wear socks, close-toed shoes, and clothes that will be comfortable under the driver's suit.
Are there weight or height restrictions?
No. However, participants must be in good overall physical condition, as they are required to climb through a window opening that is 15" high x 30" wide window and sits 36" off the ground. Driving suits are available up to size 3XL.
Are there age restrictions?
Ride along programs require all participants to be at least 14 years old. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Can family and friends come to watch?
Absolutely, family and friends are encouraged to join you! The track has a special seating area for spectators. Seating may be limited in this area, so we suggest that any guests bring lawn chairs along. A camera is also highly recommended!
Are foods or beverages available at the track?
Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase at the merchandise center. However, feel free to bring your own snacks/picnic and drinks to enjoy while you are at the track.
Are any photo or video packages of my experience available?
Yes. DVDs of your experience taken from an in-car video camera, as well as photo packages, are available for purchase at the track.
What should I bring?
Please make sure to bring you Access Card! We also recommend bringing a print-out of your booking confirmation email. And don't forget your camera!
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"Great time with the Richard Petty Ride Along experience. Wish it would have lasted two more laps. The staff was very friendly . "
"Very Cool! From start to finish, the experience was very organized. The photographer missed taking a picture of me, but they put me back in a suit and back in my car for a picture. Total RUSH getting in the race car and pulling out onto the track. Next time, I want to drive!"